Biased Egytian Govt Closes Central Imam Hussain a.s Mosque to Block Commemoration of Ashura Mournings


Al Hussain Mosque , Cairo , EgyptJNN 04 Nov 2015 Cairo : Egypt’s Awqaf Ministry closed down the Imam Hussein (AS) Mosque in Cairo on the eve of Ashura as the Arab country’s Shia Muslims were preparing to hold mourning ceremonies there. Continue reading

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10 Killed including 2 Students & 2 Army Officers in the Violence Across Egypt


Riot police attempt to break open the entrance of the al-Azhar University Campus during clashes in CairoJNN 21 Mar 2014 Cairo : Ten people were killed in violence across Egypt on Wednesday, months ahead of a presidential vote meant to put Egypt back on a democratic path after last July’s army takeover. Continue reading

CIA chief makes “secret” visit to Cairo, Mubarak’s sons acquitted


Ex Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's Sons Jamal and Ala AcquittedJNN 22 Dec 2013 Cairo : CIA Director John Brennan has made a short, secret visit to Cairo, Egypt’s Al-Joumhouria has claimed. “Brennan met a number of security officials and reiterated US support to Egypt in its confrontation with terrorist organisations,” said the newspaper, according to the Middle East Monitor. 

Al-Joumhouria based its news on information provided by an “informed source”. The CIA official flew out of Cairo on a military aircraft, it was reported, accompanied by a “large” security contingent.

The newspaper described the visit as a “step towards regaining strong U.S.-Egypt relations.”

It was the first visit to Cairo by the CIA’s top man since the coup on July 3.

Mubarak’s sons acquitted of corruption charges

Meanwhile, Cairo’s criminal court acquitted the sons of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, Gamal and Alaa, as well as former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq, on charges of corruption, media reported on Thursday.

Shafiq was accused of facilitating the sale of state-owned land to Jamal and Alaa in 1995 using a publicly funded association that he led at the time. According to the complaint filed against them, the two brothers purchased the land for a much cheaper price than the market rate.

In the same session, the court also acquitted four retired generals who had served as board members of the association.

Both Alaa and Gamal will likely remain in detention, as they are facing a separate trial on other corruption charges. It is not clear whether or not Shafiq, who ran for the presidency in 2012, plans to return to politics. After he lost the election to President Mohamed Morsi, he fled to Abu Dhabi.

The rulings mean Shafiq’s name will be removed within days from a list of people whose arrest has been ordered, assuming no other cases are filed against him, judicial sources said.

Shafiq’s return would reflect the shifting balance of power in Egypt since the army removed Morsi and set the Arab world’s largest nation on a new political course designed to lead to presidential and parliamentary elections next year

 

Egyptian Police defied the New Protest Law, by Protesting in Large Numbers


Police officers take part in a sanctioned protest outside the Interior Ministry building in CairoJNN 09 Dec 2013 Cairo : Hundreds of Egyptian police rallied on Sunday to demand higher wages, in a rare act of defiance of a new protest law which they themselves have been enforcing to quell unrest on the streets. Continue reading

Revolution bound Egyptian Population feels relief in converting to Shiite Islam


Shia Men in a Local Husainiya in EgyptJNN 09 Oct 2013 Cairo  – A high-ranking Egyptian official on Tuesday admitted that the doctrine of Shia Islam is being spread in the most populous Arab country with unprecedented speed, according to the website of the Egyptian Masress.   Continue reading

44 killed, over 200 wounded as Once again the protests against Military Govt in Egypt turns violent


Muslim Brotherhood Protest against Military Govt of Egypt gJNN 07 Oct 2013 Cairo : Egyptian celebrations of the 40th anniversary of the Arab-Israeli War were marred by a fresh wave of violence, with at least 44 people killed and dozens wounded in clashes between police and supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi.  Continue reading

Egptian Armed Forces received Arms from UAE for the Crackdown on MB , Pro Morsi Protesters


UAE sent arms to Egypt to curb pro- Morsi protestsJNN 14th Sept 2013 Cairo : The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has given warfare and military equipment to the Egypt’s army to be used against supporters of the ousted president Mohamed Morsi, a former top official says. Continue reading

Egypt Bans 55,000 Unlicensed MB sympathizer Preacher from Delivering Friday Sermons


Clerics supporting deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi attend a rally at the Raba El-Adwyia square where Mursi's supporters are camping in CairoJNN 12 Sept 2013 Cairo : Egyptian authorities will bar 55,000 unlicensed clerics from preaching in mosques in the latest move against sympathizers of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, the minister of religious endowments said on Tuesday.

