Following the ouster of Muslim Brotherhood president Mohamed Morsi, analysts and political figures say efforts should be exerted to keep Egypt's oldest Islamist group within the political fold.
While millions of Egyptians were flocking to Tahrir Square and other squares around the nation in a new wave of celebration ... Read More »
Political violence in Egypt's Nile Delta between supporters, opponents of ousted president leave dozens injured, Al-Ahram reports.
Clashes have erupted in Mansoura, the regional capital of Egypt's Daqahliyah governorate, between opponents and supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi, leaving dozens injured, ... Read More »
There was much to be compared as young men were laid to rest.
It is not clear whether Mahmoud Sobhy was the first person killed on Friday. What is clear is that he was one of at least thirty who died in protests that added to the anxiety and divisions snowballing across Egypt in the wake of President Mohamed Morsi’s ... Read More »
Spokesman Yasser Mehrez says National Alliance to Support Legitimacy will not engage in any negotiations until Morsi reinstated.
The Muslim Brotherhood denied on Sunday that its Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie has made a deal to withdraw demonstrators in exchange for Mohamed Morsi's release and reinstatement as ... Read More »
Ziad Bahaa El-Din, an Egyptian lawyer and founding member of the Social Democratic Party, is offered the Prime Minister post.
Ziad Bahaa El-Din, founding member of the Egyptian Social Democratic Party, has been offered to become Egypt's new Prime Minister, sources told Ahram Online on Sunday.
When contacted by Ahram ... Read More »
Morsi supporters began rally outside Republican Guard headquarters following rumors of former president's house arrest.
Military police and Central Security Forces (CSF) are attempting to reopen the Salah Salem road in Heliopolis, Cairo, after being blocked by thousands of Morsi supporters early Sunday.
Nearly five ... Read More »
Egypt's Public Prosecution continues to issue arrest warrants for leading members of the Muslim Brotherhood and its political party on suspicion of inciting violence against protesters. At least thirty people were killed in clashes that followed a military order ousting former President Mohamed Morsi on 3 ... Read More »
A gas pipeline to Jordan was bombed on Sunday, state TV reported, in an attack believed to be carried out by militants in the Sinai Peninsula. The blast took place near the North Sinai provincial capital of Arish, which has seen major disturbances since President Mohamed Morsi was deposed on 3 July.
The Egyptian ... Read More »
Rumors of soldiers defecting in protest of the ouster of former President Mohamed Morsi were denied by the spokesman of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) on Sunday.
Members of the Muslim Brotherhood have been posting videos allegedly showing military defectors who opposed the armed forces' ... Read More »
Speculation was rife last night in Egypt as early news that Mohamed ElBaradei would be Egypt's interim premier was later refuted with suggestions that Salafists vetoed his appointment.
“Consultations are still under way and the post of the prime minister is still vacant.”
These were the words Ahmed El-Moslemani, the ... Read More »
30 June Front releases list of meeting points for demonstrations in support of army's ouster of president amid fears of violent showdown in streets with pro-Morsi rivals.
The blueprint for nationwide rallies on Sunday by opponents of ousted president Mohamed Morsi has been announced by the 30 June Front, led by ... Read More »
As the situation continues to unfold in Egypt, the war of words among pundits on what to describe the ongoing events has made its way to the palace and parliament halls in Morocco. With countering press releases from the palace and the Party of Justice and Development (PJD)-led coalition government, the differing ... Read More »
[The following statement was published by the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies on 5 July 2013, and is signed onto by several Egyptian organizations.]
Closure of Islamist Media Channels and Arrest of Some of Its Staff: Clear Iiolation of Media Freedom
The undersigned organizations ... Read More »
عكس حشد الجموع في العواصم والأقاليم المصرية يوم 30 يونيو، ذات الدرس الذي لم تتوقف الثورة المصرية عن تأكيده منذ يناير 2011، ألا وهو أهمية سياسات الشارع وأهمية ”القادمين الجدد“ للسياسة كطرف حاسم في صراعات إنهاء السلطوية. هكذا جسدت حركة ”تمرد“ تنوع الأحداث، وكانت أكثر مهارةً في استخدام آليات التفاوض السياسي عن سابقتها ... Read More »
Street battles continue in several Egyptian governorates following president's ouster by military; dozens of pro-Morsi demonstrators arrested by security forces.
