Muslim Brotherhood

A Time for Change

Kuwait’s opposition and newcomers win 24 of 50 parliamentary seats By Abdullah Alelyan Kuwait’s November 26 parliamentary elections were by far the most controversial public voting in the country over the past decade, as many Kuwaitis refused to reelect most outgoing members of the Parliament (MPs) who are considered “government deputies.” Allegations of political money being

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Egypt Says Arrests Seven Militants, Links Them to Muslim Brotherhood

By Ahmed Aboulenein CAIRO, Nov 4 (Reuters) – Egyptian authorities said on Friday they had arrested members of two recently emerged militant groups, along with weapons, explosives and proof that the organisations had been set up by the Muslim Brotherhood. Police detained five leaders and other members of the Hasam Movement and Louwaa al-Thawra, the

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Egyptian Court Hands Ex-President Mursi Another Life Sentence

CAIRO, June 18 – Egypt’s former president Mohamed Mursi was handed another life sentence on Saturday, after a court found him guilty of espionage and leaking state secrets. Mursi, leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, has already been sentenced in three other cases, including the death penalty for a mass jail break during the 2011

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Egyptian Court Recommends Death Penalty for Journalists, Mursi Verdict Postponed

CAIRO, May 8 – An Egyptian court on Saturday recommended the death penalty for three journalists and three others charged with endangering national security by leaking state secrets to Qatar, in a ruling condemned by the Doha-based Al Jazeera channel as shocking. Jordanian national Alaa Omar Sablan and Ibrahim Mohammed Helal, who both work for Al Jazeera,

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Jordan: Power Plays

Jordan’s clampdown of the Brotherhood faces detractors BY Maysa Zureikat On April 13, the Jordanian security services closed the headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB or Ikhwan) in Amman, the country’s most organized opposition force, sealing off the entrance with red wax. It was a dramatic move; the Ikhwan has a strong support base in urban

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Egyptian Leftist Sabahy Eyes United Opposition to Challenge Sisi

By Ahmed Aboulenein and Lin Noueihed CAIRO, March 10 (Reuters) – A prominent opponent of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said Egypt’s fragmented pro-democracy opposition parties had “failed” the country and he vowed to forge a new movement able to provide a genuine alternative to the current government. Hamdeen Sabahy, like many other leftists and nationalists,

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New Daesh Franchise Threatens Egypt

By Daniel Nisman and Michael Horowitz Feb 17 – On Jan. 21, days before the fifth anniversary of Egypt’s fabled revolution, police in Cairo raided a slum in the crowded Ahram neighborhood. Booby-trapped bombs went off in a scene more reminiscent of Fallujah, Iraq, than Egypt’s capital. Six officers and three civilians were killed, and an

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Iraq: Game Plans

The Muslim Brotherhood has set out plans for a Sunni province in Iraq BY Suadad Al Salhy Despite its dwindling fortunes elsewhere, the Muslim Brotherhood or the Ikhwan, continues to thrive in Iraq. Their North African counterparts have not fared so well since the Egyptian army ousted President Mohammed Morsi in 2013, and set about

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