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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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Egypt’s Morsi Issues General Pardon for Revolutionary Activists

Posted October 8th, 2012 at 8:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has issued a decree granting a pardon to Egyptians who were detained or convicted for acts linked to the 2011 revolution that ousted his longtime predecessor, Hosni Mubarak. In the decree posted on his Facebook page late Monday, Mr. Morsi said the pardon covers crimes “committed with the aim of supporting […]

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Egypt President in Iran for First Visit in Decades

Posted August 30th, 2012 at 2:30 am (UTC-5)
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Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has arrived in Tehran making him the first Egyptian leader to visit Iran since its 1979 Islamic revolution. Iranian state television showed Mr. Morsi’s red-carpet welcome in a live broadcast Thursday from Tehran’s Mehrabad airport. He will attend a summit of the Non-Aligned Movement that concludes on Friday. Iran cut diplomatic […]

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U.S.-Educated Islamist is Egypt’s New Leader

Posted June 24th, 2012 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Once jailed by former president Hosni Mubarak, Islamist leader Mohamed Morsi will be Egypt’s first freely elected president. The 60-year-old U.S.-educated engineer has promised an inclusive government, despite his affiliation with the powerful Muslim Brotherhood. Born in 1951 in Sharqiya on the Nile delta, Mr. Morsi studied engineering at Cairo University before pursuing a doctorate […]

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