Jeudi 23 Novembre 2017
(Reuters (Eng) 05/07/13)
CAIRO — The ouster of President Mohamed Morsi may give Egypt's economy its best chance since the 2011 revolution to escape a downward spiral of currency weakness, capital flight and crumbling state finances. The departure of Morsi will not provide any quick or easy fixes to problems such as dangerously low foreign reserves, a ballooning budget deficit and high unemployment. But many businessmen and economists hope for the appointment of a more technocratic administration that would address these problems methodically, while luring back some of the investors and money which have fled the country. “I think Egypt will start taking very strong steps to strengthen the economy...I think a lot of investment will come in,” said Medhat Khalil, chairman of...
(Voice of America 05/07/13)
The White House has cautioned Egyptian officials to avoid any arbitrary arrests of ousted President Mohamed Morsi and his supporters. President Barack Obama met with members of his national security team Thursday, some of whom had been in phone contact with top officials in Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries. According to the White House, the U.S. officials stressed to the Egyptian officials the responsibility of all groups and parties in Egypt to avoid violence, and called for the return to an elected civilian government as soon as possible. Nobel prize-winning Egyptian diplomat Mohamed ElBaradei told The New York Times Thursday that the military takeover was the "least painful option" for Egypt. He said there is no presidential recall process...
(BBC News Africa 05/07/13)
Egypt's army has said it will guarantee the right to peaceful protest ahead of the traditional day for major rallies. Muslim Brotherhood supporters are expected to rally on Friday after the army deposed President Mohammed Morsi. New interim leader Adly Mahmud Mansour, the top judge of Egypt's constitutional court, has pledged to hold elections based on "the genuine people's will". Muslim Brotherhood spokesman Gehad al-Haddad said it refused to co-operate with the new regime. Mr Morsi is in detention, as well as senior figures in the Brotherhood - the Islamist group of which the former president is a member. Hundreds more are being sought. Early on Friday, one soldier was reported killed after Islamist militants attacked military and police checkpoints...
(AFP (eng) 03/07/13)
CAIRO, July 3, 2013 (AFP) - Mohamed Morsi, who was ousted by the army on Wednesday after a week of bloodshed and massive protests, insisted he remained Egypt's president in an amateur video recording posted on the Internet. "I am the elected president of Egypt," the Islamist politician said in the video uploaded to YouTube. "It is now demanded of the people to defend this legitimacy and... for legitimacy to be constitutional," he added in reference to his election a year ago and a constitutional referendum in December.
(CNN 03/07/13)
Cairo (CNN) -- Egypt's military deposed the country's first democratically elected president Wednesday night, installing the head of the country's highest court as an interim leader, the country's top general announced. Gen. Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi said the military was fulfilling its "historic responsibility" to protect the country by ousting Mohamed Morsy, the Western-educated Islamist leader elected a year ago. Morsy failed to meet demands to share power with opponents who thronged the streets of Cairo, and those crowds erupted as the announcement was made. Ahead of the statement, troops moved into key positions around the capital and surrounded a demonstration by Morsy's supporters in a Cairo suburb. Citing an unnamed presidential source, the state-run newspaper Al-Ahram reported that "the General...
(AFP (eng) 03/07/13)
A top aide to Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi slammed what he called a "military coup" on Wednesday as an army ultimatum passed and the security forces slapped a travel ban on the Islamist leader. "For the sake of Egypt and for historical accuracy, let's call what is happening by its real name: Military coup," Essam al-Haddad, Morsi's national security adviser, said in a statement on Facebook. As tension mounted and crowds poured into the streets to demand Morsi's resignation, Haddad said: "As I write these lines I am fully aware that these may be the last lines I get to post on this page." The announcement came after Morsi proposed a "consensus government" in a last-ditch bid to end Egypt's...
(AL Jazeera 03/07/13)
President insists he is the "guardian of legitimacy" as deadline from army looms. The Egyptian president, Mohamed Morsi, has said he will not step down as demanded by millions of protesters, vowing to protect his "constitutional legitimacy" with his life. Addressing the nation in a speech carried live on state television late on Tuesday, Morsi accused loyalists of his predecessor Hosni Mubarak of riding the current wave of protests to topple his regime. "There is no substitute for legitimacy," said Morsi, who has received an ultimatum from the military to work out his differences with the opposition by Wednesday or it will intervene to oversee the implementation of its own political road map. Morsi demanded earlier that the army withdraw...
