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Erdogan says Egyptian ex-president Morsi was 'killed'

Jun 19, 2019 - 9:26 PM

'Morsi was struggling on the floor in the courtroom for 20 minutes. Authorities unfortunately did not intervene to save him,' says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

ALLY. This hand out picture taken and released by the Turkish Prime minister's press office on September 30, 2012 shows Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi (L) listening to Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan during a joint press conference in Ankara. AFP PHOTO / TURKISH PRIME MINISTER OFFICE / YASIN BULBUL

Egypt accuses U.N. of seeking to 'politicize' Morsi death

Jun 19, 2019 - 9:02 PM

Foreign ministry spokesman Ahmed Hafez says he condemns 'in the strongest terms' Rupert Colville's call for an independent investigation into Mohamed Morsi's death

MORSI SUPPORTERS. A person flashes Rabia sign (four-fingered hand sign by pro-Morsi supporters), during the symbolic funeral ceremony of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi on June 18,2019 at Fatih mosque in Istanbul. Photo by AFP

U.N. calls for 'independent' probe into death of Egypt's Morsi

Jun 18, 2019 - 9:38 PM

'Any sudden death in custody must be followed by a prompt, impartial, thorough and transparent investigation carried out by an independent body to clarify the cause of death,' says the UN human rights office

PROBE. People hold pictures of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi during a symbolic funeral ceremony on June 18, 2019 at Fatih mosque in Istanbul. Photo by AFP

Egypt's former president Morsi quietly buried in Cairo

Jun 18, 2019 - 7:28 PM

The Islamist leader is buried at a cemetery in eastern Cairo's Medinat Nasr

LAID TO REST. This picture shows a general view of the Al-Wafaa Wa al-Amal cemetery after the former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi was buried, in Nasr city district, east of the capital Cairo on June 18, 2019. Photo by Khaled Desouki/AFP

Egypt former president Morsi dies after falling ill in court

Jun 18, 2019 - 12:28 AM

(UPDATED) In a strongly worded statement, Amnesty International has called on Egyptian authorities to open a probe into Mohamed Morsi's death

EX-PRESIDENT. Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has died on June 17, 2019, in a Cairo hospital after fainting in a court session, a judicial and security source said. File photo by STR/AFP

Egypt MPs back constitution changes to extend Sisi rule – state media

Apr 16, 2019 - 11:28 PM

(UPDATED) 'The president's current term shall expire at the end of 6 years from the date of his election as president in 2018,' state media reports

Egypt army says 8 soldiers, 14 jihadists killed in Sinai attack

Apr 14, 2018 - 8:14 PM

The military says it was able to 'foil a large terrorist operation'

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Egypt court upholds life sentence against Morsi

Sep 16, 2017 - 10:05 PM

The Court of Cassation upholds a life sentence – 25 years in prison in Egypt – on the charge of leading an illegal organization, his lawyer Abdel Moneim Abdel Maqsud says

MOHAMED MORSI. This file photo taken on June 18, 2016 shows Egypt's ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, wearing a red uniform, gesturing from behind the defendant's bars during his trial on espionage charges at a court in Cairo. File photo by Mohamed El-Shahed/AFP

Egypt court quashes Morsi life sentence

Nov 22, 2016 - 6:54 PM

UPDATED The decision is the latest legal victory for Mohamed Morsi who has been convicted and sentenced in all cases against him since being removed from office in 2013

'LEGAL FLAWS'? In this file photo, Egypt's ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, wearing a red uniform, looks on from behind the defendant's bars during his trial on espionage charges at a court in Cairo on June 18, 2016. File photo by Mohamed El-Shahed/AFP   / AFP PHOTO /

Egypt court overturns Morsi death sentence

Nov 15, 2016 - 10:54 PM

The decision is a first victory for the 65 year old who has been convicted and sentenced in all cases against him since being toppled by then army chief and now President Abdel Fattah al Sisi

A file picture taken on June 2, 2015 shows ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi gesturing from the defendants cage as he attends his trial at the police academy on the outskirts of the capital Cairo. An Egyptian appeals court has overturned a death sentence handed down against ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in one of several trials since his 2013 overthrow, a judicial official said on November 15, 2016. KHALED DESOUKI / AFP

Egypt's Morsi sentenced to life in espionage trial

Jun 18, 2016 - 8:26 PM

3rd UPDATE The court acquits Morsi of charges of having supplied Qatar with classified documents but sentences him to life for leading an unlawful organization

