The former British Prime Minister's comments came during a visit to Cairo in order to discuss the Middle East Peace Process and the situation in Egypt
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Saturday 11 August 2012
Complex regional interests are threatened by rising violence in the Sinai
Wednesday 08 August 2012
Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has fired his intelligence chief and the governor of Northern Sinai following the deadly weekend attack on troops by suspected militants in Sinai.
Tuesday 07 August 2012
Military sweep ordered after militants kill 16 troops, stealing army vehicles to get into Israel
Monday 06 August 2012
Masked gunmen killed 16 Egyptian soldiers at a checkpoint along the border with Gaza and Israel, the first such attack on troops.
Friday 03 August 2012
The new Prime Minister, Hisham Qandil, was sworn in with his cabinet in yesterday, forming the first government since Mohamed Morsi was elected President.
Friday 20 July 2012
Egypt's former spy chief Omar Suleiman, who died yesterday at the age of 76, was Hosni Mubarak's long-standing éminence grise. He played several crucial roles during Mubarak's 30-year rule; despite his low public profile he had a say in virtually every vital security issue confronting Egypt. Like his boss, he was an enemy of Islamists throughout the region and a friend to the United States and Israel.
Wednesday 11 July 2012
Forget about "increased tensions" between Egypt's new President and the dark power of the country's wealthy generals. Yesterday's convening of parliament in Cairo – in violation of a supreme court decision – was an "understanding" between Mohamed Morsi and the army élite that the antagonism between them must go no further.
Saturday 07 July 2012
It is January 2012 and I'm sitting on the pavement of a Cairo side street in the afternoon sun. At the far end of the road is a monolithic concrete roadblock, beyond which is Tahrir Square.
Monday 02 July 2012
The Long View: The army intelligence service is said to want a mini-revolution to get rid of corrupt officers
Saturday 30 June 2012
Islamist Mohammed Morsi was sworn today before Egypt's highest court as the country's first freely elected president, succeeding Hosni Mubarak who was ousted 16 months ago.
Wednesday 27 June 2012
The loser of the presidential election left Egypt with most of his family yesterday, hours after an investigation was opened into claims that he wasted public funds as a minister in the former regime.
Tuesday 26 June 2012
The loser of Egypt's presidential election has left the country with most of his family hours after an investigation was opened into claims he wasted public funds during his term as a minister in the former regime.
Monday 25 June 2012
New Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi has moved first thing into the office once occupied by his ousted predecessor Hosni Mubarak and started work on forming a government.
Leading article: After jubilation in Egypt as Mohamed Morsi wins election, the real challenge begins
Monday 25 June 2012
And so, after six long decades of military rule, Egypt has a democratically elected, civilian President at last. For all the shenanigans of the past week – the sudden dissolution of the Muslim Brotherhood-dominated parliament, the sweeping powers arbitrarily grabbed by the ruling military council, the rumour and counter-rumour over the failing health of Hosni Mubarak – nothing can detract from the scale of Egypt's achievement. A broadly free and fair election, as this would appear to have been, is a seminal moment not just for Egypt, but for the Arab Spring and the world beyond.
Monday 25 June 2012
Crowds in Tahrir Square rejoice after Mohamed Morsi is finally declared victor after a week of uncertainty. Alastair Beach reports from Cairo
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