Egyptian authorities have been cracking down on Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood since the army toppled him on July 3.

Minister of Endowments Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa said the clerics lack licenses to preach and were considered to be fundamentalist and a threat to the Egypt’s security.

“The decision is only meant to legalize the preaching process during Fridays’ mass prayers and make only those authorized to do it, do it, Gomaa told Reuters.

Authorities moved to crush the Brotherhood following the overthrow of Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically leader. More than 2,000 Islamist activists have been arrested and most of the Brotherhood’s leaders, including Morsi, jailed on charges of inciting or taking part in violence. Some have also been accused of terrorism or murder.

Over the same period, more than 1,000 people have been killed in political violence. Most were protesters killed by security forces breaking up pro-Morsi camps in Cairo. About 100 were members of the security forces.

The military-led authorities consider the Brotherhood a terrorist group and discussions are underway on the possibility of banning it.

In Geneva, Amnesty International called on Tuesday for an independent investigation into killings by the security forces as well as torture and violations of the rights to free speech and assembly.

The military’s overthrow of Morsi unleashed an “extreme level of political violence”, the London-based group told the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.

“Between 14 and 18 August, at least 1,089 people were killed, many due to the use of excessive, grossly disproportionate and unwarranted lethal force by security forces,” said Peter Splinter, Amnesty representative in Geneva.

A impartial investigation was urgently needed into human rights violations, he said.

 

Egyptian Court sentences 11 MB leaders to life in prison , Orders Closure of 4 Television Channels Including Al Jazeera


Egyptian Court Sentences Muslim Brotherhood leaders for LIfe

JNN 4th Sept 2013 Cairo : An Egyptian military court on Tuesday sentenced 11 Muslim Brotherhood members to life in prison for violence targeting the army in the port city of Suez last month. And also ordered closure of four Television Channels . Continue reading

MB supporters demanding Re Reinstatement of Morsi forcefully evacuated Hundreds Killed , Emergency Declared in Egypt


Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood supporters forced to leave the Sit In Camps

JNN 15 Aug 2013 Cairo : A state of emergency was declared on Wednesday after Egyptian security forces violently broke up sit-in camps of Muslim Brotherhood supporters in Cairo, demanding the reinstatement of ousted President Mohamed Morsi, the country’s first democratically elected leader, Officials say at least 281 have been killed nationwide.

There are conflicting casualty reports. According to the Health Ministry, at least 281 people including 43 policemen have been killed and 2,001 injured in Wednesday’s violence nationwide.

“The dead are both from police and civilians,” said the ministry’s spokesman, Hamdi Abdel Karim.

However, Muslim Brotherhood spokesman Gehad El-Haddad claimed that as many as 2,000 people had been killed and 10,000 injured in the police operation.

Both major protest camps in Cairo were taken control of by police, with the second one being seized about an hour after a curfew was announced.

The 7:00 pm-to-6:00 am curfew was imposed in major cities including Cairo, Alexandria and Suez. It will last for the next month, or until further notice.

On Wednesday morning, Egyptian police sent in armored bulldozers to break up the protest outside Rabaa al-Adawiya in eastern Cairo, where one of the Muslim Brotherhood camps is located. Police also broke up a second protest site outside the Cairo University campus in Giza in the city’s west.

Egyptian state media said at least 200 people were arrested during the security forces’ breakup of the sit-in camps. Police said protesters had weapons, including automatic firearms, ammunition and gas cylinders.

Mohammed el-Beltagy, a senior Muslim Brotherhood leader, called on the police and army troops to mutiny against their commanders and for Egyptians to take to the streets in protest against military rule.

“Oh, Egyptian people, your brothers are in the square…  Are you going to remain silent until the genocide is completed?” AP quoted him as saying. El-Beltagy is wanted by authorities to answer allegations of inciting violence.

Hours later El-Beltagy was arrested along with a number of other Muslim Brotherhood leaders, Reuters reported, citing a security source.

As the crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood continued in Cairo, supporters of the movement took to the streets elsewhere in the country. Pro-Morsi demonstrations were reported in the cities of Alexandria, Aswan, Beni Suef, Kafr El-Zayat, Minya and Asyut.

