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July 5, 2013 | By Robyn Dixon
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- The African Union suspended Egypt's membership in the organization Friday in response to the overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi by the Egyptian military. The group's Peace and Security Council announced the move following a meeting Friday in the organization's headquarters in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, to discuss the Wednesday coup that oust Egypt's first democratically elected president. " The African Union suspended Egypt from all its activities after the Egyptian military overthrew the elected President Mohamed Morsi following intense protests," a statement on the African Union's website said.
April 6, 2014 | By The Times editorial board
Nine months after Egypt's armed forces overthrew the country's democratically elected president, the leader of that coup has announced that he will seek the presidency in elections next month. But even if army chief Gen. Abdel Fattah Sisi receives an overwhelming mandate from voters, he won't be able to restore prosperity and stability to the country if the government continues to repress and imprison political opponents. The United States should use its limited but real influence with Egypt to press Sisi to abandon his siege mentality and open a dialogue with opposition groups.
July 9, 2013 | By David Horsey
There seems to be one thing that unites all the demonstrators in Cairo's Tahrir Square, from the young secular liberals who are jubilant that Egypt's military has deposed President Mohamed Morsi to the Islamic militants who demand that he be reinstated: they all are furious with President Barack Obama and the United States of America.  On the one hand, the anti-Morsi crowds think Obama gave too much support to Morsi. On the other, the pro-Morsi marchers are calling Obama a hypocrite for giving lip service to democracy while doing nothing in the face of the military coup that overthrew Morsi's democratically elected government.
March 26, 2014 | By Laura King and Amro Hassan
CAIRO - Like an Arabian fable, it was the candidacy of a thousand and one hints. After months of carefully choreographed suggestions that he would seek the presidency, Field Marshal Abdel Fattah Sisi, the man who toppled Egypt's first democratically elected president, told the nation Wednesday that he was leaving his military post and embarking on his long-expected campaign. More than three years after the dizzying uprising against dictator Hosni Mubarak, a former air force commander, Sisi's announcement sets the country back on the path to which it hewed for decades: strongman leaders drawn from the ranks of the military.
April 4, 1990
It was good to read that the president of Egypt went to Libya in a show of solidarity to support Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi over the fire in the chemical (I use this term loosely) plant in Rabata (Part A, March 25). The solidarity was of course against all nations (including the U.S.) that believe that Kadafi should not have the facilities to manufacture poison gas. (He already has enough plastic to blow up the Middle East.) This action by President Mubarak of Egypt brings to mind two thoughts: 1)
July 6, 2013
Re "Army ousts Morsi," July 4 It is unfortunate that the Egyptian people found it necessary to depose their new democratically elected government. However, the transition need not result in a denial of democracy. As stated in the Declaration of Independence, "Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.
January 18, 2013
Re "Morsi's hateful speech," Editorial, Jan. 16 Your editorial calling on Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi to apologize for describing Zionists as "descendants of apes and pigs" is only half right. We are all descendants of apes, more or less. Morsi is to be congratulated for embracing the theory of evolution at a time when so many of our own Christian leaders reject it. No apology is necessary there; it's the pigs that are the problem. Jon Wiener Los Angeles I am pleased that The Times and President Obama have condemned Morsi's bigoted comments.
April 19, 2012
MUSIC Seun Kuti and his band Egypt 80 throw down hypnotizing Afro-beat laced with North African jazz and a jubilance befitting his familial legacy. Alternating between spry horns and call-and-response hollers, Kuti's long-form jams sport guitar licks were as dry as a desert crag; the band's overjoyed shouts are as welcome a long drink of water. Royce Hall, UCLA. 8 p.m. Fri. $20.
December 6, 2009 | From The Los Angeles Times
EGYPT Slide show The temples, tombs and pyramids of ancient Egypt will be the topic of a wide-ranging presentation by Vince Trotter of Smithsonian Journeys Travel Adventures. When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 56 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220. BICYCLING Workshop Learn how to lube a chain, fix a flat tire and make other minor adjustments along the way in the "Basic Bike Maintenance" class.
November 19, 2013 | By Ingy Hassieb
CAIRO - Twelve people were injured in clashes across Egypt on Tuesday, as protesters gathered to commemorate the second anniversary of deadly street fighting that preceded parliamentary elections following the toppling of longtime autocratic Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak. The fighting Tuesday comes at a time when the Egyptian political scene remains deeply polarized between supporters and opponents of the military coup that ousted Mubarak's successor, Islamist Mohammad Morsi. While Morsi won Egypt's first fully democratic election for president, his autocratic style reminded many of Mubarak's, and his ouster was met with wide-scale public support for the Egyptian army.
