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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.

Jul 6, 2013

Mubarak trial drags on, impervious to Egypt upheaval

CAIRO (Reuters) – The slow-motion retrial of former Egyptian autocrat Hosni Mubarak dragged on at snail’s pace on Saturday, impervious to the latest upheaval in the country he ruled for 30 years – the military overthrow of his elected successor.

The presiding judge adjourned the case on charges of conspiracy to murder hundreds of demonstrators in 2011 until August 17, after the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, to allow the defense more time to review recently presented evidence.

Jul 6, 2013

Egypt counts dead after Islamist protest violence

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt counted its dead on Saturday after Islamists enraged by the overthrow of President Mohamed Mursi took to the streets in an explosion of violence against what they denounced as a military coup.

At least 30 people died and more than 1,000 were wounded after Mursi’s Muslim Brotherhood movement called “Friday of Rejection” protests across the country and tried to march on the military compound where the ousted president is held.

Jul 5, 2013

Brotherhood leader arrested, Egypt’s Islamists call protests

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian security forces arrested the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood on Thursday, security sources said, in a crackdown against the Islamist movement after the army ousted the country’s first democratically elected president.

The dramatic exit of President Mohamed Mursi was greeted with delight by millions of jubilant people on the streets of Cairo and other cities overnight, but there was simmering resentment among Egyptians who opposed military intervention.

Jul 4, 2013

Brotherhood leader arrested as Egypt interim leader sworn in

CAIRO, July 4 (Reuters) – The leader of the Muslim
Brotherhood was arrested by Egyptian security forces on Thursday
in a crackdown against the Islamist movement after the army
ousted the country’s first democratically elected president.

The dramatic exit of President Mohamed Mursi was greeted
with delight by millions of people on the streets of Cairo and
other cities overnight, but there was simmering resentment among
Egyptians who opposed military intervention.

Jul 3, 2013

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

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi vowed to stay in power and defend constitutional legitimacy on Wednesday as generals worked on plans to push the Islamist aside within the day and suspend the constitution.

In a defiant midnight television address responding to military demands that he share power with his opponents or see the army impose its own solution, Mursi warned that any deviation from the democratic order approved in a series of votes last year would lead Egypt down a dangerous path.

Jul 2, 2013

Egypt army plan would sideline Mursi if no deal in 24 hours

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s army has plans to push President Mohamed Mursi aside and suspend the constitution if he fails to strike a power-sharing deal with his opponents within 24 hours, military sources told Reuters on Tuesday.

Egypt’s first freely elected leader was still clinging to power with tens of thousands of people on the streets from rival factions. There were some clashes between Mursi’s Islamist supporters and those who want him forced out after only a year in office.

Jul 2, 2013

Egypt army plan would scrap constitution, parliament: sources

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s armed forces would suspend the constitution and dissolve an Islamist-dominated parliament under a draft political roadmap to be pursued if Islamist President Mohamed Mursi and his opponents fail to reach a power-sharing agreement by Wednesday, military sources said.

The sources told Reuters the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) was still discussing details of the plan, intended to resolve a political crisis that has brought millions of protesters into the streets. The roadmap could be changed based on political developments and consultations.

Jul 2, 2013

Exclusive: Egypt army plan would scrap constitution, parliament – sources

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s armed forces would suspend the constitution and dissolve an Islamist-dominated parliament under a draft political roadmap to be pursued if Islamist President Mohamed Mursi and his opponents fail to reach a power-sharing agreement by Wednesday, military sources said.

The sources told Reuters the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) was still discussing details of the plan, intended to resolve a political crisis that has brought millions of protesters into the streets. The roadmap could be changed based on political developments and consultations.