Wednesday, July 3, 2013

3-7-13/Ultimatum: Massive Protests Rock Egypt’s Tahrir Square online. 3 Live Streaming (3 SOURCES)

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Hundreds of thousands of Egyptians continue to protest in Cairo’s Tahrir Square today as a military deadline for the the ouster of Muslim Brotherhood’s President Mohammed Morsi approaches. Violent clashes between Morsi’s Islamist loyalists and their opposition have been reported with Egyptian officials reporting at least 18 deaths and more than 300 injuries at a pro-Morsi rally near Cairo University. 


  1. Egypt awaits army statement after deadline passes.....

    Egyptians are awaiting a televised statement on the political crisis, after a deadline set by the army for a resolution to the turmoil passed.

    President Mohammed Morsi has repeated his offer of a consensus government, but still refuses to step down.

    A spokesman for the Muslim Brotherhood, to which Mr Morsi belongs, tweeted that a "full military coup" was under way.

    Armoured vehicles have been seen moving through the streets.

    There are also reports that Egyptian officials have placed an international travel ban on Mr Morsi and other senior members of the Muslim Brotherhood.

    When the deadline set by the army passed, cheers echoed in Cairo's Tahrir Square, where tens of thousands of protesters had gathered.

    The army had earlier held meetings with political and religious leaders to discuss the crisis.

    But the ruling Freedom and Justice party - the political arm of Mr Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood - stayed away from these talks.......

  2. Directo | Morsi ofrece un Gobierno de unidad nacional....

    Los egipcios viven en vilo estas horas pendientes de la decisión del Ejército
    Las Fuerzas Armadas amenazan con intervenir si Morsi no llega a un acuerdo con la oposición.....

  3. Presidente egipcio Mohamed Mursi se encontraría arrestado en su casa....

    Además, los militares obligaron a los trabajadores a abandonar el edificio donde se encuentra la estatal de televisión. Previamente, el presidente del país, Mohamed Mursi, pidió a los militares a no tomar parte en el conflicto interno.......

  4. Αίγυπτος: εκρηκτική η ατμόσφαιρα ....

    Ο στρατός της Αιγύπτου αύξησε τον έλεγχό της σε κτίρια στα οποία στεγάζονται βασικοί θεσμοί της χώρας. Τοποθέτησε στρατιωτικούς στα στούντιο της κρατικής τηλεόρασης προετοιμάζοντας τις κινήσεις οι οποίες σκοπό έχουν την ανατροπή του προέδρου Μοχάμεντ Μόρσι εφόσον έληξε το τελεσίγραφο που του είχαν δώσει. Ο ίδιος ο πρόεδρος λίγο πριν εκπνεύσει η 48ωρη προθεσμία (στις 16.30 σήμερα το απόγευμα) είπε πως δεν θα παραιτηθεί υποκύπτοντας στις πιέσεις των εκατομμυρίων διαδηλωτών που έχουν κατακλύσει τους δρόμους της χώρας στη μεγαλύτερη αντικυβερνητική αντίδραση των τελευταίων 2,5 χρόνων. Όπως μάλιστα αναφέρουν οι ανταποκριτές είναι δυνατό οι διαδηλώσεις αυτές να είναι μεγαλύτερες από εκείνες που ανέτρεψαν τον Φεβρουάριο του 2011 τον Χόσνι Μουμπάρακ. Επίσης, αυτή είναι η δεύτερη φορά που ο ισχυρός στρατός, ο οποίος θεωρείται ο μεγαλύτερος μουσουλμανικής χώρας στην Αφρική, καλείται να παίξει καθοριστικό ρόλο στην ανατροπή του ηγέτη της χώρας. Τούτη τη φορά όμως αυτό συμβαίνει εις βάρος ενός νόμιμα και δημορκατικά εκλεγμένου ηγέτη γεγονός που πυροδοτεί περισσότερο την κατάσταση.

    Αξίζει να αναφερθεί ότι ο Μόρσι, ο οποίος στηρίζεται από τη Μουσουλμανική Αδελφότητα, πρότεινε να ακούσει όλες τις απόψεις και διάλογο στην αντιπολίτευση παραμένοντας ωστόσο στην εξουσία. Λίγο μετά την εκπνοή του τελεσιγράφου ένα στρατιωτικό ελικόπτερο πέταξε πάνω από το συγκεντρωμένο πλήθος της Πλατείας Ταχρίρ το οποίο φώναζε στο Μόρσι “φύγε, φύγε”. Οι σύμμαχοι του Μόρσι επιμένουν πως ο στρατός πραγματοποιεί πραξικόπημα. Οι στρατιωτικοί επιμένουν πως επεμβαίνουν με τη θέληηση του λαού και με σκοπό να ανοίξουν το δρόμο για μια νέα ηγεσία. Ο Μόρσι συμπλήρωσε την προηγούμενη εβδομάδα ένα χρόνο στην προεδρία της Αιγύπτου και του προσάπτουν πως ήθελε να ισλαμοποιήσει τη χώρα ακολουθώντας τις προσταγές της Μουσουλμανικής Αδελφότητας.

    Πέραν των αντιπάλων του Μόρσι στους δρόμους του Καΐρου καθώς και άλλων πόλεων και για τέταρτη συνεχόμενη ημέρα βρίσκονται και υποστηρικτές του γεγονός που κάνει εκρηκτική την ατμόσφαιρα.

  5. Egyptian president isolated, not under house arrest....

    Morsi was claimed to be with a number of his advisers in the Republican Guards building
    CAIRO (AA) – A source close to Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi told Anadolu Agency that the president was isolated, not under house arrest.

    “Morsi is effectively isolated, though he is with a number of his advisers in the Republican Guards building,” the source said, adding that the president has not been told about future steps.

    “He is in isolation. He has neither received any call from any state institution nor met any official, including Premier Hisham Qandil.”

    President Morsi moved from his presidential palace in Heliopolis to the Republican Guards headquarters a day before massive protests demanding his resignation on June 30.

    Morsi, who was elected last year, had rejected an army ultimatum for his administration and the opposition to solve political differences.

    The deadline has expired and people are holding their breath, waiting for what the army would do, and the reaction of millions of supporters and opponents of Morsi now in the streets across the country.

    At least 37 people have been killed in deadly battles between both sides since June 23.

    Morsi’s adviser for foreign relations earlier today described the current developments in Egypt as a military coup.

  6. Turkey's European Union Minister Egemen Bagis expressed hope no undesirable development would take place in Egypt....

    Turkey's European Union Minister and Chief Negotiator Egemen Bagis said, "I hope no undesirable development will take place in Egypt, and democracy will be strengthened."

    Speaking to Anadolu Agency (AA), Bagis underlined that Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi was a democratic leader elected by two-thirds of public.

    "Morsi tried to make very important reforms in Egypt despite his short tenure, and his efforts should be appreciated in a country facing crisis one after another," added Bagis.

    Bagis also called on the international community to support Morsi against pro-coup groups in Egypt.

    Bagis said he was in touch with EU officials including European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Stephan Fule and European Parliament Speaker Martin Schulz, who agreed with him about the solution.

    "I hope no undesirable development will take place in Egypt, and democracy will be strengthened and problems will be solved within democratic ways," added Bagis.
    Turkey ready to enter EU soon if blockades removed
    Egemen Bagis has said Turkey progressed enough to enter the EU soon if obstacles and political blockades were removed.

    Speaking in Turkey's western province of Izmir on Wednesday, Bagis said the EU needed Turkey more now than Turkey's need for the EU.

    "The EU process is raising per capita income from $400 to $11 thousand in Turkey at the same time. It is raising the number of universities to over 200 up from 14. It is increasing the annual tourism revenue to $30 billion from $9 billion. It means that global investments in Turkey boosted employment. It is a process which offers people healthier food, transport facilities, traveling safely. This process is very important not only for Turkey but also the EU," Bagis said.

    Bagis said Turkey's strategic importance was realized by many EU politicians, adding Turkey also needed to take strides.

    "Development and growth of Turkey makesus strong in the EU process", said Bagis ." Those who are opposed to Turkey's EU membership are the ones who have never seen Turkey. The ones who have seen Turkey and hospitality of Turkish people welcome Turkey's EU accession. We need to eliminate people's prejudices."

    Bagis said surveys showed that nearly all Turkish people believed the reforms made in the EU process strengthened Turkey's democracy, economy, human rights standards but when they were asked if Turkey would enter the EU, the figures fell down, adding "Our citizens have begun to lose faith in Turkey's EU membership."

    Bagis underscored Turkey's young population, saying Turkey with average age of 28-29 had Europe's one of youngest populations and would made a huge contribution to Europe.

    He also said Turkey had 75 percent of energy resources in the north and south of the country which Europe needs.

  7. U.S. says 'very concerned' about unrest in Egypt: State Department...

    The United States is 'very concerned' about the situation in Egypt, the U.S. State Department said on Wednesday of the sweeping protests surrounding a stand-off between Egypt's armed forces and Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.

    The situation in Egypt remains fluid, and the United States cannot confirm whether a military coup is underway, department spokesperson Jen Psaki told reporters.

    "We do ... remain very concerned about what we're seeing on the ground," Psaki said at a State Department briefing.

  8. En Egypte, "ce n'est pas encore un coup d'Etat, mais cela y ressemble de plus en plus"....

    Après l'expiration de l'ultimatum fixé par l'armée à Mohamed Morsi, la tension est encore montée d'un cran mercredi soir en Egypte, où une foule toujours plus dense se masse sur la place Tahrir du Caire pour demander le départ du président. Christophe Ayad, journaliste au Monde, analyse les derniers développements de la crise égyptienne

    Comment cette interdiction de quitter le territoire émise contre Mohamed Morsi et plusieurs responsables des Frères Musulmans s'explique-t-elle ?

    L'interdiction de voyager décrétée contre les principaux dirigeants des Frères musulmans, dont le guide suprême, Mohamed Badie, son numéro 2, Khaïrat Al-Chater, et le président Morsi, semble justifiée par l'armée par une affaire d'évasion de prison remontant à 2011........

  9. Egypt newspaper: Army tells Morsi he's no longer president ....

    CAIRO - Egypt's state-run Al-Ahram newspaper reported on its website that the army told President Mohamed Morsi at 7 p.m. (1700 GMT) that he was no longer head of state. It quoted a presidential source.

  10. Egypt Army Suspends Constitution, Deposes Morsi...

    Egypt's constitution is suspended, and Mohammed Morsi is no longer the president of the country, after an official address by Egypt army chief General Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi.

    Al-Sisi gave the address live on TV Wednesday night, and news were greeted by displays of joy at Cairo's Tahrir square and other hotspots of protests accross the country.

    Earlier, there were reports that the army is to unveil a road plan for a road map of transition for the country.

    Mohammed Morsi has issued a counter-statement, calling what is happening a "military coup."

    On his part, Gen Al-Sisi stated that he army could not but heed to the demands of millions of Egyptians who took to the streets to protest against what they see as a wrong pro-Islamist direction in which Morsi is taking the country.

    According to the army's proposal, Constitutional Court president Maher El-Beheiry will act as temporary head of state for Egypt.

    The road map also stipulated that after "a short interim period," new parliamentary and presidential elections are to take place.

  11. Al Jazeera, other TV stations forced off air in Egypt....

    Al Jazeera’s Egyptian broadcast has been taken off the air. Both Reuters and Al Jazeera itself reported that security forces raided Cairo offices and detained at least five staff members.

    Karim El-Assiuti has told Reuters his colleagues at the Al Jazeera Mubasher Misr channel were arrested while working at their studio. The station was prevented from broadcasting from a pro-Morsi rally, and a broadcasting crew was detained.

    Ayman Mohyeldin, a Foreign Correspondent for NBC News, reported via Twitter that security personnel entered the broadcaster's offices overlooking Tahrir square looking for Al Jazeera journalists.

  12. Egyptians split between jubilation and rage..

    Celebrations over Morsi’s ouster intermingle with Islamists’ cries of ‘down with military rule’...

  13. Mursi-Anhänger attackieren Armee – mehrere Tote...

    Nach der Machtübernahme durch das Militär in Ägypten regt sich Widerstand. In der Stadt Marsa Matruh stürmten Anhänger des abgesetzten Präsidenten Mursi den Sitz der Sicherheitskräfte.....

    Bei Zusammenstößen zwischen Anhängern des entmachteten ägyptischen Präsidenten Mohammed Mursi und Mitgliedern der Sicherheitskräfte sind mindestens vier Menschen getötet worden. Mindestens zehn weitere Menschen wurden nach Angaben der Sicherheitskräfte verletzt, als bewaffnete Anhänger Mursis am Mittwoch den Sitz der Sicherheitskräfte in der Stadt Marsa Matruh im Nordwesten des Landes stürmten. Den Angaben zufolge handelte es sich bei den Todesopfern um Mursi-Anhänger......

  14. Assad: Political Islam in Egypt Fails....

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said the massive protests against his Egyptian counterpart brought the fall of "political Islam," in statements posted on Wednesday on his official Facebook page....

  15. Overnight, Egypt becomes Algeria....

    With Morsi ousted by the military, violence erupts between his supporters and detractors; observers worry Egypt will look like Algeria during the 1990s.....

  16. Egypt prosecutor orders arrest of top Brotherhood leader ....

    CAIRO - The Egyptian prosecutor's office ordered on Thursday the arrest of the Muslim Brotherhood's top leader, Mohamed Badie, and his deputy, Khairat el-Shater, judicial and army sources said, after the military overthrew President Mohamed Morsi.

    Shater, a wealthy businessman seen as the Brotherhood's top political strategist, was the group's first choice candidate to run in last year's presidential election.

    But he was disqualified from the race due to past convictions, forcing Morsi to take his place.

  17. Umsturz in ÄgyptenDas ist kein Sieg, sondern ein Desaster....

    Millionen Ägypter feiern den Sturz ihres Präsidenten Mursi. Doch der Putsch des Militärs dient niemandem. Denn er ist ein Rückschlag – nicht nur für die Muslimbrüder, auch für die Demokratie. ......

