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Oct 22, 2013

Egypt orders trial of four policemen over killing of Islamist detainees

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s prosecutor general on Tuesday ordered the trial of four police officers charged with killing 39 Muslim Brotherhood members in August after they were picked up in the crackdown that followed the military overthrow of President Mohamed Mursi.

The Islamists died after teargas was fired into the back of the police van in which they were being held. The four policemen have been arrested and charged with murder and unintended injury, a security source said.

Oct 22, 2013
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Egyptian Christians fear chaos after Cairo wedding attack

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(Relatives of four victims killed in an attack at a wedding on Sunday, attend their funerals at Virgin Church in Cairo October 21, 2013. REUTERS/ Mohamed Abd El Ghany)

Egyptian Coptic Christians joyfully waited outside the Virgin Church in Cairo for the bride to arrive to join the groom for their wedding.

Oct 21, 2013

Egyptian Christians fear chaos after wedding bloodshed

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian Coptic Christians joyfully waited outside the Virgin Church in Cairo for the bride to arrive to join the groom for their wedding.

Instead bearded men on a motorcycle pulled up and fired on the crowd, deepening the fears of many Christians that their minority community will pay the bloodiest price for the ouster of elected Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.

Oct 11, 2013

From Egypt, the message is “Obama keep your aid”

CAIRO, Oct 11 (Reuters) – A U.S. decision to curtail
military and economic aid to Egypt to promote democracy may
ultimately backfire, pushing Cairo to seek assistance elsewhere
and giving Washington less leverage to stabilise a country in
the heart of the Middle East.

Washington faces a dilemma in dealing with its major
regional ally: Egypt controls the Suez Canal and has a peace
treaty with neighbouring Israel but its army overthrew the first
freely elected president, Islamist Mohamed Mursi, in July.

Oct 11, 2013

From Egypt, the message is “Obama keep your aid”

CAIRO, Oct 11 (Reuters) – A U.S. decision to curtail
military and economic aid to Egypt to promote democracy may
ultimately backfire, pushing Cairo to seek assistance elsewhere
and giving Washington less leverage to stabilise a country in
the heart of the Middle East.

Washington faces a dilemma in dealing with its major
regional ally: Egypt controls the Suez Canal and has a peace
treaty with neighbouring Israel but its army overthrew the first
freely elected president, Islamist Mohamed Mursi, in July.

Oct 10, 2013

Egypt criticizes U.S. aid cuts, Washington says not severing ties

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt criticized on Thursday a U.S. decision to curtail military and economic aid to Cairo after a crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood, although Washington stressed it was not severing ties with its long-standing ally.

The army-backed government insisted Egypt would not bow to U.S. pressure, with the cabinet saying it found the decision strange at a time when the country was “facing a war against terrorism”.

Oct 10, 2013

Egypt criticizes U.S. decision to halt aid

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt on Thursday criticized the U.S. decision to halt some aid to the army-backed government following a crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood that has plunged the country into a violent political crisis.

Washington faces a dilemma in dealing with a major regional ally that controls the strategic Suez Canal and borders Israel but whose army overthrew the first freely elected president, Mohamed Mursi, after mass protests against his rule.

Oct 10, 2013

Special Report: The real force behind Egypt’s ‘revolution of the state’

CAIRO (Reuters) – In Hosni Mubarak’s final days in office in 2011, the world’s gaze focused on Cairo, where hundreds of thousands of protesters demanded the resignation of one of the Arab world’s longest serving autocrats.

Little attention was paid when a group of Muslim Brotherhood leaders broke free from their cells in a prison in the far off Wadi el-Natroun desert. But the incident, which triggered a series of prison breaks by members of the Islamist group around the country, caused panic among police officers fast losing their grip on Egypt.

Oct 9, 2013

Liberal leader urges Egyptian army chief not to run for president

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s army chief, who orchestrated the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Mursi in July, should not run for the leadership in elections due to be held next year, the head of the biggest liberal party told Reuters.

General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has said in an interview with an Egyptian newspaper that now was the wrong time to raise the issue of whether he would stand for the presidency.

Sep 19, 2013

Egypt police storm area near Cairo, officer killed

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian security forces clashed with gunmen on the outskirts of Cairo on Thursday as the army-backed government moved to reassert control over an Islamist-dominated area where political violence broke out last month.

A police general was killed in an exchange of gunfire outside the town of Kerdasa, 14 km (9 miles), from the capital.