(Voice of America 03/07/13)
Egypt's military says it is ready to defend the country against what it called terrorists and fools, hours after President Mohamed Morsi rejected its Wednesday deadline for reaching a deal with the opposition. In a Facebook statement entitled "The Final Hours," military chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said Wednesday it would be more honorable for the army to die "than for the Egyptian people to feel threatened or terrorized." Hours earlier, President Morsi defended his legitimacy and rejected calls for his resignation. He also demanded the military withdraw its threat to intervene in the country's political crisis. The army has warned it will impose a "roadmap" for Egypt's future if differences between Morsi and his opponents are not resolved by 5:00...
(The New York Times 02/07/13)
CAIRO — Millions of Egyptians streamed into the streets of cities across the country on Sunday to demand the ouster of their first elected head of state, President Mohamed Morsi, in an outpouring of anger at the political dominance of his Islamist backers in the Muslim Brotherhood. The scale of the demonstrations, coming just one year after crowds in Tahrir Square cheered Mr. Morsi’s inauguration, appeared to exceed even the massive street protests in the heady final days of the uprising that overthrew President Hosni Mubarak in 2011. At a moment when Mr. Morsi is still struggling to control the bureaucracy and just beginning to build public support for painful economic reforms, the protests have raised new hurdles to his...
(CNN 01/07/13)
Egypt's armed forces sent a stiff message to the country's embattled president and his political opponents and allies: the current governing crisis must be resolved in 48 hours or it will embark on a road map designed to restore order. Egyptians who helped overthrow a 29-year dictatorship in a widely hailed revolution have now given the country's first democratically elected president one day to step down from office. In a statement posted Monday on its official Facebook page, Tamarod (the "rebel" campaign") demanded that if President Mohamed Morsy doesn't leave office by Tuesday, the group will begin a civil disobedience movement, call for nationwide protests and march on the presidential palace, where Morsy's administration is running affairs. If the last...
(The New York Times 01/07/13)
Egypt’s armed forces threatened on Monday to intervene in the country’s political crisis, warning President Mohamed Morsi and other politicians that they had 48 hours to respond to an outpouring of popular protests that have included demands for his resignation. In a statement read on state television, General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the head of the Egyptian military, said the mass demonstrations that intensified over the weekend, including the storming of the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in Cairo early Monday, reflected an “unprecedented” expression of popular anger at Mr. Morsi and his Islamist backers in the brotherhood during his first year in power. It was unclear from the general’s statement whether the military was specifically demanding that Mr. Morsi resign. But the...
(Le Monde 01/07/13)
Au lendemain de rassemblements qui ont réuni plusieurs millions de personnes à travers le pays, la crise politique s'aggrave en Egypte : le siège des Frères musulmans au Caire a été mis à sac, lundi 1er juillet, et plusieurs ministres auraient remis leur démission. Face à cet enlisement, l'armée a adressé un ultimatum de 48 heures aux forces politiques du pays. L'armée adresse un ultimatum Dans une allocution télévisée, lundi, le chef d'état-major de l'armée égyptienne a accordé 48 heures aux responsables politiques pour "satisfaire les demandes du peuple", expliquant que celles-ci ont été exprimées d'une manière "sans précédent" et que le pays ne peut plus se permettre de perdre du temps. Le général Abdel Fatah al Sisi n'a pas...
(Ahram Online 25/06/13)
President Mohamed Morsi remained silent over sectarian hate speech before killing of 4 Shia Muslims by mob in Giza, Amnesty International says Amnesty International has warned of rising sectarian violence against Egypt’s Shia Muslims after Sunday's mob killing in Giza. The attack took place, allegedly led by Salafist sheikhs, in the village of Zawyat Abu Musalam. Hundreds of people surrounded the house of a local Shia leader after hearing he was hosting a religious gathering. The mob then beat him and his guests and set the house on fire, killing four. “Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi must urgently tackle the unprecedented level of sectarian violence against Shia Muslims and ensure they are protected from further attacks,” Amnesty’s statement read. Hassiba Hadj...
