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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Egypt Authorities Likely Committed Crimes Against Humanity, Group Says

By Laura King, Los Angeles Times A leading international human rights group asserted Tuesday that Egyptian authorities likely committed crimes against humanity in the deaths of hundreds of demonstrators last August, most of them supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood. Egypt sharply disputed the findings of New York-based Human Rights […]

August 12, 2014

Tight Security In Cairo On Anniversary Of Egyptian President’s Ouster

By Amro Hassan and Laura King, Los Angeles Times CAIRO — Police and soldiers clamped a tight security lid on sensitive sites in the capital and elsewhere on Thursday, the one-year anniversary of the overthrow of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi. Scattered clashes between protesters and security forces left at least one demonstrator dead, state media […]

July 3, 2014

Egypt’s el-Sissi Says U.S. Asked Him Not To Overthrow Morsi

By Laura King, Los Angeles Times CAIRO — Egyptian presidential front-runner Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has disclosed that the United States tried last summer to stave off the ouster of Mohammed Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president. In a televised interview taped earlier this week and aired Tuesday night, el-Sissi said that then-U.S. Ambassador Anne Patterson asked […]

May 7, 2014

Gunmen Kill Egyptian Police General In Cairo

Cairo (AFP) – Gunmen on a motorbike shot dead Tuesday an Egyptian police general in Cairo, who was also an aide to the interior minister, security officials and medics said. The brazen morning attack comes a day after Egypt’s military backed its chief Field Marshall Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who led the ouster of Islamist president […]

January 28, 2014

Deadly Bombings Rock Cairo On Uprising Anniversary Eve

Cairo (AFP) – A massive suicide bomb struck Cairo police headquarters Friday, the first of three blasts in the Egyptian capital that killed five people and wounded scores ahead of the anniversary of the 2011 uprising. The attacks came a day before police were to deploy across Cairo as Islamist supporters of deposed president Mohamed […]

January 24, 2014

Egypt Awaits Results On Key Post-Morsi Vote

Cairo (AFP) – Egypt awaited Thursday results of a referendum on a new constitution that could launch a presidential bid by the army chief, with initial tallies indicating overwhelming support for the charter. Given a boycott by the Islamist opposition, the result has never been in doubt, but the military-installed government is hoping for a […]

January 16, 2014