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Egypt’s ElBaradei: liberal with ‘troubled conscience’

Mohamed ElBaradei, who resigned from his post as vice president in Egypt’s military-backed interim government in protest at Wednesday’s bloodshed, is a respected former UN nuclear watchdog chief. The ex-diplomat, UN executive and Nobel laureate turned liberal political leader stepped down after scores were killed in a crackdown by security…

Opposition leader El Baradei sworn in as Egypt vice president

Prominent liberal Egyptian leader Mohamed ElBaradei was sworn in on Sunday as Egypt’s interim vice president for foreign relations, the presidency said in a statement. The appointment of ElBaradei, a former head of the UN nuclear watchdog and a Nobel peace laureate, follows the military overthrow of Islamist president Mohamed…

ElBaradei condemns Egypt killings, urges probe

Prominent Egyptian liberal leader Mohamed ElBaradei condemned the killing of at least 42 people outside an elite army headquarters in Cairo on Monday and called for an independent investigation. “Violence begets violence and should be strongly condemned. Independent Investigation a must. Peaceful transition is only way,” the Nobel Peace laureate…

ElBaradei reportedly picked as new Egypt PM

Liberal opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei has been chosen as Egypt’s new prime minister, the Tamarod campaign behind the protests that toppled Islamist president Mohamed Morsi said on Saturday after talks with the country’s interim president. A military source confirmed to AFP that the former UN nuclear watchdog chief was to…

ElBaradei will not run for Egypt’s presidency

The ex-head of the UN nuclear watchdog and Nobel laureate Mohamed ElBaradei said on Saturday he would not run for the Egyptian presidency, saying there is still no real democracy in the country. “My conscience does not allow me to run for the presidency or any other official position unless…

El Baradei: Egypt must vote ‘no’ on military’s plans for future

By Ben Sheppard NEW DELHI — Egyptian presidential contender Mohamed ElBaradei said on Friday that the “miracle” of his country’s revolution must be cemented by a rejection of changes being offered by the army in a referendum. Egyptians will vote Saturday on the military’s plans for the future after Hosni…

US leads call for ‘concrete’ change in Egypt

WASHINGTON – US President Barack Obama led increasingly hoarse Western calls for “concrete” change in Egypt as President Hosni Mubarak on Friday clung to power after wrong-footing the world by deciding not to quit. Obama issued a strongly-worded statement late Thursday after a day of drama in Cairo in which…

ElBaradei: ‘Egypt will explode’

Egypt’s most prominent dissident warned in a tweet Thursday night that the country “will explode” and appealed to the army for help. “Egypt will explode. Army must save the country now,” Mohamed ElBaradei, the former head of the nuclear watchdog IAEA, tweeted. His warning of violence came minutes after President…

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