Nancy Youssef

Clashes, gunfire in Cairo as Mohammed Morsi’s supporters take to streets

Armed supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi fought pitched battles Friday near Tahrir Square with crowds that had favored Morsi’s overthrow, in a worrisome sign of open conflict between the two sides. | 07/05/13 20:46:33 By - By Nancy A. Youssef, Mohamed Fadel Fahmy and Amina Ismail

Egyptians defend military as Morsi remains in custody, top Brotherhood officer seized

Egypt on Thursday had a new president, its former president sat in military custody, the top official of the Muslim Brotherhood was under arrest, and at least four television stations had been shut down – all seemingly undemocratic steps barely a year after the nation’s first free and fair presidential elections. | 07/04/13 16:44:25 By - By Nancy A. Youssef

Egyptian military overthrows Morsi, targets Muslim Brotherhood

In a somber announcement on national television, the country’s defense minister, Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, announced that the military had taken the action because President Mohammed Morsi had shown himself unwilling to meet the demands of a fractured opposition that had wanted him to step down. | 07/03/13 20:45:29 By - By Nancy A. Youssef and Amina Ismail

As military deadline nears in Egypt, Morsi vows fight to death

With millions of Egyptians in the streets for a third straight day demanding his resignation, a defiant President Mohammed Morsi took to Egypt’s airwaves early Wednesday morning and vowed to fight to remain in office, even if “the price is my blood.” | 07/02/13 19:37:55 By - By Nancy A. Youssef and Amina Ismail

Muslim Brotherhood calls supporters to streets after military sets 48-hour deadline

The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces gave the government and the opposition 48 hours to resolve their differences or face intervention, but it did not say what would constitute a proper “roadmap” to reconciliation between President Mohammed Morsi and his opponents. Would talks among the president, his Muslim Brotherhood-backed supporters and the fractured opposition suffice? Or would it require a referendum or early presidential election? The Muslim Brotherhood made it clear early Tuesday that resignation was not in the offing. | 07/01/13 20:14:52 By - By Nancy A. Youssef and Amina Ismail

Huge crowds turn out in Egypt in largely peaceful protests against Morsi

CAIRO In highly anticipated protests to mark the first anniversary of President Mohammed Morsi’s inauguration, millions of Egyptians took to the streets across the country in unprecedented numbers Sunday to demand his removal from office, three years before his term expires. | 06/30/13 18:21:47 By - By Nancy A. Youssef

American reported stabbed to death in Egypt during protests

A U.S. citizen, reportedly employed by an American school in Alexandria, was fatally stabbed Friday in that city after being caught in clashes between supporters and opponents of embattled Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi. | 06/28/13 19:08:19 By - By Nancy A. Youssef and Mohamed Fadel Fahmy

American dies in Egypt protests as country begins days of unrest over Morsi’s rule

An American citizen and at least three other people died Friday in demonstrations in Egypt that ushered in what was expected to be days of civil conflict over the rule of President Mohammed Morsi. | 06/28/13 20:44:44 By - By Nancy A. Youssef, Mohamed Fadel Fahmy and Amina Ismail

Morsi pleads for more time to solve Egypt’s problems

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi pleaded Wednesday night with his countrymen to give him more time to solve his country’s many ills, arguing in what many believe was the most important speech of his political life that Egypt cannot change leaders every year. | 06/26/13 19:43:33 By - By Nancy A. Youssef

In Egypt, does ‘will of the people’ mean keeping or ousting Morsi?

The demonstrations scheduled for later this week to mark the first anniversary of Mohammed Morsi’s ascension to Egypt’s presidency revolve around a single question: Which defines the will of the people, what happened at the ballot boxes a year ago or the growing anger today at what many think has been Morsi’s politically corrupt and incompetent leadership? | 06/24/13 19:37:18 By - By Nancy A. Youssef and Amina Ismail

Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart defends satire on Egyptian TV show whose host faces charges

Amid growing tension at the approach of the June 30 anniversary of Mohammed Morsi’s assumption of Egypt’s presidency, Jon Stewart, the host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” appeared on Egyptian TV Friday night, drawing laughs in a funny yet very serious tribute to the importance of satire in a free state. | 06/21/13 19:38:31 By - By Nancy A. Youssef

Libya’s Ansar al Shariah, expelled after Ambassador Chris Stevens’ death, is back in Benghazi

The September death of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans was supposed to mark the end of Ansar al Shariah, the extremist militia suspected of being behind the attack and that had controlled the streets of this city for months beforehand, demanding that an Islamist country emerge from the 2011 revolution that toppled longtime leader Moammar Gadhafi. | 06/21/13 16:44:47 By - By Nancy A. Youssef

Opponents protest Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi’s appointments

The decision by Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi to name 17 new provincial governors, including several who belong to his former party, triggered another round of violence here and the reported resignation of a top minister. The events stoked fears that Egypt’s first democratically elected leader was increasing Islamists’ control over the nation. | 06/19/13 16:07:01 By - By Nancy A. Youssef

In Libya, chaos is taking a toll on freedom of press, speech

Shortly after Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi was toppled in 2011, a 31-year-old activist had a tattoo put on his arm with the date marking the start of the uprising and rebranded himself a journalist. | 06/18/13 16:14:11 By - By Nancy A. Youssef

Gunmen attack Libyan posts in Benghazi

Gunman attacked the city’s Special Forces headquarters and other security buildings in this increasingly restive city Saturday in what some residents suspected was a retaliatory response to an assault a week ago that killed 32 and shut down the nation’s largest militia. | 06/15/13 16:48:34 By - By Nancy A. Youssef

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