  18. Turkey calls for immediate release of Egyptian leaders....

    Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said Turkey does not accept arbitrary detentions of elected leaders of Egypt and hope that the military’s move does not overshadow the January 25 Revolution.

    The foreign minister voiced its ‘deep sadness’ over the Egyptian army’s coup that has overthrown the President Mohamed Morsi. “We are all saddened by the course of events. The overthrown of Morsi [President Morsi] is worrisome. It is not acceptable that an elected leader was deposed by an military coup,” Davutoğlu said at a press conference today in Istanbul. The top diplomat also called for a quick return to democracy through elections.

    “All democratic mechanisms should be operated ... The house arrests of Morsi and and jail term for leaders including Prime Minister Hismah Qandil are unacceptable.”......

    1. Turkish FM slams military intervention in Egypt ...

      "Whatever the reason is, it is unacceptable that a democratically elected government was overthrown by illegitimate means, even more, with a military coup," the Turkish foreign minister said in Istanbul on Thursday, Turkish daily Hurriyet reported.

      Ahmet Davutoğlu criticized the military intervention in Egypt, saying that the intervention should not overshadow the democratic gains of the January 25 revolution.

      “Our message is clear: The January 25 revolution was the first big revolution of the 21st century. Protecting the gains of this revolution should be the priority of the Egyptian people. We totally reject the assessments that the ‘Arab Spring’ has turned into an ‘Arab Winter,’ or that Muslims cannot be governed by democracy,” Hurriyet quoted Davutoğlu as saying.-

  19. Ο πρόεδρος της Γαλλίας, Φρανσουά Ολάντ κάλεσε να γίνει «ό,τι είναι δυνατόν» για να αποκατασταθεί η δημοκρατική διαδικασία στην Αίγυπτο, την επομένη του πραξικοπήματος του στρατού που ανέτρεψε τον ισλαμιστή πρόεδρο Μοχάμεντ Μόρσι.....

    «Οφείλουμε να πράξουμε το παν προκειμένου (η δημοκρατική διαδικασία) να μπορέσει να επαναληφθεί, στη βάση του πλουραλισμού και της συναίνεσης», επισήμανε ο Ολάντ, ο οποίος επισκέπτεται την Τυνησία, όπου συναντήθηκε τον πρόεδρο της χώρας και συζήτησαν για το ζήτημα της Αιγύπτου.

    Πάντως και ο Ολάντ απέφυγε να αναφερθεί ρητά σε πραξικόπημα, περιοριζόμενος να μιλήσει περί αναστολής της δημοκρατικής διαδικασίας.

  20. Egypt's army announces state of emergency in South Sinai, Suez: Report...

    Egypt's army announced a state of emergency in the provinces of South Sinai and Suez on Friday after Islamist gunmen attacked an airport in the Sinai town of El Arish, state newspaper Al-Ahram reported.

    The report quoted the commander of the Third Field Army Osama Asakar saying that the "state of readiness" had been raised to its highest level in the two provinces due to the attack.

    The attack, the latest of a string of security incidents in the lawless region, came two days after the overthrow of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi. It was not clear if the attacks were coordinated and in reaction to his removal.

  21. Un choque entre manifestantes y Ejército deja al menos tres muertos en El Cairo....
    [Los partidarios del expresidente Morsi invaden las calles de la capital]
    [El Ejército, en alerta tras la muerte de un soldado en Sinaí]

    Un tiroteo en El Cairo entre manifestantes a favor del presidente depuesto, Mohamed Morsi, y el Ejército ha dejado al menos tres muertos y varios heridos en la capital egipcia, según las fuerzas de seguridad. La manifestación se producía cerca del cuartel de la Guardia Republicana, la unidad del Ejército egipcio dedicada a la defensa de los principales edificios de la capital y el lugar donde, supuestamente, Morsi está detenido. Un portavoz del Ejército ha afirmado que sus fuerzas únicamente han utilizado gas lacrimógeno y salvas contra los manifestantes.......

  22. Was Washington behind Egypt’s coup d’etat? ....

    The overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi by the Egyptian Armed forces was not carried out against US interests, it was instigated to ensure “continuity” on behalf of Washington.

    “[US Defense Secretary] Hagel and [US Chief of Staff General] Dempsey were walking a fine line … expressing concern while attempting to avoid the impression that the U.S. was manipulating events behind the scenes.” (, July 3, 2013)

    The protest movement is directed against the US and its proxy Muslim Brotherhood regime.

    The Muslim Brotherhood had been spearheaded into the government with the support of Washington as a “replacement” rather than an “alternative” to Hosni Mubarak, who had faithfully obeyed the orders of the Washington Consensus from the outset of his presidency.

    While the Armed Forces have cracked down on the Muslim Brotherhood, the Coup d’Etat is ultimately intended to manipulate the protest movement and prevent the accession of a “real people’s government”. The overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi by the Egyptian Armed forces was not carried out against US interests, it was instigated to ensure “continuity” on behalf of Washington.

    “Demonstrators carried hand-made posters denouncing Obama and his pro-Muslim Brotherhood Cairo Ambassador, Anne Patterson.” (F. William Engdahl, Global Research, July 4, 2013).

    The Muslim Brotherhood and the CIA

    Western intelligence agencies have a longstanding history of collaboration with the Brotherhood. Britain’s support of the Brotherhood instrumented through the British Secret Service dates back to the 1940s. Starting in the 1950s, according to former intelligence official William Baer, “The CIA [funneled] support to the Muslim Brotherhood because of “the Brotherhood’s commendable capability to overthrow Nasser.”1954-1970: CIA and the Muslim Brotherhood Ally to Oppose Egyptian President Nasser,

    These covert links to the CIA were maintained throughout the government of Hosni Mubarak.

    From the outset of the “Arab Spring”, the Obama administration’s objective was to undermine secular governments in the Middle East and North Africa and install a model “Islamic State”, which would serve US geopolitical and corporate interests. .....

  23. Αίγυπτος: Διαψεύδει ο στρατός ότι άνοιξε πυρ εναντίον των διαδηλωτών...

    Ο αιγυπτιακός στρατός δεν άνοιξε πυρ εναντίον των διαδηλωτών που υποστηρίζουν τον ανατραπέντα πρόεδρο Μοχάμεντ Μόρσι σήμερα, δήλωσε ένας εκπρόσωπος των ένοπλων δυνάμεων λίγη ώρα αφού πηγές των υπηρεσιών ασφαλείας και δημοσιογράφοι ανέφεραν πως τουλάχιστον τρεις διαδηλωτές σκοτώθηκαν κατά την διάρκεια μιας πορείας κοντά στο χώρο όπου κρατείται ο Μόρσι.

    Ο εκπρόσωπος είπε πως οι στρατιώτες χρησιμοποίησαν μόνο άσφαιρα και δακρυγόνα για να απωθήσουν τους διαδηλωτές κοντά στο χώρο της προεδρίας της Αιγύπτου.....

    1. Un choque entre manifestantes y Ejército deja al menos cinco muertos en El Cairo....

      1. Los partidarios del expresidente Morsi invaden las calles de la capital
      2. El Ejército, en alerta tras la muerte de un soldado en Sinaí
      Mansur disuelve el Parlamento y nombra a un nuevo jefe de inteligencia

      Un tiroteo en El Cairo entre manifestantes a favor del presidente depuesto, Mohamed Morsi, y el Ejército ha dejado al menos cinco muertos y varios heridos en la capital egipcia, según las fuerzas de seguridad. El Ejército ha disparado contra la gente y ha utilizado gas lacrimógeno para disolver la concentración. La marcha se producía cerca del cuartel de la Guardia Republicana, lugar donde está detenido Morsi. La Guardia Republicana es la unidad del Ejército egipcio dedicada a la defensa de los principales edificios de la capital......

    2. Exchange of gunfire, clashes between pro- and anti-Morsi protesters in Cairo - reports...

      Reports of an exchange of gunfire and clashes between pro-Morsi and anti-Morsi protesters near Tahrir Square are emerging from Cairo....

    3. Sources: Two Egyptian police killed in Sinai town ....

      CAIRO - Two Egyptian police officers were shot dead on Friday by unknown gunmen in the Sinai town of El-Arish in front of a government building, medical sources said, the latest of a string of security incidents in the lawless region.

      The police officers were guarding the building when the gunmen shot at them, the sources said.

      Islamist gunmen attacked armed forces guarding the El-Arish airport early on Friday. It was not clear whether the attack, and another on a police station in the nearby town of Rafah, on the Gaza border, were in reaction to the army's overthrow of elected Islamist President Mohamed Morsi on Wednesday.

    4. Homens armados mataram dois polícias no Egito...

      Dois polícias egípcios foram mortos, esta sexta-feira, por homens armados em frente a um edifício governamental na cidade de El-Arish, na península do Sinai, confirmou uma fonte dos serviços de segurança à agência francesa AFP. ....

    5. Egitto, pro Morsi in piazza. L'esercito fa appello all'unità. Spari al Cairo: almeno tre morti....

      L'esercito fa appello all'unità...

      IL CAIRO - In Egitto è il giorno delle manifestazioni dei sostenitori del presidente deposto Mohamed Morsi, che denunciano il golpe militare e l'ondata di arresti dei dirigenti dei Fratelli musulmani. Scoppia di nuovo la violenza: almeno tre persone sono rimaste uccise in una sparatoria davanti al quartier generale al Cairo della Guardia Repubblicana. Si trattava di sostenitori di Morsi. Riunite nel «Fronte nazionale di difesa della legittimità», le principali forze islamiche hanno chiesto ai loro sostenitori di manifestare in massa e «pacificamente» per un «Venerdì del rifiuto» contro «il colpo di stato militare»......

  24. 30 dead in clashes across Egypt as Morsi's supporters push back....

    Fighting in Cairo eases after Egyptian military deploys armored vehicles; Muslim Brotherhood proclaims supporters won't stop street action until ousted president is reinstated.....

    Enraged Islamists pushed back Friday against the toppling of President Mohammed Morsi, as tens of thousands of his supporters took to the streets vowing to win his reinstatement and clashed with their opponents in violence that killed 30 and drove the divided nation toward an increasingly dangerous showdown.

    In a battle on a bridge over the Nile River in Cairo, gunfire rang out and flames leaped from a burning car as the rival camps threw volleys of stones and fireworks at each other. Military armored vehicles raced across the bridge in a counterattack on Morsi's supporters.

    The clashes accelerated after the supreme leader of Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood defiantly proclaimed that his followers would not give up street action until the return of the country's first freely elected president, swept out of power days earlier by the military. Morsi opponents called out the public to defend against the Brotherhood, deepening the battle lines.

    In scenes of mayhem, troops opened fire on peaceful pro-Morsi protesters. Islamists threw one opponent off a rooftop......

  25. Ägypten nach Mursi... Ministerium meldet 17 Tote...

    Im Zentrum von Kairo prallen Befürworter und Gegner des Ex-Präsidenten Mursi aufeinander, Pflastersteine fliegen. Zuvor hatte der Anführer der Muslimbrüder seine Leute zum Widerstand aufgefordert. .....,7151782,23613254.html

  26. Egypte : 25 morts vendredi, nouvelles manifestations en vue...

    Partisans et adversaires du président déchu Mohammed Morsi se sont affrontés tout au long de la journée d'hier. Les Frères Musulmans entendent rester «dans les rues par millions».
    Par AFP

    Les islamistes ont appelé tôt samedi à de nouvelles manifestations «pacifiques» en soutien au président Mohamed Morsi renversé par l’armée, au lendemain d’une journée de violences en Egypte au cours de laquelle 25 personnes ont péri, dont 19 en marge de manifestations. Alors que la tension est extrême entre pro et anti-Morsi, cinq policiers et un soldat ont été tués dans la péninsule du Sinaï (nord), dans des attaques de militants islamistes qui n’ont pas été revendiquées. Dans la nuit, des islamistes ont attaqué le gouvernorat du Nord-Sinaï et y ont hissé leur drapeau.

    Galvanisés par leur Guide suprême Mohamed Badie, les partisans de l’ex-chef d’Etat islamiste ont multiplié les manifestations vendredi. Devant le siège de la Garde républicaine, ils ont tenté d’accrocher la photo de M. Morsi sur les fils barbelés qui entourent le bâtiment proche du palais présidentiel, bravant les avertissements des forces de l’ordre. Quatre de leurs militants sont morts, de source officielle, dans les échanges de tirs qui ont suivi et déclenché des scènes de panique. Une partie des islamistes est restée sur place pour un sit-in illimité devant le bâtiment militaire......

  27. La destitution de Morsi "n'est pas un coup d'Etat"....

    Le nassérien Hamdin Sabahi, arrivé en troisième position à l'élection présidentielle de juin 2012, est l'un des chefs de file du camp anti-Morsi.

    La destitution de M. Morsi était censée sortir le pays d'une grave crise politique. Quarante-huit heures plus tard, elle semble plus aiguë que jamais.

    Le peuple égyptien a clarifié sa position le 30 juin . Il a chassé Morsi, qui est fini. Il veut approfondir les acquis de la révolution du 25 janvier 2011 pour construire une véritable démocratie, bénéfique à tout le monde. Les auteurs des violences actuelles sont des pro-Morsi, qui veulent plonger le pays dans la guerre civile. Avec l'aide de Dieu, nous les en empêcherons et nous relancerons la révolution.

    Est-il possible de bâtir une démocratie sur un coup d'Etat ?

    Le 3 juillet n'est pas un coup d'Etat. Ce n'est pas parce qu'un chef d'Etat a été élu que le peuple n'a pas le droit de le juger. Nous avons respecté le résultat des élections. Mais Morsi a détourné le processus démocratique pour mettre sur pied une nouvelle dictature. On l'a bien vu en novembre lorsqu'il s'est attribué des pouvoirs extraordinaires par décret. Très vite, nous sommes arrivés au point où une majorité de la population a estimé qu'il bafouait sa volonté ainsi que les valeurs de la révolution. C'est pour cela que nous avons décidé d'appeler à des élections anticipées.