In Minya, about 1,000 pro-Morsi protesters set fire to a church before being dispersed with tear gas, security sources reported.

According to Fars news agency, Iran’s Foreign Ministry condemned the massacre, saying, “Iran is following the bitter events in Egypt closely, disapproves of the violent actions, condemns the massacre of the population.”

Egyptian Vice President, Nobel Peace prizewinner Mohamed ElBaradei, announced his resignation in a letter to the interim president on Wednesday, AFP reported.

“It has become too difficult to continue bearing responsibility for decisions I do not agree with and whose consequences I fear,” ElBaradei said.

He said his conscience was troubled over the loss of life “particularly as I believe it could have been avoided”.

“Unfortunately those who gain from what happened today are those who call for violence and terror, the extremist groups,” he said.

A state of emergency was declared across Egypt, according to a presidential statement announced on state television on Wednesday afternoon.

The state of emergency began at 4:00 p.m. local time (14:00 GMT) on Wednesday and will last for a month.

The statement also ordered the army to help police forces to “resolve the crisis across Egypt”.

Two journalists were also killed while covering the violence on Wednesday. Mick Deane, a cameraman for the UK-based Sky News channel, and Habiba Abd Elaziz, a reporter for the UAE-based Xpress newspaper, died from gunshot wounds.

The Health Ministry has put the figure at 56 people killed, including six members of the security forces, and a further 526 people injured. At least 66 security forces were injured.

Live footage from Cairo on Wednesday morning showed smoke engulfing Nahda Square, the smaller of the two sit-ins based in Giza, amid reports of tear gas and birdshots being used on supporters of the deposed president.

By mid-morning, the Interior Ministry said security forces had “total control” over Nahda Square, and that “police forces had managed to remove most of the tents” in the area. Security forces had blocked all access to the protest camp.

In an afternoon press conference, the cabinet media adviser thanked the security forces for “exercising self-control and high-level professionalism in dispersing the sit-ins,” and held the Muslim Brotherhood responsible for “escalation and violence”.

Witnesses said that after firing tear gas into the Rabaa al-Adawiya sit-in, pandemonium struck among the thousands of protesters who had set up camp there soon after Morsi was ousted by the army on July 3.

Protesters have camped in Cairo demanding the reinstatement of Morsi, who was country’s first democratically elected president and his Freedom and Justice Party was the largest political group in the now dissolved parliament.

Clashes quickly erupted between protesters and security forces on one side of the camp, with automatic fire reverberating across the square. It was not immediately clear who was shooting.

Al Jazeera’s Rawya Rageh, reporting from Cairo, said: “This battle is much bigger than what you’re seeing and the casualties. This is a fight for the future of the country, and something that will determine the course of the Egyptian revolution that has been going on for two years now.

“No one expected this to be an easy operation. It became very clear that both sides were engaged in a battle of wills and a dangerous game of brinkmanship.”

In response to the security operation, the Muslim Brotherhood urged Egyptians to take to the streets across the country to “stop a massacre”.

Meanwhile, reports emerged that at least two police stations in Cairo had been stormed, and several other government buildings were attacked.

State television reported that police were on high alert, with prisoners and ammunition being moved to secure facilities, while the Information Ministry called on people to help protect government institutions and police centers which were under attack.

International condemnation of the violence was swift.

Turkey’s President Abdullah Gul branded the crackdown as “unacceptable”.

Germany’s foreign minister, Guido Westerwelle, urged supporters of Egypt’s interim government, as well as supporters of Morsi to renounce violence.

The European Union on Wednesday called on Egypt’s military government to exercise restraint in dealing with the protesters, saying that the incoming reports of numerous deaths were “extremely worrying.”

Supporters of President Mohammed Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood government, which came to power in elections after the 2011 Egyptian revolution, are demanding his reinstatement.

The Egyptian military seized power in a coup last month after massive popular protests against Morsi’s government, as the country slid into anarchy and economic chaos.

At least 250 people have died in clashes in the weeks following the military coup.

