Islam in Egypt http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22948/all en Egypt's Brotherhood says UAE arrests unfounded http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130102/egypts-brotherhood-says-uae-arrests-unfounded <p>* Claim is "devoid of truth", Brotherhood says</p> <p>* UAE-<a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/egypt">Egypt</a> relations since Mubarak ouster</p> <p>By Shaimaa Fayed and Tamim Elyan</p> <p>CAIRO, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood said on Wednesday some of its members had been wrongfully arrested in United Arab Emirates (UAE) on allegations of helping to train local Islamists in subversion tactics.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130102/egypts-brotherhood-says-uae-arrests-unfounded" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab Spring Arab world Arab–Israeli conflict Egypt Egypt Egyptian people Egyptian revolution Family Relation Hosni Mubarak Islam in Egypt Middle East Muslim Brotherhood Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt Person Career Person Location Politics of Egypt Quotation Tamim Elyan United Arab Emirates Thomson Reuters Wed, 02 Jan 2013 20:15:31 +0000 5730920 at http://www.globalpost.com FEATURE-Preacher alarms many in Egypt with calls for Islamist vice police http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/feature-preacher-alarms-many-egypt-calls-islamist-vice-police <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Yasmine Saleh and Shaimaa Fayed</p> <p>CAIRO, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Many Egyptian viewers were horrified when preacher Hisham el-Ashry recently popped up on primetime television to say women must cover up for their own protection and advocated the introduction of religious police.</p> <p>That an obscure preacher could get publicity for such views was seen as another example of the confused political scene in Egypt since the revolt that toppled Hosni Mubarak gave birth to a cacophony of feuding voices.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/feature-preacher-alarms-many-egypt-calls-islamist-vice-police" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Islam Islam in Egypt Law Middle East Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 14:15:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732119 at http://www.globalpost.com Jordan Islamists shun election, demand political reform http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/jordan-islamists-shun-election-demand-political-reform <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Islamist boycott dents legitimacy of election</p> <p>* Muslim Brotherhood wants sweeping political changes</p> <p>By Suleiman Al-Khalidi</p> <p>AMMAN, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Jordanian Islamists, who will boycott next week's parliamentary election, called on Friday for a fairer electoral law and for political reforms that would end King Abdullah's power to choose governments.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/jordan-islamists-shun-election-demand-political-reform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abdullah Ensour Asia Egyptian revolution Islam in Egypt Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 16:45:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736225 at http://www.globalpost.com Jordan votes in poll boycotted by Islamists http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/jordan-votes-poll-boycotted-islamists <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Muslim Brotherhood boycotts parliamentary election</p> <p>* Tribal areas resist calls for political reforms</p> <p>* Economic worries weigh more than political demands</p> <p>By Suleiman Al-Khalidi</p> <p>AMMAN, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Jordanians vote on Wednesday in parliamentary elections boycotted by the Muslim Brotherhood which says the electoral system is rigged in favour of rural tribal areas and against the urban poor.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/jordan-votes-poll-boycotted-islamists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Business Disaster Egyptian revolution Islam in Egypt Labor Law Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 00:15:36 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738086 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Jordan votes in poll boycotted by main Islamist party http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-1-jordan-votes-poll-boycotted-main-islamist-party <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds opening of polls)</p> <p>* Muslim Brotherhood boycotts parliamentary election</p> <p>* Tribal areas resist calls for political reforms</p> <p>* Economic worries weigh more than political demands</p> <p>By Suleiman Al-Khalidi</p> <p>AMMAN, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Jordanians voted on Wednesday in their first parliamentary elections since the Arab Spring revolts, but a boycott by the main Islamist party will ensure no repeat of an Egypt-style revolution via the ballot box.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/update-1-jordan-votes-poll-boycotted-main-islamist-party" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Business Egyptian revolution Islam in Egypt Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 09:45:27 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738209 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Tribal movement wins Jordan vote, Islamists to protest http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/update-1-tribal-movement-wins-jordan-vote-islamists-protest <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Muslim Brotherhood boycott boosts grip of tribal candidates</p> <p>* Election observers criticise electoral districts</p> <p>By Suleiman Al-Khalidi</p> <p>AMMAN, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Jordan's Muslim Brotherhood on Thursday promised more street protests to demand electoral reform, after pro-government candidates coasted to victory in elections that the Islamist group boycotted as unfair.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/update-1-tribal-movement-wins-jordan-vote-islamists-protest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Disaster Egyptian revolution Islam in Egypt Muslim Brotherhood Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 14:45:37 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738826 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters World News Highlights at 0400 GMT, Jan 25 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/reuters-world-news-highlights-at-0400-gmt-jan-25 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 25 (Reuters) - TOP STORIES</p> <p>-----------</p> <p>WASHINGTON - The White House on Thursday denounced threats by North Korea to carry out further rocket launches and a nuclear test as "needlessly provocative," saying such actions would violate U.N. resolutions and increase Pyongyang's diplomatic isolation.</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/reuters-world-news-highlights-at-0400-gmt-jan-25" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Egyptian revolution Entertainment Environment Health Human Interest Islam in Egypt Politics Politics of Egypt Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 07:00:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739214 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-UAE to try 94 over plot to seize power - agency http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/update-1-uae-try-94-over-plot-seize-power-agency <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* UAE says suspects sought to turn people against leaders</p> <p>* Islamists had links to Muslim Brotherhood abroad-UAE</p> <p>* Islamists deny links to Brotherhood (Adds details, quotes and background)</p> <p>DUBAI, Jan 27 (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates has ordered 94 citizens to be tried on charges of seeking to seize power in the U.S.