CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian security forces killed at least 29 people on Wednesday when they moved in to clear a camp of protesters demanding the reinstatement of deposed President Mohamed Mursi, in a dramatic dawn swoop aimed at ending a six-week standoff in Cairo.
Troops opened fire on demonstrators in clashes that brought chaos to areas of the capital and looked certain to further polarise Egypt’s 84 million people between those who backed Mursi and the millions who opposed his brief rule.
CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian security forces killed at least 30 people on Wednesday clearing a camp of Cairo protesters who were demanding the reinstatement of deposed President Mohamed Mursi, his Muslim Brotherhood movement said.
The move, around 7 a.m., came after international efforts failed to mediate an end to a six-week political standoff between Mursi’s supporters and the army-backed government which took power after his ouster on July 3.
CAIRO (Reuters) – Supporters of deposed President Mohamed Mursi urged Egyptians to take to the streets on Monday to thwart any police crackdown on two Cairo protest camps that Islamists have manned for weeks.
Officials had said police would move at dawn to disperse the camps in what could prove a bloody confrontation with those seeking Mursi’s restitution, but they did not do so, and the demonstrators said they had no intention of giving up.
JERUSALEM/CAIRO (Reuters) – Just as they were preparing to launch their rocket across the border into Israel on Friday, four Islamist guerrillas in Egypt were killed by a missile.
Al Qaeda blamed Israel for the attack in the Egyptian Sinai near Gaza, where there has been a decade of fighting between Palestinians and Israelis. Israel dismissed reports of its responsibility and said it respected Egypt’s sovereignty.
JERUSALEM/CAIRO, Aug 11 (Reuters) – Just as they were
preparing to launch their rocket across the border into Israel
on Friday, four Islamist guerrillas in Egypt were killed by a
Al Qaeda blamed Israel for the attack in the Egyptian Sinai
near Gaza, where there has been a decade of fighting between
Palestinians and Israelis. Israel dismissed reports of its
responsibility and said it respected Egypt’s sovereignty.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.