Foreign Policy: ‘They Struck Us Down Like Animals’

As Egyptian authorities use brute force to disperse two pro-Morsy sit-ins, protesters vow to resist the crackdown until the bitter end.  CAIRO — A hail of gunfire crackled in the background as paramedics rushed a young male protester on a blood-spattered stretcher away from the frontline of the Islamist sit-in in Cairo’s Nasr City. The … Continue reading

The Sunday Times: When the army snapped

After a month’s peaceful protest by Morsi supporters, Egypt’s military finally lost patience, and at least 65 lost their lives IT was in the early hours of yesterday morning that the first victims, blood streaming from their faces and bodies, began to be carried into the makeshift hospital near the Rabaa al-Adawia mosque in the … Continue reading

Al Jazeera: High hopes, mixed support for Egypt’s cabinet

Cairo — It was not exactly a warm welcome: As Egypt’s new cabinet started its first day on the job, thousands of people were protesting outside, angry about a body that has already been met with criticism or tepid praise by everyone from ultraconservative salafis to liberal revolutionaries. The new ministers are perhaps the most technocratic … Continue reading

Food, fuel and faith divide Cairo’s streets

While the president and army appear locked in conflict, the streets are divided between the extraordinary groundswell of dissent against the president and those loyalists staging their own sit-ins and demos. “If the price for legitimacy is my blood, then I am prepared to sacrifice my blood to legitimacy and my homeland,” said Egypt’s President … Continue reading

Exclusive: Interview with Egypt’s Amr Moussa (Part 1)

Monday Massacre: live from the field hospital

Port Said: Egypt’s city of the dead

Families of the condemned and those acquitted speak out after Port Said football massacre ruling sentences 21 to death and five to life in prison “My brother wasn’t even at the game; he was watching the match from a nearby coffee house. His friends confirmed this but their testimonies were ignored,” claims Intesar, sister of … Continue reading

Military trials for civilians: The human cost

  Egypt’s military junta led a widespread crackdown on anti-military rule protesters in Cairo’s district of Abbasiya on 4 May. What followed marked the single largest wave of arrests and detentions since the military assumed power in February 2011. “The ruling military wants to see how far they can go with the people,” says Salma … Continue reading

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