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Sep 3, 2013

Thousands of Islamists take to Egypt’s streets

CAIRO (Reuters) – Thousands of supporters of overthrown Islamist president Mohamed Mursi took to the streets in towns and cities across Egypt on Tuesday evening to denounce Egypt’s new military-backed rulers – their second show of mass support in four days.

Marking exactly two months since Egypt’s first democratically elected leader was ousted by the army after big protests, marchers turned out in cities in the Nile Delta, in Upper Egypt and on the Suez Canal, as well as the capital, Cairo.

Sep 3, 2013

Thousands of Islamists take to Egypt’s streets again

CAIRO (Reuters) – Thousands of supporters of overthrown Islamist president Mohamed Mursi took to the streets in towns and cities across Egypt on Tuesday evening to denounce Egypt’s new military-backed rulers – their second show of mass support in four days.

Marking exactly two months since Egypt’s first democratically elected leader was ousted by the army after big protests, marchers turned out in cities in the Nile Delta, in Upper Egypt and on the Suez Canal, as well as the capital, Cairo.

Aug 28, 2013

Arab League ministers to blame Syria’s Assad for chemical attack

CAIRO (Reuters) – Arab League ministers will pass a resolution blaming Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for last week’s chemical weapons attack in Damascus when they meet in Cairo next week, League officials said on Wednesday.

The states’ permanent representatives at the League had already explicitly blamed Assad on Tuesday for the attack, which killed hundreds of civilians, in a step that provided regional political cover for a possible U.S.-led military strike on Syria.

Aug 24, 2013

Constitutional tweaks may empower Mubarak-era politicians in Egypt

CAIRO (Reuters) – Changes suggested by Egypt’s army-backed rulers would scrap Islamic additions to a constitution forced through under deposed President Mohamed Mursi and revive a voting system dating back to his predecessor Hosni Mubarak.

Islamists and liberals have voiced alarm about the proposals made by a constitutional committee set up by the generals who removed the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mursi on July 3 amid widespread protests against Egypt’s first freely elected leader.

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.