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Jul 4, 2013
Jul 4, 2013

Mursi held by Egypt’s army; ‘coup’ dilemma for the West

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s army was holding ousted President Mohamed Mursi at a military facility in Cairo on Thursday and other Muslim Brotherhood leaders were arrested in a crackdown on the movement that won several elections last year.

The United Nations, the United States and other world powers did not condemn Mursi’s removal as a military coup. To do so might trigger sanctions. Army intervention was backed by millions of Egyptians, including liberal leaders and religious figures who expect new elections under a revised set of rules.

Jul 4, 2013

Mursi held by Egypt army; West has ‘coup’ dilemma

CAIRO, July 4 (Reuters) – Egypt’s army was holding ousted
President Mohamed Mursi at a military facility in Cairo on
Thursday and other Muslim Brotherhood leaders were arrested in a
crackdown on the movement that won several elections last year.

The United Nations, the United States and other world powers
did not condemn Mursi’s removal as a military coup. To do so
might trigger sanctions. Army intervention was backed by
millions of Egyptians, including liberal leaders and religious
figures who expect new elections under a revised set of rules.

Jul 4, 2013
Jul 4, 2013

Egypt army ousts Mursi, posing West dilemma

CAIRO, July 4 (Reuters) – Egypt’s army overthrew elected
President Mohamed Mursi, delighting millions who hated Islamist
rule but incensing his supporters, who saw a military coup that
poses dilemmas for Western leaders who promote democracy.

Mursi, elected a year ago in a vote hailed as a new dawn for
the Arab world’s biggest nation after the uprising of 2011, was
held at a military facility in Cairo, a security source said.

Jul 4, 2013

Egypt army topples president, announces transition

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s army overthrew elected President Mohamed Mursi, delighting millions who hated Islamist rule but incensing his supporters, who saw a military coup that poses dilemmas for Western leaders who promote democracy.

Mursi, elected a year ago in a vote hailed as a new dawn for the Arab world’s biggest nation after the uprising of 2011, was held at a military facility in Cairo, a security source said.

Jul 3, 2013

Newsmaker: Hounded from office, Mursi finds he and Egypt “don’t mix”

CAIRO (Reuters) – In the end, the army sided with the protesters and the cruel joke was on the president: whether it was tragedy or comedy, placards reading “Egypt and Mursi don’t mix” got the biggest laugh on Tahrir Square.

The armed forces overthrew President Mohamed Mursi on Wednesday, declaring that he had “failed” the Egyptian people.

Jul 3, 2013

Hounded from office, Mursi finds he and Egypt “don’t mix”

CAIRO, July 3 (Reuters) – In the end, the army sided with
the protesters and the cruel joke was on the president: whether
it was tragedy or comedy, placards reading “Egypt and Mursi
don’t mix” got the biggest laugh on Tahrir Square.

The armed forces overthrew President Mohamed Mursi on
Wednesday, declaring that he had “failed” the Egyptian people.

Jul 3, 2013
Jul 3, 2013

Mursi, Egypt army pledge lives in ‘final hours’ showdown

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s army commander and Islamist President Mohamed Mursi each pledged his life to defy the other as the hour approached on Wednesday that will trigger a military takeover that was prompted by mass demonstrations.

The military chiefs issued a call to battle in a statement headlined “The Final Hours”. They said they were willing to shed blood against “terrorists and fools” after Mursi refused to give up his elected office. Mursi said, “The price … is my life.”

    • About Alastair

      "Editor for political and general news across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In 21 years with Reuters, have reported widely on conflict, elections, society, economics, culture and sport from postings in Paris, Moscow, Berlin, London, Baghdad and Jerusalem."
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