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Topic - Hazem El-Beblawi
Egypt's interim president has appointed a prime minister to replace Hazem el-Beblawi, who resigned on Monday.
Monday's surprise resignation of Egypt's prime minister and Cabinet is widely seen as a ploy to allow Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, a popular military chief, to run for president in April in hopes of stabilizing the Arab world's most populous nation.
Egypt's interim Cabinet resigned Monday in a surprise move that could pave the way for the nation's military chief to announce his widely anticipated plans to run for president in the spring.
Egypt's interim prime minister announced Monday the resignation of his Cabinet, a surprise move that could be designed in part to pave the way for the nation's military chief to leave his defense minister's post to run for president.
A powerful explosion believed to be caused by a car bomb ripped through a police headquarters in a Nile Delta city north of Cairo early on Tuesday, killing 12 people and wounding more than 100, leaving scores buried under the rubble.
Police used tear gas to disperse rock-throwing fans outside the stadium before the African Champions League final Sunday, an outburst that has heightened fears for an upcoming World Cup playoff between Egypt and Ghana.
Egypt's jailed former leader Hosni Mubarak could be freed from one prison and confined to another of sorts, as the country's interim prime minister said Thursday that the deposed leader should be placed on immediate house arrest.
Egyptian security forces stormed a Cairo mosque Saturday after shooting at armed men firing down from a minaret, rounding up hundreds of supporters of the country's ousted president who hid there overnight after violent clashes killed 173 people.
Egyptian security forces deployed snipers, tear gas and bulldozers Wednesday to break up two sit-ins by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, in an assault that claimed more than 500 lives, drew swift international condemnation and led to the resignation of the vice president in the military-backed interim government.
Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Wednesday condemned a bloody crackdown by Egyptian security forces on supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi as "deplorable" and "a serious blow to reconciliation."
More than a month after the military ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, Egypt's new rulers are vexed by this question: How do you get tens of thousands of Mr. Morsi's supporters off the streets of Cairo?
The son of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi on Monday accused the military of kidnapping his father and vowed to take legal action against the army chief.
Egypt's interim president on Tuesday swore-in a new Cabinet stocked with liberals, women, secularists and Christians — but no Islamists — and appears to give greater powers to the military chief who toppled the country's first democratically elected president two weeks ago.
Egypt's finance minister resigned Tuesday to protest the government's handling of weekend protests that left 26 dead, most of them Coptic Christian demonstrators, an aide to the minister said.
Egypt's finance minister and deputy prime minister resigned Tuesday in protest because of the government's handling of deadly weekend protests that left 26 dead, most of them Coptic Christians, an aide to the minister said.
"The Cabinet has, in the last six or seven months, responsibly and dutifully shouldered a very difficult and delicate burden, and I believe that, in most cases, we have achieved good results," Mr. el-Beblawi said. "But like any endeavor, it cannot all be success but rather within the boundaries of what is humanly possible."
He said the Cabinet's decision to resign was made during Monday's weekly government meeting, but he gave no details.