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Aug 11, 2013

Egypt expected to act against pro-Mursi protesters Monday

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian police are expected to start taking action early on Monday against supporters of ousted President Mohamed Mursi who are gathered in crowded protest camps in Cairo, security and government sources said, a move which could trigger more bloodshed.

The sites are the main flashpoints in the confrontation between the army, which toppled Mursi last month, and supporters who demand his reinstatement.

Aug 8, 2013

Egypt Islamists stage Eid protests after military holds back

CAIRO (Reuters) – Islamist supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi began marching to demand his restoration on Thursday after the military-led authorities that removed him held off from carrying out a threat to clear protest sit-ins by force.

Interim President Adly Mansour declared on Wednesday that international diplomatic efforts to resolve the political crisis had failed and the government warned protesters to leave their protest camps, saying the decision to remove them was final.

Aug 6, 2013

U.S. senators urge Egypt dialogue, prisoner release

CAIRO (Reuters) – Two senior U.S. senators delivered a strong message on Tuesday to the Egyptian military, saying it should release political prisoners, start a national dialogue and return the Arab nation swiftly to democratic rule.

Republicans Lindsey Graham and John McCain were sent to Cairo by U.S. President Barack Obama to help resolve the crisis brought on by the army’s overthrow of elected Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.

Aug 6, 2013

Egypt army chief shows political agility in crisis

CAIRO (Reuters) – For a man who says he doesn’t want to be president, Egypt’s army chief is proving to be a skillful politician so far.

Since he deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi on July 3, General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has built on a web of contacts he began nurturing after his appointment as army chief last year.

Aug 5, 2013

Egypt’s Brotherhood rejects appeal to ‘swallow reality’

CAIRO (Reuters) – The Muslim Brotherhood has rejected pleas from international envoys to “swallow the reality” that Mohamed Mursi will not return as Egypt’s president, the Brotherhood spokesman said on Monday.

The envoys, trying to resolve a political crisis brought on by the army’s overthrow of the Islamist Mursi a month ago, had visited jailed Brotherhood deputy leader Khairat El-Shater in the early hours of Monday.

Jul 29, 2013

Egypt’s Brotherhood stands ground after killings

CAIRO (Reuters) – Thousands of Muslim Brotherhood supporters stood their ground near a Cairo mosque on Sunday, a day after at least 72 were shot dead by Egyptian security forces, braced for a move against them by the army chief who ousted Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.

General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi made his first appearance since Saturday’s bloodshed, smiling before television cameras at a graduation ceremony for police recruits in starched white uniforms.

Jul 29, 2013

Supporters of Egypt’s ousted president march in defiance of army

CAIRO (Reuters) – Supporters of Egypt’s ousted Islamist president marched toward a military facility in defiance of an army warning in the early hours of Monday, risking a new confrontation after dozens were shot dead at the weekend.

The Muslim Brotherhood said the destination was the military intelligence headquarters, despite an army statement warning protesters to steer clear of military installations.

Jul 28, 2013

Dozens shot dead, U.S. tells Egypt to pull ‘back from the brink’

CAIRO (Reuters) – The United States urged Arab ally Egypt to pull “back from the brink” after security forces killed dozens of supporters of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi and opened a dangerous new phase in the army’s confrontation with his Muslim Brotherhood.

Thousands of Brotherhood supporters were hunkered down in a vigil at a Cairo mosque on Sunday, vowing to stand their ground despite a threat by the authorities to disperse them “soon”.

Jul 27, 2013

With dozens dead, U.S. tells Egypt to pull ‘back from the brink’

CAIRO (Reuters) – The United States urged Arab ally Egypt to pull “back from the brink” after security forces killed dozens of supporters of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi and opened a dangerous new phase in the army’s confrontation with his Muslim Brotherhood.

Thousands of Brotherhood supporters were hunkered down in a vigil at a Cairo mosque on Sunday, vowing to stand their ground despite the imminent threat of a move to disperse them.

Jul 27, 2013

Violence deepens Egypt turmoil, deposed leader probed for murder

CAIRO (Reuters) – Nine people were killed and hundreds wounded in Egypt during rival mass rallies for and against the army overthrow of President Mohamed Mursi, who was placed under investigation for murder in an escalating showdown with his Islamist backers.

The new bloodshed deepened the turmoil convulsing the Arab world’s most populous country, and could trigger a decisive move by the military against Mursi’s Muslim Brotherhood three weeks after it was shunted from power.