CAIRO, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) -- Egypt prosecution ordered ousted president Mohamed Morsi for 15 days in prison pending investigations over inciting violence at Ithadyah (presidential place) last year, official news agency MENA reported Monday.
On Dec. 5, 2012, Egypt saw violent clashes between Morsi's Islamist supporters and his opponents after he issued a controversial constitutional declaration in November of the same year, whereby he entitled himself with all the country's authorities.
Morsi is accused of participating in detaining and torturing citizens, inciting the killing of protesters and publishing false news to influence the judicial authorities, the report said.
The new detention order will be enforced after the expiration of Morsi's detention in other cases, related to spying with Hamas movement for hostile acts against the nation.
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood top leader arrested in Cairo
CAIRO, Aug. 20 (Xinhua) -- General Guide of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Mohamed Badie was arrested by police in Cairo, official news agency MENA reported early Tuesday, citing a security source.
He has been transferred with intensive security measures to Torah prison, where former President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons are detained, the report said. Full story
News Analysis: No U.S. solution to quell chaos in Egypt, Syria
WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) -- While Egypt unravels and a civil war rages in Syria, the United States may be out of options to quell the bloodshed, U.S. analysts said.
Spiraling violence has engulfed Cairo and spread to additional areas nationwide after the recent military takeover of power from the ruling Muslim Brotherhood. Last week saw more than 500 deaths after Egypt's military steamrolled through a pro-Brotherhood protest. On Monday, alleged Islamic extremists attacked two police vehicles in Sinai, killing more than 25 officers and wounding three others. Full story
Egypt's Mubarak expected to be released this week: lawyer
CAIRO, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) -- Egyptian former President Hosni Mubarak will be released within this week as the last corruption case he faces is likely to get settled within 48 hours, his lawyer Farid al-Deeb told Xinhua on Monday.
"All that is left for us to do is a simple administrative procedure... I'm certain that Mubarak will be released by the end of this week," said al-Deeb. Full story
Egyptian gov't vows to beat war of terror amid lasting reactions overseas
CAIRO, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) -- The Egyptian interim government is sounding a warning that the country is facing a war of terror, vowing to defeat it by force and law.
Egypt is facing a war waged by "terrorist forces," Egyptian presidential spokesman Mostafa Hegazi told reporters in Cairo on Saturday in reference to recent clashes between security forces and supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi across the country. Full story
Protests dispersed in Cairo mosque as Egypt considers banning MB
CAIRO, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- Egypt's security forces have managed to evacuate a mosque in downtown Cairo previously occupied by supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi, while Egypt's cabinet said it considers banning the Muslim Brotherhood group.
Security forces have the full control of the situation at Fatah Mosque at Ramses Square following successful mediation headed by the Al-Azhar, Egypt's top Sunni Islamic institution. Full story
Egypt faces war of terror: presidential spokesman
CAIRO, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- Egypt is facing a war waged by " terrorist forces," a presidential spokesman said Saturday in reference to recent clashes between security men and supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi across the country.
Spokesman Mostafa Hegazi told reporters here that what is happening in Egypt and the protests held by Morsi's supporters were "acts of real terror" instead of a political dispute. Full story