Live from Egypt: latest developments

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7:10 pm The Egyptian military temporarily suspends the constitution and ousts Islamist President Mohammed Mursi

 

  •  6:50 pm The Egyptian army told Islamist President Mohammed Mursi at 7 pm that he was no longer president, state-run Al-Ahram newspaper quotes presidency source as saying

 

  • 6:48 pm An Egypt appeal court upholds a prison sentence on prime minister, removes him post, judicial source says

 

  • 6:30 pm Egypt to see short interim period followed by legislative, presidential elections: state news agency

 

  •  5:30 pm U.S. 'very concerned' about situation on ground in Egypt

 

  •  5:30 pm: Islamic Legitimate Body rejects deposing of Mursi against people’s will

 

  •  4:53 pm We do not know where Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi is now, aide tells CNN

 

  •  4:49 pm Army vehicles deployed near an Islamist gathering in Cairo, AFP reported

 

  • 4:40 pm Sheikh Al-Azhar stressed to the army chief the importance of Egyptian unity, newspaper sources say


  •  4:38 pm The army statement will announce the lifting of legitimacy off of Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi, National Salvation Front member says


  •  4:35 pm Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi was on his way to launch a coup against authorities, National Salvation Front member says

 

  •  4:30 pm The army has confirmed that it does not intend to rule Egypt, National Salvation Front member says

 

  •  4:15 pm Several hundred Egyptian soldiers, together with armored vehicles, perform a military parade on the main road near the Presidential Palace, Reuters reports

 

  •  4:10 pm Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi's message to all Egyptians is to resist a military coup peacefully, aide says

 

  •  4:08 pm Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi is still working at the republican guard barracks in Cairo, unclear if free to leave, aide says

 

  •  4:02 pm At least 37 people have been killed and 1600 injured in violence since Tuesday night, Al Arabiya correspondent reports

 

  •  3:57 pm  A military coup will not pass without bloodshed, Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi's adviser says

 

  •  3:56 pm Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi’s adviser says he expects army and police violence to remove pro-Mursi demonstrators

 

  •  3:55 pm The army begins to deploy in Giza, Al Ahram reports

 

  • 3:52 pm Mursi's security advisor: military coup is underway

 

  • 3:50pm Mursi, top Brotherhood leaders banned from traveling

 

  •  3:50 pm Egypt president's national security adviser says military coup under way

 

  • 3:48 pm The U.S. secretary of defense called his Egyptian counterpart yesterday

 

  • 3:46 pm The Egyptian army told President Mohammed Mursi it will postpone issuing its statement for hours to avoid bloodshed, Al Ahram reports

 

  •  3:42 pm The Egyptian president's national security adviser says a military coup under way.

 

  •  3:35 pm National Salvation Front: U.S. pressures on army not to act

 

  •  3:35 pm: National Salvation Front: Army will strip Mursi of legitimacy

 

  •  3:16 pm  Egypt state TV denied that employees evacuated TV building and reassured ongoing work

 

  •  3:13 pm Opponents of Islamist President Mohammed Mursi gather near Ittihadiya Presidential Palace in Cairo, calling  for his ouster

 

  •  3:06 Sources in the Freedom and Justice party say they refused the Egyptian army's invitation to a meeting with party leaders

 

  • 2:50 pm Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi calls for formation of an interim coalition government, with PM approved by all political powers, Reuters reports

 

  • 2:49 pm Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi says it is a mistake to side with one party

 

  • 2:47 pm Egypt cannot go backwards, Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi says

 

  •  2:43 pm The road map to resolve the Egypt crisis must be legitimate, the presidency says

 

  • 2:37 pm The state TV building is under the control of the army, sources tell Al Arabiya

 

  •  2:31 p.m. The Egyptian army deadline expires and a statement is expected

 

  •  2:26 pm The cabinet secretary general, Safwat Abdel Dayem, resigns, Egypt TV reports

 

  •  2:19 pm Twenty-eight people were killed by snipers Tuesday night, pro-Mursi supporters said

 

  • 2:00 pm Egypt's military council will issue a statement immediately following meetings with leading political figures, a spokesman said

 

  • 1:11 pm A top Egyptian court approves the return Abdel Meguid Mahmoud as prosecutor general

 

  • 1:00 pm  Military sources deny that opposition leader ElBaradei met with the military.

