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  1. News - World - EGYPT

    51 killed as national holiday in Egypt descends into violence

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 09:30am by AP

    ... with gunfire and tear gas. Streets were left strewn with debris and the air was thick with tear gas and smoke. It was the highest death toll in a single day of violence in Egypt since August 14, when ... when Hosni Mubarak was ousted after ruling for 30 years. The new violence is certain to set back efforts by the interim, military-backed government to revive the economy - especially the vital ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - EGYPT

    Egyptians in Hong Kong deplore violence in homeland

    Posted Aug 25th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Egyptians deplore mayhem at home A Hong Kong-based Egyptian student yesterday told how he had witnessed at first hand some of the violence in his homeland. Ahmed Said, 26, a Hong Kong University of Science and Technology PhD student, went to Tahrir Square in Cairo to be part of the peaceful protest against the new military government after ...

  3. News - World - EGYPT

    Death toll soars to 638 in Egyptian violence

    Posted Aug 16th 2013, 09:43am by Associated Press in Cairo

    ... manoeuvres. Violence spread on Thursday, with government buildings set afire near the pyramids, policemen gunned down and scores of Christian churches attacked. As turmoil engulfed the country, ... were confirmed killed and nearly 4,000 wounded in the violence sparked when riot police backed by armoured vehicles, snipers and bulldozers smashed the two sit-ins in Cairo where Morsi’s mainly ...

  4. News - World - EGYPT

    Court hands death sentences to 529 loyalists of ex-Egypt president Mursi

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:22pm by AP

    ... with the killing of a police officer, attempting to kill two others, attacking a police station and other acts of violence in August. The rioting came after an August 14 police crackdown on two pro-Mursi ... blame the Brotherhood for the violence- calling it a terrorist organisation and confiscating its assets. But the group denies any link to the attacks and has denounced the violence. Today, ...

  5. News - World - EGYPT

    Violence feared in Egypt as Mursi opponents and supporters plan protests

    Posted Jun 29th 2013, 02:20pm by Reuters

    ... an Islamist party office in the city. Egypt’s leading religious authority warned of “civil war” after violence in the past week that had already left several dead and hundreds injured. They backed ... where much of the recent violence has been concentrated. Mursi’s movement said five supporters in all had died this week. “Vigilance is required to ensure we do not slide into civil war,” said ...

  6. News - World - EGYPT

    Six Egyptian army officers killed in another attack on security forces

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 03:39pm by Reuters

    ... the military overthrew Mursi in July, and about 300 security officers have been killed in the wave of violence. Yesterday's attack on a military police checkpoint was carried out by unidentified ...

  7. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt judge angers lawyers during trial of pro-Mursi protesters

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:48am by AP

    ... to violence following the August dispersal by security forces of two pro-Mursi protests in Cairo, in which hundreds were killed. In an apparent backlash, police stations, churches and government ...

  8. News - World - EGYPT

    Violence in Port Said ahead of verdict on soccer riot

    Posted Mar 09th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... The city is now bracing for more violence, after the initial verdict in January sparked rioting that killed dozens. "What happens on Saturday depends on the verdict," said al-Badry ...

  9. News - World - EGYPT

    Leftist leader Sabahi to run for Egyptian presidency

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:47am by AP

    ... and continued clashes between police and Mursi supporters, who hold scattered demonstrations that frequently deteriorate into violence. The military has been waging a wide offensive against militant ... a heavy-handed crackdown. Hundreds have been killed and thousands are in detention mostly over crimes of inciting violence. ...

  10. News - World - EGYPT

    Egyptian journalist Mostafa Bakry recants threat to slaughter Americans

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 11:28pm by AP

    ... in peace, here or abroad," he said. On Sunday, however, Bakry backtracked. "I am opposed to any violence, including any violence against US citizens, and I would like to make it clear ...




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