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Jul 26, 2013

Egypt’s Mursi accused of murder, kidnapping before rallies

CAIRO (Reuters) – The Egyptian army is detaining ousted President Mohamed Mursi over accusations of kidnapping, killing soldiers and other charges, the state news agency said on Friday.

The army had previously said it was holding Mursi for his own safety and the report was likely to stoke tension before mass rallies on Friday billed as shows of strength between supporters and opponents of the Islamist Mursi, Egypt’s first freely elected leader.

Jul 26, 2013

Egypt braces for rival rallies, army signals crackdown

CAIRO (Reuters) – The Egyptian army is detaining ousted President Mohamed Mursi over accusations of kidnapping, killing soldiers and other charges, the state news agency said on Friday.

The army had previously said it was holding Mursi for his own safety and the report was likely to stoke tension before mass rallies on Friday billed as shows of strength between supporters and opponents of the Islamist Mursi, Egypt’s first freely elected leader.

Jul 25, 2013

Egyptian army threatens to shoot violent protesters

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s army threatened on Thursday to turn its guns on those who use violence, its starkest warning yet ahead of what both sides expect will be a bloody showdown in the streets between supporters and opponents of deposed president Mohamed Mursi.

An army official said the military had issued an ultimatum to Mursi’s Muslim Brotherhood, giving the Islamist group until Saturday to sign up to a plan for political reconciliation which it has so far spurned.

Jul 25, 2013

Egypt army issues threats ahead of street confrontation

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s army threatened on Thursday to turn its guns on those who use violence, its starkest warning yet ahead of what both sides expect will be a bloody showdown in the streets between supporters and opponents of deposed president Mohamed Mursi.

An army official said the military had issued an ultimatum to Mursi’s Muslim Brotherhood, giving the Islamist group until Saturday to sign up to a plan for political reconciliation which it has so far spurned.

Jul 25, 2013

Egypt’s new finance minister plans stimulus, not austerity

CAIRO, July 25 (Reuters) – Egypt interim government will
seek to avoid major austerity measures and instead work to
stimulate the economy by improving security and pumping in new
funds, the new finance minister, Ahmed Galal, said on Thursday.

The government, sworn in last week after the military ousted
Islamist President Mohamed Mursi, inherits a budget deficit that
since January has been running at around $3.2 billion a month,
equivalent to almost half of all state spending.

Jul 24, 2013

Egypt’s army raises pressure on Islamists with call for rallies

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s military chief called for mass rallies on Friday to give him a mandate to tackle violence that has surged following the overthrow of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi, ramping up pressure on the Muslim Brotherhood.

General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who deposed Mursi on July 3 and installed an interim administration in the wake of huge street protests, said on Wednesday he did not want more bloodshed and urged national reconciliation.

Jul 24, 2013

Egypt army chief calls for rallies against violence

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s military chief called for mass rallies on Friday to give the army a mandate to confront violence following the overthrow of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi, appearing to up the ante against the Muslim Brotherhood.

General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who deposed Mursi on July 3 and replaced his government with a new interim administration, also said there would be no retreat from the army-backed roadmap that envisions parliamentary elections within six months.

Jul 24, 2013

At least nine die in Cairo violence, two killed in Sinai

CAIRO (Reuters) – Nine people were killed in Cairo on Tuesday in clashes between opponents and Islamist supporters of Egypt’s deposed President Mohamed Mursi, state-run media reported, keeping the most populous Arab nation in turmoil.

The violence broke out before dawn near a Brotherhood protest at Cairo University, where Mursi supporters have been camped out since the army removed the Islamist politician from power on July 3 following protests against his rule.

Jul 23, 2013

At least six die in Cairo violence, 2 killed in Sinai

CAIRO (Reuters) – Six people were killed in Cairo on Tuesday in clashes between opponents and Islamist supporters of Egypt’s deposed President Mohamed Mursi, state-run media reported, keeping the most populous Arab nation in turmoil.

The violence broke out before dawn near a Brotherhood protest at Cairo University, where Mursi supporters have been camped out since the army removed the Islamist politician from power on July 3 following protests against his rule.

Jul 22, 2013

Family of Egypt’s Mursi alleges abduction, new clashes in Cairo

CAIRO (Reuters) – The family of Egypt’s ousted Islamist president said on Monday it would take legal action against the army as his supporters and opponents clashed in street battles in central Cairo.

Mohamed Mursi has been held at an undisclosed military facility since the army deposed him on July 3 and suspended the constitution in the wake of demonstrations against his one-year rule. The army says he is being held for his own safety.