Mohamed Morsi

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Mohammed Morsi:   died at the age of 67 after collapsing in court during a retrial of charges of espionage. Photograph: Tara Todras-Whitehill/The New York Times

Mohamed Morsi Issa al-Ayyat Born: August 20th, 1951 Died: June 17th, 2019 In 2012 Mohamed Morsi became Egypt’s first democratically chosen preside(...)

A girl holds a photograph of former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi during a symbolic funeral ceremony on June 18th at Fatih mosque in Istanbul. Thousands joined in prayer in the Turkish capital for Morsi, who died after collapsing in a Cairo court. Photograph: Getty Images

The sudden death from a heart attack of Egypt’s ousted and imprisoned president Mohamed Morsi during a court appearance on Monday has shed light on th(...)

People hold a photograph of former  Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi during prayers for him in Istanbul, Turkey, on Tuesday, while his funeral was taking place in Egypt. Photograph: Erdem Sahin/EPA

Egypt’s former president Mohamed Morsi was buried in a restricted family ceremony in Cairo early on Tuesday, a day after he suffered a fatal heart at(...)

Relatives of the men executed for the killing of public prosecuter Hisham Barakat gather at Zynhom morgue in Cairo, Egypt,  on Wednesday to wait for their bodies to be released. Photograph: Amina Ismail/Reuters

Egyptian authorities executed nine men convicted over the 2015 killing of the country’s chief prosecutor on Wednesday amid a surge in the number of d(...)

The cordoned-off Bataclan concert hall in Paris, November 16th, 2015. The “Beyond Chaos: In the Aftermath of the Arab Upheavals” launch occurred on the third anniversary of the massacres. Photograph: Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty Images

When the French academic Gilles Kepel went to Damascus to study Arabic in 1977, the two most salient features of the Middle East were the Arab-Israeli(...)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressing members of parliament from his ruling AK Party during a meeting at the Turkish parliament in Ankara on Friday. Photograph:  Tumay Berkin/Reuters

Recep Tayyip Erdogan this week lamented the killing of Jamal Khashoggi on Turkish soil as a “savage” crime against a man he called a friend. But the a(...)

'I knew few people as skilled at explaining the mood of the Arab street and the intricacies of Arab politics' as Jamal Khashoggi, above. Photograph: Johnny Green/PA Wire

I first met Jamal Khashoggi in January 1992, when we were both covering the military coup that prevented the Islamic Salvation Front winning parliamen(...)

A protest in support of Egyptian activist Amal Fathy. Photograph: Getty Images

An Egyptian court has sentenced an activist to two years in jail over a video she posted on social media criticising the government for failing to pro(...)

 Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi speaks after he was sworn in for a second presidential term, in Cairo. Photograph: Presidency of Egypt/EPA

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was sworn in for a second term as Egyptian president on Saturday amid a crackdown on his opponents, after a landslide victory in(...)

 Supporters of Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi celebrate in Cairo’s Tahrir square following his re-election for a second term, on Monday. Photograph: Mohamed El-Shahed/AFP/Getty Images

Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has won a second, four-year term in office, with more than 97 per cent of the vote in last week’s election, ac(...)

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