    A plusieurs reprises, M. Morsi a proposé à l'opposition d'entrer au gouvernement et à chaque fois, elle a refusé...

    C'est exact à une précision près : Morsi ne nous a jamais traités comme de véritables partenaires. Il nous a proposé deux ou trois sièges de ministres, pas plus. Sa conception de la démocratie est décorative. Jamais il n'a cherché à ouvrir un dialogue sur des sujets critiques, comme la justice sociale ou la relance économique.....

  28. Egypt on alert as Muslim Brotherhood calls for 'day of rejection' protests...

    Organizers call for non-violent demonstrations, but violent confrontations erupt; Egyptian health ministry record 30 deaths in clashes nationwide.....Live Blog.....

  29. US slams Egypt clashes, urges army to protect right to peaceful assembly ...

    The United States condemned clashes across Egypt on July 5 and urged all leaders including the army to stop the violence after dozens were killed following the toppling of elected President Mohamed Morsi.

    "We condemn the violence that has taken place today in Egypt. We call on all Egyptian leaders to condemn the use of force and to prevent further violence among their supporters," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a statement.

    "We expect the military to ensure that the rights of all Egyptians are protected, including the right to peaceful assembly, and we call on all who are protesting to do so peacefully," Psaki said.

    "The Egyptian people must come together to resolve their differences peacefully, without recourse to violence or the use of force." Washington is increasingly caught in a dilemma, not wishing to condone what could be seen as a military coup, while recognizing that the democratically elected Morsi had failed to bring in an inclusive government......

  30. 'First step in Egypt is to include Morsi in politics,' Davutoğlu says, revealing intense diplomacy. Turkey would defend ElBaradei if he had been elected....
    Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu called on Egypt to let deposed President Mohamed Morsi participate in politics once again, while revealing the details of the intense diplomatic traffic prior to and after the Egyptian army's intervention.

    "The first step that should be made in Egypt after the army toppled the elected president is to integrate him back into the political system as a legitimate political actor, along with the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party [FJP]," Ahmet Davutoğlu said today during an interview on public broadcaster TRT.......

  31. Los islamistas de Egipto lanzan una nueva jornada de protestas...El viernes murieron 30 personas y 1.100 resultaron heridas...

    Envalentonados por la demostración de fuerza del viernes, en la que reunieron a decenas de miles de personas en las calles de El Cairo, paralizando la ciudad y enfrentándose a las fuerzas armadas, los partidarios islamistas del presidente depuesto Mohamed Morsi lanzaron este sábado una nueva jornada de concentraciones de protesta contra el golpe de Estado consumado el miércoles. Pidieron, como ayer, que las fuerzas armadas liberen a Morsi, a quien mantienen bajo arresto, junto a su núcleo más cercano de colaboradores, en el cuartel de la Guardia Republicana en la capital de Egipto. Las protestas comenzaron a primera hora de la tarde.

    “Las masas volverán a salir a las calles con sus protestas cívicas y sentadas pacíficas en El Cairo hasta que el golpe militar sea anulado y el presidente legítimo reinstaurado”, dijo en un comunicado la Alianza Nacional de Defensa de la Legitimidad, una amalgama de 11 grupos islamistas creada para defender a Morsi. Tras una noche de violencia, El Cairo había amanecido este sábado en tensa calma. Los vehículos acorazados habían dejado libres de nuevo los accesos a la plaza de Tahrir, foco de las revueltas que en 2011 derrocaron el régimen de Hosni Mubarak, pero aún guardaban varios accesos a las zonas en las que han acampado los partidarios del anterior régimen......

  32. Egyptian interim president meets with army chief...Following outburst of violence between supporters and opponents of ousted president Morsi, Adly Mansour meets leaders...

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s interim president held talks Saturday with the army chief and interior minister following an outburst of violence between supporters and opponents of ousted leader Mohammed Morsi that killed at least 36 people across the country and deepened the battle lines in the divided nation.

    Three days after the military pushed out Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected leader, the country appears to be careening toward further conflict and turmoil. Morsi’s supporters have vowed to take to the streets until the toppled Islamist leader is reinstated, while his opponents have called for more mass rallies to defend what they call the “gains of June 30,” a reference to the start of massive protests to call for the ouster of the president. .....

  33. Egypt Islamists vow new demos after day of deadly clashes...

    Islamists vowed further protests on Saturday to demand the military restore Egypt's first democratically elected leader, after a night of ferocious clashes that killed 30 people and injured more than 1,100 nationwide.

    "The masses will continue their civilised protests and peaceful sit-ins in Cairo until the military coup is reversed and the legitimate president is restored," a coalition of Islamist groups said in a statement.

    Despite the talk of peaceful demonstrations, residents in parts of Cairo reported seeing dozens of bearded Islamists armed with machineguns, machetes and sticks on Friday night before the deadly clashes broke out.

    Snipers were spotted on rooftops, and medics told AFP they treated some residents of the normally quiet middle-class neighbourhood of Manial for bullet wounds with a downward trajectory.

    The backlash came two days after the army toppled Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, underlining the determination of his Muslim Brotherhood to disrupt the military's plan for a political transition until new elections.

    Ahead of Saturday's new round of protests, central Cairo was already tense......

  34. Unruhen in Ägypten: Die Fanatiker werden verlieren...

    Trotz der Gewalt in Kairo dürfen wir nicht vergessen: Der Sturz von Mursi durch die Armee war alternativlos, weil der Präsident und seine Muslimbrüder das Land in Geiselhaft gehalten haben. Mehr noch, das Militär hat auch die Freiheit im Westen vor den Islamisten verteidigt.

    Wann immer die Islamisten nach der Macht griffen, gab es zwei Szenarien: Gelang ihnen die Machtergreifung, so regierten sie mit eiserner Hand und verwandelten ihre Gesellschaften in Freiluftgefängnisse wie Iran, Afghanistan, Somalia oder Sudan. Wurden sie von der Macht verdrängt wie in Algerien Ende der achtziger Jahre, verwandelten sie sich in terroristische Organisationen und richteten Blutbäder auch in der Zivilbevölkerung an.

    Gerade wurde in Ägypten das erste Szenario durch die Intervention der Armee abgewendet, gleichzeitig wächst die Befürchtung vor dem Eintreten der zweiten Variante. Jetzt schicken die Muslimbrüder ihre Milizen auf der Straße, schießen wild um sich und versuchen, die Bevölkerung in Angst und Schrecken zu versetzen, um ihren gestürzten Präsidenten zurück an die Macht zu bringen.

    Doch die Muslimbrüder haben den Zeitgeist nicht verstanden. Sie konnten nicht begreifen, dass sie im Zeitalter der globalen Kommunikation keine neue Diktatur aufbauen können. Sie nutzten die Demokratie als Trojanisches Pferd, um an die Macht zu kommen, dann versuchten sie, die Demokratie von innen zu zerstören. Wie Mubarak wollten sie in rasantem Tempo die Kontrolle über alle Institutionen des Landes erlangen. Ihre Allianz mit der Hamas war eine Bedrohung für die Sicherheit auf der Halbinsel Sinai und kostete 16 ägyptische Soldaten das Leben. Ihre amateurhafte Wirtschaftspolitik führte das Land in den Ruin.

    Ägypten drohte auszubluten ....

  35. 'One Morsi will go, a thousand Morsis will come in Egypt,' Turkish EU minister says....

    The Muslim Brotherhood organization is rooted enough to come back to power in Egypt, Turkish EU Minister Egemen Bağış said, commenting on the military overthrow of the elected President Mohamed Morsi.

    "One Morsi will go, another Morsi will come. The Muslim Brotherhood has a strength that it has constituted since the 1920s," Bağış said during an interview today with private broadcaster NTV.

    Commenting on claims that there was an application to Turkey to grant asylum to Morsi, Bağış repeated Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's answer that no such request had been received.
    He added that Turkey had always opened its doors to "victims," but said that he preferred to see Morsi "doing politics rather than in Istanbul."

    Bağış also slammed the United States and Europe's attitude toward the Egyptian military's intervention.

    "We are facing a world who can't call a coup a coup. A leader elected by democratic means has been toppled in front of everyone's eyes, forced out by the army, with the tank's pressure. What is it if not a coup? It is an outright coup," Bağış said.

    Turkey has voiced the strongest criticism after Morsi's ouster on July 3. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan argued yesterday that there was no such thing as a "democratic coup" and slammed Western countries for their reaction.

  36. Egitto nel caos, ucciso prete copto nel Sinai. Nascono milizie armate pro Morsi....Oltre 25 morti e più di mille feriti negli scontri. Arrestato il numero due dei Fratelli musulmani...

    IL CAIRO - In Egitto la tensione resta altissima: un sacerdote cristiano copto è stato ucciso a colpi di arma da fuoco nella provincia egiziana del Sinai, nella città di El Arish. Lo riferiscono fonti della sicurezza. Il prelato, Mina Abud Sharobim, è stato colpito da uomini in moto mentre si trovava in macchina davanti alla sua chiesa a el Massaid, nei pressi di al Arish. Sulla situazione nel paese nordafricano il premier Enrico Letta ha tenuto un vertice d'urgenza a Palazzo Chigi con il ministro degli Esteri Emma Bonino.

    Bonino. «Siamo sull'orlo di un non ritorno». Ed è questo il messaggio «da far passare», ha detto Bonino precisando che «il movimento molto composito sceso in piazza è un movimento abbastanza acefalo e comunque con moltissime componenti. Non c'è moltissimo che si possa fare, ne dobbiamo essere consapevoli, salvo tentare di tenere i contatti anche con altri esponenti della Regione. È indubbio che la situazione è preoccupante. Non è nelle mani di nessun altro salvo un tentativo di messaggi ripetuti di moderazione da una parte e dall'altra e di una transizione quanto più inclusiva e rapida possibile».

    Emergenza Sinai. La tensione è alta soprattutto nel Sinai del Nord. L'uccisione del sacerdote arriva dopo una serie di attacchi ieri contro posti di polizia e l'aeroporto di el Arish nei quale sono morti sei poliziotti. Il valico di Rafah con la striscia di Gaza è chiuso per il secondo giorno consecutivo e in nottata ci sono stati tiri di arma di fuoco contro i check point lungo la frontiera con la Striscia. Nel frattempo, riferiscono fonti locali, la sede del governatorato a el Ariash, presa d'assalto ieri da sostenitori del deposto presidente Mohamed Morsi, è stata evacuata dalle forze di sicurezza che hanno anche tolto dal pennone la bandiera nera di al Qaida e la foto di Morsi, convincendo i manifestanti a lasciare l'edificio. I servizi di sicurezza hanno lanciato un'allerta per questa sera a Sheikh Zuayed, invitando i commercianti a chiudere i negozi e gli abitanti a restare a casa per il timore di nuovi attacchi armati........

  37. Leading liberal Egyptian politician Mohamed ElBaradei has been named interim prime minister....

    He was appointed following crisis talks led by President Adly Mahmud Mansour - three days after the army removed Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi amid growing nationwide unrest.

    The move has in turn triggered mass unrest by supporters of Mr Morsi.

    Mr ElBaradei - a former head of the UN's nuclear watchdog - is expected to be sworn in later on Saturday.

    He and other party leaders attended a meeting called by Mr Mansour on Saturday.

    Mr ElBaradei leads an alliance of liberal and left-wing parties, the National Salvation Front.....

  38. Brotherhood says rejects ElBaradei as Egypt's interim PM ...

    CAIRO - A senior official in the Freedom and Justice Party, the Muslim Brotherhood's political wing, said on Saturday he rejected Mohamed ElBaradei's appointment as Egypt's interim prime minister, expected to be confirmed later in the day.

    "We reject this coup and all that results from it, including ElBaradei," he told Reuters at an Islamist gathering in northern Cairo.

    ElBaradei was among liberal leaders who opposed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, ousted by the military on Wednesday. The overthrow prompted often violent protests across the country.

  39. Egypt’s interim president retreats from naming ElBaradei Prime Minister...

    The appointment of former IAEA chief Mohamed Elbaradei for the post of Egypt’s interim prime minister has been placed on hold as consultations with various political parties over the selection of an interim PM continue.

    Speaking at an impromptu press conference held at Cairo's Ittihadiya presidential palace, spokesman for interim President Adly Mansour, Ahmed Musilamani, told reporters the presidency had to take account opposition to ElBaradei and denied that the nomination of the Nobel Peace laureate was ever certain.

    Earlier, the Tamarod movement that organized the mass protests that lead to the overthrow of Morsi on Wednesday, made the announcement after consultations with Adly Mansour, that Mohamed ElBaradei was appointed to be Egypt's interim Prime Minister.

    The announcement was greeted with cheers from thousands of Tamarod supporters outside the presidential palace. They waited there for most of the day as ElBaradei spent Saturday in discussions with other chiefs of Egypt’s new coalition, involving army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi at the Ministry of Defense.

    Opposition from the country’s most prominent Islamist parties greeted the news reports ElBaradei would be appointed. The Nour Party, Egypt's second biggest Islamist group made its objections known.

    "The nomination of ElBaradei violates the roadmap that the political and national powers had agreed on with General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi," its deputy leader Ahmed Khalil told Al Ahram.

    The Muslim Brotherhood, the country’s largest Islamic party and supporters of former President Morsi also voiced their anger over ElBaradei’s nomination, calling it “Washington’s choice” and urged more protests on Sunday. .....

  40. Blast hits gas pipeline in Sinai....Explosion comes amid a surge in attacks in the peninsula following Mohamed Morsi's ouster as Egypt's president...

    A natural gas pipeline carrying natural gas from Egypt to Jordan through Sinai Peninsula has been hit by an explosion, state TV and witnesses said.

    Attacks on police and soldiers have recently surged in Sinai, where al-Qaeda linked groups are located, following President Mohamed Morsi's overthrow by a military coup.

    It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the pipeline and checkpoint attacks in the region or if they were in reaction to removal of Morsi from his post on Wednesday.

