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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.”

Jul 3, 2013

Egypt’s Mursi defies army as it plots future without him

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.”

Jul 2, 2013
Jul 2, 2013

Egypt’s Mursi rebuffs army ultimatum, sets own course

CAIRO (Reuters) – President Mohamed Mursi rebuffed an army ultimatum to force a resolution to Egypt’s political crisis, saying on Tuesday that he had not been consulted and would pursue his own plans for national reconciliation.

The Islamist leader described as potentially confusing Monday’s 48-hour deadline set by the head of the armed forces for him to agree on a common platform with liberal rivals who have drawn millions into the streets demanding Mursi’s resignation.

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