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At least 74 dead and 708 injured in clashes of Protester with Egyptian Security forces


Opponents of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi throw stones at his supporters during clashes in Nasr city areaJNN 28 July 2013 Cairo : Clashes have left at least 74 people dead and hundreds injured in Cairo after security forces attacked supporters of ousted President Morsi, Egypt’s Health Ministry told RT Arabic. However, the Muslim Brotherhood puts the death toll at over 120. Continue reading

Cairo tells Ankara Not to Interfere in Egyptian Peoples Will , while Dozens Killed in MB clashes with Security Forces


Muslim Brotherhood Supporters of MorsiJNN 18 July 2013 Cairo : Egypt warned Turkey on Tuesday against interfering in its internal affairs following Ankara’s condemnation of the overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi, the country’s first democratically elected leader, in a military coup.  Continue reading

Arab Springs or Saudi – US Hegemony War , Battle ground Once Again Egypt


Saudis, UAE take revenge for Mubarak ousterJNN 7 July 2013 Cairo :The lightening coup which Wednesday, July 3, overthrew President Mohamed Morsi put in reverse gear for the first time the Obama administration’s policy of sponsoring the Muslim Brotherhood movement as a moderate force for Arab rule and partner in its Middle East policies. Continue reading

Prominent Egyptian Shia Leader arrested by Biased LEA , while Protest in London against Egyptian Shia Killing


Protest in London & Arrest of Egyptian Shia LeaderJNN 29 June 2013 Cairo : Egyptian Salafai Wahabi Prosecutors on Wednesday ordered the detention of prominent Shia leader Mohamed al-Doreiny in Giza, after he was arrested Tuesday for alleged possession of illegal firearms. Continue reading

Egyptian Court orders release of Mubarak on killings of Protesters charges , held on other charges


Egyptian Ex President Hosni MubarrakJNN 16 Apr 2013 Cairo: A court in Cairo has ordered the release of President Hosni Mubarak over the deaths of protesters during the 2011 uprisings in Egypt. However, he will remain in custody pending investigations into corruption charges, Ahram Online reported.  Continue reading

Shia Student of Al-Azhar being Discriminated on sectarian Grounds in Egypt


Al Azhar College , AussitJNN 10 Apr 2013 Cairo : A female student at the Al-Azhar College for Girls in Assiut is facing an investigation to ascertain if she is a Shi’a or not. As this is a worst form of Discrimination and Sectarianism as she is might be rusticated from the college , because of just being belonging to the Shia Sect .  Continue reading

Egyptian Salafi forces fanning Sectarianism to restrict and hinder free movement of Irani Tourists


Egyptian Salafi fanning sectarianismJNN 05 Apr 2013 Cairo : Members of the Wahabi/Salafi movement in Egypt are tyring to hinder the Process of Diplomatic and cultural exchange Program, as they fanning sectarianism , and alleges that Irani tourist could try to spread Shia Islam in Egypt , and are against the increasing relationship which are being developed , as the on the Occasion of First Commercial Flight which landed in Egypt  after a Break of Diplomatic relations between Tehran and Cairo , after the gap of 34 Years. Continue reading

Iran and Egypt calls for greater cooperation and Play a role in Muslim Unity around the World


Egytian & Irani Presidents Morsi and AhmedinijadJNN 6 Feb 2013 TEHRAN – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday began a historic visit to Egypt, where he will attend a summit of heads of state and government of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. Continue reading

In accordance with Imam Khomeini’s Message President Ahmadinejad Warns against Evil Plots of Shia – Sunni Divide


AhmedinejadJNN 24 Jan 2013 Tehran : Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has warned against evil plots aimed at causing division among Shia and Sunni Muslims, stressing the importance of reinforcing unity among Muslim nations across the world. Continue reading

In accordance with Imam Khomeini's Message President Ahmadinejad Warns against Evil Plots of Shia – Sunni Divide


AhmedinejadJNN 24 Jan 2013 Tehran : Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has warned against evil plots aimed at causing division among Shia and Sunni Muslims, stressing the importance of reinforcing unity among Muslim nations across the world. Continue reading

Egyptians back Islamist constitution in first round vote – unofficial results


Egypt's Refrendum First Round completedJNN 16 Dec 2012 Cairo : Unofficial results say Egypt has backed the controversial sharia-based constitution in the first round of voting, reports Al Arabiya. Voters got behind the document by a narrow margin of 61 percent amid opposition allegations of fraud. Continue reading

Clashes Between the Salafi’s and the Secular Egyptians continue , as the Anti Morsi Protesters March Toward President’s Palace