    The pipeline, which supplies gas to Jordan, has been attacked more than 10 times since former president Hosni Mubarak was ousted in 2011.

    Five security officers were killed at their checkpoints in Sinai on Friday and four other checkpoints were attacked on Saturday.

    A priest was killed at one checkpoint by a group of armed men, according to security sources.

    Egypt has been in turmoil since the overthrow of Morsi, with supporters and opponents of the ousted president engaging in deadly clashes.

    The country has struggled to control the security in the peninsula since Mubarak's departure. Hard-line groups took advantage of the collapse of security that followed and launched many attacks on army and police troops there.

  41. Turkish PM Erdoğan calls UN chief to discuss Egypt...

    Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan discussed the political crisis in Egypt with U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in a phone conversation late July 6.

    The prime minister voiced his concern to the U.N. chief over the “stall of the democratic process by the military coup, which ignores the civil will, and urged all sides to act with good sense,” according to a statement from the Prime Ministry Press Center.

    He also stressed the importance of staying away from all kinds of violence, clashes and incitement, emphasizing the restoration of the civil administration as soon as possible through elections.


  42. Egypt approaching civil war: Putin....Army had no choice: Blair...

    Russian President Vladimir Putin warned on Sunday that the standoff in Egypt between supporters and foes of deposed President Mohamed Morsi threatened to degenerate into a civil war.

    “Syria is already in the grips of a civil war, unfortunately enough, and Egypt is moving in that direction,” Russian news agencies quoted Putin as saying while on a visit to Kazakhstan.

    “We would like to see the Egyptian people avoid this fate,” he said.

    The Russian foreign ministry has previously called on all sides in the political crisis to exercise “restraint.”

    Army had no choice: Blair

    Meanwhile, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said Egypt’s army had no choice but to overthrow Morsi.

    Writing in the Observer newspaper, Blair, who acts as Middle East envoy for the United States, Russia, the EU and the UN, said the army’s only alternative would have been to let Egypt descend into chaos.

    “The events that led to the Egyptian army’s removal of President Mohamed Morsi confronted the military with a simple choice: intervention or chaos,” wrote Blair, who led Britain for a decade from 1997.

    Blair said the West had strong incentives to support Egypt’s democratic transition.

    “At its crudest, we can’t afford for Egypt to collapse. So we should engage with the new de facto power,” he wrote.

    “In that way, we can also help shape a path back to the ballot box that is designed by and for Egyptians.” Likewise, Blair argued that Western nations have a responsibility to work towards peace in the wider Middle East.

    “We feel it should be someone else’s job to help sort it out. But it is our job,” he wrote.


  43. Uncertainty persists over Egypt PM nomination...

    Reports of Mohamed ElBaradei being picked are denied, highlighting challenges new leaders face in finding consensus.....

  44. Splits in Egyptian leadership amid new protests...

    Fresh demonstrations from both camps keep tensions high both inside the temporary government and out on the streets....

  45. L'Egypte se cherche toujours un Premier ministre....

    Le porte-parole de la présidence par intérim a proposé dimanche soir le nom de Ziad Bahaa Eldin, mais le parti salafiste al-Nour s'y est montré hostile. La décision finale doit être annoncée dans la journée.

    Ziad Bahaa Eldin, un technocrate de centre-gauche qui a dirigé plusieurs institutions économiques égyptiennes, sera «très probablement» nommé Premier ministre en Egypte, tandis que Mohamed El-Baradei prendra la vice-présidence, a déclaré dimanche soir le porte-parole de la présidence intérimaire.

    «Ziad Bahaa Eldin sera très probablement nommé Premier ministre et Mohamed ElBaradei vice-président», a indiqué a indiqué Ahmad al-Mouslimani, porte-parole de la présidence qui s’exprimait sur la chaîne privée ONTV quatre jours après le coup militaire qui a déposé le président islamiste Mohamed Morsi, contesté par des manifestations d’une ampleur sans précédent......

  46. Hermanos Musulmanes acusan al Ejército de matar a tiros a 34 de sus seguidores....

    Los Hermanos Musulmanes han denunciado que 34 de sus seguidores han sido asesinados a tiros en El Cairo y 40 han resultado heridos en el ataque del Ejército egipcio a su acampada, según ha asegurado uno de sus portavoces. Fuentes médicas cifran el número de muertos en 15.

    Murad Ali, de la Libertad de la Hermandad y la Justicia, afirmó que el asalto se produjo de madrugada mientras los islamistas organizaban una sentada ante el cuartel de la Guardia Republicana.

    Sin embargo, militares contradicen esta versión y aseguran que "grupos terroristas" intentaron asaltar el cuartel ante lo que las autoridades reaccionaron para defender el centro militar. El Ejército ha informado del fallecimiento de un soldado......

  47. Egypt unrest: Morsi supporters shot dead in Cairo....

    At least 15 people have been killed in a shooting incident in Cairo, amid continuing unrest over the removal of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi.

    The Muslim Brotherhood says its members were fired on while holding a sit-in at a Presidential Guard barracks. It put the death toll at more than 30.

    But the army said a "terrorist group" had tried to storm the barracks.

    Mr Morsi, Egypt's first Islamist president, was ousted by the army on Wednesday after mass protests.

    He has been placed in detention and is believed to be held at the Presidential Guard Club, where his supporters have been staging a sit-in since last week demanding his reinstatement.

    The Islamist Al-Nour party, which had supported the military action, said it had now suspended talks to choose an interim prime minister, describing Monday morning's events as a "massacre".
    'Weapons seized'

    The Muslim Brotherhood, the movement Mr Morsi comes from, said the army raided the sit-in at about 04:00 (02:00 GMT) as many of the protesters were performing dawn prayers.

    One protester, Mahmud al-Shilli, told the AFP news agency that the Republican Guard had fired tear gas but that a group of men in civilian clothing had then opened fired.

    "The thugs came from the side. We were the target," he told AFP.

    However in a statement read on state media, the army blamed to the shooting on "an armed terrorist group" which had tried to storm the barracks. .....

  48. Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood calls for ‘uprising’ after at least 42 killed....Salafis withdraw from talks...

    Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood called for an "uprising" on Monday after dozens of supporters were killed outside an elite army headquarters in Cairo, and urged international intervention to prevent a "new Syria."

    The Islamist group's political arm, the Freedom and Justice Party, called for "an uprising by the great people of Egypt against those trying to steal their revolution with tanks." It urged "the international community and international groups and all the free people of the world to intervene to stop further massacres ... and prevent a new Syria in the Arab world."

    The death toll in violence on Monday at the Cairo headquarters of the Republican Guard rose to 42, Egyptian state television said, after the Muslim Brotherhood accused the security forces of attacking protesters there.

    The Egyptian military said "a terrorist group" had tried to storm the building. One army officer was killed and 40 wounded, the military said. State television reported that an additional 322 people had been wounded in what it described as an attempt to storm the Republican Guard's headquarters.

    Earlier, Egypt’s armed forces said that “armed terrorists” had tried to storm the headquarters of the elite Republican Guard, leaving one security officer dead, in a statement quoted by the website of state-owned daily Al-Ahram. “At dawn, an armed terrorist group tried to storm the Republican Guard (building)..., attacking army troops and police, which led to the death of one officer and left several conscripts injured, including six in critical condition,” the statement said.

    The Brotherhood’s official spokesman, Gehad El-Haddad, who is at a pro-Morsi sit-in at a mosque near the scene, said 37 Morsi supporters had been killed. He said shooting broke out in the early morning while Islamists were praying and staging a peaceful sit-in outside the Republican Guard barracks.

    Salafis withdraw from talks

    As an immediate consequence, Salafist Al-Nour party said that it had withdrawn from talks on the formation of a new government in response to the killing of protesters. “We have decided to withdraw immediately from all negotiations in response to the massacre outside the Republican Guard” headquarters, Al-Nour spokesman Nadder Bakkar said on Twitter.

    Supporters of Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood have mobilized in large numbers in different parts of Cairo in recent days, vowing to defend Morsi, who was ousted by the military on Wednesday after mass protests calling for him to be removed from power


  49. Turkish FM Davutoğlu condemns massacre in Egypt...

    Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has condemned the attack outside the headquarters of the Republican Guard in Egypt’s capital.

    “I strongly condemn the massacre during the morning prayers in the name of basic human values that we have been defending,” Davutoğlu wrote on his Twitter account.

    At least 42 Muslim Brotherhood supporters were killed earlier today when the army opened fire on protesters outside an elite army headquarters in Cairo.

    “Despite provocations, we expect from our Egyptian brothers to protect democracy and free will in dignity,” Davutoğlu added. The foreign minister urged the start of a political normalization process respecting the people’s will.

    “Egypt is the hope for the rising demand for democracy in the Middle East and Turkey will always be in solidarity with the Egyptian people,” he said.

  50. Αίγυπτος: Δύο στρατιώτες «αιχμαλωτίστηκαν από ισλαμιστές» στο Κάιρο...
    Αναγκάστηκαν σε δημόσιες δηλώσεις υπέρ του Μόρσι αλλά στη συνέχεια ξέφυγαν...

    Ένοπλοι οπαδοί του ανατραπέντος ισλαμιστή προέδρου της Αιγύπτου, Μοχάμεντ Μόρσι, αιχμαλώτισαν δύο στρατιώτες στο Κάιρο, μετά τα αιματηρά επεισόδια έξω από το κτήριο της Ρεπουμπλικανικής Φρουράς, όπου έχασαν τη ζωή τους τουλάχιστον 42 ισλαμιστές από πυρά των δυνάμεων ασφαλείας.

    Οι δύο στρατιώτες, οι οποίοι, σύμφωνα με το Γαλλικό Πρακτορείο, ταυτοποιήθηκαν ως οι Σαμίρ Αμπνταλάχ Αλί και Αζάμ Χαρέμ Αλί, «κατάφεραν να ξεφύγουν από τους απαγωγείς τους» , σημείωσε αιγύπτιος αξιωματούχος.

    Οι άνδρες του αιγυπτιακού στρατού τοποθετήθηκαν στο εσωτερικό οχήματος και αναγκάστηκαν να κάνουν δηλώσεις φιλικές προς τον κ. Μόρσι και κατά της ηγεσίας του στρατού από μεγάφωνο, όπως μετέδωσε το κρατικό αιγυπτιακό πρακτορείο ειδήσεων MENA.

    Ένας εκ των δύο χτυπήθηκε ανηλεώς, ενώ βιντεοσκοπήθηκε ενώ έκανε δηλώσεις φιλικές προς τον καθαιρεθέντα ισλαμιστή πρόεδρο της Αιγύπτου.

  51. ‘The way forward is for Egypt to declare its independence from the US’....

    The US gives $1.5 billion a year to the Egyptian government, and if it refused this money they would be able to follow an independent economic policy, supported by the majority of Egyptians, British journalist Neil Clark told RT.

    RT: How do you foresee this violence affecting the situation and stability in Egypt?

    Neil Clark: It is a very dangerous escalation I think, because whether we take the lie from the army where they say five people were killed or there were 42 people killed or more than that. It’s obviously a very dangerous situation and what the Muslim Brotherhood really has got the keys to this situation how to solve it, what would they do next? They’ve called for an uprising against the government. The Salafists groups have also called that and we are in a very dangerous situation where we could see Egypt break out into civil war. Let’s hope that doesn’t happen. And I think it is very important now for the army to offer an olive branch to the opposition, perhaps, in this state of affairs at the moment.

    RT: You say the Muslim Brotherhood has the key to the situation here, but it seems, frankly, that it’s really the military that has the key to the ongoing unrest. If, as reported, it is the military that has opened fire, this is setting the country up for a massive clash. How do you see that being resolved?

    NC: The Morsi supporters have to decide what they really want. They don’t have the strength to actually take power. They don’t have the numbers, they don’t have the majority support. The army has got the guns to put it simply. ....

  52. Presidente interino de Egipto crea comisión judicial para investigar masacre...

    La formación política Hermanos Musulmanes presentaron este lunes durante una rueda de prensa evidencias de presuntos ataques militares perpetrados este lunes contra los seguidores de Mohamed Mursi. Señalaron que las acciones de violencia se llevaron a cabo durante el rezo del alba.

    El presidente interino de Egipto, Adli Mansur, ha creado una comisión judicial para investigar las acciones de violencia registradas este lunes frente al cuartel general de la Guardia Republicana, en El Cairo (capital), donde murieron al menos 42 personas.

    A través de un comunicado, Mansur instó a la población a "controlarse" para que la seguridad nacional sea la "prioridad".

    Asimismo, pidió a los manifestantes a que se alejen de "los centros vitales y las instalaciones militares" del país. ....

  53. Army closes roads leading to pro-Morsi supporters...

    Army troops have closed roads leading to protest areas where thousands are camping to demand the return of ousted President Mohammad Morsi to power.


    Army troops have closed roads leading to protest areas where thousands are camping to demand the return of ousted President Mohammad Morsi to power.

    Witnesses said troops closed the 6th October Bridge leading to Nasr City, where thousands of Morsi's loyalists have been camping at Rabaa Al-Adawiya in eastern Cairo.

    A bridge leading to Nahda square near the Cairo University in Giza has also been closed.

    Army tanks were deployed at the entry points to the two squares.

    The security measures came shortly after tens of Morsi supporters were killed outside the Republican Guards compound near Rabaa Al-Adawiya.

    The Egyptian Ambulance Authority (EAO) said 42 people were killed and 322 were wounded outside the Republican Guards HQ......

  54. Egypt Nour Party: We accept ex-FinMin as interim PM ...

    CAIRO - Egypt's Nour Party, the country's second-biggest Islamist movement after the Muslim Brotherhood, said on Tuesday it would accept the choice of former finance minister Samir Radwan as interim prime minister.

    Nour Party spokesman Nader Bakkar told Reuters the party would accept Radwan because he met the party's criteria for an interim prime minister. Political sources said on Monday that Radwan had emerged as the favourite for the post.

