Official sources have uncovered Emirati pressure on the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmad Al-Tayeb to engage in the Saudi-Emirati campaign against the Muslim Brotherhood (MB). The New Arab quoted sources in Al-Azhar’s Council of Senior Scholars stating that Al-Tayeb was contacted by high-level United Arab Emirates (UAE) personalities to issue[…]
Prominent Muslim Brotherhood leader, Essam El-Erian, died today in the notorious Scorpion Prison, south of Cairo, at the age of 66, according to several sources. Local media, including Al-Youm Al-Sabe’ and El-Watan newspapers, reported that El-Erian died after suffering a heart attack in his prison cell in Tora Prison –[…]
Mohamed Morsi and Muslim Brotherhood leaders in prison in Egypt were given an ultimatum by top officials to disband the organisation or face the consequences, Middle East Eye has learned. They had until the end of Ramadan to decide. Morsi refused and within days he was dead. Brotherhood members inside[…]
Five years ago, Fatima Yehia and Hatem Mohamed volunteered as field doctors at a number of sit-ins that were violently dispersed by police and army forces in the crackdown that followed the 2013 coup. Like many other medical professionals who volunteered to save lives in the bloody events of July[…]
An Egyptian secret service agent ordered a prominent TV host to prepare a showreel of footage to discredit former presidential hopeful Ahmed Shafiq as a Muslim Brotherhood sympathiser, according to a leaked conversation. Audio of conversations between the agent Captain Ashraf al-Kholi and the host Azmi Megahed, broadcast by the[…]
At least 235 people have been killed in a bomb and gun attack on a mosque in Egypt’s northern Sinai Peninsula, according to state media. The attack took place in the al-Rawda village, west of el-Arish, shortly after Friday prayers. Egyptian state media MENA provided the death toll, citing an[…]
The former leader of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, Mahdi Akef, has died in a Cairo hospital aged 89. Akef, who headed the Brotherhood as the group’s so-called supreme guide from 2004 to 2010, was diagnosed with cancer last year. “My Father is in God’s hands,” his daughter, Alia, wrote on her[…]
Egypt has banned 21 news websites, including the main website of Qatar-based al Jazeera television, for “supporting terrorism”, state news agency MENA and security sources said on Wednesday. Reuters tried to access five websites named by local Egyptian newspapers and broadcasters, including the Al Jazeera website, and found them all[…]
Six years after the uprising that ended his rule, former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been acquitted over his alleged involvement in the killings of hundreds of protesters in 2011. The Court of Cassation’s final ruling on Thursday could see Mubarak walk free. After an all-day hearing, Judge Ahmed Abdel Qawi[…]
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told lawmakers last month that Washington should prioritise defeating Islamic State to then focus on “radical” groups, including al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood. The subtle reference lumping of al-Qaeda, the militant organisation behind the 9/11 attacks, with a popular political movement that reaches across[…]
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