MORSI. Ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi stands behind dock bars during a trial session, in Cairo, Egypt, 13 July 2014. Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

Egypt jihadists condemned to death for killing police

Oct 01, 2015 - 11:22 PM

The case stems from an August 2013 rocket attack on two minibuses carrying police in the northern Sinai

Defense appeals death sentence for Egypt's Morsi

Aug 15, 2015 - 7:57 PM

We submitted an appeal to the Court of Cassation to all prisoners sentenced including Morsi says Mohamed Morsi s lawyer

MORSI. Ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi stands behind dock bars during a trial session, in Cairo, Egypt, 13 July 2014. Photo by Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

Two years after Morsi, Egypt in 'repression' – Amnesty

Jun 30, 2015 - 11:18 AM

Amnesty International also calls the June 29 killing of state prosecutor Hisham Barakat in a Cairo bombing as a despicable cowardly and cold blooded act of murder

'ALL-OUT REPRESSION.' Smoke and flames rise above a burning cars at the scene of a bombing targeting the convoy of the Egyptian Prosecutor General, in a northern suburb of Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt, 29 June 2015. Photo by Hatem Safwat/EPA

Egypt court confirms Morsi death sentence over jailbreak

Jun 16, 2015 - 6:14 PM

UPDATED Earlier the same court sentences Morsi to life in prison on charges of spying for the Palestinian Hamas movement Lebanon s Shiite Hezbollah and Iran

MORSI. A file photo dated June 2, 2015 shows ousted Egyptian President, Mohamed Morsi gesturing from inside a cage in the courtroom where he stood trial in Cairo, Egypt. Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

Morsi, secular camp in dock for 'insulting' Egypt judiciary

May 23, 2015 - 4:04 PM

Morsi and other Islamist opponents of President Abdel Fattah al Sisi are back in the dock as well as several liberal and secular opposition leaders

Ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi stands behind dock bars during a trial session, in Cairo, Egypt, 13 July 2014. Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

Morsi verdict alarms US, experts see 'war' on Brotherhood

May 17, 2015 - 8:36 PM

We have consistently spoken out against the practice of mass trials and sentences which are conducted in a manner that is inconsistent with Egypt s international obligations and the rule of law

Gunmen kill 2 Egypt judges, prosecutor in Sinai

May 16, 2015 - 8:35 PM

2nd UPDATE The shooting also kills the driver of the car the judicial officials were in and wounded another prosecutor the health ministry reports

Egypt sentences deposed Islamist President Morsi to death

May 16, 2015 - 6:14 PM

UPDATED Morsi sitting in a caged dock raises his fists in defiance when the judge read the verdict

MOHAMED MORSI. Ousted Egyptian President, Mohammad Morsi, stands in a cage in the courtroom where he stands charged of spying with Qatar, in Cairo, Egypt, 15 February 2015.

Egypt's Morsi faces death penalty in spy, jailbreak trials

May 16, 2015 - 1:36 PM

On Saturday a judge will issue verdicts in two other trials on charges that could mean the death penalty for Morsi and others

MORSI. Ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi stands behind dock bars during a trial session, in Cairo, Egypt, 13 July 2014. Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

Egypt court sentences Mubarak to 3 years for corruption

May 09, 2015 - 9:52 PM

The ousted Egyptian president and his 2 sons are also fined around 125 million pounds 16 million – the amount they were accused of embezzling – and ordered to give back 21 million pounds

SENTENCED. Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak (L). File photo by Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

Egypt court jails ousted president Morsi for 20 years

Apr 21, 2015 - 4:32 PM

UPDATED But the court acquits Morsi – Egypt s first freely elected president – of murder charges that could have seen him sentenced to death over the killings of a journalist and two protesters

MOHAMED MORSI. Ousted Egyptian President, Mohammad Morsi, stands in a cage in the courtroom where he stands charged of spying with Qatar, in Cairo, Egypt, 15 February 2015. Namir Galal/ Almasry Alyoum/ EPA

Egypt to try 48 for killing journalist, two civilians

Apr 04, 2015 - 10:48 PM

A Coptic Christian woman and a 13 year old boy are also killed in the unrest

Egypt conference courts foreign investors after unrest

Mar 13, 2015 - 10:19 PM

General Electric Unilever British Petroleum ENI and HSBC are among companies and banks attending

