BBC: US and EU visit Egypt in deepening political crisis

Dotun Adebayo talks to freelance journalist Bel Trew about foreign diplomatic efforts to broker a deal between Egypt’s interim government and supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi.

Foreign Policy: Egypt’s Islamists Turn Violent

The Muslim Brotherhood says that its protests are purely peaceful — but evidence is mounting of torture and weaponry at its Cairo sit-ins. CAIRO — Ahmed Sabet, 22, has been hospitalized for over a week. “They stamped on his face,” said his cousin, Aly al-Masry, 20, who told Sabet’s story from his bedside as he … 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

Our protest will last until death, vow supporters of ousted leader in Egypt

A bitterly divided Egypt was bracing for further bloodshed last night after supporters of the ousted president, Mohamed Morsi, pledged to give up their lives rather than disband the protest camp in Cairo where dozens were shot dead in clashes with security forces at the weekend. Egypt’s Interior Minister vowed to clear the month-long sit-in outside … 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

A make or break moment for Egypt’s President Morsi

Egypt is steeling itself in the run-up to nationwide protests against beleaguered President Mohamed Morsi on the first anniversary of his inauguration.   Sunday’s demonstrations, which organisers claim will “make or break” the Muslim Brotherhood president, are spearheaded by a grassroots campaign Tamarod, meaning “rebel”. It aims to secure enough signatures to a vote-of-no-confidence petition … Continue reading

Anger boils in Egypt against Morsi

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