-allied Gulf Arab country, the attorney general said in a statement on Sunday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/update-1-uae-try-94-over-plot-seize-power-agency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Business Egyptian revolution Islam in Egypt Technology Thomson Reuters Sun, 27 Jan 2013 16:30:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740165 at http://www.globalpost.com Egypt factions seek dialogue, condemn bloodshed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/egypt-factions-seek-dialogue-condemn-bloodshed <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Rival factions in Egypt on Thursday condemned the violence which has killed dozens in a week of unrest and pledged support for a national dialogue to resolve the political crisis gripping the country.</p> <p>Top Islamic scholar Grand Imam Ahmed al-Tayyeb chaired talks between liberal opposition heads, Islamists, youth groups, independents and church members at the headquarters of Al-Azhar, Sunni Islam's highest seat of learning.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/egypt-factions-seek-dialogue-condemn-bloodshed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt Islam in Egypt Middle East Religion War AFP Thu, 31 Jan 2013 15:32:09 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5741814 at http://www.globalpost.com Egypt factions seek talks, condemn bloodshed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/egypt-factions-seek-talks-condemn-bloodshed <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Rival factions in Egypt on Thursday condemned the violence which has killed dozens in a week of unrest and pledged support for a national dialogue to resolve the political crisis gripping the country.</p> <p>Top Islamic scholar Grand Imam Ahmed al-Tayyeb chaired talks between liberal opposition heads, Islamists, youth groups, independents and church members at the headquarters of Al-Azhar, Sunni Islam's highest seat of learning.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/egypt-factions-seek-talks-condemn-bloodshed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt Islam in Egypt Middle East Religion War AFP Thu, 31 Jan 2013 19:45:40 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742149 at http://www.globalpost.com Egypt factions seek talks, opposition call for protests http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/egypt-factions-seek-talks-opposition-call-protests <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Rival factions Thursday condemned violence which has killed dozens of people in a week of unrest in Egypt, and pledged support for a national dialogue, as the opposition called fresh rallies set for Friday.</p> <p>Top Islamic scholar Grand Imam Ahmed al-Tayyeb chaired talks between liberal opposition heads, Islamists, youth groups, independents and church members at the headquarters of Al-Azhar, Sunni Islam's highest seat of learning.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/egypt-factions-seek-talks-opposition-call-protests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt Islam in Egypt Politics of Egypt Religion War AFP Thu, 31 Jan 2013 21:15:05 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742214 at http://www.globalpost.com Iranian Shi'ite president to meet Egypt's top Sunni cleric http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/iranian-shiite-president-meet-egypts-top-sunni-cleric <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>CAIRO, Feb 4 (Reuters) - The president of the Shi'ite Islamic Republic of Iran will court Egypt's top Sunni Muslim cleric at al-Azhar university on Tuesday in a historic trip pointing to Tehran's efforts to improve ties with an Arab state now run by an Islamist.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/iranian-shiite-president-meet-egypts-top-sunni-cleric" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt Islam Islam in Egypt Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 16:30:56 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5745540 at http://www.globalpost.com Brotherhood man spurned for role as Egypt's top cleric http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130211/brotherhood-man-spurned-role-egypts-top-cleric <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Yasmine Saleh</p> <p>CAIRO, Feb 11 (Reuters) - Egypt's leading religious scholars spurned the ruling Muslim Brotherhood's choice and picked an apolitical Islamic law professor on Monday to be the country's top cleric.</p> <p>The post of grand mufti of Egypt carries wide influence over legislation and social affairs.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130211/brotherhood-man-spurned-role-egypts-top-cleric" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Islam Islam in Egypt Social Issues Titles Thomson Reuters Mon, 11 Feb 2013 15:00:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5752729 at http://www.globalpost.com New top Muslim cleric elected in Egypt http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/new-top-muslim-cleric-elected-egypt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Shawqi Ibrahim Abdel Karim was elected on Monday to take over as Egypt's next mufti, the government's top interpreter of Islamic law, the highest Sunni Muslim institute in Islam announced.</p> <p>President Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood is to formally ratify the vote by senior Muslim clerics to replace outgoing Mufti Ali Gomaa.</p> <p>"One candidate has been nominated, Dr Shawqi Abdel Karim," said Al-Azhar spokesman Mohammed Gemea, after Abdel Karim beat a Muslim Brotherhood member to win the most ballots in a vote by a senior council of Al-Azhar clerics.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/new-top-muslim-cleric-elected-egypt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Islam Islam in Egypt Politics Sharia Technology AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 15:15:54 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5752750 at http://www.globalpost.com Sunni institute elects Egypt mufti in first http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/sunni-institute-elects-egypt-mufti-first <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Clerics of Al-Azhar on Monday elected a new mufti, or Egypt's leading interpreter of Islamic law, in an unprecedented vote signalling the Islamic institute's growing independence from the government.</p> <p>Shawqi Ibrahim Abdel Karim, a professor of Islamic jurisprudence, was elected by a newly-formed council of senior clerics, which submitted its nomination for President Mohamed Morsi to ratify.</p> <p>"This is the first time Azhar clerics choose an Azhar scholar in balloting," said Mahmoud Azab, an advisor to Ahmed al-Tayyeb, the head of the influential Sunni Muslim institute.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/sunni-institute-elects-egypt-mufti-first" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Islam Islam in Egypt Politics Technology Titles AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 18:46:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5752967 at http://www.globalpost.com