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Aug 19, 2013

Egypt’s Brotherhood cries foul over prison deaths

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, fighting for its political survival, has accused security forces of killing dozens of detained Islamists, upping the pressure in a crisis that has rocked the Arab world’s most populous state.

At least 850 people have died since last Wednesday in clashes pitting followers of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi against the army-backed government in the worst bloodletting in Egypt’s modern history.

Aug 18, 2013

Brotherhood faces ban as Egypt rulers pile on pressure

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood risks political elimination, with the new army-backed government threatening to ban the Islamist organisation after launching a fierce crackdown on its supporters that has killed hundreds.

Struggling to stamp its authority on Egypt following the ousting last month of President Mohamed Mursi, the country’s new rulers have upped the rhetoric, saying the Arab world’s most populous nation is at war with terrorism.

Aug 18, 2013

Muslim Brotherhood faces ban as Egypt rulers pile on pressure

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood risks political elimination, with the new army-backed government threatening to ban the Islamist organization after launching a fierce crackdown on its supporters that has killed hundreds.

Struggling to stamp its authority on Egypt following the ousting last month of President Mohamed Mursi, the country’s new rulers have upped the rhetoric, saying the Arab world’s most populous nation is at war with terrorism.

Aug 17, 2013

Egyptian youth leader backs army in battle with Brotherhood

CAIRO (Reuters) – Mahmoud Badr, the activist whose petition campaign helped to bring down Egypt’s Islamist president, says the bloodshed that has followed is a high but acceptable price for saving the nation from the Muslim Brotherhood.

Badr’s staunch defense of the army, despite the deaths of almost 800 people in the past three days, shows how many Egyptians who consider themselves liberals are sitting back and watching what human rights campaigners say is one setback for democracy and the rule of law after another.

Aug 17, 2013

Egypt rounds up Brotherhood supporters after day of carnage

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian authorities rounded up more than 1,000 Islamists as the Muslim Brotherhood leadership defiantly called a week of nationwide protests starting on Saturday after a day of carnage.

After Friday’s bloodshed in which more than 100 people died in clashes that pushed Egypt ever closer to anarchy, tensions were high with supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Mursi in a Cairo mosque where bodies had been taken during the violence, while security forces were stationed outside.

Aug 17, 2013

Muslim Brotherhood calls for rallies across Egypt after day of bloodshed

CAIRO (Reuters) – The Muslim Brotherhood defiantly called for a week of protests across Egypt starting on Saturday, a day after more than 100 people died in clashes between Islamists and the security forces that pushed the country ever closer to anarchy.

Undeterred by the bloodshed in which about 700 have been killed since Wednesday, the Brotherhood urged its supporters back onto the streets to denounce the overthrow of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi and a crackdown on his followers.

Aug 16, 2013

Pro-Mursi supporters take to streets, denounce Egypt military

CAIRO, Aug 16 (Reuters) – Thousands of supporters of ousted
President Mohamed Mursi took to the streets on Friday, urging a
“Day of Rage” to denounce this week’s assault by security forces
on Muslim Brotherhood protesters that killed hundreds.

The army deployed dozens of armoured vehicles on major roads
in Cairo, and the Interior Ministry has said police will use
live ammunition against anyone threatening state installations.

Aug 16, 2013
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Despite carnage, Muslim Brothers win little sympathy in Cairo

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(The mother of a dead Muslim Brotherhood supporter reacts after seeing her son’s body at El Eyman mosque in Cairo August 15, 2013. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh )

Normally crammed with cars and people, the chaotic streets of Cairo were strangely quiet on Thursday, with many shops still shuttered the day after security forces crushed supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Aug 16, 2013

Egypt braces for more violence as Brotherhood calls ‘march of anger’

CAIRO (Reuters) – Deeply polarized Egypt braced for renewed confrontation on Friday after the Muslim Brotherhood called for a nationwide march of millions to show anger at a ferocious security crackdown on Islamists in which hundreds were killed.

Defying criticism from major Western allies, Egypt’s army-backed government warned it would turn its guns on anyone who attacked the police or public institutions after protesters torched a government building in Cairo on Thursday.

Aug 15, 2013

Egypt fears fresh confrontation as West deplores bloodshed

CAIRO (Reuters) – Deeply polarised Egypt braced for renewed confrontation on Friday, with sympathisers of the Muslim Brotherhood expected to stage protests to denounce a ferocious security crackdown on Islamists that killed hundreds.

Defying criticism from major Western allies, Egypt’s army-backed government warned it would turn its guns on anyone who attacked the police or public institutions after protesters on Thursday torched a government building in Cairo.