Politics of Egypt http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22949/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 INTERVIEW-Egypt opposition leader aims to break Islamist dominance http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/interview-egypt-opposition-leader-aims-break-islamist-dominance <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 Shaimaa Fayed</p> <p>CAIRO, Jan 22 (Reuters) - A coalition of Egyptian opposition groups is forging a common electoral platform as it seeks to capitalise on setbacks for Islamists who have dominated the country's politics since an Arab Spring uprising.</p> <p>Hamdeen Sabahy, a firebrand politician who ran for president last year, told Reuters the opposition National Salvation Front coalition could win a parliamentary majority in April if it rises above differences that split its ranks in past elections.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/interview-egypt-opposition-leader-aims-break-islamist-dominance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt Islam Politics of Egypt Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 19:45:41 +0000 5737957 at http://www.globalpost.com Two years since uprising, Egypt braces for more protests http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/two-years-uprising-egypt-braces-more-protests <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>* Mursi's opponents call protests to mark anniversary</p> <p>* Grievances include constitution</p> <p>* Brotherhood launches campaign to help poor</p> <p>By Tom Perry</p> <p>CAIRO, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Egypt marks the second anniversary of the uprising that swept Hosni Mubarak from power with little to celebrate. Deeply divided and facing an economic crisis, the nation is bracing for more protests, but this time against a freely elected leader.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/two-years-uprising-egypt-braces-more-protests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Egypt Egyptian revolution Politics of Egypt Social Issues Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 12:15:11 +0000 5738762 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 5739214 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 9-Seven die in Egypt violence on anniversary of uprising http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/update-1-violence-flares-anniversary-egypt-uprising <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>* Protesters accuse Islamists of seeking to dominate</p> <p>* Protesters return to Tahrir</p> <p>* Mursi says will pursue "criminals", urges peaceful protest</p> <p>* Teargas, petrol bombs fly as youths clash with police</p> <p>* With eye on vote, Muslim Brotherhood stays away (Updates death toll, adds Mursi comments, army deployment in Suez)</p> <p>By Tom Perry and Yousri Mohamed</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/update-1-violence-flares-anniversary-egypt-uprising" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab world Egypt Egyptian revolution Entertainment Middle East Politics Politics of Egypt Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 08:45:36 +0000 5739236 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters World News Highlights 1000 GMT, Jan 25 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/reuters-world-news-highlights-1000-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>SEOUL - North Korea threatened to attack rival South Korea if Seoul joined a new round of tightened U.N. sanctions, as Washington unveiled more of its own economic restrictions following Pyongyang's rocket launch last month.</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p>BEIJING - China's disgraced former senior politician, Bo Xilai, will go on trial next week, a Beijing-backed Hong Kong newspaper said on Friday, in what would be the final act of a drama that has shaken the ruling Communist Party.</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/reuters-world-news-highlights-1000-gmt-jan-25" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Egyptian revolution Entertainment Environment Health Islamist groups Politics Politics of Egypt Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 10:45:15 +0000 5739278 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer stadium hearing threatens Egypt with more unrest http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/soccer-stadium-hearing-threatens-egypt-more-unrest <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>* Court hearing could fuel more protests by soccer fans</p> <p>* Five killed, more than 330 injured in Friday unrest</p> <p>By Tom Perry</p> <p>CAIRO, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Egyptian soccer fans have threatened violence on Saturday if a court does not deliver the justice they seek for 74 people killed in a stadium disaster.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/soccer-stadium-hearing-threatens-egypt-more-unrest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Egypt Politics of Egypt Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 23:45:19 +0000 5739708 at http://www.globalpost.com Egypt deploys troops in Suez after 9 killed on anniversary of uprising http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/egypt-deploys-troops-suez-after-9-killed-anniversary-uprising <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>* Army says deployment will be temporary</p> <p>* Mursi says will pursue "criminals", urges peaceful protest</p> <p>* Teargas, petrol bombs fly as youths clash with police</p> <p>* With eye on vote, Muslim Brotherhood stays away</p> <p>By Marwa Awad and Ali Abdelaty</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/egypt-deploys-troops-suez-after-9-killed-anniversary-uprising" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt Egyptian revolution Politics Politics of Egypt Thomson Reuters Sat, 26 Jan 2013 02:45:03 +0000 5739735 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Egypt's Mursi declares state of emergency in three cities http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/update-1-egypts-mursi-declares-state-emergency-three-cities <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 quotes, details)</p> <p>CAIRO, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Egypt's president declared on Sunday a state of emergency for 30 days in three cities along the Suez Canal that have been the scene of the worst violence that flared across the country at the weekend, killing 49 people.