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Egypt court bans all Muslim Brotherhood activities


An Egyptian court on Monday banned the Muslim Brotherhood from operating and ordered its assets seized, in the latest blow to the Islamist movement of deposed President Mohamed Morsi.

Egypt arrests Muslim Brotherhood chief in blow to Islamists

Egypt’s government Tuesday pressed its fierce campaign against the Muslim Brotherhood of ousted President Mohamed Morsi, effectively decapitating the Islamist group by arresting its supreme guide.

Death toll in Egypt climbs to 421, Brotherhood defiant


A defiant Muslim Brotherhood Thursday vowed to bring down the military-backed government after Egypt witnessed its bloodiest day since the Arab Spring with at least 421 people killed in a crackdown by security forces on supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi.

Morsi loyalists in defiant Cairo marches


Supporters of Egypt’s ousted President Mohamed Morsi marched defiantly through Cairo on Monday in a new show of force after the expiry of a government ultimatum to dismantle their huge protest camps.

Egypt police expected to besiege Morsi sit-ins

Supporters of Egypt’s ousted President have dug in at their two Cairo sit-ins after security officials said police would besiege the entrenched protest camps within 24 hours, perhaps as early as Monday morning.

Global diplomatic mediation has failed in Egypt: presidency

Global diplomatic efforts to resolve the political deadlock in Egypt following the Army’s removal of the country’s first democratically elected President Mohammed Morsi have failed, the presidency said Wednesday, holding the Muslim Brotherhood “full responsibility” for the impasse.

Egypt ministry calls on protesters to depart

An Egyptian police official says that if followers of ousted President Mohammed Morsi abandon their protest sit-ins, this will allow his Muslim Brotherhood group to have a normal role in the political process.

75 Morsi supporters killed in Cairo clashes

At least 75 supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi were killed in clashes with police in Cairo early on Saturday, doctors at an Islamist-organised field hospital said.

Egypt Army chief calls for rallies, enraging Islamists

Egypt’s Army chief called Wednesday for mass rallies to back a crackdown on “terrorism and violence,” in comments quickly slammed as a “threat” by a senior Islamist who vowed to continue protests.

Morsi’s family accuses Army of abducting him

The family of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi Monday accused the powerful military of “abducting” the Islamist leader and vowed to take legal action against the Army chief.

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