World Bulletin / News Desk
Erian, the deputy leader of the Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice party, was taken into custody from a residence in New Cairo where he had been in hiding.
"Yes, he's been arrested and details will soon be released," the source told Reuters.
The state news agency MENA said Erian was arrested in New Cairo but gave no further details.
Local media circulated a photo of what they described as the moment he was arrested, showing a smiling Erian standing next to a bed with two packed duffle bags.
The Muslim Brotherhood Group was banned and many of its leaders have been detained and charged with inciting violence since the army, prompted by mass protests, deposed president Mohamed Morsi on July 3.
Many Egyptians remember Naguib for his role in the 'Free Officers' movement, which deposed King Faruq, the country's last king.
State of emergency extension was decided because Tunisia remained 'at war against terrorism'
EU calls for full accountability, effective law enforcement and zero tolerance for settler violence
Saudi Arabia has been a fervent supporter of the ousting of Egyptian President Morsi however the two countries have been at odds over a number of regional issues
Syrian refugees, who have suffered from the bitterness of being refugees for four years, cling to the hope of returning to their country
This is the worst attack by Israeli extremists since a Palestinian teen was torched to death a year ago
Parties urged to respect truce to allow more aid to flow into impoverished nation
State Dept. says it wants Israel-Palestinian peace process ‘back on track’
Turkish delegates among 20 countries taking part in planning session
Speaking to China's CCTV, Turkish President Erdogan says Islam 'rejects extremism and recommends middle path'
U.S. is expected to deliver four more F-16s to Egypt this fall
A number of shops were destroyed in the attack with many people still buried under rubble.
Egypt and Iran had severed diplomatic relations following Iran’s 1979 Islamic revolution
Several western governments and rights groups had called for the journalists' release
'Division 30' accused the Nusra Front of abducting Nadim al-Hassan in a rural area north of Aleppo
A group included five Kuwaitis who was involved in fighting operations in both Syria and Iraq