Articles Tagged 'Mohamed Morsi'

Reversing denial, State says Kerry was briefly on boat

Secretary of State John Kerry was on his boat briefly on Wednesday, contrary to an earlier denial by the State Department, but was there only briefly and did not conduct official business while on board. “While he was briefly on his boat on Wednesday, Secretary Kerry worked around the clock all day including participating in the president’s meeting with his… READ MORE

Thousands of Egyptians Protest Plan for Charter

CAIRO — Riot police officers fired brief rounds of tear gas on Tuesday night at tens of thousands of demonstrators outside the presidential palace protesting… READ MORE

Egypt president meets judges, fails to ‘contain crisis’

November 27, 2012
By Jeffrey Fleishman and Reem Abdellatif, Los Angeles TimesCAIRO — Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s suggestions on Monday that he would scale back broad powers he assumed last week failed to appease the nation’s judiciary, which would still not have oversight over certain government institutions, including the Islamist-led assembly drafting the country’s new constitution.
Morsi and senior judges met for nearly …

Anti-Morsi protesters torch Muslim Brotherhood offices

November 23, 2012
By News Wires, Protesters torched Muslim Brotherhood offices on Friday, state media said, as supporters and opponents of President Mohamed Morsi staged rival rallies across Egypt a day after he assumed sweeping powers. The offices of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), the Muslim Brotherhood’s political arm, were set ablaze in the canal cities of Ismailiya and Port Said,… READ MORE

In U.N. speech, Egypt’s Morsi rejects broad free speech rights

September 27, 2012
By Paul Richter, Los Angeles TimesUNITED NATIONS — Egypt‘s recently elected President Mohamed Morsi on Wednesday rejected President Obama‘s view of free speech rights and made plain his ambition to seize greater influence for the Arab world’s most populous country.
Morsi, in his debut speech to the U.N. General Assembly, said Egypt intended to lead the way in resolving Syria’s …

Egypt president purges military leaders

August 13, 2012
By Jeffrey Fleishman and Reem Abdellatif, Los Angeles TimesCAIRO — Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi on Sunday purged the nation’s military leadership in a provocative move to expand his power and push aside generals who epitomized the inner circle of deposed leader Hosni Mubarak.
The dismissals, including the forced retirement of Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, who led the military council …

Egypt’s Military and President Escalate Their Power Struggle

July 10, 2012
CAIRO — Egypt’s highest court and its most senior generals on Monday dismissed President Mohamed Morsi’s order to restore the dissolved Parliament as an affront to the rule of law, escalating a raw contest for supremacy between the competing camps. The power struggle reflected dueling claims to Egypt’s emerging politics, with each side trying to frame the …

Egypt’s New Leader Orders Inquiry on Killings of Protesters

July 7, 2012
By KAREEM FAHIM, The New York Times
CAIRO — President Mohamed Morsi of Egypt has appointed a committee to investigate the killing of protesters during and after the uprising early last year, in what appeared to be a strong challenge to the authority of Egypt’s powerful security services. Mr. Morsi’s decree, which was issued late Thursday and was his 10th …

Muslim Brotherhood’s Morsi urges ‘unity’ in first speech as Egypt’s president-elect

June 25, 2012
Cairo (CNN) — Hours after being declared his nation’s first democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsi vowed late Sunday to represent all Egyptians, and he urged his countrymen to put aside their differences and come together for the common good. “This national unity is the only way to get Egypt out of this difficult crisis,” Morsi said in a nationally… READ MORE

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