Mohamed ElBaradei

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Citing Snipers, Brotherhood Calls Off Rally

Defense minister says 'we will not stand by'

(Newser) - The Muslim Brotherhood today canceled a massive protest against Egypt's military, saying the move was prompted by "the presence of army snipers" positioned along the planned route in the streets of Cairo. Another protest march to the Supreme Constitutional Court was to go forward, reports al-Jazeera , and security... More »

Egypt Unravels: VP ElBaradei Quits in Protest

Security forces stage deadly raids; toll hits 149

(Newser) - It's been a bloody, chaotic day in Egypt:
  • Security forces raided two pro-Mohamed Morsi protest camps in Cairo, and reports of casualties are rising quickly. The country's health ministry now says 149 are dead and about 1,400 injured in Cairo and elsewhere, reports AP . The Muslim Brotherhood
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Egypt Names New PM, ElBaradei as VP

Hazem el-Beblawi named as interim prime minister

(Newser) - Opposition leader and pro-democracy activist Mohamed ElBaradei—who was named , then un-named , Egypt's interim prime minister over the weekend—will serve as interim vice president, the AP reports, citing a spokesperson for interim president Adli Mansour. (Rather than going with VP, Reuters calls ElBaradei a "deputy to the... More »

Egypt: Wait, ElBaradei Isn't Prime Minister

New president backtracks on earlier announcement

(Newser) - Egypt's new president has backtracked on an announcement earlier today that pro-reform leader Mohamed ElBaradei, one of Morsi's top critics, would be the country's interim prime minister. A spokesperson for Adli Mansour now denies that the appointment of the Nobel Peace laureate was ever certain—even though... More »

Opposition Leader ElBaradei Named Prime Minister in Egypt

Former head of UN nuclear watchdog agency will fill interim post

(Newser) - Mohamed ElBaradei —a name familiar to reformers—has been picked to be Egypt's interim prime minister. ElBaradei, a Nobel peace Laureate and a former director of the UN nuclear watchdog agency, will serve under interim President Adli Mansour until new elections take place. He formerly led the... More »

In Egypt, 'Tense Calm' After Violent Night

30 dead, more than 1K wounded in clashes

(Newser) - Last night's clashes in Egypt left at least 30 people dead and more than 1,000 injured, raising the big question: Was it a prelude to even greater unrest today and in the near future? A "tense calm" prevails for now, reports al-Jazeera , but the Muslim Brotherhood wants... More »

Amid Chaos, Egypt's Parties Hold Rare Sit-Down

Country's top religious scholar gets call for unity, but no concrete action

(Newser) - Egyptians saw a shockingly rare sight today: The leaders of their country's fractured and feuding political parties actually sitting across the table from one another. In a meeting brokered by Egypt's most influential Islamic scholar, Grand Imam Ahmed al-Tayyeb, leaders from both Egypt's secular opposition and its... More »

Egypt Tumult Rages a 5th Day

Opposition rejects Morsi's call for a dialogue

(Newser) - Despite President Mohamed Morsi declaring a state of emergency yesterday, protests are raging in Cairo and other parts of Egypt for a fifth consecutive day today, the New York Times reports. Marchers in Port Said, one of three provinces where Morsi declared a curfew, said they no longer recognize his... More »

Egypt Opposition: Voting Was Rigged

Opposition wants first round of constitution referendum re-run

(Newser) - The first of two rounds of voting on the draft constitution has been put to bed , but the opposition isn't ready to move on: It's calling for more protests in Egypt tomorrow. Though the constitution—favored by the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamists—received a 57% "yes"... More »

Egypt Braces for Vote Amid Conspiracies, Protests

But the whole referendum might be determined by the 'couch party'

(Newser) - Egyptians will go to the polls tomorrow to vote on a controversial constitutional referendum that could determine the country's fate. Here's what you need to know:
  • The referendum would install a new constitution that Mohamed Morsi's government says is essential to move the country forward—but which
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Egypt Opposition: No Talks With Morsi

