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Egypt's Islamist President Mohamed Morsi. ©REUTERS
Morsi urges dialogue as tensions over new powers rise

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi said on Sunday the sweeping new powers he has assumed are only temporary and called for dialogue, as clashes in the Nile Delta saw a member of his party killed.

Morsi urges dialogue as tensions over new powers rise
Egypt protesters tear-gassed as world concern mounts
Egypt protesters tear-gassed as world concern mounts

Anti-riot police fired tear gas on Saturday to disperse protesters camped out in Cairo's Tahrir Square as Western governments voiced growing concern over Islamist President Mohamed Morsi's assumption of sweeping powers.

Egypt protesters tear-gassed as world concern mounts
Egypt's Morsi assumes sweeping powers, branded new pharaoh
Egypt's Morsi assumes sweeping powers, branded new pharaoh

Egypt's Islamist President Mohamed Morsi assumed sweeping powers, drawing criticism that he is seeking to become a "new pharaoh".

Egypt's Morsi assumes sweeping powers, branded new pharaoh
Israel halts threatened Gaza invasion as truce talks build
Israel halts threatened Gaza invasion as truce talks build

Israel on Tuesday halted a threatened Gaza ground offensive to give Egyptian-led truce talks a chance as top diplomats flew in to boost efforts to end nearly a week of cross-border violence.

Israel halts threatened Gaza invasion as truce talks build
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (2nd R) and members of his cabinet. ©REUTERS
Israel mulls Gaza truce as toll tops 100

Israeli leaders Tuesday discussed an Egyptian plan for a truce with Gaza's ruling Hamas, reports said, before a mission by the UN chief to Jerusalem and as the toll from Israeli raids on Gaza rose over 100.

Israel mulls Gaza truce as toll tops 100
47 children killed in Egypt school bus tragedy: officials
47 children killed in Egypt school bus tragedy: officials

Forty-seven school children were killed on Saturday when a train smashed into their bus in central Egypt after a railway signal operator fell asleep, officials said, prompting protests and resignations.

47 children killed in Egypt school bus tragedy: officials
Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak. ©REUTERS
Malaysia, Egypt call for help to end Gaza violence

Malaysia and Egypt have agreed to ask "international power brokers" to help stop escalating violence in the Middle East, the Muslim-majority Southeast Asian country said.

Malaysia, Egypt call for help to end Gaza violence
US urges Egypt, Turkey, Europeans to press Hamas
US urges Egypt, Turkey, Europeans to press Hamas

The United States called Thursday on Egypt, Turkey and European powers to press Hamas to end bloodshed in Gaza, putting the onus on the Islamist movement to end rocket attacks on Israel.

US urges Egypt, Turkey, Europeans to press Hamas
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (R) and Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi. ©REUTERS
UN chief urges Israel to avoid 'new cycle of bloodshed'

UN leader Ban Ki-moon urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to ease tensions with Gaza militants Wednesday and also discussed the crisis with Egypt's president.

UN chief urges Israel to avoid 'new cycle of bloodshed'
Five Egyptian Copts injured in inter-religious violence
Five Egyptian Copts injured in inter-religious violence

Five Egyptian Coptic Christians were injured Sunday in clashes with Muslims at a church in a village south of Cairo.

Five Egyptian Copts injured in inter-religious violence
Al Qaeda's leader, Egyptian Ayman al-Zawahiri. ©REUTERS
Al-Qaeda leader calls on Muslims to kidnap Westerners

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has urged Egyptians to restart their revolution to press for Islamic law and called on Muslims to kidnap Westerners, the SITE Intelligence Group said Friday.

Al-Qaeda leader calls on Muslims to kidnap Westerners
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US State Dept seeks to unblock $450 mn for Egypt

The US State Department said Monday it would work with Congress to try to unblock some $450 million in economic aid for Egypt, after a lawmaker froze the funds.

US State Dept seeks to unblock $450 mn for Egypt
Protests stall US move to aid Egypt: report
Protests stall US move to aid Egypt: report

The protests that erupted in Cairo over an anti-Islam Internet video have stalled talks on relieving $1 billion worth of Egyptian debt to the United States.

Protests stall US move to aid Egypt: report
Family of anti-Islam filmmaker joins him in hiding: police
Family of anti-Islam filmmaker joins him in hiding: police

The family of the producer of "Innocence of Muslims" joined him in hiding Monday as more cast members of the film that outraged the Islamic world insisted they had been duped into making it.

Family of anti-Islam filmmaker joins him in hiding: police
Violence explodes as Muslims protest anti-Islam film
Violence explodes as Muslims protest anti-Islam film

Furious protesters targeted symbols of US influence in cities across the Muslim world on Friday, attacking embassies, schools and restaurants in retaliation for a film that mocks Islam.

Violence explodes as Muslims protest anti-Islam film
Romney hit from all sides for Egypt attack remarks
Romney hit from all sides for Egypt attack remarks

Republicans and Democrats alike came down hard on Mitt Romney Wednesday for an act of political opportunism when the White House hopeful said the Obama administration "sympathized" with attackers in Egypt.

Romney hit from all sides for Egypt attack remarks
US missions stormed in Yemen, stoned in Egypt film protests
US missions stormed in Yemen, stoned in Egypt film protests

Demonstrators stormed the US embassy in Yemen, leading to clashes in which four people were killed, while protesters stoned Washington's mission in Cairo as anger spread over a US-produced film mocking Islam.

US missions stormed in Yemen, stoned in Egypt film protests
Obama: Egypt no ally but no enemy either
Obama: Egypt no ally but no enemy either

Egypt is neither an ally nor an enemy of the United States, President Barack Obama said Wednesday in the wake of a violent protest at the US embassy in Cairo.

Obama: Egypt no ally but no enemy either
<i>Innocence of Muslims</i>. Photo courtesy of realitatea.net
Mystery over filmmakers behind anti-Islam movie

Mystery remained Wednesday over exactly who was behind the anti-Islam film which sparked deadly protests in the Middle East, amid conflicting claims of Jewish or Coptic Christian involvement.

Mystery over filmmakers behind anti-Islam movie
Hosni Mubarak. Photo courtesy of scrapetv.com
Britain blocking efforts to freeze Mubarak assets: official

The Egyptian public investigator who led efforts to hunt down property belonging to the regime of toppled dictator Hosni Mubarak has accused Britain of being "one of the worst" countries for housing assets.

Britain blocking efforts to freeze Mubarak assets: official