Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi dies after collapsing in court

Morsi in court in 2015. Photo: Mohamed Jamil/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has died at 67 after collapsing while in court Monday on spying charges, the BBC reports, citing state media.

The big picture: Morsi was democratically elected in 2012 following the Arab Spring uprising but deposed and jailed a year later in a coup led by Egypt's current president, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. He is the only Egyptian leader to have come to power through democratic elections.

Trump moves to name Muslim Brotherhood a foreign terrorist organization

In this image, Trump sits on the right next to Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt. Trump turns to face Abdel and is smiling at him.
Trump meets with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in the White House on April 9, 2019. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

The Trump administration is working to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign terrorist organization, the New York Times reports.

Driving the news: President Trump reportedly backed the idea after meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, whose government faces opposition from the Islamist group, earlier this month.