</p> <p>Mohamed Mursi, propelled to an election victory in June by the Muslim Brotherhood, made the announcement in a televised address after four days of clashes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/update-1-egypts-mursi-declares-state-emergency-three-cities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Egypt Mohamed Mursi Politics of Egypt Thomson Reuters Sun, 27 Jan 2013 21:00:03 +0000 5740252 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 5-Army warns unrest pushing Egypt to the brink http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/update-1-egyptian-protesters-defy-curfew-attack-police-stations <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>* Death toll in five days of violence reaches 52</p> <p>* Army had ruled Egypt in transition after Mubarak fell</p> <p>* Early morning calm on debris-strewn Cairo streets (Adds Interior Ministry comment)</p> <p>By Edmund Blair and Tom Perry</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/update-1-egyptian-protesters-defy-curfew-attack-police-stations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab world Egypt Egyptian revolution Entertainment Geography of Africa Geography of Egypt Politics Politics of Egypt War Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 08:00:14 +0000 5740886 at http://www.globalpost.com Mursi due in Germany on visit shortened by Egypt crisis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/mursi-due-germany-visit-shortened-egypt-crisis <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>* Egyptian president cancels Paris leg of Europe trip</p> <p>* Seeks badly needed foreign investment</p> <p>* West unsettled by post-revolution violence</p> <p>By Marwa Awad and Alexandra Hudson</p> <p>CAIRO/BERLIN, Jan 30 (Reuters) - President Mohamed Mursi is to leave Egypt's political crisis behind on Wednesday with a short trip to Germany to seek urgently needed foreign investment and convince Europe of his democratic credentials.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/mursi-due-germany-visit-shortened-egypt-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Egypt Politics of Egypt Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 23:30:51 +0000 5741301 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 4-Merkel urges Egypt's Mursi to hold crisis dialogue http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/update-1-mursi-heads-germany-trip-cut-back-egypt-crisis <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>* German leader urges Egypt dialogue with opposition</p> <p>* Egyptian president cancels Paris leg of Europe trip</p> <p>* Seeks badly needed foreign investment</p> <p>* West unsettled by post-revolution violence</p> <p>By Edmund Blair and Alexandra Hudson</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/update-1-mursi-heads-germany-trip-cut-back-egypt-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab world Business Egypt Middle East Mohamed Mursi Politics of Egypt Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 09:30:29 +0000 5741408 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 5742214 at http://www.globalpost.com Egypt opposition to protest after deadly week http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/egypt-opposition-protest-after-deadly-week <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>* Politicians disavow violence but still call for marches</p> <p>* Nearly 60 people killed since Jan 25</p> <p>* Opponents accuse Mursi of consolidating power</p> <p>* Brotherhood says opposition trying to undo election outcome</p> <p>By Yasmine Saleh and Tom Perry</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/egypt-opposition-protest-after-deadly-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab world Egypt Politics Politics of Egypt Religion Thomson Reuters Thu, 31 Jan 2013 22:31:18 +0000 5742293 at http://www.globalpost.com Egypt braces for mass protests after deadly unrest http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/egypt-braces-mass-protests-after-deadly-unrest <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>Egypt braced for mass rallies on Friday against President Mohamed Morsi, after rival factions condemned a week of deadly violence and pledged support for a national dialogue.</p> <p>Planned marches will head to Cairo's Tahrir Square and to the presidential palace, while rallies have also been organised in several provinces.</p> <p>The opposition National Salvation Front, which called for the demonstrations, is demanding the formation of a new national salvation government and the amendment of the Islamist-drafted constitution, which polarised the nation when it was passed in December.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/egypt-braces-mass-protests-after-deadly-unrest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt Egyptian revolution Politics of Egypt Religion War AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 10:00:41 +0000 5742748 at http://www.globalpost.com