ARTICLES RELATING TO AHMED SHAFIQ

Key anti-Mubarak group banned in Egypt

2014-04-28 13:22

A Cairo court has banned the opposition April 6 Youth Movement that was a catalyst in the uprising to oust former president Hosni Mubarak in 2011.

Egypt to probe election complaints

2013-06-22 16:24

An Egyptian election commission will look into complaints by presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq alleging irregularities in last year's vote, which he narrowly lost.

Egypt orders arrrest of last Mubarak PM

2012-09-11 22:25

Egyptian authorities have ordered the arrest of ousted strongman Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister Ahmed Shafiq on suspicion of corruption, judicial sources said.

In divided Egypt, US plays all sides

2012-06-28 07:44

The ambiguous outcome of Egypt’s revolution leaves US no choice but to deal with the country’s major players, the military and the Muslim Brotherhood, despite its disagreements with each.

Egypt's loser Shafiq leaves country

2012-06-26 14:12

A Cairo airport official says Hosni Mubarak’s last prime minister who was defeated by an Islamist in the race for Egypt’s new president has left the country for the United Arab Emirates.

US takes first steps with new Egypt

2012-06-26 07:53

The United States is reaching out carefully to Egypt's newly elected Islamist president as US officials predict a more complicated and less predictable relationship with the key Arab nation.

Morsi: I'll be leader for all Egyptians

2012-06-25 09:05

Egypt's Mohammed Morsi has pledged to be a leader for all Egyptians after becoming the first Islamist to be elected president of the Arab world’s most populous nation following a divisive election.

Egypt army talks tough

2012-06-22 22:03

Egypt's military rulers have dismissed complaints from protesters that it was entrenching its rule and have blamed the Muslim Brotherhood's presidential candidate for stirring up emotions.

Egypt president result may be delayed

2012-06-20 19:51

Egypt's announcement of a winner in presidential race may be delayed because of complaints from both sides.

Egyptian military moves to retain power

2012-06-18 23:11

The Egyptian military has moved to retain power, undermining the presidential election claimed by Islamists.

Egypt starts voting in presidential run-off

2012-06-16 08:40

Egyptians have started voting in the country's presidential run-off, choosing between Hosni Mubarak's ex-prime minister and an Islamist candidate from the Muslim Brotherhood.

Military set to stay in power in Egypt

2012-06-15 10:21

The stage has been set for the military and remnants of the old regime to stay in power after Hosni Mubarak-appointed judges dissolved parliament and ruled his former prime minister eligible for the presidential election.

Egypt charter: Liberals boycott picking panel

2012-06-13 14:00

Egypt's march to democracy has hit another obstacle after liberals boycotted a parliament session called to name members of a panel to draw up a new constitution.

Hosni Mubarak 'causing a headache'

2012-06-12 08:15

An Egyptian liberal activist Ahmed Badawi says former president Hosni Mubarak’s health crisis is "causing everyone a headache" as it comes at a time of political anxiety in that country.

Egypt future in 'deeper uncertainty'

2012-06-07 09:54

Hosni Mubarak’s health has sharply deteriorated, days after he was sentenced to life in prison and specialists are evaluating whether to transfer him to a better-equipped hospital, security officials say.

Egypt rulers demand constitution panel

2012-06-06 10:20

Egypt's ruling military council has set a 48-hour deadline for political parties to finalise the formation of a 100-member panel to write a new constitution, or it will draw up its own blueprint.

Egypt activists call for mass protests

2012-06-04 11:28

Egyptian activists who spearheaded the revolt that toppled president Hosni Mubarak have called for mass demonstrations to protest against verdicts handed down in the strongman’s murder trial.

Egypt's Brotherhood scrambles for support

2012-05-29 10:43

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood is scrambling to broaden its appeal to liberals, leftists and Christians ahead of the June runoff for president.

Egypt court 'to rule on Shafiq poll ban'

2012-05-28 22:04

Egypt's top court is expected to rule on 11 June in a key case examining the constitutionality of a law barring Mubarak-era officials from running for office, a report says.

Return to Egypt's old regime 'unacceptable'

2012-05-28 15:22

Two of Egypt's losing candidates, Amr Mussa and Abdel Moneim Abul Fotouh, have declined to endorse either of the presumed front runners in a presidential election runoff.

Egypt election body weighs complaints

2012-05-28 07:58

Egypt's election committee has considered complaints about a presidential poll that has left voters with what many see as a painful run-off choice between an Islamist apparatchik and a throwback to Hosni Mubarak's era.

Brotherhood, ex-regime candidate in run-off

2012-05-25 23:06

Preliminary results from Egypt's presidential election show Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi and former prime minister Ahmed Shafiq have won the top two spots.

Egypt's elections and generation gap

2012-05-25 12:55

Egypt's landmark election for a new leader has brought out a generation gap in many families, with elders looking to old known faces and their children yearning to something new.

Egyptians swarm polling centres

2012-05-24 12:52

Egyptians have swarmed polling stations on the second day of a gripping presidential election in which candidates are pitting stability against the ideals of the uprising that ended Hosni Mubarak’s rule.

Voting in Egypt enters second day

2012-05-24 07:56

Egyptians are voting in the second day of a gripping presidential election in which candidates are pitting stability against the ideals of the uprising that ended Hosni Mubarak’s rule.

 

Key events in Egypt's revolution

2013-07-03 14:36

Egypt's military has disclosed details of its plan for replacing Islamist President Mohammed Morsi if he does not reach agreement with protesters.