 

  • 12:41 pm Egypt Muslim Brotherhood political party refused invitation to meet army commander: military sources

 

  • 12:39 pm Army armored vehicles guard Egypt state TV building, staff not working on live productions have left

 

  • 12:33pm Egyptian president's spokesman says better for Mursi to die in defense of democracy than be blamed by history-statement

 

  • 12:15pm Egyptian hardline Islamist group al-Gamaa al-Islamiya calls on supporters to remain peaceful - statement

 

  • 12: 10pm Egyptian interior ministry says it will defend all forms of violence "side by side" with the army.

 

  • 12:03pm Military sources say the defense minister is meeting with representative from Brotherhood and Salafist parties

 

  • 11:47 am Military sources: ElBaradei, Al Azhar Sheikh and the Egyptian Pope are at the meeting with the military defense

 

  • 11:30 am Military chiefs will release a statement after 4.30pm (local time) - 12:30pm GMT

 

  • 11:14 am Egyptian opposition groups say ElBaradei is meeting with the defense minister now

 

  • 10: 50 am Egypt's 'Tamarod' says Mursi's speech is an example that 'he cannot claim responsibility.'

 

  • 10: 50 am Egypt's 'Tamarod' says Mursi must be arrested immediately on charges of calling for civil war.

 

  • 10:26 am Egypt’s hardline al-Gamaa al-Islamiya denies it called on Mursi to hold early presidential elections.

 

  • 10:14 am Senior military commanders were in emergency talks after Egypt's Mursi rejected their ultimatum to resolve the current crisis

 

  • 8:41am Egypt's hardline al-Gamaa al-Islamiya calls on Mursi to hold early presidential elections-spokesman tells Reuters

  • 7:55am Egyptian Brotherhood leader Essam el-Erian: freedom more valuable than life
     

• 6:53 am Al-Ahram: new constitution to be drafted in interim period to set out path to presidential and parliamentary elections

• 6:39 am AL-Ahram: Egypt army road map sets out 9 to 12 month transitional period

• 6:37 am Al-Ahram says road map includes neutral transitional government to be headed by a military leader

• 6:35 am Al-Ahram: Egypt army road map would set up a three-member presidential council chaired by head of supreme constitutional court

• 6:30 am Al-Ahram: Egypt's state-run Al Ahram newspaper says it is expected Mursi will either resign or be sacked by armed forces road map on Wednesday

  • 1:30 am Death toll in Cairo University clash rises to 16

     

  • 1:10am Egypt's high command says the army is ready to die to defend Egypt's people against terrorists and fools

     

  • 12.23 am Organizers of the protest movement Tamarod called on Mursi’s military guard to arrest him
     

 

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  • 11: 40 pm At least 3 killed 90 wounded at Pro-Mursi rally violence

 

 

  • 9:35 pm: Mursi addresses the Egyptian people

 

  • 9:30 pm Mursi to address Egyptian people today: state TV

 

  • 9:10 pm National Salvation Front: Mursi defiance puts nation on course to violence

 

  • 8:50 pm Mursi insists on his 'constitutional legitimacy'

 

  • 8:50 pm Mursi demands army withdraw ultimatum, says will not be dictated to

 

  • 8:30 pm Hamdeen Sabahi: Opposition committed to Mursi’s ouster

 

  • 8:30 pm Hamdeen Sabahi: ElBaradei to represent opposition in talks with Army

 

  • 8:30 pm Hamdeen Sabahi: Mursi’s clinging to power will lead to bloodshed
     
  • 8:20 pm Seven killed in clashes between pro and anti-Mursi protesters

 

  • 8:00 pm Military source denies joined presidential-military statement

 