    The military-backed transitional administration is keen to win Nour's support for a new government to show it is acceptable to Islamists after the army toppled the Brotherhood's Mohamed Morsi last week.

  55. 84 killed outside Republican Guards HQ, says medical syndicate...

    Egyptian Medical Syndicate said 84, including two doctors, were killed outside the Republican Guards headquarters.


    Egyptian Medical Syndicate said Tuesday that 84, including two doctors, were killed outside the Republican Guards headquarters, where supporters of ousted president Mohammad Morsi were camping.

    Syndicate spokesman Ahmed Lotfi told a press conference that more than 1,000 were injured, including 7 doctors.

    The Egyptian Ambulance Authority had earlier put the death toll at 51 people.

    The Muslim Brotherhood accuses security forces of opening fire at its supporters while performing the morning prayer outside the Republican Guards compound.

    But the army and the police insist that protesters attacked the vicinity of the Republican Guards compound and troops standing guard, killing two police officers and one army officer.

    The Medical Syndicate Secretary General Jamal Abdel-Salam told reporters they have testimonies from many doctors at the scene regarding what really happened.

    "These testimonies will be submitted to the investigating authorities."

    Interim President Adly Mansour has ordered the formation of a judicial committee to investigate the tragic events.

  56. UAE to give Egypt $3 billion in loans ...

    CAIRO - The United Arab Emirates has agreed to grant Egypt $1 billion and lend it another $2 billion, an Egyptian source said on Tuesday, throwing it a financial lifeline after the army ousted the country's Islamist president last week.

    The source also said Saudi Arabia may lend Egypt another $2 billion, which he expected to be confirmed within two days.

    Egypt's finances have been devastated by political and economic instability since the popular uprising that pushed Hosni Mubarak out of the presidency two and a half years ago.

    The UAE's $3 billion was expected to be part of a larger financial package from the Gulf emirate, said the source close to the talks. The loan would be in the form of a deposit at Egypt's central bank, although the interest rate and maturity had yet to be finalized.

  57. Egipto: ordenan la detención del jefe de los Hermanos Musulmanes ....

    Está acusado, junto a otros nueve dirigentes, de incitación a la violencia en los disturbios ocurridos frente a la sede de la Guardia Republicana en los que murieron más de 50 personas...

    El fiscal general egipcio ordenó este miércoles la detención del jefe de los Hermanos Musulmanes, Mohamed Badie, y de otros nueve dirigentes a raíz de los enfrentamientos que se saldaron con más de 50 muertos el lunes, informó una fuente judicial.
    Según la misma fuente, todos ellos están acusados de incitación a la violencia en los disturbios ocurridos frente a la sede de la Guardia Republicana de El Cairo, durante una manifestación de partidarios del presidente islamista derrocado Mohamed Mursi en la que murieron al menos 51 personas.

    Los Hermanos Musulmanes, sin embargo, acusan a las fuerzas del orden de disparar a manifestantes pacíficos que rezaban ante la sede de la Guardia Republicana, mientras el Ejército y el Ministerio de Interior afirman que sus hombres se limitaron a responder a un ataque armado contra el cuartel.......

  58. Haftbefehl gegen den Chef der Muslimbrüder ...

    Erst wollte Ägyptens Übergangspremier al-Beblawi die Muslimbrüder an der Regierung beteiligen. Als sie ablehnten, wurde die Staatsanwaltschaft aktiv und schrieb den Chef zur Fahndung aus....

    Ägyptens Staatsanwaltschaft hat die Festnahme des Chefs der Muslimbrüder, Mohammed Badie, angeordnet. Badie werde vorgeworfen, zur Gewalt vor dem Hauptquartier der Republikanischen Garde am Montag aufgehetzt zu haben, meldete die staatliche Nachrichtenagentur Mena.

    Die Armee hatte das Feuer auf Anhänger des vor einer Woche durch das Militär entmachteten Präsidenten Mohammed Mursi eröffnet, die sich vor der Kaserne versammelt hatten. 55 Menschen wurden bei den Zusammenstößen getötet.

    Die Staatsanwaltschaft leitete auch die Festnahme weiterer führender Vertreter der Muslimbrüder ein, darunter Badies Stellvertreter Mahmud Essat. Ein Sprecher der Muslimbrüder kritisierte die Maßnahme als "Versuch des Polizeistaats", eine Mahnwache der Muslimbrüder vor der Rabaa-Adaweja-Moschee im Nordosten Kairos aufzubrechen.....

  59. Egypte: la justice demande l'arrestation du chef des Frères musulmans...

    Mohamed Badie, Guide duprême des Frères musulmans, et d'autres hauts responsables sont accusés d'incitation à la violence après les affrontements sanglants de lundi....

    Le procureur général égyptien a ordonné ce mercredi l'arrestation du Guide suprême des Frères musulmans, Mohamed Badie, et d'autres hauts responsables de la confrérie dans le cadre des violences qui ont fait plus de 50 morts lundi, a indiqué une source judiciaire.

    Selon la même source, ils sont accusés d'incitation à la violence, en relation avec ces heurts sanglants survenus devant le siège de la Garde républicaine au Caire, durant une manifestation de partisans du président islamiste déchu Mohamed Morsi.

    Mohamed Badie et d'autres responsables des Frères musulmans sont déjà sous le coup d'un mandat d'arrêt, pour de précédentes violences. Alors que les services de sécurité avaient annoncé son arrestation la veille, le Guide suprême était apparu publiquement vendredi dernier au Caire, appelant les partisans de Mohamed Morsi à rester "mobilisés par millions" jusqu'au retour du président destitué. .....

  60. Egypt orders arrest of Muslim Brotherhood leader ...

    CAIRO — Egypt’s prosecutor’s office ordered the arrest today (July 10) of Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie on charges of inciting violence outside the Republican Guard headquarters where 55 people were killed on Monday, state news agency MENA reported.

    Other senior Brotherhood officials were also ordered held, including Badie’s deputy Mahmoud Ezzat and party leaders Essam El-Erian and Mohamed El-Beltagi.

    Thousands of Brotherhood followers have been maintaining a vigil near a mosque in northeast Cairo demanding the reinstatement of Mohamed Morsi, toppled as president by the army last week. REUTERS

  61. Turkey prepares for a possible evacuation of Turks in Egypt....

    The Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) has completed the necessary preparations to coordinate a possible evacuation of Turkish nationals in Egypt.

    AFAD is in contact with the chief of General Staff; the Interior, Foreign, Health and Transportation ministries; and the Turkish Red Crescent about an evacuation, according to an official from the organization.

    The Turkish Embassy in Cairo also has made the necessary preparations for a possible evacuation, a Turkish official told Hürriyet Daily News.

    Meanwhile, the Ankara branches of the Humanitarian Relief Foundation (İHH) and the Free Thought and Education Rights Association (Özgür-Der), gathered for the first fast-breaking dinner of Ramadan in front of the Egyptian embassy in a show of protest against the mass killings in the country.

  62. Οι ΗΠΑ «εξετάζουν» εάν η αποπομπή του Μόρσι ήταν πραξικόπημα....«Θέλει χρόνο», λέει ο Λευκός Οίκος...

    «Μελετούμε το πώς οι αρχές αντιδρούν και χειρίζονται την τρέχουσα κατάσταση», ανέφερε ο εκπρόσωπος της αμερικανικής προεδρίας
    «Θα χρειαστεί χρόνο για να κρίνει εάν και κατά πόσον η απομάκρυνση του ισλαμιστή εκλεγμένου προέδρου Μοχάμεντ Μόρσι από το στρατό στην Αίγυπτο αποτελεί ή όχι πραξικόπημα», αναφέρει ο Λευκός Οίκος σε ανακοίνωσή του, ενώ παράλληλα κάλεσε τις αιγυπτιακές ένοπλες δυνάμεις να ασκήσουν αυτοσυγκράτηση.

    «Μελετούμε το πώς οι αρχές αντιδρούν και χειρίζονται την τρέχουσα κατάσταση», ανέφερε ο εκπρόσωπος της αμερικανικής προεδρίας Τζέι Κάρνεϊ, ερωτηθείς εάν η κυβέρνηση των ΗΠΑ βρίσκεται πιο κοντά στο να λάβει μια απόφαση σχετικά με το εάν θα χαρακτηρίσει την αποπομπή Μόρσι πραξικόπημα, κάτι που θα είχε συνέπεια βάσει του ισχύοντος νόμου στις Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες την άμεση διακοπή των προγραμμάτων βοήθειας προς τον αιγυπτιακό στρατό και μια σειρά άλλων μέτρων.

    Νωρίτερα, Αμερικανοί αξιωματούχοι δήλωσαν ότι δεν έχουν μεταβληθεί τα σχέδια της Ουάσινγκτον να παραδώσει άλλα τέσσερα μαχητικά αεροσκάφη F-16 τις επόμενες εβδομάδες στην αιγυπτιακή πολεμική αεροπορία.

    «Δεν υφίσταται ουδεμία αλλαγή στους σχεδιασμούς να παραδοθούν F-16 στις αιγυπτιακές ένοπλες δυνάμεις», δήλωσε ένας αξιωματούχος της κυβέρνησης των ΗΠΑ ο οποίος ζήτησε να μην κατονομαστεί. Ένας δεύτερος Αμερικανός αξιωματούχος δήλωσε ότι η παράδοση των μαχητικών αυτών είναι ενδεχόμενο να προχωρήσει τον Αύγουστο. Άλλα οκτώ μαχητικά F-16 είναι προγραμματισμένο να παραδοθούν τον Δεκέμβριο.

    Για το οικονομικό έτος 2013, που λήγει τον Σεπτέμβριο, οι ΗΠΑ έχουν ήδη παραδώσει οικονομική βοήθεια ύψους 650 εκατ. δολαρίων, ενώ απομένει να χορηγηθεί βοήθεια αξίας ακόμη 585 εκατ. δολαρίων, είπε ο δεύτερος Αμερικανός αξιωματούχος.

    1. Russian MP questions legitimacy of Egyptian president's ouster ...

      MOSCOW, July 10 (Xinhua) -- The Egyptian military's overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi could hardly be described as legitimate, a Russian parliament deputy said Wednesday.

      "The events in Egypt are actually the denial of the results of the democratic elections," Alexei Pushkov, head of the international affairs committee in the Russian lower house of parliament, told reporters.

      Pushkov said this cast "serious doubt" on his ouster's legitimacy.

      He also said the events in Egypt could have been orchestrated by forces outside that country.

      "This is not a democratic response but serious political manipulation," the Interfax news agency quoted Pushkov as saying, adding Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were politically and financially supporting the new regime in Cairo, allocating 8 billion U.S. dollars for that purpose.

      He said these countries' support for the anti-Morsi coup was based on worries the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt could potentially undermine the Gulf monarchies.

      Egypt's new prosecution issued arrest warrants Wednesday for the Muslim Brotherhood and two other Islamists parties' leaders.

  63. Egypt kills 32 Hamas fighters in Sinai campaign, daily reports....

    The Egyptian army has killed some 200 gunmen in Sinai, including 32 Hamas members, and arrested 45 others over the past several days, an Egyptian security source told London-based Arab daily Al-Hayat on Thursday.

    The unnamed official accused Hamas of intentionally escalating the security situation in Sinai following the ouster of president Mohammed Morsi. The official claimed that Egyptian military forces have observed Hamas activists operating in Sinai in cooperation with local jihadists.....

  64. Place Tahrir, terrain hostile pour les femmes journalistes...

    Enquête... Les agressions sexuelles se multiplient en Egypte ces dernières semaines, compliquant le travail des correspondantes sur place.

    Le fléau des agressions sexuelles qui touche la place Tahrir depuis le début de la contestation n’en finit plus d’entacher le mouvement politique qui enflamme le pays depuis la fin du mois de juin. Si aucune donnée officielle n’a été publiée depuis la destitution de Mohamed Morsi, Human Rights Watch faisait état dès le 3 juillet d’une centaine de cas sur la place Tahrir et ses alentours. Une situation qui contribue à pourrir l’atmosphère déjà très tendue au Caire.....

  65. Ban Ki-moon expressed his uneasiness about ongoing custodies of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan) leaders....

    UNITED NATIONS (AA) - Secretary General of United Nations (UN) Ban Ki-moon expressed concern about ongoing custodies of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan) leaders.

    Ban spoke on the phone with Egypt's Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohamed Kemal Amr, and said that he was also worried about warrants of arrest about some other Ikhwan members.

    According to the statement of spokesperson for the Secretary-General, Ban reminded Amr to take his international responsibilities, and wanted respect on freedom of speech and the rallies.

    Ban stressed that revenge and the discrimination of important groups were irrelevant, adding,"I support the will of public in Egypt."

    Ban also made a call for peaceful dialog and participation of all parties, stressing, "Egyptian government is responsible for the public."

  66. Την απελευθέρωση του Μόρσι ζητά από την Αίγυπτο η κυβέρνηση των ΗΠΑ...

    Οι Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες κάλεσαν σήμερα τον αιγυπτιακό στρατό και τη μεταβατική κυβέρνηση της Αιγύπτου να απελευθερώσουν τον ανατραπέντα πρόεδρο Μοχάμεντ Μόρσι, ο οποίος βρίσκεται υπό κράτηση από τις 3 Ιουλίου.

    Η Ουάσινγκτον συμφωνεί με την έκκληση της Γερμανίας για την απελευθέρωση του Μόρσι και καταθέτει το ίδιο αίτημα, δήλωσε η εκπρόσωπος του Στέιτ Ντιπάρτμεντ Τζεν Πσάκι.

    Η εκπρόσωπος σημείωσε ότι οι Αμερικανοί αξιωματούχοι βρίσκονται σε τακτική επαφή με όλους τους εκπροσώπους της αιγυπτιακής κοινωνίας.

    Τις τελευταίες ημέρες η Πσάκι είχε καταδικάσει κατ΄ επανάληψη τις "αυθαίρετες συλλήψεις" αλλά δεν είχε διευκρινίσει εάν η αμερικανική κυβέρνηση ζητά την απελευθέρωση του Μόρσι.

