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Egypt: Morsi Remarks on Jews Taken Out of Context

Posted January 16th, 2013 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A spokesman for Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi says comments the Islamist leader made on Jews nearly three years ago and repudiated by the White House as “deeply offensive” were taken out of context. Yasser Ali said Mr. Morsi told a visiting U.S. Senate delegation led by Republican John McCain Wednesday that the broadcast comments were […]

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US Rebukes Egypt’s President on Remarks About Israel

Posted January 15th, 2013 at 7:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has called on Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi to repudiate offensive anti-Semitic remarks he made before he was elected. According to a television clip released last week by the Middle East Media Research Institute, in 2010 Mr. Morsi referred to Israeli people as “occupiers of Palestine” and as “bloodsuckers and war mongers, and […]

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Egypt Train Derailment Kills 19, Injures 107

Posted January 15th, 2013 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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A train carrying military recruits has derailed near the Egyptian capital, killing 19 people and injuring 107 others. Officials say two train cars went off the tracks early Tuesday in the Badrasheen neighborhood of Giza. The accident comes less than two weeks after a new transportation minister was named to improve the safety of the […]

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Egyptian Court Orders Retrial for Mubarak

Posted January 13th, 2013 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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An Egyptian court has ordered a retrial of ousted president Hosni Mubarak, who is serving a life sentence. The court on Sunday granted the 84-year-old former leader a new trial, several months after he was convicted for conspiracy in the killing of hundreds of protesters during an uprising that ended his three-decade rule in 2011. […]

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Egyptian Court Orders Retrial for Mubarak

Posted January 13th, 2013 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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An Egyptian court has ordered a retrial of ousted president Hosni Mubarak, who is serving a life sentence. The court on Sunday granted Mubarak’s appeal, several months after he was convicted for failing to prevent the killing of hundreds of protesters during an uprising that ended his three-decade rule in 2011. Mubarak’s security chief, Habib […]

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Egypt’s Morsi Expands Brotherhood Influence in Cabinet

Posted January 6th, 2013 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Egypt’s Islamist President Mohamed Morsi has expanded the number of Muslim Brotherhood ministers in his Cabinet as part of a reshuffle aimed at improving the government’s handling of an economic crisis. Ten Egyptian ministers were sworn in on Sunday, three of them members of Mr. Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood movement. A Brotherhood spokesman said the reshuffle […]

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Egypt to Resume IMF Loan Talks as Currency Weakens

Posted December 30th, 2012 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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Egypt says it will resume negotiations in January for an emergency loan from the International Monetary Fund as the country’s economic crisis deepens with the national currency weakening to an eight-year low against the dollar. Egyptian Prime Minister Hesham Kandil said Sunday the requested $4.8 billion loan is small relative to the country’s needs. But, […]

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Egypt’s Morsi Appeals for National Unity

Posted December 29th, 2012 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi has appealed to Egyptians to work together to rebuild the country. In a speech Saturday before Egypt’s newly convened upper house of Parliament, Mr. Morsi said it is time for the country to focus on “work, seriousness and effort.” He announced plans to create jobs and investment in such areas as […]

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Egypt’s Morsi Urges Opposition to Join Dialogue After Enacting Constitution

Posted December 26th, 2012 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is urging opposition groups to join him in a dialogue about the country’s future after he signed into law a new constitution that those groups bitterly oppose. In a televised address late Wednesday, Mr. Morsi said the government and the opposition must cooperate to enable Egypt to solve what he called […]

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Egypt’s Morsi Urges Opposition to Join Dialogue After Enacting Constitution

Posted December 26th, 2012 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is urging opposition groups to join him in a dialogue about the country’s future after he signed into law a new constitution that those groups bitterly oppose. In a televised address late Wednesday, Mr. Morsi said the government and the opposition must cooperate to enable Egypt to solve what he called […]

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