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Jun 22, 2013
Jun 22, 2013

Egypt Islamists warn opponents with huge pro-Mursi rally

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood staged a show of strength in Cairo on Friday, rallying a huge crowd to demonstrate support for President Mohamed Mursi – and warn opponents who hope to force him out.

The opposition called it an attempt to “terrorize” them before mass rallies they plan for just over a week’s time.

Jun 21, 2013
Jun 21, 2013
Jun 21, 2013

Thousands rally for ‘legitimate’ Mursi in Cairo

CAIRO (Reuters) – Thousands of Islamist supporters of Egypt’s President Mohamed Mursi gathered in Cairo after Friday prayers to show support for the elected head of state ahead of protests his opponents hope can force him from office.

Crowds converged on a mosque in the suburb of Nasser City, many waving the national flag, some carrying pictures of the bearded president, in what is intended to demonstrate the Islamists’ strength of numbers ahead of opposition rallies set for June 30, the first anniversary of Mursi’s inauguration.

Jun 20, 2013
Jun 20, 2013
Jun 20, 2013

Islamists to rally for Mursi as Egyptian tensions rise

CAIRO (Reuters) – Islamist supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi will rally in Cairo on Friday in a show of approval for him to upstage opposition protests planned to mark his first year in office at the end of the month.

Preparations for renewed street action after some months of calm have raised fears of violence of the kind that has punctuated the two-and-a-half years since Hosni Mubarak fell.

Jun 18, 2013
Jun 18, 2013
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      "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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