Mohamed Morsi

Egypt court postpones Morsi's trial

Mohamed-MorsiCairo, March 6 : The Cairo Criminal Court Thursday suspended the trial of ousted president Mohamed Morsi over charges of inciting the killing of protestors, media reported.

The defence also demanded that the court dissolve the judges' panel, saying the current panel was biased, Xinhua reported citing Nile TV.

Morsi's trials over espionage and jailbreak were also suspended for the same reason.

Morsi to stand trial Jan 28 over Egypt jailbreak

Mohamed-MorsiCairo, Jan 2 : Egypt's ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi will go on trial Jan 28 over charges of a 2011 prison break, media reported Thursday.

Morsi will stand trial along with more than 130 other Muslim Brotherhood members, members of the Palestinian militant group Hamas, and Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah for storming the Wady al-Natroun prison.

They will be tried for kidnapping, and killing police officers during the 2011 uprising that toppled his predecessor Honsi Mubarak, Xinhua reported.

Morsi jailed for insulting judiciary

Mohamed-MorsiCairo, Sep 7 : An Egyptian court has jailed ousted president Mohamed Morsi for four days pending investigations over insulting the judiciary, state-run Ahram website reported Saturday.

Morsi, in a televised interview, accused 22 judges of fraud during the 2005 parliamentary elections, Xinhua reported.

He is also accused of attempting to influence the trial of Ahmed Shafiq, his rival in the presidential elections.

Morsi is now serving a renewed 15-day term pending investigations over charges of spying and breaking out of prison during the 2011 turmoil which toppled president Hosni Mubarak.

Egyptian cabinet to be reshuffled: Morsi

Egyptian cabinet to be reshuffled: MorsiCairo, April 21 - Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi said Saturday he intends to announce an imminent cabinet reshuffle, he posted on his official Twitter page.

"There will be a cabinet reshuffle and also a change of governors. Those best qualified will hold the responsibility in order to achieve the goals of the revolution," reported Xinhua citing Morsi in his tweet. (IANS)

John Kerry in Egypt for talks

John Kerry in Egypt for talksCairo, March 3 - US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Egypt Saturday on a two-day visit for talks with the Eyptian President Mohamed Morsi, Xinhua reported.

This is Kerry's first foreign trip as Washington's top diplomat.

Kerry, who planned to visit a number of Arab and European states, is scheduled to hold talks with Morsi Sunday on the bilateral relations, Egypt's economic recession and the regional issues of common concern including the Syrian crisis and the Israeli-Palestinian issue. (IANS)

Obama urges Morsi on democratic transition in Egypt

Barack-ObamaWashington, Feb 27 : US President Barack Obama has urged Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi to reaffirm the US'' strong commitment to the Egyptian people as they continue their transition to democracy, according to the White House.

The White House said in a statement that Obama, during a meeting with the Egyptian President, encouraged him, and all political groups within Egypt, to work to build consensus and advance the political transition, reports Politico.

Egypt''s Morsi reinvites main opposition bloc for dialogue

Mohamed-MorsiCairo, Jan 29 : Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi in the national dialogue late Monday renewed his invitation to the main opposition bloc (NSF) which earlier refused to participate in the meeting, official Ahram website reported Tuesday.

During the four-hour long Egyptian national dialogue, Morsi said "I am ready to communicate personally with the leaders and members of the NSF and reinvite them to a dialogue," according to the report.

Morsi orders curfew, state of emergency in riot-hit governorates

Morsi orders curfew, state of emergency in riot-hit governorates Cairo, Jan. 28 : Egypt''s President Mohamed Morsi imposed Sunday a curfew and a state of emergency in the turmoil- stricken Port Said governorate, as well as Suez and Ismailia, due to the ongoing bloody clashes there.

"I asserted earlier that if I had to, I would take any extraordinary measures to stop bloodshed, preserve security and protect the citizens," Morsi said in a televised speech Sunday evening, adding that the curfew in the three governorates would last 30 days, starting from 9:00 p. m. to 6:00 a. m. of the following day.

Egypt minister resigns due to ‘slow pace of reform’ in Morsi regime

Egypt minister resigns due to ‘slow pace of reform’ in Morsi regime Johannesburg, Dec 28 : An Egyptian cabinet member has submitted his resignation, saying he disagreed with the slow pace of reform by the Morsi-led government.

It was the second resignation in Egypt''s cabinet since Communications Minister Hany Mahmoud quit citing his `inability to adapt to the government''s working culture'.

Morsi calls for ‘national dialogue’ after signing new constitution

Mohammed-Morsi.jLondon, Dec 27 : President Mohammed Morsi has congratulated Egyptians for endorsing a new constitution and urged all parties to join him in a national dialogue.

In a TV address to the nation, Morsi said the economy was a priority and that changes to the cabinet would be made if necessary.

He gave great emphasis on the new constitution that have been freely chosen by the Egyptian people, not imposed from above, the BBC reports.

He assured Egyptians, now the constitution was in place, the country would be more stable and secure.

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