Egypt carries out first hanging over pro-Morsi violence

Mar 07, 2015 - 7:18 PM

Egypt s Mahmoud Ramadan is the first to be executed of those involved in violent clashes in the country

Egypt court declares Palestinian movement Hamas 'terrorist'

Feb 28, 2015 - 9:10 PM

Hamas was founded in 1987 shortly after the start of the first Palestinian intifada or uprising and was inspired by Egypt s Muslim Brotherhood

 Palestinian fighters of the Ezz Al-Din Al Qassam militia, the military wing of Hamas, pose with weapons during a Hamas rally to commemorate the 27th anniversary of Hamas militant group in Gaza City on, 14 December 2014. Photo by Mohammed Saber/EPA

Judicial source denies Egypt's Morsi will face new trial

Feb 17, 2015 - 11:50 PM

UPDATED Earlier a source in the prosecutors office said Morsi and 198 Islamist leaders and supporters would face a military trial on February 23 over deadly protests

MOHAMED MORSI. Ousted Egyptian President, Mohammad Morsi, stands in a cage in the courtroom where he stands charged of spying with Qatar, in Cairo, Egypt, 15 February 2015. Namir Galal/ Almasry Alyoum/ EPA

Egypt confirms mass death sentences for police killings

Feb 03, 2015 - 10:49 AM

The verdict comes as another court announces that deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi will stand trial on February 15 in an espionage case

In this file photo, ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi stands behind dock bars during a trial session, in Cairo, Egypt, 13 July 2014. Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

Egypt sets new Morsi espionage trial on Feb 15

Feb 02, 2015 - 9:56 PM

In the new espionage trial Morsi Egypt s first freely elected president and 9 others including an Al Jazeera employee are accused of handing over to Qatari intelligence documents linked to national security in exchange for one million dollars

TRIAL. Ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi stands behind dock bars during a trial session, in Cairo, Egypt, 13 July 2014. Photo by Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

15 killed as clashes mar Egypt revolt anniversary

Jan 26, 2015 - 10:23 AM

At least 150 people are arrested across the country as police disperse protests in which many leftwing demonstrators also participated security officials say

An Egyptian youth with his face painted in his country's national colors at a protest in commemoration of the anniversary day of the 2011 uprising, in Cairo, Egypt, 25 January 2015.  Mohamed Shokry Algarnoussi/Almasry Alyoum/EPA

Egypt court sets Morsi trial verdict for April 21

Jan 08, 2015 - 8:52 PM

The ruling will be the first against Morsi who is facing several trials along with top leaders of his Islamist Muslim Brotherhood movement

A handout photograph released by the Egyptian Presidency shows Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi talking to his supporters as he attends a Syria solidarity conference organized by the Muslim Brotherhood, Cairo, Egypt, 15 June 2013. Photo courtesy of the Egyptian Presidency/EPA

Obama tells Sisi of US concern over Egypt mass trials

Dec 19, 2014 - 7:39 AM

During a telephone call Obama encourages Sisi to invest in the political economic and social aspirations of the Egyptian people

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi at the Elysee Palace, on November 26, 2014, in Paris. File Photo by Alain Jocard/AFP

Egypt upholds death sentences for police murders

Dec 06, 2014 - 9:19 PM

The court confirms preliminary death sentences handed down in October against the 7 men after ratification by the country s mufti or top Muslim cleric

One person killed as Egypt police and anti-Mubarak protesters clash

Nov 30, 2014 - 12:40 AM

Protesters gather at an entrance to Cairo s Tahrir Square chanting The people demand the toppling of the regime

Egypt jailing for claims 'traitor' Morsi fed false intelligence

Oct 30, 2014 - 10:50 PM

Tharwat Guda a former officer in general intelligence is jailed for a year in a military trial sparked by a complaint from his former institution that he had disclosed information damaging to national security

A handout photograph released by the Egyptian Presidency shows Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi talking to his supporters as he attends a Syria solidarity conference organized by the Muslim Brotherhood, Cairo, Egypt, 15 June 2013. Photo courtesy of the Egyptian Presidency/EPA

Emergency rule in Egypt's Sinai after bomb kills 30 troops

Oct 25, 2014 - 9:39 AM

UPDATED It was the deadliest attack on the country s security forces since the army deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last year

STATE OF EMERGENCY. A handout picture released by the Egyptian Presidency shows Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (C) chairing a meeting with the National Defense Council in Sheikh Zuweid, North Sinai on October 24, 2014. A car bomb in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula killed at least 26 soldiers, in one of the deadliest attacks on security forces since the army deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last year. File photo by HO/EGYPTIAN PRESIDENCY/AFP

