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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.

Jul 26, 2013

Egyptians stage rival rallies as Mursi charges fuel tension

CAIRO (Reuters) – Hundreds of thousands of Egyptians took to the streets on Friday in rival mass rallies for and against the army’s overthrow of Islamist president Mohamed Mursi, who state media said was under investigation for charges including murder.

Five people were killed and more than 50 injured during fighting in the second city of Alexandria. A total of more than 200 were hurt in scattered confrontations nationwide, the health ministry said, with fears of more bloodshed as night fell.

Jul 26, 2013

Egypt braces for rival rallies, army signals crackdown

CAIRO (Reuters) – A deeply polarized Egypt braced for bloodshed on Friday in rival mass rallies summoned by the army that ousted the state’s first freely elected president and by the Islamists who back him.

Both sides warned of a decisive struggle for the future of the Arab world’s most populous country, convulsed by political and economic turmoil since the 2011 uprising that ended 30 years of autocratic rule by Hosni Mubarak.

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 20, 2013

New Egyptian PM seeks dialogue, end to divisions

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s interim prime minister appealed on Saturday for an end to the nation’s divisions following the overthrow of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi and said tough measures might be needed to revive the economy.

Appearing relaxed and confident on state television, Hazem el-Beblawi, an international liberal economist, called for dialogue between political parties, adding that security had to be restored to Egypt’s streets after weeks of mass protests.