Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood called for protests across the country on Sunday to support President Mohammed Mursi, while the country’s judges urged for a nationwide strike against a decree they saw as granting Mursi new, extensive powers.
The Brotherhood’s protest requests came as Egypt’s Judges Club, a body that represents judges throughout the country, called for “the suspension of work in all courts and prosecution administrations,” after several hours of emergency talks [...]
Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi has sacked the entire leadership ofthe country’s defense establishment.
Among the officials and officers fired are Defense Minister Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, and Chief of Staff Sami Anan.
Morsi appointed Abdul-Fatah al-Sessi as Defense Minister and Lieutenant-General Sidki Sayed Ahmed as Army Chief of Staff. A judge named Mahmoud Mekki was appointed vice president. Morsi also ordered theretirement of the commanders of the navy, air defense and air force. The retired navy commander, Lieutenant-General [...]
Calls from a Bahraini Sunni cleric urging President Mohamed Morsy to destroy the Giza Pyramids were issued from a parody Twitter account online, the Daily News Egypt has learned.
Several right wing online portals ran with the controversial news as a means to raise alarms over the rise of an Islamist-led government in Egypt and its threat to rich historical sites. According to the rumours, Shiek Abd Al-Latif Al-Mahmoud denounced the [...]
Egypt’s main Islamist groups called for protests after prayers today against moves by the ruling generals to expand their powers, as a delay in presidential election results added to political tensions.
The Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Mursi and former premier Ahmed Shafik both say they won the ballot. The Brotherhood organized the rally after the army last week issued a decree stripping the presidency of much of its power. Mahmoud Ghozlan, a [...]
This sanction was supposed to bring Iran to its economic knees. Looks like another Obama fail.
Netanyahu could now effectively argue that sanctions are not working and make a military strike even more likely.
Iran designs alternative system for SWIFT: CBI
Governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) Mahmoud Bahmani says the country has designed and implemented a new system for conducting international transactions.
Bahmani said on Saturday the new system, which has [...]
Iran discovered “one of the biggest natural gas fields in the Middle East,” with reserves comparable to those of the South Pars field, Mehr reported, citing an industry official.
The gas was found in southwestern Khuzestan province at a deposit already known to contain crude oil, said National Iranian Oil Co. Director for Exploration Mahmoud Mohaddes, according to the state-run news agency. A 5000-meter (16,400- foot) well will be drilled “soon” to collect further information, [...]
Lebanese newspaper al-Mustaqbal reported Tuesday that the purpose of Ismail Haniyeh and Mahmoud al-Zahar’s recent visit to
Hamas Prime Minister in Gaza Haniyeh visited Tehran last February while al-Zahar arrived at the Iranian capital earlier this month. According to the report, the parties discussed the introduction of missiles into the Gaza Strip in preparation for a conflict with Israel, which would enable Hamas to retaliate with rocket fire. Hamas has previously declared it [...]
Iran Missile Drill Results Exaggerated, Images Photoshopped Previously: MyFoxDC.com
TEHRAN, Iran – At first, Iran claimed it had launched three long range missiles; a pronouncement at the end of ten days of war games in the Strait of Hormuz designed to test the patience of western nations as they weigh how to sanction Iran’s oil exports.
“We are able to announce that our shore-to-sea missile systems are so powerful that we [...]
December 30, 2011
Amid a verbal row with the United States over blocking the Strait of Hormuz, a vital oil shipping route, Iran proclaimed on Friday that it will start testing long range missiles in the Persian Gulf.
“On Saturday morning the Iranian navy will test several of its long-range missiles in the Persian Gulf,” navy deputy commander Admiral Mahmoud Moussavi told Fars news agency.
The testing of the missiles is part of [...]
The trial of Egypt’s former President Hosni Mubarak is set to start in the capital Cairo, six months after the mass protests that forced him from power.
The 83-year-old, who was the country’s strongman ruler for 30 years before January’s revolution, faces charges of corruption and of killing 800 pro-democracy campaigners during the uprising.
“They should hang him,” said Jalal Faisal Ali, whose 18-year-old brother Nasser was among [...]
This is the face of something that kills close to 40,000 women each year.
In most cases breast cancer isn’t visible until it’s a real problem. But the image below gives an incredible up-close look at exactly what happens to a breast cell when it becomes cancerous.
Researchers at the University of Jordan dehydrated and then fixed this cell in place before viewing it under an FEI Inspect microscope. Under [...]
A prominent, 74-year-old Egyptian former bank chairman, Mahmoud Abdel Salam Omar, was arrested at New York’s Pierre Hotel in connection with an alleged sex assault on a 44-year-old room maid. (ABC News)
After alleged sexual assaults by two high-profile international businessmen in New York City in the last couple weeks, many are saying it is time to give more protection to hotel workers, especially vulnerable [...]
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Bahrain is expanding the crackdown on the opposition, detaining on Wednesday the tiny Gulf country’s most prominent blogger and supporter of Shiite-led pro-reform protests, his family and a social media editor said.
Hundreds of opposition activists and leaders have been detained since martial-type laws were introduced two weeks ago. Bahrain’s Sunni rulers declared emergency rule [...]
Today, for the first time in two weeks, the Egyptian banking system will be open, and the result: huge lines and a very possible bank run at the 200 or so banks which the Egyptian central bank announced would be open between 10:00 am and 1:30 pm today. And just to make things a little bit easier (yet harder) on itself, courtesy of a withdrawal [...]
And gets blasted squarely in the face. Cause that’s how Egypt rolls. Plus, whatever happens in Egypt stays in Egypt right? In other news, the first casualty has been reported, after reports from Khaled Said claim Egyptian police in Suez opened fire live ammunition killing Mustafa Reda Mahmoud Abdelfattah, 20 years old.