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Egypt bans Muslim Brotherhood candidates from elections

Egypt bans Muslim Brotherhood candidates from elections

CAIRO, April 16 (UPI) -- An Egyptian court ordered the ban on current and former members of the Muslim Brotherhood from running in the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections.
JC Finley

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 6, 2014.
By United Press International
Cairo court issues temporary ban on Hamas activities

Cairo court issues temporary ban on Hamas activities

CAIRO, March 4 (UPI) -- A court in Cairo banned all Hamas activity in Egypt and ordered the Hamas office in Cairo closed during the espionage trial of ousted President Mohamed Morsi.

Egypt plans dam-busting diplomatic offensive against Ethiopia

CAIRO, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Egypt may be in the throes of political turmoil, but the government has launched a diplomatic offensive aimed at stopping Ethiopia building a huge $4.8 billion hydroelectric dam on the Nile that Cairo says will be a disaster for the Arab world's most populous nation.
Generals now in power, Muslim Brotherhood says

Generals now in power, Muslim Brotherhood says

CAIRO, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- The Freedom and Justice Party, the Muslim Brotherhood's political arm, said Wednesday the old military guards were again holding the reins of power in Egypt.

Brotherhood said gov't resignation no cause for amnesty

CAIRO, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- The Muslim Brotherhood said Tuesday the resignation of the Egyptian government doesn't absolve Cabinet officials of crimes against the people.
Muslim Brotherhood cries foul over world reaction to Ukraine

Muslim Brotherhood cries foul over world reaction to Ukraine

CAIRO, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The level of political violence in Ukraine is unfortunate, but it's nothing compared with the level of repression in Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood said Friday.

EU stands by Egyptian democracy

BRUSSELS, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, through her spokesman, said the European community was committed to helping build a "sustainable democracy" in Egypt.

Morsi's lawyer withdraws from trial until soundproof boxes are removed

CAIRO, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- The lawyer representing ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and 35 other Muslim Brotherhood members said Sunday he has withdrawn from the trial.

Deaths in Salamut, Damietta, in pro-Morsi protests in Egypt

CAIRO, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Clashes across Egypt between pro-Morsi protesters and security forces Friday left two dead, one a boy, 12, in the city of Samalut, authorities said.

Muslim Brotherhood cries foul over EU stance on Egypt

CAIRO, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- The Muslim Brotherhood said a European Union conclusion on developments in Egypt overlooks the broader issues, adding the EU is burying its head in the sand.

Rights groups demand probes of torture claims by Egyptian protesters

CAIRO, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Some 16 human rights organizations have demanded investigations into allegations of torture and sexual assault of protesters held in Egyptian prisons.

Egyptian prosecutor denies political prisoners

CAIRO, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Despite a widespread crackdown on government dissent, Egypt's top prosecutor maintained Wednesday the country does not hold any political prisoners.

Egypt detains a U.S. Embassy liaison to Muslim Brotherhood

CAIRO, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- An Egyptian employee at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo who worked as a liaison to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood has been detained, embassy officials said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014.
By United Press International

Hosni Mubarak trial suspended briefly by health scare

CAIRO, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- The trial of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resumed in Cairo Saturday after being suspended for a half hour when his blood pressure spiked.

Obama to travel to Saudi Arabia next month

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama will travel to Saudi Arabia in March following his travel to the Netherlands, Belgium and Italy, the White House press office Monday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014.
By United Press International
U.N. rights office frustrated by Egypt's media crackdown

U.N. rights office frustrated by Egypt's media crackdown

GENEVA, Switzerland, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Rupert Colville, a spokesman for the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, said Friday he was frustrated by reports of an Egyptian crackdown on the media.

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.

Egypt's military backs strongman for presidency: Back to the future?

CAIRO, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Egypt's army chief, newly promoted Field Marshal Abdel-Fatteh el-Sissi, is expected to run for president of the Arab world's most population nation, heightening concerns the military seeks to restore the security state overthrown in a pro-democracy uprising in February 2011.
Trial of ex-Egyptian President Morsi on prison escape postponed

Trial of ex-Egyptian President Morsi on prison escape postponed

CAIRO, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- The trial of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi on charges of collaborating with Hamas and Hezbollah to escape from prison adjourned until February.
Deposed Egyptian President Morsi makes second court appearance

Deposed Egyptian President Morsi makes second court appearance

CAIRO, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- The trial of deposed President Mohammed Morsi for killing prison guards and escaping jail in 2011 during an anti-Hosni Mubarak up-rising convened Tuesday.
JC Finley

Report: Egypt presidential election to be before parliamentary ballot

CAIRO, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Egypt's military-backed government reversed field, saying it would conduct presidential elections before a parliamentary vote, officials said.

Rights group critical of Egyptian response to protests

PARIS, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- A French human rights consortium said Monday it was appalled by reports at least 40 people died as a result of weekend political violence in Egypt.
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