The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

Five-day forecast

Remove this weather forecast

Overnight

Lo41° Mostly Clear

Sunday

Hi67° Partly Sunny

Sunday Night

Lo46° Mostly Cloudy

Monday

Hi70° Cloudy

Monday Night

Lo48° Chance Showers

Tuesday

Hi60° Chance Showers

Tuesday Night

Lo38° Slight Chc Showers

Wednesday

Hi60° Mostly Sunny

Wednesday Night

Lo41° Partly Cloudy

Thursday

Hi62° Chance Showers

Senior Muslim Brotherhood leader arrested in Egypt

Send to Kindle
Print This

CAIRO — Egyptian security forces arrested a key Muslim Brotherhood figure on the run since the July coup that toppled the country’s Islamist president in a raid on his hideout early today, the Interior Ministry said.

The arrest of Essam el-Erian, the deputy leader of the Brotherhood’s political arm, the Freedom and Justice party, was the latest in a wide-ranging crackdown of both the Islamist group’s leaders and its rank-and-file members since the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi, who also hails from the Brotherhood.

View my optionsorSign in