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Coptic Christian emigres fear for Egypt’s future

Others | 2 July 2012
In a summer camp playroom at St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in Fairfax, several dozen teenagers shrieked and giggled as they scrambled playing musical chairs. Then they gathered for a patriotic hymn in their native Arabic. “God save our country,” they sang. “Protect us from evil. . . We have no hope but You.” .. More

Dubai police chief says he received phone threats from Brothers

Others | 2 July 2012
Dubai Police Chief Dahi Khalfan said on Twitter Sunday that he has received 1,500 phone calls from purported members of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood. .. More

Rached Al-Ghannouchi: Morsi victory announces death of Mubarak regime

Others | 2 July 2012
"I cannot afford not to be in Egypt at this time to witness this historic moment, when the president of the biggest Arab country comes from Tahrir Square, the home of the Arab Spring," Rached Al-Ghannouchi, leader Tunisia 's Islamist Ennahda Party, said today. .. More

Israel on the doorstep of a new Islamic Republic

Others | 2 July 2012
It's official: the Muslim Brotherhood has taken control of Egypt, or will do so in the very near future. To the consternation of many throughout the region, Egypt's election commission on Sunday announced that Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi would be the next president of the largest and most powerful Arab state... More

Salafis in Sinai hold conference on 'post-revolution aspirations'

Others | 2 July 2012
The Salafi Dawah in Rafah celebrated the presidential victory of Mohamed Morsy on Saturday by holding a conference to outline the demands and recommendations of Sinai residents. .. More

Brotherhood member nominated for agriculture minister

Others | 2 July 2012
Mohamed Taha Wahdan, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Guidance Bureau and a professor of agriculture at Suez Canal University, has been nominated for the post of agriculture minister in the new cabinet, sources within the Agriculture Ministry said Sunday. .. More

Egypt Islamist president faces huge economic challenges

Others | 29 June 2012
The major challenge facing Egypt's president-elect Mohamed Morsi will be how to redress the downward spiral of the country's battered economy which relies heavily on tourism, analysts say. .. More

Morsy to newspapers: Egypt won't be a Brotherhood state

Others | 29 June 2012
It is impossible to turn Egypt into a Muslim Brotherhood state, said President-elect Mohamed Morsy during his meeting with local newspapers’ editors-in-chief on Thursday. The country will preserve its national character without being controlled by a particular political faction, he added. .. More

Grand mufti: Morsy should address Copts' fears

Others | 28 June 2012
President-elect Mohamed Morsy should address the fears of his Coptic “brothers” and their problems on the ground, Grand Mufti Ali Gomaa said Wednesday. .. More

Suspect accused of kidnapping Coptic teen released on bail

Others | 28 June 2012
Naga Hammadi security forces released a suspect accused of kidnapping a Coptic teenager on LE100 bail Wednesday. .. More

President-elect Morsi receives acting pope of Egypt's Coptic Church

Others | 28 June 2012
Mohamed Morsi, Egypt's new Islamist president-elect, received a delegation on Tuesday from Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church, including acting pope Anba Bakhomious. .. More

Egypt to see first female, Coptic vice-presidents: Morsi team

Others | 27 June 2012
Ahmed Deif, a policy advisor to Egypt’s president-elect Mohamed Morsi, stressed that Morsi will be a leader for all Egyptians and will appoint Coptic Christian and female vice-presidents. .. More

Morsy spokesperson: President-elect yet to decide on oath

Others | 27 June 2012
Yasser Aly, the acting media spokesperson for President-elect Mohamed Morsy, said it has not yet determined when or where Morsy will take the oath. .. More

Jama'a al-Islamiya official warns against Brotherhood 'swallowing' state

Others | 26 June 2012
A member of the Jama’a al-Islamiya Shura Council has warned against the Muslim Brotherhood “swallowing” the Egyptian state after the group’s candidate, Mohamed Morsy, won the presidential election with 51.7 percent of the vote. .. More

Brotherhood back in Tahrir to protest closure of parliament, constitution addendum

Others | 26 June 2012
After a major demonstration in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Tuesday attended by tens of thousands of protesters, several thousand members of the Muslim Brotherhood returned to the flashpoint square on Wednesday evening to pressure Egypt's ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) to meet their demands. .. More

The new Egyptian president is a 'ghost' stripped of authorities: Abul-Fotouh

Others | 26 June 2012
Former Islamist presidential candidate Abdel-Moneim Abul-Fotouh said that Egypt's next president will fulfll a largely symbolic role and that this stripped presidency stands against Egypt's honour. He made his comments in a press conference held Monday in response to Mohamed Morsi's win. .. More

Morsy starts consultations over presidential team and Cabinet

Others | 26 June 2012
President-elect Mohamed Morsy moved into the office once occupied by ousted leader Hosni Mubarak and started consultations Monday over the formation of his presidential team and a new government, an aide said. .. More

Mursi to take oath before parliament, not Constitutional Court: Brotherhood figure

Others | 25 June 2012
Saad El-Husseini, a member of the executive bureau of the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party confirmed on Sunday that president-elect Mohamed Mursi would take his oath of office before parliament and not before Egypt's High Constitutional Court (HCC). He added that the results of Egypt's presidential runoff had "served to confirm the popular desire for democracy and political change." .. More

'Full presidential authorities without military dominance': Brotherhood El-Beltagi

Others | 25 June 2012
Amid wild celebrations on Sunday evening, leading Muslim Brotherhood member, Mohamed El-Beltagi, took the main podium in Tahrir Square to stress that Mohamed Mursi, Egypt's president-elect, must have the highest executive authorities without interference from the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF). .. More

Brotherhood and national forces to coordinate in parliamentary elections

Others | 25 June 2012
The Muslim Brotherhood's administrative offices sent the group's Guidance Bureau reports of nationwide discussions between its leaders and political, revolutionary and Islamist forces on Friday. The discussions surrounded the formation of a national alliance to confront the current political crises. .. More

Brotherhood terminates Morsy’s membership in group and FJP

Others | 25 June 2012
The Muslim Brotherhood has terminated Mohamed Morsy's membership in the group and the Freedom and Justice Party, following the announcement of his victory in the presidential election runoff. .. More