Egypt freezes assets of ex-PM Shafiq

2012-10-22 07:49

Egyptian authorities say they are freezing the assets of presidential candidate and former prime minister Ahmed Shafiq and his daughters as part of the investigation into his wealth.

Morsi reconvenes dissolved parliament

2012-07-09 10:46

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has called on the Islamist-dominated parliament to reconvene despite a military-backed court ruling that dissolved it.

Egypt's Morsi moves toward unity govt

2012-06-27 07:53

President-elect Mohammed Morsi is trying to ease the turmoil that has rocked Egypt since the uprising 16 months ago, reaching out to Christians, women and secular revolutionaries to join his new Islamist-led government.

Egypt: West recognises growing Islamist role

2012-06-26 12:51

The willingness of Western powers to work with Egypt's Islamist president-elect Mohammed Morsi recognises the growth of the Muslim Brotherhood and shows a concern for regional stability, analysts say.

Obama congratulates Mohammed Morsi

2012-06-25 10:20

US President Barack Obama has congratulated Egyptian President-elect Mohammed Morsi by phone and also called the Islamist’s defeated rival, Ahmed Shafik, to encourage him to stay active in Egyptian politics.

Morsi's win 'a small step ahead for Egypt'

2012-06-25 08:01

The presidential election victory of Islamist candidate Mohammed Morsi in Egypt is a step forward but much more needs to be done to secure a full transition to democracy, reports say.

Tahrir Square protests as Egypt awaits result

2012-06-22 07:53

Thousands of protesters have filled Cairo's Tahrir Square as Egypt's rival presidential candidates, an Islamist and former general, accused each of trying to steal an election whose result is still not known.

Tahrir packed again after army power grab

2012-06-19 22:18

Thousands of Egyptians have packed into Tahrir Square to protest the ruling military's bid to grab new powers, as both presidential candidates claimed victory in the country's historic vote.

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood claims victory

2012-06-18 07:28

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has claimed a victory for its candidate Mohammed Mursi in the country's first presidential vote since its uprising, but his rival Ahmed Shafiq has disputed the announcement.

Egypt army's 'counter-revolution' slammed

2012-06-15 12:11

Egyptian parties and activists have accused the ruling military council of staging a "counter-revolution", after a series of measures that consolidated its power ahead of presidential polls.

Egypt: Third of parliament seats invalid

2012-06-14 16:39

Egypt's constitutional court ruled has ruled that a third of the seats in the Islamist-dominated parliament are invalid, stirring fresh uncertainty in the country.

Probe attacks on women, Egypt told

2012-06-12 09:32

Amnesty International has called on Egyptian authorities to investigate reports of sexual assaults on women protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, to counter the impression that no one will be punished.

Charter: Egypt's liberals walk out of meeting

2012-06-11 12:39

Egyptian liberals have walked out of a meeting to select members of a panel to write the country’s new constitution, charging that Islamists are trying to take seats allocated for secular parties.

Court to sit 2 days before Egypt poll runoff

2012-06-06 13:51

Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court is to sit just two days before a presidential election runoff to review the legality of a law that has threatened to bar one of the two remaining candidates, a spokesperson says.

Egypt: Tahrir readies for mass demo

2012-06-05 11:55

Egyptians in their numbers have begun gathering in Cairo’s iconic Tahrir Square ahead of a mass demonstration to protest against verdicts handed down in ex-president Hosni Mubarak’s trial.

Egypt, US ties will be cooler – analysts

2012-06-01 13:35

US Egyptian ties will be cooler than they were under ex-president Hosni Mubarak, who was the linchpin to US diplomacy in the Middle East, no matter who wins Egypt’s presidential election, analysts say.

Violence flares after Egypt poll results

2012-05-29 08:09

The first sign of unrest has been reported in Egypt after voting yielded divisive candidates, as a mob set fire at the campaign headquarters of one of the two presidential politicians facing each other in a runoff.

Egypt confirms Mursi, Shafiq run-off

2012-05-28 16:31

Egypt's electoral commission has confirmed that Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Mursi will face ex-prime minister Ahmed Shafiq in a June presidential run-off.

Egypt to announce poll result

2012-05-28 10:41

Egypt's election committee is set to announce first results of the presidential poll, an official says, after unofficial counts showed it would go to a run-off.

Egypt's Brotherhood calls for dialogue

2012-05-26 17:25

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood is calling on political groups to take part in a dialogue aimed at "salvaging the nation" ahead of a presidential run-off.

Egypt 'set for run-off'

2012-05-25 16:01

Egypt is looking set for a run-off presidential vote pitting Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Mursi against Mubarak-era minister Ahmed Shafiq, according to tallies by the Islamist group.

Mursi, Shafiq 'set for Egypt run-off'

2012-05-25 09:05

A Muslim Brotherhood official says the group's candidate in the first free presidential election in Egypt would enter a run-off vote next month with the last PM to serve Hosni Mubarak before he was ousted.

Egypt: Voting expected to gain momentum

2012-05-24 10:31

Small queues have started to form outside polling stations in Egypt as the country enters its second day of a gripping presidential election. The voting is expected to gain momentum during the day.

Shafiq warns against Islamist victory

2012-05-23 20:10

A front runner in Egypt's presidential election, Ahmed Shafiq says the country would face "huge problems" if his Islamist rivals win the elections.

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