Rejects president's offer for dialogue, calls for more protests

(Newser) - Mohamed Morsi's call for a dialogue between himself and opposition leaders tomorrow has been rejected by the opposition, AFP reports.The National Salvation Front, a coalition of opposition groups, called for more demonstrations today and told Reuters that its "official stance" is that it will not join any... More »

Morsi's Power Grab Sparks Protests, Fires

Clashes erupt among tens of thousands of demonstrators

(Newser) - At least 16 people have been hurt as tens of thousands protest Mohamed Morsi's assumption of new powers in Egypt. Responding to the Egyptian leader's self-proclaimed immunity to judicial review, demonstrations broke out in Cairo and across the country, Bloomberg reports; protesters set fire to Muslim Brotherhood political... More »

ElBaradei Ends Presidential Run, Slams Egypt Military

He says nation is not moving toward democracy as promised

(Newser) - Yet another sign that Egypt's Arab Spring is fizzling in the actual-results department: Nobel laureate Mohamed ElBaradei said today that he is pulling out of the presidential race because the pace of reforms by the nation's military leaders is pathetic. "My conscience does not permit me to... More »

Liberal Youth 'Decimated' in Egypt Vote: ElBaradei

Nobel Prize winner fears extremist control over country

(Newser) - The liberal youth behind Egypt’s protests were “decimated” in the elections , says reformist leader Mohamed ElBaradei, and now the country must work to avoid an extreme-right Islamist government. “The youth feel let down. They don't feel that any of the revolution's goals have been achieved,... More »

US Students Arrested in Cairo

They allegedly threw flaming cannisters at Egyptian security forces

(Newser) - Three Americans studying in Egypt have been arrested for allegedly hurling Molotov cocktails at Egyptian security forces amidst the violent protests sweeping Cairo. The three boys were shown lined against a wall on state-run TV, with ID cards from the American University in Cairo and an Indiana driver’s license... More »

Time Unveils Influential List

A look at some of the more interesting entries from this year's list

(Newser) - Time has just released its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world, and there are some perennial favorites (Barack Obama, Oprah), some recent newsmakers (Julian Assange, Mark Zuckerberg), some villains (Anwar al-Awlaki, Saif al-Islam Gadhafi, Kim Jong Un, all of whom get very brief write-ups), some... More »

ElBaradei: I'm Running for President

But the constitution needs to change, Nobel laureate says

(Newser) - It's official: Mohamed ElBaradei will run for president of Egypt, he told a private television channel yesterday. "When the door of presidential nominations opens, I intend to nominate myself," the Nobel laureate said. But he also called on the military to scrap or rewrite the "superficial" constitutional... More »

'Heart of Egypt Beats Again'

Reactions pour in via Twitter, media

(Newser) - The sudden ouster of Hosni Mubarak has Egypt celebrating in the streets—and in interviews, and on Twitter. The Global Post rounds up some of the best reactions. From Egypt:
  • Mohamed ElBaradei: “This is the greatest day of my life. The country has been liberated,” he told the
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ElBaradei: 'Egypt Will Explode'

Pro-democracy advocate says army must intervene

(Newser) - One of the first public reactions to Hosni Mubarak's non-resignation doesn't bode well for what happens next: “Egypt will explode," wrote Nobel laureate and pro-democracy advocate Mohamed ElBaradei on Twitter, reports the Los Angeles Times . "The Army must save the country now. I call on the Egyptian... More »

Muslim Brotherhood Takes Seat at Egypt Table

But won't back down on demand for Mubarak's departure

(Newser) - It's officially outlawed, but the Muslim Brotherhood is taking a seat at the table to resolve Egypt's crisis. The controversial group met today with Vice President Omar Suleiman, along with supporters of Mohamed ElBaradei and leftist supporters, reports the New York Times. “The brothers decided to enter a round... More »

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