Egyptian Protesters March Towards Presidential PalaceJNN 08 Dec 2012 CAIRO — Egypt postponed early voting on a contentious draft constitution, and aides to President Mohammed Morsi floated the possibility of canceling the whole referendum in the first signs Friday that the Islamic leader is finally yielding to days of protests and deadly street clashes. Continue reading

Clashes Between the Salafi's and the Secular Egyptians continue , as the Anti Morsi Protesters March Toward President's Palace


Egyptian Protesters March Towards Presidential PalaceJNN 08 Dec 2012 CAIRO — Egypt postponed early voting on a contentious draft constitution, and aides to President Mohammed Morsi floated the possibility of canceling the whole referendum in the first signs Friday that the Islamic leader is finally yielding to days of protests and deadly street clashes. Continue reading

Mass Protest against Mursi’s Presidental Decres of Self Empowerment , One Killed over Hundred Injured


JNN 28 Nov 2012 Cairo : Over Hundred thousand people have held protests on Tuesday in Cairo against Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi, who last week granted himself sweeping new powers. It was one of the biggest outpourings of protest since Hosni Mubarak’s overthrow, accusing the Islamist leader of seeking to impose a new era of autocracy. Continue reading

Assassination of US Ambassador to Libya was Pre Planned in Advance , Not Spontaneous


 

JNN U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice said the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi was not preplanned, directly contradicting top Libyan officials who say the attack was planned in advance. Continue reading

Egypt's Outreach to China and Iran Is Troublesome for U.S. Policy Makers


JNN 01 Sept 2012 Cairo : Egypt’s Islamist president, Mohamed Morsi, has visited China at the invitation of President Hu Jintao. He seeked investments there that will enable Egypt to “dispense of loans and aid,” And after China, Morsi traveled to Tehran to attend the Non-Aligned Movement summit. Continue reading

Egypt’s Outreach to China and Iran Is Troublesome for U.S. Policy Makers


JNN 01 Sept 2012 Cairo : Egypt’s Islamist president, Mohamed Morsi, has visited China at the invitation of President Hu Jintao. He seeked investments there that will enable Egypt to “dispense of loans and aid,” And after China, Morsi traveled to Tehran to attend the Non-Aligned Movement summit. Continue reading

Egypt's Mubarak sentenced to life, for ordering to Kill Protesters during the Uprising


JNN 07 June 2012 Cairo : Hosni Mubarak, toppled by a historic revolution last year after 30 years ruling Egypt, was sentenced to life imprisonment on Saturday for his role in killing protesters after a trial that sets a precedent for holding Middle East autocrats to account. Continue reading

Egypt’s Mubarak sentenced to life, for ordering to Kill Protesters during the Uprising


JNN 07 June 2012 Cairo : Hosni Mubarak, toppled by a historic revolution last year after 30 years ruling Egypt, was sentenced to life imprisonment on Saturday for his role in killing protesters after a trial that sets a precedent for holding Middle East autocrats to account. Continue reading

Saudi Arabia Closes its embassy in Egypt – Afraid of the Revolutionary Viral Virus may also infect the Homeland


JNN 04 May 2012 Cairo : Saudi Arabia has closed its embassy in Cairo and recalled its ambassador to Egypt after protest rallies were held in front of the embassy and Saudi consulates in Suez and Alaxanderia.  Continue reading

US and West supporting insurgents to destabilize the Popular Government of Syria


JNN 09 Jan 2012 Damascus : At least 11 Syrian soldiers have been killed and 20 others wounded in clashes with gunmen in Dara’a province, south of the capital Damascus.Thousands of people have gathered at a mosque in the Syrian capital to perform funerary prayers for the victims of the bombing attacks that left 26 people dead. Continue reading

Egyptians still fighting for Democracy ,Voting for 2nd time , while Women Protesters facing Brutal Crackdown


JNN 21 Dec 2011 Cairo : Egyptians have begun voting again in the second round of parliamentary elections run-off amid deadly clashes between protesters and the ruling military forces. Continue reading

Egypt ready for a second revolution


JNN 24 Nov 2011 Cairo : While we are only a week away from parliamentarian elections in Egypt after the fall of its former dictator Hosni Mubarak, the recent bloody developments in Cairo have changed many equations. Perhaps, a response to this public demand would be another revolution to free Egypt from the grasp of its military rule.  Continue reading