  • 7:55 pm Mursi to issue statement in coordination with Army: state TV

 

  • 7: 46 pm Seven killed after clashes between Mursi’s supporters and opponents in Cairo

 

  • 5:35 pm Army helicopters fly overhead in Tahrir

 

  • 5:30 pm Top Brotherhood leader detained in clashes in Qalyubia

 

  • 5:30 John Kerry told Egyptian FM it is important to listen to Egyptian people

 

  • 5:05 pm Sissi asks Mursi to leave power to save lives: report

 

  • 5:05 pm  Mursi and Sissi meet to discuss crisis: presidential and military source

 

  •  4:50 Amr Moussa: Brotherhoods in a state of denial

 

  •  4:50 pm Amr Moussa: Army roadmate “important” for its commitment to a timeframe

 

 

  • 3:55 pm  Pro-Mursi rally in Alexandria fired at: report
     
  •  3:30 pm Army roadmap would be implemented if president Mursi, opposition fail to agree - sources


  •  3:30 pm Roadmap subject to agreement of opposition salvation front, other forces once deadline expires: sources to Reuters


  •  3:30 pm Army roadmap would provide for rule by interim council until constitution changed: sources to Reuters


  •  3:30 pm Draft Egypt army roadmap would suspend constitution, dissolve Islamist-led parliament: military sources

 

  • 2:45 pm Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leader calls for “martyrdom” to stop coup, AFP reported  

 

  • 2:34 pm Egypt opposition picks former nuclear chief Mohammed ElBaradei to negotiate transition, AFP       reported 

 

  • 1:20 pm The Egyptian finance minister denies reports that he submitted his resignation, Al Arabiya correspondent reports 

 

  • 1:10 pm Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi, armed forces chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Prime Minister Hisham Qandil meet for the second day, presidency announced

 

  • 12:43 pm Ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said that the country’s current Islamist president, Mohammed Mursi, should step down for the sake of the Egyptian people

 

  • 12:38 pm Anadolu news agency reports Egypt's oil, finance and planning ministers have resigned 

 

  • 12:18 pm Military helicopters fly over Ittihadiya presidential palace in Cairo,  an Al Arabiya correspondent reports

 

  • 11:40 am Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Qandil has reportedly submitted his resignation, an Al Arabiya correspondent reports

 

  • 11:32 am Opposition groups have begun gathering at the Qubba presidential palace in Cairo

 

  •  11:31 am The defense and interior ministers were not present at today’s cabinet meeting, Al Arabiya correspondent reported

 

  • 11:15 am The Egyptian cabinet spokesman has resigned, Al Arabiya correspondent  reported

 

  •  10:36 am Al-Ahram managing editor says he anticipates a clash between the army and president forces

 

  •  10:35 am A travel ban has been issued against top Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood leaders, Al Ahram reports

 

 

  • 9:44 am The Egyptian opposition said it would not support a "military coup" in the country

 

 

  • 6:11 am Obama says he encouraged Mursi to take steps to show he is responsive to concerns of demonstrators

 

  • 1:35 am Egypt presidency says Mursi spoke by phone to Obama

 

 

  • 12:28 am Egypt's presidency rejects an ultimatum issued Monday by the army, saying it would continue with its own plan for national reconciliation.
     

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  • 10:20 pm Rallies in support of Mursi head towards Cairo University: activists

 

  • 10:00 pm Islamist “National Coalition” calls for mass rallies in support of Mursi

 

  • 10:00 pm Islamist coalition rejects using army against Mursi’s “legitimacy”

 

  • 10:00 pm Islamist "National Coalition" holds press conference in support of Mursi

 

  • 9:50 pm Clashes break out between pro and anti-Mursi protesters in Suez

 

  • 9:40: pm UAE evacuates its citizens from Cairo

 

  • 8:50 pm Egyptian army warns of any attempt to disguise in military uniform


  • 8:50 pm Egyptian army warns against suspected movement near military facilities

 

  • 8:07 Spokesman: army statement meant to push rival parties to resolution

 

