Egypt opposition to appeal referendum

2012-12-23 20:27

Egypt's opposition says that it will appeal the results of a referendum that ruling Islamists said approved a new constitution.

Egypt opposition vows to fight on

2012-12-20 17:51

Egypt's opposition, facing defeat over a new constitution in a referendum this weekend, is urging its supporters to reject the Islamist-backed charter and pledged to fight on to amend it.

Egypt referendum campaign kicks off

2012-12-13 21:46

Islamists backing Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and the secular opposition ranged against them are rolling out campaigns over a divisive new constitution that has sparked weeks of protests.

Egypt army delays unity talks

2012-12-12 17:04

The Egyptian army has delayed a national unity meeting aimed at calming a deep crisis over a constitutional referendum, as the opposition called for a 'no' vote that could become a boycott.

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.

Morsi mulls cabinet amid Tahrir sit-in

2012-06-25 15:04

Egypt's president-elect Mohammed Morsi has begun selecting a new government as his supporters pursue a sit-in to pressure the ruling military to hand over full powers to the Islamist.

Israel media fear 'darkness in Egypt'

2012-06-25 11:29

Israeli media has expressed almost unanimous concern about the victory of Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi in Egypt’s presidential election, warning of a difficult new reality.

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.

'Imperative' Egypt military hand over power

2012-06-21 08:58

Egyptian military authorities must cede power to the winner of the country's first post-Mubarak presidential elections, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says.

Egypt vote fair, but military moves worry

2012-06-19 21:09

Egypt's presidential vote appeared largely fair and competitive, but moves by the ruling military, including the retaking of legislative power, throw doubt on the process.

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 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.

Egypt court orders parliament dissolved

2012-06-14 18:38

Egypt's highest court has ordered the country's parliament dissolved and ruled that the last prime minister to serve under Hosni Mubarak could stay in the presidential race.

Mubarak's health 'dangerous'

2012-06-06 16:25

Egyptian officials says ex-Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak's health is in a "dangerous" state and he is having difficulty breathing.

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 '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.

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.

Anxiety, excitement as Egyptians vote

2012-05-23 16:07

Excited, anxious, even a little confused, Egyptians across Cairo are going to cast their ballots in the first presidential vote since the 2011 uprising.

Egyptian cop killed at polling station

2012-05-23 13:09

An Egyptian policeman has been shot dead after he was caught up in a gunfight between supporters of two presidential candidates outside a polling station in Cairo, security officials say.

Polls open in historic Egyptian vote

2012-05-23 08:26

Polling stations have opened across Egypt for the historic first presidential poll since a popular uprising toppled Hosni Mubarak, capping a tumultuous transition from automatic rule.

Egypt army, MPs - clash over president

2012-05-22 20:58

Egypt's army and mainly Islamist politicians have deferred talks on what powers the new president will have until after this week's presidential vote.


Clashes on eve of Egypt referendum

2012-12-21 18:28

Clashes between rival demonstrators have erupted in Egypt's second city Alexandria, the eve of the final round of the referendum.

Egypt constitution vote marred

2012-12-16 22:20

Egypt rights groups are calling for a repeat of the first round constitution vote because of violations amongst which the barring of women and Christians.

Egypt opposition urges 'no' vote

2012-12-12 21:55

Egypt's opposition alliance is urging a 'no' vote in the constitutional referendum instead of a boycott.

Court: Egypt army can't arrest civilians

2012-06-26 16:14

An Egyptian court has overturned a government decree allowing the army to arrest civilians, a setback for military rulers preparing to hand power to an elected president.

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.

Egypt's Morsi to rethink Israel peace pact

2012-06-25 12:42

Egypt's Islamist president-elect, Mohamed Morsi, wants to "reconsider" the peace deal with Israel and build ties with Iran to "create a strategic balance" in the Middle East, according to a report.

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.

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.

Tahrir ready to reignite

2012-06-17 19:19

Activists have gathered at Cairo's iconic Tahrir Square warning Egypt's ruling military they stand ready to reignite the revolution if the army clings to power.

Clinton: no return on Egypt democracy

2012-06-15 13:49

Hillary Clinton has called for a full transfer of power to elected civilians in Egypt after a court paved the way for the military to assume the parliament's powers.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Egypt cop death 'not election related'

2012-05-23 14:37

Egypt's interior ministry says the death of a policeman in Cairo reported earlier was not related to the presidential election in the country.

Long queues as Egyptians begin to vote

2012-05-23 09:28

Determined to end decades of authoritarian rule, millions of Egyptians are waiting patiently in long lines outside polling stations across the nation to freely choose their first president since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak.

Egyptians choose Mubarak successor

2012-05-23 07:50

Egyptians are taking to the polls in a historic presidential election contested by Islamists and secularists promising radically different futures for the country.

Polls: Democratic fervour grips Egypt

2012-05-17 12:57

Democratic fervour is gripping Egypt's big cities ahead of a presidential election but in the provinces many are nostalgic for the autocratic past.

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