(Alarabiya.net 24/06/13)
Taking place in a real café in the west of Cairo, “Coffee Shop,” an all-male drama, focuses on discussions between Amr, a staunch Egyptian patriot, and Sherif, who aspires to live a more Western lifestyle. The show is due to be broadcast this Ramadan on al-Hafez, a Salafist Islamist channel known for its conservative programs. The sitcom's creator seemingly attempts to champion a non-Western lifestyle in Egypt. “Every time Amr ends up being right and Sherif ends up being wrong,” said Sayed Said, the creator and chief scriptwriter of “Coffee Shop,” in a report by The Guardian. Said says the existing content shown during Ramadan is sexualized and fails to represent conservative Egyptians. “The basic aim of the series is...
(Ahram Online 20/06/13)
Two weeks ahead of planned nationwide protests 30 June, Egypt's Islamist rulers - and separately the army - consider their options. Having received identical reports on wide and increasing support of planned 30 June demonstrations demanding early presidential elections, President Mohamed Morsi and the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) are independently considering their options. For his part, Morsi has demanded the announced support of both the grand imam of Al-Azhar, who some Islamists called for his removal, and the patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church, whose inauguration Morsi declined to attend despite a prior visit to Abbaseya Cathedral to attend Christmas Mass when he was a presidential runner. Both Ahmed El-Tayeb, the grand imam of Al-Azhar, and Pope...
(Reuters (Eng) 20/06/13)
LUXOR — A hardline Islamist appointed governor of Luxor stayed away from his new office on Wednesday as protesters barred access and demanded Egypt's president revoke a nomination they fear will hurt local tourism. Adel Mohamed al-Khayat, appointed by President Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood, is a member of al-Gamaa al-Islamiya, the movement accused of killing 58 foreign tourists at the Temple of Hatshepsut in Luxor's Valley of the Queens in 1997. Determined to stop Khayat from entering his office, up to 100 protesters blocked a road leading to the building with burning tires. Locals employed in Luxor's tourism industry, already suffering from more than two years of unrest, fear visitors will be scared away from the city on...
(Ahram Online 19/06/13)
As opposition parties and groups brace for 30 June anti-govt rallies – and with Egypt's Islamist camp mulling parallel counter-demonstrations – the spectre of renewed political violence looms disturbingly large. As many Egyptians prepare to hit the streets nationwide on 30 June to mark the end of President Mohamed Morsi's first year in office, the planned protests have come to the forefront of Egypt's domestic political scene amid mounting discontent with the country's post-revolution leadership. The planned demonstrations, called for by Egypt's anti-Morsi 'Rebel' signature drive to demand snap presidential polls, are expected to be the largest since the 25 January uprising's second anniversary. Some campaigners are even billing the event as a 'second revolution.' Within the last two months,...
(AFP (eng) 17/06/13)
Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi on Saturday announced the "definitive" severing of relations with war-torn Syria, which is suffering from more than two years of civil war. Egypt "decided today to definitively break off relations with the current regime in Syria, to close that regime's embassy in Cairo and to recall Egypt's charge d'affaires" from Damascus, Morsi told thousands of supporters in a Cairo stadium for a "Support for Syria" rally. Calling on the international community to impose a "no-fly zone" over Syria, Morsi also said he had made "contact with Arab and Muslim states to organise an emergency support meeting" for the Syrian people. He denounced the intervention in the conflict of powerful Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah, which recently...
(BBC News Africa 17/06/13)
Syria has condemned Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi for cutting off diplomatic relations between the two countries. Mr Morsi had joined a "choir of conspiracy and incitement led by America", an "official source" told the state-run Sana news agency. Mr Morsi also demanded that the Lebanese Shia movement Hezbollah withdraw from the fighting in Syria. Some Sunni Muslim clerics have urged support for rebels in Syria. Addressing a rally in support of the Syrian opposition on Saturday, Mr Morsi said that Syria's embassy in Cairo would be shut and Egypt's representative withdrawn from Damascus. He also called on the international community to impose a no-fly zone over the country. Syria said the move was "irresponsible" and was part of an attempt...
(AFP (eng) 17/06/13)
Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi, in severing ties with Damascus, aims to show solidarity with Western and fellow Arab states opposed to Syria's regime and also boost his under-fire image at home, analysts said. Morsi, an Islamist from the Muslim Brotherhood, told supporters in a Cairo stadium for a "Support for Syria" rally on Saturday that he was going to "definitively" cut diplomatic relations with Syria. The Syrian government on Sunday slammed the decision. Morsi had joined the "conspiracy and incitement led by the United States and Israel against Syria by announcing the cutting of ties," an unnamed official told Syria's state news agency SANA. He accused Morsi of announcing the cut in ties to deflect attention from domestic crises. On...

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