CNN, By Susannah Cullinane, November 23
Turkey has declared Egypt’s envoy to Ankara persona non grata in response to Cairo’s decision to expel the Turkish ambassador, the Turkish Ministry of Foreign affairs announced Saturday.
The Egyptian government had earlier summoned Turkey’s ambassador to inform him he was persona non grata and to ask him to [...]
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s terse dismissal of Iranian President Rouhani’s recent overtures to the West was based solely on the two countries’ recent hostile past, not on an understanding of the two countries’ previous longstanding cooperation. Nor was it based on understanding the geopolitical realities upon which that longstanding cooperation was built and recognizing that [...]
Business Insider, Brett Logiurato, September 8
Republican representatives Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Louie Gohmert (R-TX), and Steve King (R-IA) held a press conference last week in Egypt, praising and thanking the Egyptian military for a July 3 ouster of what Bachmann called the “common enemy” Muslim Brotherhood. Via the Washington Post’s Max Fisher comes video of [...]
General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
In a major change in policy, Egypt now supports of the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad. The shift in policy reflects the Egyptian military’s characterization of the pro-Morsi Muslim Brotherhood protesters as terrorists and the close alignment of the deposed Morsi government and its Muslim Brotherhood supporters with the Syrian [...]
The Egyptian people strongly support the actions of General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in “fighting terrorism,” as el-Sisi calls it. The removal of former President Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood brought that well organized group to the streets. Armed, and belligerent, the Brotherhood staged demonstrations throughout Cairo, Alexandria and other parts of Egypt. [...]
(CBS) – Longtime Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak — ousted by an Arab Spring-inspired popular uprising in 2011 — was acquitted Monday of corruption charges by a Cairo court, and his lawyer told CBS News he expected him to be freed “within 48 hours.”
Lawyer Fareed El-Deeb confirmed to CBS News producer Alex Ortiz that Mubarak [...]
Coptic Church, Egypt – ABC
Christians in Egypt and Syria are under attack.
The attacks are systematic and pervasive in both countries where Christians account for five to ten percent of the population. Al Qaeda and extremist fellow travelers are behind the violence. In the Syrian conflict, the United States supports the rebel cause, [...]
Muslim Brotherhood and police, Cairo
Army has ousted two president in two years and done so in a manner that has made it fairly popular, at least for a while. The generals are likely to try to restore the old oligarchy with a populist façade and a lot of Saudi money. This popular base [...]
Egypt Independent August 15
Condemning the violence that erupted in Egypt on Wednesday, US President Barack Obama said on Thursday that the US had canceled next month’s planned joint military exercise with Egypt.
“The Egyptian people deserve better than what we’ve seen,” Obama said from his vacation retreat [...]
(WaPo) – Egyptian security forces stormed two sprawling sit-ins by supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi shortly after dawn Wednesday, killing dozens of people and igniting a wave of violent clashes across the country.
A Health Ministry official, Hamdi Abdel Tawab, said 55 people were dead and at least 562 injured in violence across the [...]
Security forces are preparing to encircle pro-Morsi protest camps in the capital early on Monday, Al Jazeera learns.
Al Jazeera, August 11
Egyptian security forces are preparing to besiege supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi who are gathered in Cairo protest camps.
Security sources told Al Jazeera that police would launch action against the protesters [...]
Drop dead date pushed up – Man made pollution, mostly CO2, is accelerating at a rate that has a definite endpoint for world civilization as we know it. Since accumulated CO2 in the atmosphere sticks around for hundreds of years, we won’t be able to change the cycle of oblivion once it gets rolling. (Image: [...]
From Egyptian blogger Zeniobia in the Egyptian Chronicles
Death toll from Muslim Brotherhood – polices clashes over 100. The MB started a fight and the Army fought back.
Do you remember that when I told you that the Rabaa sit in will end in a disaster , well it did not end yesterday but [...]
I request that all honest Egyptians mass in the streets this Friday.
The head of the Egyptian Army called on the nation to support the recent restoration of legitimate government by demonstrating in the streets on July 26. The former government run by the Muslim Brotherhood was removed for dictatorial actions. It lacked a [...]