    Νωρίτερα σήμερα η Γερμανία είχε ζητήσει από την Αίγυπτο "να άρει τα μέτρα που περιορίζουν την ελευθερία των κινήσεων" του ανατραπέντος ισλαμιστή προέδρου.

    Ο εκπρόσωπος του υπουργείου Εξωτερικών της Αιγύπτου, Μπαντρ Αμπντελάτι είχε δηλώσει την Τετάρτη ότι ο Μόρσι βρίσκεται "σε ασφαλές σημείο, για τη δική του ασφάλεια" και ότι προς το παρόν δεν διώκεται ποινικά.

    Πηγή: ΑΠΕ - ΜΠΕ

    1. US calls for release of Morsi...

      US State Department publicly reiterated Germany's request for the release of Egypt's first democratically elected president Morsi
      WASHINGTON (AA) - US State Department announced on Friday that the United States agreed on the earlier call of Germany for release of Egypt's first democratically elected president Mohammad Morsi who was unseated by a military coup in Egypt.

      Speaking at the press conference, US State Department Spokeswoman Jen Psaki said they agreed Germany's call for release of Morsi.

      German Foreign Ministry Spokesman Martin Schaefer said earlier on Friday that they waited for the release of Egypt's ousted president Mohammad Morsi.

      Stressing that any type of political distortion in Egypt would harm the future of the country, he also called on all pro-Morsi protesters to avoid violence and wanted impartial and reliable organizations to be allowed to enter the country.

  67. Islamists take to streets of Cairo, but protests peaceful ....

    CAIRO- Tens of thousands of Egyptians marched on Cairo's streets in the early hours of Saturday to demand ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi be reinstated, but there were none of the deadly clashes that swept Egypt a week ago.

    Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood called on Friday for "a day of marching on", and 10 days after the military overthrew Egypt's first freely elected president, large crowds descended on the capital waving flags and chanting slogans.

    A week earlier similar scenes of protest turned violent when pro- and anti-Morsi demonstrators clashed in cities and towns across the country, killing 35 people and widening the rift between Egyptians on different sides of the political divide.

    Three days after that, Egypt was left reeling again when soldiers opened fire on a group of pro-Morsi demonstrators outside the Republican Guard compound in Cairo where he is being held, killing 53. Four soldiers also died.

  68. Egypt: Islamist lawmakers demand Morsi’s return...Ousted president’s supporters call on legislatures around the world not to recognize new army-backed leadership...

    CAIRO (AP) — Islamist lawmakers in Egypt’s disbanded upper house of parliament demanded Saturday the army reinstate ousted president Mohammed Morsi, and called on other legislatures around the world not to recognize the country’s new military-backed leadership.

    Morsi’s supporters, including his Islamist allies, remain steadfast in their rejection of the popularly supported military coup that toppled Morsi nearly two weeks ago. They have staged a series of mass protests in Cairo to push their demands, and are vowing to stay in the streets until Morsi is returned to office.

    Speaking at a mass rally staged by Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo, the two dozen former parliamentarians, all Islamist members of the Shura Council that was dissolved by court order, accused the military of attempting to restore a “corrupt and dictatorial” regime.....

  69. ElBaradei sworn in as Egypt's interim VP...

    CAIRO, July 14 (Xinhua) -- Prominent liberal politician Mohamed ElBaradei was sworn in on Sunday as Egypt's vice president for international relations in the interim government, official news agency MENA reported.

    Leading the main opposition bloc during the rule of ousted President Mohamed Morsi, ElBaradei was nominated last week as prime minister in the transitional period, but his choice was opposed by Islamists.

    ElBaradei served as director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) from 1997 to 2009 and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005 jointly with the IAEA.

    Earlier on Sunday, the Egyptian presidency said interim Prime Minister Hazem al-Beblawi has started consultations with a number of nominees for various ministerial portfolios.

    It said that former ambassador to Washington Nabil Fahmy has accepted the post of interim foreign minister.

    Local media said the cabinet line-up will be announced Tuesday.

  70. Turkey's Erdogan says Morsi 'my president' in Egypt....

    ANKARA: Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday that ousted Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Morsi was the only legitimate president of Egypt in an interview with a Turkish newspaper.

    "Currently, my president in Egypt is Morsi because he was elected by the people," he told the pro-government Today's Zaman. "If we don't judge the situation like that it is tantamount to ignoring the Egyptian people," he added.

    Erdogan, who is also leader of the Islamic-rooted Justice and Development party (AKP), which hold close ties with Morsi's party, had already declared the ousting of the president in early July a "coup".

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    (The Daily Star :: Lebanon News ::

  71. German Chancellor Merkel calls for release of Egypt's Morsi...

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel called today for the release of Egypt's former president Mohamed Morsi, who was arrested on July 3 after being deposed by the army.

    She said she agreed with her Foreign Affairs Minister Guido Westerwelle "that Mr. Morsi should be released" and called for "an inclusive (political) process involving all groups of the Egyptian population", speaking with public broadcaster ARD.

    "Everything must be done to find a common path" in Egypt, she said.

    Egypt's first freely elected president was overthrown in a military coup on July 3 after millions took to the streets calling on him to step down.

    Since then, Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood movement has led demonstrations against the ouster, urging an "uprising" after accusing troops and police of "massacring" its supporters during dawn prayers on Monday when 51 people were killed.

    Westerwelle had also urged Morsi's release two days ago and demanded that a "neutral institution" immediately be granted access to him. The United States also called for Morsi's release and again condemned a wave of arbitrary arrests of members of his Muslim Brotherhood.

    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who maintains a very strong stance against the military takeover, had also called for Morsi's release last week.

  72. Brotherhood chief suspends Ramadan fast for anti-coup ‘jihad’....Mohammed Badie says fight for control of Egypt, mirroring seventh-century Battle of Badr, will be waged later this month....

    The Muslim Brotherhood’s spiritual leader ruled on Monday that protesters against the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi may break the fast of Ramadan, since they were in a “state of jihad” and would soon wage a battle for control of Egypt.

    In a series of tweets, Mohammed Badie compared the struggle against the June 30 military coup, centered around a sit-in at Cairo’s Rabia al-Adawiya Mosque, to the Battle of Badr, a decisive battle waged between the Prophet Muhammad and his adversaries from the tribe of Quraish in the year 624. .....

  73. Turkey sees Morsi as Egypt’s President, Turkish FM says...

    Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said that Turkey still recognized Mohamed Morsi as the Egyptian President.

    “We see Morsi still has been holding his post,” Davutoğlu told private broadcaster NTV today.

    He also said that in case of the marginalization of political elements after the coup in Egypt, violence could spiral across the Middle East.

    Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has recently said that ousted President Mohamed Morsi was the only legitimate president of Egypt. “Currently, my president in Egypt is Morsi because he was elected by the people,” he said.

  74. Egypt's interim president meets senior US diplomat...

    The US diplomat had met earlier with premier-designate Hazem al-Beblawi and is scheduled to meet military chief and Defense Minister Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi later today...


    Egypt's interim President Adly Mansour met Monday with visiting US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns to discuss latest developments in Egypt.

    The meeting was also attended by US Ambassador Anne Patterson and Mansour's adviser for political affairs, Mostafa Hegazi.

    Burns, who arrived in Cairo Sunday on the first visit by a senior American official since Egypt's military ousted elected president Mohammad Morsi on July 3, gave no statements after the meeting.

    The US diplomat had met earlier with premier-designate Hazem al-Beblawi and is scheduled to meet military chief and Defense Minister Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi later today.

    A diplomatic source told the Anadolu Agency that, during his meeting with al-Beblawi, Burns had stressed Washington's desire to see a civilian government in Egypt that met the aspirations of the Egyptian people.

    While countries like Turkey and Tunisia have described what happened on July 3 as a military coup, the Obama administration has avoided using the term, since, under US law, that would mean an automatic halt of the $1.3 billion Egypt receives every year in US military aid.

    Washington has, however, called for the release of Morsi, who has not been seen in public since his ouster. The deposed president's whereabouts, meanwhile, remain unknown.

  75. U.S. calls on Egypt military to avoid political arrests as thousands of Morsi supporters take to the streets....

    Deputy Secretary of State William Burns, the first U.S. official to meet new Egypt leadership, gets snubbed by both Islamists and Morsi opponents; U.S. refuses to say whether it views Morsi's removal as a coup, which would require it to halt aid.....

  76. Bagis criticized EU for its attitude on Egypt...

    EU Minister said that the incidents in Egypt were not military intervention but a coup


    Turkish EU Minister and Chief Negotiator Egemen Bagis criticized the EU on Monday, saying, " EU described the incident inEgypt as 'intervention'; however, this was not an intervention, this was clearly a 'coup'."

    Bagis said that (EU) countries, which could not describe the incident in Egypt as a coup, could not describe the savagery as savagery.

    "Some countries wanted to open the way of the pro-coups, but they understood that this was not correct. Because, one of the most important value of EU is democracy," said Bagis.

    Bagis stressed that to make a coup against a democratically elected president and repeal the constitution approved by the public were not compatible with EU values.

    Bagis pointed out that Turkey had given a principal reaction to incidents in Egypt after the coup, saying, "We have been waiting for EU to give the same principle reaction to the coup."

  77. Criticizing Egypt coup does not amount to intervention in Egypt’s affairs: Turkish FM....

    Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has refuted claims that Ankara has been interfering in Egypt’s internal affairs, denying that criticizing the coup in Egypt amounts to an intervention in the internal affairs of the country.

    “Giving voice to concerns over what happened in Egypt and demanding the start of a process that takes its legitimacy from the people shouldn’t be perceived as an intervention in internal affairs,” Davutoğlu said at a press conference with his Azeri counterpart Elmar Memmedyarov in Baku.

    “Otherwise, the countries which defended the coup and sent congratulatory messages are also getting involved in Egypt’s internal affairs,” he added. Egypt’s interim government recently voiced “strong resentment” at comments by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan backing ousted President Mohamed Morsi. The Foreign Ministry expressed “strong resentment at comments like these, which ... represent a clear intervention in internal Egyptian affairs,” its spokesman Badr Abdelatty said. Erdoğan had stated that democratically-elected Morsi was Egypt’s “only legitimate president.”

  78. EU calls for release of Egypt's Morsi...Crowds continue a vigil for deposed President Morsi's reinstatement as the new government met with Catherine Ashton....

    EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton has said that she regretted not having been able to meet Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi on a visit to Cairo.

    She called for his immediate release on Wednesday from the custody he has been kept in since just hours after the military toppled him on July 3.

    "I believe he should be released. I was assured he is well. I would have liked to see him," Ashton told reporters.

    A senior figure in ousted President Mohamed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood met with Ashton and said Brussels had offered no proposal that could resolve Egypt's political crisis.....

  79. Thousands of Morsi supporters rally across Egypt...Demonstrators demand reinstatement of Islamist president ousted by the army earlier this month...

    CAIRO (AP) — Thousands of protesters are holding rallies across Egypt to demand the reinstatement of ousted President Mohammed Morsi.

    The Muslim Brotherhood, from which Morsi hails, is mobilizing followers to march in Cairo and elsewhere Friday for a protest they’re dubbing “Breaking the Coup.”

    Youth activists who launched the massive protests that led to Morsi’s ouster by the military also plan a mass demonstration in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, raising fears of clashes in the capital between the two sides and authorities.

    The military has warned it will act swiftly to prevent violence.

    The protests come days after an interim administration was appointed.

    Egypt’s interim President Adly Mansour has pledged to protect his country against those who seek chaos and violence in the aftermath of the popularly backed military coup.

  80. Morsi's supporters to march on Defense Ministry, National Security HQs...

    The rally will kick off from Rabaa al-Adawiya Square after the nightly Ramadan prayers of Taraweeh


    Supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi plan to organize two marches later Friday to the headquarters of both the Defense Ministry and the National Security, according to a statement issued by a coalition of largely Islamist parties and groups.

    A march will kick off from Rabaa al-Adawiya Square after the nightly Ramadan prayers of Taraweeh to the Defense Ministry HQ in Kobri al-Qubba and another to the National Security premises in Nasr City, eastern Cairo, the National Alliance for the Defense of Legitimacy said in the statement.

    Thousands of pro-Morsi supporters have been camping out in Rabaa since the elected president was ousted by the powerful army on July 3 following mass protests against his regime.

    Speaking to reporters in Rabaa senior Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed al-Beltagi lauded mass protests organized today in response to a call by the Alliance.

    "After the iftar, the crowds would come in more numbers, and we would determine the peaceful means to reserve the bloody coup without resorting to violence as some might claim," he asserted.

    "We will not clash, we will not storm institutions or throw stone. We will continue our peaceful protests.".....

  81. Two killed in clashes between pro- and anti-Morsi protesters ...

    CAIRO-An Egyptian woman and a 13-year-old boy were killed when supporters and opponents of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi clashed in the Nile Delta town of Mansoura, the website of state-run newspaper Al-Ahram said on Saturday.

    Thousands of Morsi supporters took to the streets of Egyptian cities on Friday to demand the reinstatement of the Islamist leader who was removed by the army on July 3 after mass protests.

  82. Egypte: trois femmes tuées dans des affrontements entre factions rivales..

    Trois femmes ont été tuées vendredi à Mansura en Egypte, lors d'affrontements entre factions rivales alors que des dizaines de milliers de pro-Morsi se sont rassemblés dans le pays pour réclamer le retour du président déchu. ....

  83. Confrontos entre apoiantes e opositores de Morsi fazem três mortos...

    Confrontos entre apoiantes e opositores do derrubado presidente islamita egípcio Mohamed Morsi causaram, sexta-feira, a morte a três pessoas na cidade de Mansura, no delta do Nilo.

    "Três pessoas foram mortas e sete outras feridas por tiros de caçadeira e ataques com facas durante confrontos entre apoiantes de Morsi e os seus opositores", disse Adel Said, dirigente do hospital de Mansura, à agência noticiosa AFP.