Egypt probes Morsi for 'giving security papers to Qatar' – report

Aug 28, 2014 - 8:39 AM

The former leader is suspected of providing documents relevant to national security to Qatar via the Qatari Al Jazeera chain when he was president of the republic damaging the country s national security

Ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi stands behind dock bars during a trial session, in Cairo, Egypt, 13 July 2014. Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

Blast in Egypt train as police crush pro-Morsi protests

Jul 04, 2014 - 9:57 AM

The violence comes as the pro Morsi Anti Coup Alliance calls for a day of anger to mark the anniversary of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi s ouster

Egypt court confirms mass Islamist death sentences

Jun 21, 2014 - 7:08 PM

UPDATED Since the army ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013 hundreds of his supporters have been sentenced to death in trials roundly criticized by human rights watchdog

DEATH SENTENCE. Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood chief Mohamed Badie and 13 others face death sentence over violence that killed 10 people in Cairo in summer 2013. File photo by Gianluigi Guercia/AFP

Egypt Muslim Brotherhood chief given new death sentence

Jun 20, 2014 - 12:05 AM

The court is due to meet again on August 3 to give a final ruling

ABSENT. Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood chief Mohamed Badie and two deputies charged for the murder of protesters in Egypt didn't appear in court. AFP PHOTO / GIANLUIGI GUERCIA

Egypt readmitted to African Union

Jun 18, 2014 - 5:18 PM

The African Union also readmitted Guinea Bissau which was suspended following a military coup in 2012

Egypt's Sisi tells outgoing PM to form new government

Jun 09, 2014 - 11:40 PM

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al Sisi accepted the government s resignation and tasked Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab with the formation of a new government to implement the state s vision for the upcoming phase

NEW GOVERNMENT. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi accepted the government's resignation and tasked Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab with the formation of a new government to implement the state's vision for the upcoming phase. File photo of Sisi from EPA/Sisi Campaign Handout

Ex-army boss Sisi sworn in as Egypt president

Jun 08, 2014 - 8:44 PM

Sisi s main challenges will be to restore stability and revive the economy after the years of turmoil that followed the ousting of former president Mohamed Morsi

NEW PRESIDENT. Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi had served as the country's defense minister. Photo by Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

Verdict postponed for Egypt Islamist chief over inciting violence

Jun 07, 2014 - 6:10 PM

Mohamed Badie was one of the deposed president Mohamed Morsi s supporters who were arrested in a crackdown that also left more than 1 400 dead

ON TRIAL. Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood chief Mohamed Badie. File photo by Gianluigi Guercia/AFP

Egypt votes in poll seen sweeping ex-army boss to power

May 26, 2014 - 10:25 PM

Mubarak s successor the Islamist Morsi lasted only a year in office New president Abdel Fattah al Sisi wants to reassure Egyptians that tomorrow will be beautiful and great

SUPPORT. Egyptians living in Jordan supporters of presidential candidate former Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi celebrate in front of the Egyptian embassy after casting their ballot on May 15, 2014. Photo by Jamal Nasrallah/EPA

Egypt jails 19 Morsi supporters for 5 years

May 24, 2014 - 8:13 PM

The army installed government has rounded up thousands of Morsi s supporters and tried them in mass hearings since his ouster in July last year

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Security forces kill Egypt militant leader: officials

May 23, 2014 - 9:52 AM

High ranking officials confirm the death of Shadi el Menei the reported head of an Al Qaeda inspired militant group involved in a wave of attacks against security forces

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Nine wounded in Egypt's Sinai bomb attack

May 22, 2014 - 8:09 AM

On the day of the attack an anti terror court slaps life terms on 54 more supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi for taking part in violent protests

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Egypt courts jail more than 160 Morsi backers

May 18, 2014 - 9:31 PM

A relentless crackdown on Mohamed Morsi s supporters has killed more than 1 400 people and hundreds have been sentenced to death after speedy trials

Egypt's Sisi chooses stability over freedoms

May 11, 2014 - 11:24 AM

Al Sisi insists that it will take about a quarter of a century for Egypt to achieve true democracy

DEFENSE MINISTER. A file photograph showing Egyptian Minister of Defense Abdel Fattah al-Sissi in Cairo, Egypt, 20 September 2013. Photo by Khaled Elfiqi/EPA