Violent clashes reignited on Saturday afternoon between opponents and supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi – ousted earlier this week by the ... Read More »
After CNN was quick to characterize recent military intervention ousting president Mohamed Morsi as 'coup,' Egyptians on social networking sites accuse leading TV channel of bias.
Leading US television channel CNN has come under severe attack by Egyptians on social networking sites, accusing the channel of bias ... Read More »
انتخبت مرشحاً إسلامياً في الجولتين الرئاسيتين. . . وهللت فرحاً حينما انتصر الحق وأعلن مرسي رئيساً للبلاد، لأننا كصحفيين كنا نحسب الأصوات بشكل مستقل، وكنا نعلم أن أكثرية الأصوات ذهبت إليه. تأخر إعلان النتيجة بدعوى فحص الطعون خمسة أيام لم أنم فيها. كنت كغيري من منتخبي مرسي من كل الأطياف، نخشى بعد أن تأخر إعلان النتيجة ... Read More »
Clashes between supporters, opponents of president Morsi in capital's Manial district lead to death of twelve local residents.
Thousands of mourners from Cairo's Manial district joined a mass funeral on Saturday afternoon for victims of Friday's clashes between residents and supporters of deposed president Mohamed ... Read More »
Presidential spokesman dismisses earlier reports that liberal politician Mohamed ElBaradei had taken up job as new prime minister.
Newly-appointed presidential media advisor Ahmed El-Moslimany said late Saturday that Egypt's premiership was still vacant, dismissing earlier reports that liberal politician Mohamed ... Read More »
Prominent Egyptian reform campaigner Mohamed ElBaradei is sworn in as Egypt's new premier following military's removal of elected president Mohamed Morsi.
A presidential source said on Saturday evening that Mohamed ElBaradei, the general coordinator of the National Salvation Front, has already been assigned the post ... Read More »
Egypt's prosecutors to interrogate deposed president Mohamed Morsi, along with top Brotherhood figures, over killing of protesters and attacks on prisons during 2011 uprising.
Egypt's prosecutor-general orders the questioning of deposed president Mohamed Morsi, along with top Brotherhood members on suspicions of a ... Read More »
Unknown militants killed a priest in north Sinai on Saturday, the state-run Middle East News Agency reported.
The thirty-nine year old priest, Mina Aboud, was walking in the street in a neighborhood south of Arish when he was shot. He had died as he was transferred to hospital.
On going violence has ... Read More »
My previous article elaborately analyzed the crisis of the new/old regime in Egypt, now headed by the Muslim Brotherhood, and concluded that it is currently comprised of a fragile and tense coalition of authoritarian actors, a coalition that is being increasingly jeopardized by economic, social and political ... Read More »
The regime produced by last year’s SCAF-Muslim Brotherhood handoff never had a chance. It was dead at birth, crushed by the many burdens it inherited and smothered under the crises of the Mubarak state and its bloated, impotent institutions. The new regime was born to face everything Mubarak left unfinished, including ... Read More »
This is a monthly archive of pieces written by Jadaliyya contributors and editors on Egypt. It also includes material published on other platforms that editors deemed pertinent to post as they provide diverse depictions of Egypt-related topics. The pieces reflect the level of critical analysis and diversity that ... Read More »
Interim President Adly Mansour is holding consultations on reconciliation efforts aimed to end political polarisation in Egypt, a source who spoke recently with Mansour told Ahram Online.
“He is meeting tomorrow (Saturday) with representatives of political parties and forces with an eye on drafting a roadmap for ... Read More »
The official Muslim Brotherhood Freedom and Justice website reported on Friday night that they have reports of divisions within the Republican Guards, some members of which want the reinstatement of deposed President Mohamed Morsi.
Morsi was deposed on Wednesday when the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces ... Read More »
Thirty were killed and 1076 were injured in clashes throughout the country between supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi and their opponents, the Ministry of Health told the state-run Middle East News Agency on Saturday.
In Cairo, there were three major fronts witnessing violent clashes, one near the ... Read More »
[The following excerpts are taken from Gilbert Achcar’s recently published book The People Want: A Radical Exploration of the Arab Uprising, translated by G. M. Goshgarian (London: Saqi Books and Berkeley: University of California Press, 2013). The book will be featured in an upcoming NEWTON post. These selections ... Read More »
This video from the Mosireen media collective is entitled "6th October Bridge - Army & Police Fail to Intervene in Clashes." It shows scenes from the Friday 5 July battle on 6th October Bridge between pro- and anti-Morsi protestors. It also highlights one pro-Morsi individual running and shooting at ... Read More »