  84. Deaths as political rivals rally across Egypt....

    Thousands rally in support of ousted President Morsi in Cairo and elsewhere, while opponents also hold demonstrations.

    At least three people have died after clashes between loyalists and opponents of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, as tens of thousands of people have demonstrated in cities across Egypt.

    The three people were killed during clashes between rival demonstrators in the Nile Delta town of Mansoura, Al Jazeera's Rawya Rageh reported from Cairo, the capital. At least six others were injured in those clashes.

    The country's military, meanwhile, has warned that it may crack down violently on any future mass protests against the overthrow of the president that it carried out on July 3.

    A vast pro-Morsi crowd gathered at Cairo's Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque on Friday, where the former president's supporters have camped out since the military overthrew him.

    About 10,000 protesters then set off in the direction of an elite military compound, scene of the deadliest violence since Morsi's overthrow, carrying pictures of the deposed president and chanting slogans......

  85. Neighbors tire of pro-Morsi sit-in in Egypt....

    With garbage piling up and speeches blaring into the night, some Cairenes are saying ‘enough’ to the Muslim Brotherhood’s nonstop protests outside a mosque.

    CAIRO (AP) — After three weeks, some local residents have started to have enough with Islamist supporters of Egypt’s ousted President Mohammed Morsi camped out outside a Cairo mosque in their neighborhood to demand he be restored to office.

    Residents are complaining that the sit-in camp is blocking the roads leading to their homes, garbage has piled up on side streets and parks have been trashed. Speeches from the stage blare late into the night in the neighborhood around Rabaah al-Adawiya Mosque.

    At the same time, the complaints have been sucked into Egypt’s bitter polarization over the military’s removal of Morsi on July 3. Anti-Islamist media have taken up the residents’ backlash as evidence the country has turned against the protesters, who vow to continue their street campaign......

  86. Islamic extremists reportedly attacking Egypt's Christian community over Morsi ouster....

    The Muslim Brotherhood reportedly is attempting to blame Egypt’s Coptic Christian community for the recent ousting of President Mohammed Morsi and even resorting to violent tactics in an effort to gain back power.

    Reports have surfaced out of Egypt that sectarian attacks against Copts by Islamic extremists are on the rise since Morsi was ousted July 3. Copts, who make up about 9% of Egypt's population, have said they consistently have been targeted by Islamic radicals for campaigning against the Muslim Brotherhood-backed president.

    “The Muslim Brotherhood’s regime caused a split in Egyptian unity on the basis of religious affiliations,” Nabil Abdel Fattah, political analyst and researcher for the Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies said in a recent interview with Mid-East Christian news....Read more:

  87. Egypte : la famille de Morsi va poursuivre le chef de l'armée pour "enlèvement"...

    Dénonçant un "enlèvement", la famille de Mohamed Morsi va poursuivre devant les juridictions nationales et internationales le chef de l'armée, le général Abdel Fattah Al-Sissi, a annoncé lundi 22 juillet la fille du président égyptien destitué, Chaïmaa Morsi, lors d'une conférence de presse au siège du Syndicat des ingénieurs.

    "Nous tenons le chef du coup d'Etat et son groupe pour pleinement responsables de la santé et de l'intégrité du président Morsi", a-t-elle ajouté, sans faire état de contact de la famille avec M. Morsi, tenu au secret par l'armée depuis sa destitution le 3 juillet.


    Plusieurs pays, dont les Etats-Unis et l'Allemagne, ont exigé sa libération ; une demande également exprimée par la chef de la diplomatie européenne, Catherine Ashton, en visite en Egypte le 17 juillet.

    Les nouvelles autorités ont repoussé ces demandes, mais affirmé le 10 juillet qu'il était "en lieu sûr" et "traité dignement". "Mohamed Morsi n'est pas techniquement détenu. Il n'est pas inculpé. L'armée le protège dans ce climat de grande instabilité", a également tenu à rassurer, mardi 16 juillet le porte-parole de l'armée, Ahmed Ali, sur la chaîne Al-Arabiya.....

  88. Egypt army chief calls for nationwide rallies ... Abdel Fattah al-Sisi says all Egyptians should protest on Friday to confront 'violence and terrorism'....

    Egypt's army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has called for nationwide rallies to give the military a mandate to confront what he termed violence and terrorism following the removal of President Mohamed Morsi.

    In a speech on Wednesday at a military graduation ceremony, Sisi called for the protests to be held on Friday, and denied accusations that he had betrayed Morsi.

    "I ask ... that next [upcoming] Friday all honest and trustworthy Egyptians must come out," Sisi said in remarks broadcast live by state media. "Why come out? They come out to give me the mandate and order that I confront violence and potential terrorism."....

  89. Egypt army gives Brotherhood 48 hours to join roadmap...

    CAIRO - Egypt's army gave the Muslim Brotherhood until Saturday afternoon to sign up to political reconciliation, a military official said on Thursday, after the army issued a veiled threat to use tougher tactics against the group.

    "We will not initiate any move, but will definitely react harshly against any calls for violence or black terrorism from Brotherhood leaders or their supporters. We pledge to protect peaceful protesters regardless of their affiliation," the official said, saying they had 48-hours to comply.

    The army deposed President Mohamed Morsi, a Brotherhood politician, on July 3 and installed an interim administration that has set out a roadmap for a new political transition leading to parliamentary elections in about six months.

    Earlier, the army signaled it would change its strategy for dealing with "violence and terrorism" after protests it has called on Friday. In a statement posted on a Facebook page affiliated to the army command, the military said it was ready to turn its guns on anyone involved in either.

  90. Morsi faces array of charges: Murder, kidnapping, conspiring with Hamas ...

    CAIRO- Egyptian authorities have detained President Mohamed Morsi for 15 days over an array of accusations, including killing soldiers and conspiring with the Palestinian group Hamas, the state news agency said on Friday.

    The report came just hours before millions of Egyptians were expected to take to the streets in mass rallies for and against Egypt's first freely elected leader, who was ousted by the military on July 3. Morsi has been held by the military since his downfall.

  91. Ägypten...Staatsanwalt erlässt Haftbefehl gegen Mursi...

    Kurz vor neuen Massendemonstrationen provoziert die Armee Mursis Anhänger. Ermittler verdächtigen den Expräsidenten verbotener Kontakte zur radikalislamischen Hamas.

    Die ägyptische Staatsanwaltschaft hat einen Haftbefehl gegen Expräsident Mohammed Mursi erlassen. Das berichtet die staatliche Nachrichtenagentur Mena. Den Angaben zufolge wird Mursi des Kontakts zur radikalislamischen Hamas beschuldigt.

    Mursi soll demnach die kommenden 15 Tage in Haft bleiben. Die Ermittler verdächtigen ihn des Mordes an Soldaten. Sie wollen ihn zudem dazu befragen, ob er bei der Planung von Anschlägen auf Polizeistationen mit der Hamas zusammengearbeitet hat. Die palästinensische Gruppierung soll ihm im Januar 2011 auch bei der Flucht aus einem Gefängnis geholfen haben......

  92. Επισήμως υπό 15νθήμερη κράτηση ο Μόρσι...

    Σήμερα τέθηκε επισήμως υπό κράτηση ο αποπεμφθείς πρόεδρος της Αιγύπτου Μοχάμεντ Μόρσι, που από τις 3 Ιουλίου κρατείται σε μυστική τοποθεσία από το στρατό.

    Δικαστήριο του Καΐρου διέταξε τη 15νθήμερη παράταση της κράτησης του Μόρσι, στο πλαίσιο των περαιτέρω ερευνών για τη φερόμενη εμπλοκή του σε επιθέσεις κατά της αστυνομίας στις αρχές του 2011, οι οποίες αποδόθηκαν στην ισλαμιστική Χαμάς και για την απόδρασή του από τη φυλακή Ουάντι Νατρούν την ίδια εποχή, μετέδωσε το αιγυπτιακό πρακτορείο ειδήσεων ΜΕΝΑ.

    Η εντολή δόθηκε από τον αρμόδιο για την έρευνα δικαστή που απήγγειλε στον Μόρσι κατηγορία για συνωμοσία με τη Χαμάς που είχε στόχο την πραγματοποίηση "εχθρικών ενεργειών" στη χώρα κατά την κλιμάκωση των διαδηλώσεων εναντίον του καθεστώτος του Χόσνι Μουμπάρακ, αναφέρει στην ιστοσελίδα της η εφημερίδα αλ Αχράμ.

    Οι φερόμενες αυτές "εχθρικές ενέργειες" περιλαμβάνουν επιθέσεις σε κτίρια των υπηρεσιών ασφαλείας, αποδράσεις από φυλακή, προσχεδιασμένες δολοφονίες αστυνομικών και απαγωγή άλλων.

    "Οι κατηγορίες σε βάρος του Μοχάμεντ Μόρσι ηχούν σαν μια εκδίκηση του πρώην καθεστώτος που λέει ότι επιστρέφει στη βία", δήλωσε ο εκπρόσωπος της Μουσουλμανικής Αδελφότητας Γκέχαντ ελ Χαντάντ, χαρακτηρίζοντας τις κατηγορίες "γελοίες". "Δεν λαμβάνονται διόλου σοβαρά υπόψη. Συνεχίζουμε τις διαμαρτυρίες μας στους δρόμους. Στην πραγματικότητα πιστεύουμε ότι περισσότερος κόσμος θα συνειδητοποιήσει τι αντιπροσωπεύει στην ουσία αυτό το καθεστώς: επιστροφή στο παλιό κράτος του Μουμπάρακ, με ωμή βία".

    (Πληροφορίες ΑΜΠΕ)

  93. Los egipcios toman la calle divididos entre partidarios y detractores del golpe...

    1.Los Hermanos Musulmanes protestan por la detención de Morsi a 24 horas del fin del ultimátum
    2. Las Fuerzas Armadas exigen que el sábado cesen las protestas contra el Gobierno

    Un viernes más, decenas de miles de partidarios y detractores del derrocado presidente egipcio, Mohamed Morsi, han salido a las calles de El Cairo para mostrar su aplauso o su repulsa al golpe de Estado militar que expulsó a los Hermanos Musulmanes del poder, hace ya 20 días. La diferencia es que esta vez la manifestación a favor del Ejército, en su lugar tradicional de la plaza Tahrir, está organizada directamente por los militares, que el miércoles solicitaron a sus partidarios manifestarse "contra el terrorismo", en palabras del jefe del Ejército y auténtico hombre fuerte del país, Abdel Fatah al Sisi. Por otra parte, los defensores de Morsi y de los Hermanos Musulmanes se han vuelto a reunir en su bastión, el barrio de Ciudad Nasser, a pesar de que quedan 24 horas para que termine el ultimátum del Ejército que los incita a acabar con las protestas callejeras.

    El calor (34 grados) y la fecha (17 de Ramadán, a doce días del fin del ayuno) hacen que las tensiones están a flor de piel. En el barrio de Chubra, al este de la capital egipcia, partidarios y defensores del expresidente se han lanzado piedras y botellas, según informa France Presse.

    Igual que hiciera el pasado 1 de julio, el ejército egipcio dio el jueves un ultimátum de 48 horas a los líderes de los Hermanos Musulmanes. En aquella ocasión, les instaba a llegar a un acuerdo con la oposición. Ahora, a poner fin a las movilizaciones diarias de protesta que han organizado desde el golpe de Estado que depuso a Mohamed Morsi el 3 de julio. En caso de que los islamistas no cumplan, los uniformados amenazan con adoptar medidas más contundentes.....

  94. Enfrentamiento entre manifestantes en Alejandría deja dos muertos...

    Funcionarios de los servicios de seguridad egipcios informaron este viernes que murieron dos manifestantes en choque entre seguidores y detractores de Mohamed Mursi. La cifra fue confirmada por el director del hospital universitario de Alejandría quien también informó de 19 heridos.....

    1. Fünf Tote bei Protesten – Militär setzt Tränengas ein...

      Explosive Lage am Nil: Der Haftbefehl gegen Ex-Präsident Mursi lässt die Emotionen hochkochen. Die Zusammenstöße zwischen seinen Anhängern und Gegnern eskaliert – in Alexandria sterben zwei Menschen.

      Bei Straßenkämpfen zwischen Anhängern und Gegnern des gestürzten ägyptischen Präsidenten Mohammed Mursi sind in der Hafenstadt Alexandria mindestens fünf Menschen getötet worden. Weitere 72 Menschen hätten am Freitag Verletzungen erlitten, sagte ein Vertreter der Sicherheitskräfte der amtlichen Nachrichtenagentur Mena. Zuvor war von drei Toten und rund 50 Verletzten die Rede gewesen.

      Auch in Schubra, einem Bezirk im Osten der Hauptstadt Kairo, wurden nach Angaben von Ärzten rund ein Dutzend Menschen verletzt. Ebenso viele waren es demnach in der Hafenstadt Damiette am Nildelta.....

    2. At least 31 killed in Cairo clashes – Muslim Brotherhood...

      Clashes have left at least 31 people dead in Cairo after security forces attacked supporters of ousted President Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood has said. The Islamist party warned the death toll is likely to rise as over 100 people were injured.

      The casualties were taking part in a pro-Morsi rally when they were attacked by members of the security forces, allege the Brotherhood.

      "They are not shooting to wound, they are shooting to kill," Muslim Brotherhood spokesman Gehad El-Haddad said to Reuters, adding that demonstrators had been hit by gunshot in the head and chest. At least 175 people had been injured when law enforcement opened fire.

      The death toll has not been independently confirmed.

      During Friday night massive rallies were held in the Egyptian capital by Morsi supporters and his opponents. Egypt’s military has urged Brotherhood supporters to get behind their new plans for new elections.

      On Saturday morning Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim stated that pro-Morsi protesters who had organized a sit-in at Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque in Cairo would be "brought to an end soon and in a legal manner.” ....

    3. Muslim Brotherhood says more than 70 killed in Cairo attack ...

      CAIRO - At least 70 people died on Saturday after security forces attacked supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi in Cairo, Muslim Brotherhood spokesman Gehad El-Haddad said, adding the toll could be much higher.

