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Jul 13, 2013

Mursi supporters plan more protests in Egypt

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood called on Saturday for more mass demonstrations in support of ousted President Mohamed Mursi after a huge pro-Mursi march broke up peacefully before dawn, ending a week in which at least 90 people were killed.

The Brotherhood, which has maintained a vigil near a Cairo mosque since before the army removed Mursi on July 3, has said it will not leave the streets until he is restored to power.

Jul 13, 2013

Egypt’s Islamists take to streets of Cairo, but protests peaceful

CAIRO (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of Egyptians marched on Cairo’s streets in the early hours of Saturday to demand ousted Islamist President Mohamed Mursi be reinstated, but there were none of the deadly clashes that swept Egypt a week ago.

Mursi’s Muslim Brotherhood called on Friday for “a day of marching on”, and 10 days after the military overthrew Egypt’s first freely elected president, large crowds descended on the capital waving flags and chanting slogans.

Jul 12, 2013

Egypt braces for more protests, prays for calm

CAIRO (Reuters) – Supporters of ousted President Mohamed Mursi called for protests on Friday, and Egyptians prayed there would be no repeat of clashes that killed more than 90 people in the last week and left the Arab world’s biggest nation bitterly divided.

Mursi’s Muslim Brotherhood movement wants people to join it on the streets to push for Egypt’s first freely elected leader to be reinstated, an aim that now seems in vain.

Jul 11, 2013

Egypt welcomes U.S. remarks on Mursi; food stocks dwindle

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s interim rulers welcomed on Thursday remarks from the U.S. State department describing the rule of toppled leader Mohamed Mursi as undemocratic, clearly hoping they signalled Washington would not cut off its $1.5 billion in annual aid.

In a stark illustration of the desperate state of Egypt’s economy, a former minister from Mursi’s ousted government said Egypt has less than two months’ supply left of imported wheat, revealing a far worse shortage than previously disclosed.

Jul 11, 2013

Infighting threatens Egypt transition plan, army orders arrests

CAIRO (Reuters) – Political infighting threatened to stall Egypt’s transition plans on Thursday, as the military cracked down on Muslim Brotherhood leaders it blames for inciting a clash in Cairo in which troops shot and killed 53 protesters.

Monday’s violence between supporters of ousted President Mohamed Mursi, Egypt’s first freely elected leader toppled by the army last week, and soldiers at a military compound has opened deep fissures in the Arab world’s most populous country.

Jul 10, 2013

Egypt showered with Gulf billions in show of support for army

CAIRO (Reuters) – Gulf states showered Cairo with $8 billion in aid on Tuesday, showing their support for the Egyptian army’s move to push the Muslim Brotherhood from power, a day after troops killed dozens of the movement’s supporters.

Military-backed interim head of state Adli Mansour named a liberal economist as acting prime minister and announced a faster-than-expected timetable for elections in six months.

Jul 9, 2013

Lights going out on Egypt’s Ramadan joy

CAIRO (Reuters) – The start of Ramadan is a time of joy for Muslims, launching a month of night feasts and parties. But in Cairo this week, Ali Mohamed isn’t stringing up his multicolored lanterns in the street, instead he is taking them down.

He’s in no mood to celebrate as Egypt veers into bloodshed and anxiety following the military overthrow of elected President Mohamed Mursi last week.

Jul 9, 2013

Egypt seeks end to crisis with quick elections

CAIRO, July 9 (Reuters) – Egypt’s interim rulers issued a
faster than expected timetable for elections to drag the country
out of crisis, a day after 51 people were killed when troops
fired on a crowd supporting ousted President Mohamed Mursi.

The streets of Cairo were quiet on Tuesday morning but
Mursi’s Muslim Brotherhood movement called for more protests
later in the day, raising the risk of further violence.

Jul 9, 2013

Egypt seeks quick elections, in shock at more bloodshed

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s interim head of state has set a speedy timetable for elections to drag the Arab world’s biggest country from crisis, after the military ouster of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi last week sparked a wave of bloody protests.

A decree issued by Adli Mansour pointed to a parliamentary ballot within about six months with a presidential vote to follow. However, it was faulted for repeating flaws in the 2011 transition plan that contributed to the current crisis.

Jul 8, 2013

The Egyptian rebel who “owns” Tahrir Square

CAIRO (Reuters) – Mahmoud Badr “owns” the Egyptian street.

The 28-year-old activist in sneakers, jeans and a worn-out polo shirt invented the magic formula that drew millions of Egyptians out to demand the overthrow of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi. Now he is determined to ensure all their demands are met.

On the day the army stepped in to remove Mursi last week, Badr and his two twenty-something co-founders of the “Tamarud – Rebel!” movement got a phone call from a general staff colonel, inviting them to meet the armed forces commander-in-chief.