Muslim Brotherhood: Support for Sisi is evidence of 2013 coup

CAIRO, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- The Muslim Brotherhood said Wednesday support for a presidential bid by ruling Field Marshall Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is evidence of a military coup.

Support grows in Cairo for Sisi presidential bid

CAIRO, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Former Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq said he wouldn't run for president if Field Marshall Abdel Fattah al-Sisi declares his candidacy.

U.S.: choosing Egyptian leadership up to the Egyptian people

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- A U.S. State Department spokeswoman said it was up to the Egyptian people to pick their leaders following word Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will run for president.
Egypt's military chief backed for president

Egypt's military chief backed for president

CAIRO, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Amr Moussa, chairman of the committee that drafted an Egyptian constitution, said Thursday he'd support a presidential bid from Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
Morsi trial postponed so defense can examine evidence

Morsi trial postponed so defense can examine evidence

CAIRO, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- The trial of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi was adjourned until Jan. 8 so the defense could examine trial-related documents, the judge said.

Mubarak figure heads Egyptian Constitution-amending panel

CAIRO, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Egypt's Amr Moussa, a Mubarak regime figure, will head the panel amending the Constitution enacted during Mohamed Morsi's Islamist presidency, officials said.

Middle East fears escalation in Syria-U.S. faceoff

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- A former senior diplomat from the Middle East Sunday urged the United Nations to take the lead in the international response to chemical weapons in Syria.

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Court frees police as unity government eyed

Court frees police as unity government eyed

CAIRO, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Eight Egyptian security officers were acquitted Thursday of killing protesters during the 2011 uprising that toppled President Hosni Mubarak, officials said.

Army may get new power to end Egypt unrest

CAIRO, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Unrest in Egypt widened Monday, with the Egyptian Cabinet proposing to give the army the power to arrest civilians, officials said.

Vote no, Egyptian opposition says

CAIRO, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Opposition leaders in Egypt said Wednesday urged supporters to vote "no" in a weekend referendum on a controversial draft constitution.
Protesters gather at presidential palace

Protesters gather at presidential palace

CAIRO, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Protesters in Cairo Friday put barriers in streets near the presidential palace amid concern supporters of President Mohamed Morsi planned to attack opponents.
Opposition leaders join anti-Morsi protest

Opposition leaders join anti-Morsi protest

CAIRO, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Opposition leaders joined a large protest Friday in Tahrir Square in Cairo against the new Egyptian constitution and the power it gives President Mohamed Morsi.
Moussa: Morsi's moves 'problematic'

Moussa: Morsi's moves 'problematic'

CAIRO, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Some decrees issued by Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi are "extremely problematic," the former head of the Arab League said.

Israelis criticized at West Bank meeting

NABLUS, West Bank, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Palestinian factions spoke against Israeli businessmen's participation in an economic conference in Nablus, saying the trip legitimizes West Bank settlements.
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Amr Moussa
Arab League chief Amr Mussa delivers a statement to the media after a visit with the Samuni family, during a visit to their destroyed home, in Gaza City on June 13, 2010. Twenty-nine members of the extended Samuni family were killed during the Israeli assault on Gaza in December 2008-January 2009.

Amr Mohammed Moussa (Arabic: عمرو محمد موسى‎, IPA: ; born 3 October 1936) is an Egyptian politician and diplomat who was the Secretary-General of the Arab League, a 22-member forum representing Arab states, from 1 June 2001 until 1 June 2011. He is a candidate in the 2011 Egyptian presidential election.

He was born on 3 October 1936 in Cairo, Egypt. He finished his education after earning a degree in law from Cairo University in 1957.

Moussa then began his diplomatic career. Between 1958 and 1972 he worked in several Egyptian missions including Egypt’s Embassy in Switzerland and the Egyptian mission to the United Nations. From 1974 to 1977 he was an advisor to the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Egypt. From 1977 to 1981 and again from 1983 to 1990, he was the Director of the Department of International Organizations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Egypt. From 1981 to 1983, Moussa was the Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, then from 1983 to 1986 Ambassador to India. In 1990, he was promoted Permanent Representative of Egypt to the United Nations.

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