March 24, 2014 | By Laura King
CAIRO - Even by the baroque standard being set by the Egyptian judiciary under the nearly 9-month-old military-backed government, the scene that unfolded Monday in a courthouse south of the capital was extraordinary: 529 defendants simultaneously sentenced to death. The verdict, which drew widespread condemnation and expressions of incredulity from human rights groups and legal organizations, was handed down at just the second session of a mass trial of nearly 550 men. The defendants, described as supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, were accused of acts of violence including attacking a police station and killing a police officer.
March 13, 2014 | By Laura King
CAIRO - Egypt's presidential election, previously set for this spring, could be pushed back to midsummer, state media reported. The office of interim President Adly Mansour was quoted as saying Wednesday that the new deadline for the vote was July 17. Previously, it had been mid-April. Political parties have been arguing over a contentious new election law that rules out legal challenges to the results as determined by the country's main electoral body. Critics call the measure unconstitutional, and the only declared candidate in the presidential race so far, leftist politician Hamdeen Sabahi, says it casts doubt on the integrity of any vote.
March 8, 2014 | By Amro Hassan
CAIRO - Egyptian authorities have enacted a new law that makes it impossible for results in the upcoming presidential election to be disputed in court, a presidential advisor said Saturday. The measure was approved by the country's interim President Adly Mansour as part of final preparations for a presidential vote this spring. The presumed front-runner, Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah Sisi, has yet to declare his candidacy. The vote was to have been held by mid-April, but the weeks-long delay in wroking out the election law makes that highly unlikely.
March 5, 2014 | By Laura King and Amro Hassan
CAIRO - Prosecutors in Egypt on Wednesday displayed seized items such as cameras, cables and microphones as evidence in the trial of 20 journalists on terrorism-related charges. Defendants in white prison uniforms looked on from inside a metal cage at a high-security Cairo prison. The case has drawn sharp criticism from media advocacy groups, human rights organizations and Western governments. Four of the accused are Westerners, but only one of them, Australian correspondent Peter Greste, is in Egyptian custody.
March 4, 2014 | By Laura King
CAIRO - Authorities detained and then turned away a San Francisco-based political activist after she arrived in Egypt with the intention of traveling to the Gaza Strip, Egyptian officials said Tuesday. The activist, Medea Benjamin, boarded a return flight to Istanbul, where her organization said she planned to seek medical treatment for injuries suffered while in Egyptian custody. Benjamin is a co-founder of Code Pink, which describes itself as a grass-roots social justice movement.
February 28, 2014 | By Amro Hassan
CAIRO - An Egyptian army doctor's recent announcement that the country's military had developed devices that could detect HIV and cure AIDS and hepatitis C has caused a furor of disbelief rather than praise. The physician, Maj. Gen. Ibrahim Abdul Atti, said last week that 22 years of studies that were endorsed by Egypt's intelligence service as a "secret project" reached findings that would "revolutionize" the process of curing viruses. The announcement at a news conference was accompanied by a short video that showed patients connected to machines.
August 24, 2013 | By Raja Abdulrahim
CAIRO - Egypt's Cabinet on Saturday scaled back a nighttime curfew that has been in place since the military's brutal crackdown on protests more than a week ago left hundreds dead. The curfew, imposed on 14 provinces, will now begin at 9 p.m., two hours later,  state-run media reported. The decision was one of the first signs that the military-backed interim government may be relaxing its tight security grip as calm seems to be returning to the streets. The move came a day after the Muslim Brotherhood and a coalition opposed to last month's military coup deposing President Mohamed Morsi held protests that were smaller than expected and proceeded with little violence.
February 26, 2014 | By Richard Verrier
New Mexico, which has doubled for Afghanistan and Morocco,  is about to stand in for ancient Egypt. The new drama "Hieroglyph," produced by 20th Century Fox TV and Chernin Entertainment,  will begin filming at Albuquerque Studios next month, the studio said. Elaborate sets for the show are taking up four sound stages at the sprawling production complex, where the hit AMC TV series "Breaking Bad" also filmed. ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll         Starring British actor Reece Ritchie, "Hieroglyph" is a fantasy drama set in ancient Egypt.  The show follows a notorious thief who is plucked from prison to serve the Pharaoh, navigating palace intrigue, seductive concubines, and various criminal characters and sorcerers.
February 25, 2014 | By Amro Hassan
CAIRO -- A day after the sudden resignation of Prime Minister Hazem Beblawi, Egypt's interim president has named a former housing minister to head a new government. The new prime minister, Ibrahim Mehlib, is a former construction contractor who was asked by President Adly Mansour to form a new Cabinet. The formation of a new government has been widely seen as part of an effort to free up the country's de facto ruler, Field Marshal Abdel Fattah Sisi, to run in presidential elections that are expected this spring.
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