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Jul 5, 2013
Jul 5, 2013

Mursi backers to protest after overthrow, arrests

CAIRO (Reuters) – Islamist supporters of Egypt’s ousted president, Mohamed Mursi, will rally on Friday to express their outrage at his overthrow by the army and to reject a planned interim government backed by their liberal opponents.

Dozens of people were wounded in clashes in Mursi’s home city on Thursday, raising fears of more of the violence in which several dozen have died in the past month. There were also militant attacks in the restive Sinai peninsula, next to Israel.

Jul 4, 2013
Jul 4, 2013

Coup? What coup? Egyptians see no evil

CAIRO (Reuters) – Don’t mention the coup.

Certainly not on Tahrir Square, or pretty much anywhere in polite, liberal society in Egypt.

As military jets periodically screamed over Cairo, even performing a formation salute with colored smoke trails, many Egyptians took pains to stress that the toppling of their elected president, announced by a general, was not a “coup”.

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.

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