  • 8:05 Army spokesman: military doctrine doesn’t include policy of coups

 

  • 8:05 Salvation Front: We trust the army, we urge continued protests

 

  • 6:30 pm Egyptian Islamist Wasat party HQ firebombed

 

  • 6:20 pm Military spokesman denies army controlling building of Egypt TV and radio station

 

  • 5:50 pm Ghad Party leader Ayman Nour: Mursi’s resignation will spare Egypt more bloodshed

 

  • 5:30 pm Mursi meets armed forces chief Sissi and prime minister

 

  • 5:25 pm Egypt environment minister says his resignation not rejected but postponed

 

  •  5:24 pm Media: Army rejects U.S. proposal to keep Mursi “symbolic” president

 

  • 5:18 Al Arabiya: Mursi and PM reject resignation requests of 10 ministers

 

  •  5:10 pm Egypt’s Salafi Nour Party fears army return to politics

 

  • 4:43 pm U.S. says it is reviewing Egypt’s army statement

 

  • 4:43 pm Presidency says studying referendum on Mursi’s stay in office

 

  • 4:05 pm Muslim Brotherhood "studying" army statement

 

  • 4:5 pm House of Muslim Brotherhood’s deputy leader Khairat el-Shater attacked

 

  • 4:00 pm There will not be a coup against Mursi: Brotherhood politician

 

  • 3:40pm  Ten  ministers resign from the Egyptian government: Al Arabiya

 

  • 3:00 pm General Sami Annan resigns from the president’s advisory council: media

 

  •  2:40 pm Army issues all parties 48-hour ultimatum to reach resolution

 

  • 2:34 pm Army issues 48 hours to all political forces to reach a resolution

 

  • 1:55 pm Army to issue statement "shortly:" state TV

 

  • 1:50 pm Egyptian Prime Minister rejects resignation request of five cabinet members

 

  • 12:09 pm The Muslim Brotherhood is considering self-defense units after headquarters were ransacked

 

  • 11:53 am Four Egyptian ministers quit Mursi's cabinet, a government official says

 

  • 8:00 am Egypt protesters storm Muslim Brotherhood HQ in Cairo: AFP

     

  • 6:48 am Egypt's opposition rebel movement Tamorod gives President Mursi until 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday to quit. Full story here.


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  • 10: 30 pm Death toll in Egypt unrest reaches five: security officials

 

  • 9:25 pm June 30 Front calls general strike from Monday until Mursi’s ouster

 

  • 9:20 pm Presidency: We do not underestimate demonstrations or opposition demands

 

  • 8:45 pm Supporters of Mursi say to stay in the street to defend president

 

  • 8:40 pm Army chief el-Sissi monitoring the situation from operation room: military source

 

  • 8:00 pm Second person dies in Egypt protests: security official

 

  • 7:40 pm Numbers of protesters unprecedented: army

 

  • 7:20 Former MP declares Port Said “freed and cleared of Muslim Brotherhoods”

 

  • 7:00 Army estimates protesters at “several millions”

 

  • 7:00 Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) says 4 millions in pro-Mursi rally

 

  • 6:45 Health ministry says 174 wounded in seven provinces

 

  •  6:40 One dead in clashes between pro and anti Mursi protesters


  •  6:30 Cairo's Muslim Brotherhood HQ is attacked with petrol bombs


  • 5: 30 pm National Salvation Front calls for boycotting the government

 

  • 5:30 pm National Salvation Front protesters to stay on streets until Mursi goes

 

  • 5:15 pm Protests move to el-Quba Palace where President Mursi is believed to be staying

 

  • 4:00 pm Presidency urges protesters to avoid violence

     

  • 3:55 pm: Presidency says it is open to dialogue

 

  • 3: 30 pm Military helicopters flying over Alexandria


  • 3:20 pm Anti-Mursi rallies gather on Alexandria courniche


  • 3:00 p.m. Opposition rallies reach presidential palace in Cairo


  • 2:20 pm Protesters in Alexandria struck down by poisoned water

 

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