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Stories with person: Mohamed Morsi
  • Gulf Arab states strike new deal to heal rifts 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 6:41 pm
  • RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - The Western-allied Arab states of the Gulf Cooperation Council said Thursday the bloc has agreed on the mechanisms to implement a security pact, marking a possible first step toward bridging deep rifts among its six energy-rich states.

  • Egypt clamps hold over mosques to control message 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 2:32 am
  • CAIRO - In his weekly sermon, Muslim cleric Ali Abdel-Moati preached to his congregation in a southern Egyptian city about the evils of making hasty judgments. That prompted a complaint to authorities from a judge, who accused him of criticizing a recent mass death sentence issued against supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.

  • Video shows suicide bomber who killed 16 in Egypt 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 7:16 pm
  • CAIRO - An al-Qaida inspired group in Egypt posted a video online Thursday showing a suicide bomber attacking a security headquarters in the Nile Delta city of Mansoura, an assault that killed 16 people in December.

  • Cash-strapped Hamas turns to e-bullets 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 4:04 pm
  • GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - In a long hallway that looks more like a videogame arcade than a military base, Hamas security forces are holding target practice using assault rifles fitted with lasers - all without firing a bullet.

  • AP Interview: Arab League chief backs peace talks 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 2:11 pm
  • CAIRO - The head of the Arab League said Thursday he is confident that Israel and the Palestinians soon will resolve a crisis over the release of long-held Palestinian prisoners and extend their U.S.-brokered peace negotiations beyond an April deadline.

  • Egypt women: Rights on paper, not yet on ground 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 5:32 am
  • CAIRO - Women activists say they won a major step forward with Egypt's new constitution, which enshrined greater rights for women. But months after its passage, they're worrying whether those rights will be implemented or will turn out to be merely ink on paper.

  • Egypt arrests a top aide to al-Qaida chief 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 3:14 pm
  • CAIRO - Egyptian authorities arrested a top aide to al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahri in a Nile Delta city on Monday and are interrogating him in an undisclosed location, officials said.

  • UK's Cameron orders probe of Muslim Brotherhood 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 1:25 pm
  • LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron has ordered the country's intelligence agencies to investigate the Muslim Brotherhood, amid reports the group is using London as a base to plan militant activities after a crackdown in Egypt.

  • Key events in Egypt since the 2011 uprising 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 5:32 pm
  • CAIRO - Here are some key events from more than three years of turmoil and transition in Egypt:

  • Arab summit lays bare serious cracks on Syria 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 4:10 pm
  • KUWAIT CITY - An Arab summit that ended Wednesday exposed cracks in what was once solid Arab support for Syrian rebels, with Saudi Arabia and Qatar divided over which factions to back and Syria's neighbors increasingly expressing fatigue with the flood of refugees from the country's civil war.

  • Egypt's mass verdicts show pressure on judiciary 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 6:27 pm
  • CAIRO - Egypt's judiciary is rife with judges who are sharp opponents of Islamists, and they are operating amid a media frenzy demanding swift and harsh verdicts against the Muslim Brotherhood.

  • Egypt's stock market reaches new, 5-year high 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 11:28 am
  • CAIRO - Egypt's stock market reached a new, 5-year high Thursday, pushing to levels unseen since the 2008 global economic crisis despite ongoing political turmoil and unrest in the country.

  • Egypt forces raid militant bomb factory near Cairo 
    Updated: Mar-19-14 12:30 pm
  • CAIRO - Egyptian security forces raided a warehouse suspected of being a militants' bomb factory on Cairo's outskirts, sparking an hourslong battle Wednesday with gunmen that left two military officers and six militants dead, the Interior Ministry said.