      Al Jazeera's Egypt television station reported 120 had died and some 4,500 had been injured in the early morning violence on the fringes of a round-the-clock vigil being staged by backers of Morsi near a Cairo mosque.

    4. Αίγυπτος: Διαρκείς συγκρούσεις με 100 νεκρούς από χθες...

      Συγκρούσεις που ξέσπασαν σήμερα το πρωί στον απόηχο της χθεσινής επίθεσης των δυνάμεων ασφαλείας κατά διαδηλωτών υπέρ του ανατραπέντος προέδρου Μοχάμεντ Μόρσι στο Κάιρο ανεβάζουν σε πάνω από 100 τα θύματα σύμφωνα με ανεπιβεβαίωτες πληροφορίες.

      Με το πρώτο φως της ημέρας συγκρούσεις ξέσπασαν στο δρόμο προς το αεροδρόμιο του Καΐρου. Σύμφωνα με τους Αδελφούς Μουσουλμάνους, οπαδοί τους δέχτηκαν επίθεση και 10 απ' αυτούς έχασαν τη ζωή τους. Το πρακτορείο ειδήσεων ΜΕΝΑ μεταδίδει ότι οι διαδηλωτές εκτόξευσαν πέτρες στην αστυνομία, που απάντησε με δακρυγόνα, προσθέτοντας ότι ακούστηκαν ριπές όπλου από άγνωστη πλευρά. Ανακοίνωση των ΑΜ κάνει λόγο για “νέο έγκλημα” των δυνάμεων ασφαλείας “μπροστά από το μνημείο στον αυτοκινητόδρομο”, που οδηγεί στο αεροδρόμιο, και καταγγέλλει ότι μετά τη ρίψη δακρυγόνων στους διαδηλωτές, “άρχισαν να πυροβολούν σκοτώνοντας 10 ανθρώπους, από τους οποίους οι επτά βρήκαν το θάνατο από ελεύθερους σκοπευτές, ενώ τραυματίστηκαν πάνω από 100”.

      Νεώτερη ανακοίνωση του εκπροσώπου των Αδελφών Μουσουλμάνων σχετικά με τα σημερινά επεισόδια κάνει λόγο για τουλάχιστον 70 νεκρούς, ενώ το τηλεοπτικό δίκτυο Αλ Τζαζίρα ανεβάζει σε 120 τον αριθμό των νεκρών και μιλάει για 4.500 τραυματίες. Σύμφωνα με το δίκτυο, οι εξαιρετικά βίαιες συγκρούσεις ξέσπασαν σήμερα το πρωί στο περιθώριο ολονύκτιας διαμαρτυρίας οπαδών του Μόρσι κοντά σε τέμενος του Καΐρου.....

  95. Huge rival rallies as Morsi is accused ....

    Huge rallies by supporters and opponents of Egypt's ousted president have continued through the night with five people killed in Alexandria.

    In what is seen as a trial of strength, supporters of Mohammed Morsi filled the streets around a mosque in Cairo to condemn his removal by the army.

    Army supporters converged on Tahrir Square, just a few miles away.

    The detained ex-leader has been formally accused of conspiring with the Palestinian militant group Hamas.....

  96. Egypt's Morsi likely to go to same prison as Mubarak-minister ...

    July 27 - Egypt's deposed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, who has been accused of murder and other crimes, is likely to be transferred to the same Cairo prison where former leader Hosni Mubarak is now held, the interior minister said on Saturday.

    Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim also told a news conference that pro-Morsi sit-ins in Cairo would "God willing, soon ... dealt with" based on a decision by the prosecutor.

    He said a decision on where to hold Morsi, whose current location has not been announced, would be up to the investigating judge. When pressed by journalists about where Morsi would be taken, he said "mostly likely to Torah" prison.

  97. Egypt minister: Pro-Morsi protesters to be dispersed...

    Egypt's interior minister has warned supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi that they will "soon" be dispersed from a sit-in in Cairo.

    Minister Mohammed Ibrahim said lawsuits filed by residents near a mosque provide legal cover for the clearance.

    But thousands insist they will stay at the Rabaa al-Adawia mosque.

    The area was the scene of bloody clashes between the army and protesters on Saturday, with doctors estimating that more than 100 people were killed.

    The health ministry puts the death toll lower, at 65.....

  98. Reaction from Turkish state officials to Egyptian army's recent attack on Egyptian people...

    Turkish state officials harshly condemned the Egyptian army firing at anti-coup protesters, killing hundreds


    Turkish state officials on Saturday harshly condemned the Egyptian army opening fire at anti-coup protesters in Cairo's Rab'a Al-Adaweya Square, killing hundreds and wounding thousands on Friday.

    Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag urged the whole international community and all civilized people to take a certain stance against such an atrocity, on behalf of human rights and democracy and draw a line to the recent incidents in Egypt.

    "Otherwise, it will be written down in history as a sign of the insincerity of the supporters of human rights, democracy and law, revealing that their will and word is comprised of just a simple statement," he said.

    Speaking on the Egyptian army's attack on the anti-coup protesters late Friday, Turkish Development Minister Cevdet Yilmaz stated that "As Turkey and the Turkish people, we always took sides with Egypt and the Egyptian people and will always do so."

    He congratulated the Egyptian people displaying their reaction against the military coup without involving any violence despite the army's attack on people and the following deaths....

  99. EU's Ashton heads to Egypt as crisis deepens...

    CAIRO: EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton headed to Egypt on Sunday, as the country's political crisis deepened with a deadlock between the interim government and supporters of the ousted president.

    Ashton's visit, confirmed by Egypt's vice presidency, comes a day after 72 people were killed at a protest in support of deposed Islamist leader Mohamed Morsi.

    The bloodshed prompted defiance from Morsi's supporters, who pledged to continue their protests calling for his reinstatement.

    The presidency said it was "saddened" by the deaths, but that they came in a "context of terrorism".

    Sporadic violence continued throughout the country on Sunday, with two killed in separate clashes, a security source said.

    Ten gunmen were also killed during an operation by security forces in the Sinai Peninsula, the official MENA news agency said.

    Egypt's vice presidency said Ashton would meet with interim president Adly Mansour and vice president for international relations Mohamed ElBaradei.

    MENA said she would also hold talks with members of Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood and the Tamarod group that organised the protests that preceded his ouster.

    The visit comes amid polarisation in Egypt, with Morsi supporters accusing security forces of firing on unarmed civilians and the presidency denouncing "terrorism"....

    1. Egypt's ElBaradei meets EU foreign policy chief...

      CAIRO, July 29 (Xinhua) -- Egypt's Vice President for foreign affairs Mohamed ElBaradei met on Monday with European Union (EU) foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton to discuss ways of ending the current political crisis in the country, said a presidential statement.

      During the meeting, Baradei said that any solutions must be reached within the framework of respecting the rule of law and state institutions without threatening the country's security.

      Baradei also emphasized the importance of "all" political forces' participation in the roadmap announced on July 3.

      On Monday, Ashton also met with Egypt's Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmi to discuss the latest developments in Egypt.

      Fahmi stressed the importance of a "national reconciliation" among all political forces, while Ashton underlined the necessity of a comprehensive transitional process comprising all political forces, including the Muslim Brotherhood (MB).

      Ashton arrived in Egypt's capital of Cairo late Sunday, marking her second visit to Egypt in less than two weeks after the fall of the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated president Mohamed Morsi on July 3.....

  100. Egypt’s interim leader gives green light for civilian arrests....

    Egypt's interim President Adly Mansour has signed a decree giving the military the right to arrest civilians. The move has sparked fears of a further escalation of violence throughout the country.

    The death toll from Saturday clashes between security forces and supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi has risen to at least 80, unnamed officials from Egypt’s health ministry told AP.

    Two more people were killed on Sunday as violence broke out during the funerals for those who had lost their lives in the preceding days.

    The deaths occurred in two separate incidents: one in the Suez Canal city of Port Said, where 28 people also reportedly sustained injuries, and the other in the town of Kafr el-Zayat in northern Egypt.

    The figures have made Saturday the bloodiest day in Egypt since Morsi’s deposal, with the interim president’s office stating that it was "saddened" by the loss of life on such a large scale. The office added that any action taken by the military is carried out in the "context of terrorism."

    President Mansour’s decree, which allows Prime Minister Hazem El-Beblawi to give the military power to arrest civilians, was announced in the government's official gazette on Sunday. The decision could lead to a major crackdown on both Brotherhood supporters and militants who have been attacking security forces in the Sinai Peninsula with renewed vigor, government officials say. .....

  101. Egypt arrests two pro-Morsi party leaders...

    CAIRO, July 29 (Xinhua)
    -- Egyptian police on Monday arrested two leaders of an Islamist party affiliated with ousted president Mohamed Morsi, a security source said.

    Wasat Party leader Aboul-Ela Madi and his deputy Essam Sultan, both already wanted by prosecutors, were arrested in an apartment in Cairo's Moqattam district and transferred to Tora Prison, where ex-president Hosni Mubarak, his two sons and some of his men are being detained, the source told the official news agency MENA.

    The police also found a large amount of money in U.S. dollars and euros in their possession, MENA said.

    Wasat Party is a moderate Islamist party and a strong defender of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) group from which Morsi hails.

  102. Ashton meets with ousted Egyptian president Morsi ...

    EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton met with deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi on Monday evening, her spokeswoman confirmed via Twitter.

    The two held a "two hour in-depth discussion," spokeswoman Maja Kocijancic said.

    1. Catherine Ashton a rencontré Morsi et assure qu'il "va bien"...

      Après avoir rencontré Mohamed Morsi sur son lieu de détention au Caire pendant deux heures, la chef de la diplomatie de l'Union européenne, Catherine Ashton, a affirmé, mardi 30 juillet : "M. Morsi va bien" et il a "accès aux informations". "Nous avons eu une discussion amicale, ouverte et directe, a assuré Mme Ashton, se refusant à divulguer le contenu de ces discussions. Nous avons discuté en profondeur"
      M. Morsi n'est pas apparu en public depuis sa destitution le 3 juillet par l'armée après des manifestations monstres réclamant son départ. Depuis, il a été officiellement mis en détention et doit être transféré à la prison Torah.....

    2. Ousted Egypt leader Mohammed Morsi well - EU's Ashton...

      EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton says Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi is "well", but that she does not know where he is being held.

      Baroness Ashton had two hours of "in-depth" discussions with Mr Morsi on Monday, but declined to give details of what he had told her, insisting: "I'm not going to put words in his mouth."

      She said Mr Morsi had access to TV and newspapers and followed developments.

      Mr Morsi has been detained since he was overthrown by the military on 3 July......

    3. Egypte:"La répression va renforcer la ligne la plus dure parmi les Frères musulmans"...

      Après la mort de 72 personnes samedi au Caire, les partisans de Mohamed Morsi appellent à de nouvelles manifestations massives mardi pour réclamer son retour. Sophie Pommier, spécialiste de L'Egypte, analyse l'impasse politique dans laquelle se trouve l'Égypte.

      L'Égypte s'enfonce un peu plus dans la crise et le chaos, deux jours après les violences qui ont fait au moins 72 morts au Caire parmi les partisans du président déchu Mohamed Morsi. Le pouvoir, dominé par l'armée, a annoncé sa volonté de mettre un terme à la contestation islamiste. Celle-ci refuse de s'effacer. Les partisans du président renversé il y a près d'un mois à la suite de vastes manifestations encouragées par les militaires et certains partisans de ' régime, ont appelé à de nouvelles manifestations massives, mardi, pour réclamer son retour. De retour du Caire, Sophie Pommier, professeur à Sciences-Po et spécialiste de L'Egypte, analyse l'impasse politique dans laquelle se trouve ce pays.

      La répression contre les Frères musulmans risque-t-elle de les pousser à la radicalisation?....

  103. Obama to send senators Graham, McCain to Egypt...

    Senior statesmen to fly to Cairo to urge interim government to hold new elections following military coup.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two US senators said Tuesday that President Barack Obama has asked them to travel to Egypt next week to urge the military to move ahead on new elections. ....

  104. Morsi rejected Ashton's pressure to step down and recognize coup....

    Morsi told Ashton that he would not abandon his constitutional legitimacy as Egypt's first democratically elected president in exchange for a "safe exit"
    CAIRO (AA) – Deposed president Mohamed Morsi rejected pressure by EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton to tender his resignation, Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed al-Beltagi told Anadolu Agency on Tuesday.

    "President Morsi rejected Ashton's attempts to pressure him into stepping down, resigning or accepting proposals that would have amounted to recognition of the military coup," he added.

    Earlier on Tuesday, Ashton said she had met with Morsi, asserting that the ousted president was in good health and was being treated well.

    The EU's top diplomat described the meeting as "frank, open and warm," adding that Morsi had access to newspapers and television.

    Asked by AA if she felt Morsi was ready to accept the military-imposed status quo, Ashton declined to answer.

    "I will not put words in his mouth," she said.

    Ashton said she did not know where the deposed president was being held, adding that she had been flown to the meeting venue by a military helicopter.

    According to al-Beltagi, Ashton spent two hours with Morsi.....

  105. Egyptian FM says Morsi not "shrine" for visitors....

    CAIRO, July 31 (Xinhua) -- Ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsiwas not a "shrine" for visitors and he was being investigated in connection with a number of issues, newly-appointed Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy said Wednesday.

    Visits to Morsi by EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and an African Union(AU) delegation were aimed at allowing the visitors to get information from Morsi on what happened in Egypt, he explained.

    But it did not mean that Morsi was an attraction site for visitors, Fahmy was quoted as saying by Egypt's official news agency MENA.

    All people who have met Morsi reiterated support for Egypt's roadmap plan, as well as their condemnation of acts of violence and terrorism, he added.

    The foreign minister said an Egyptian human rights group also wanted to visit Morsi, but the deposed president refused to meet them.....

  106. German FM on mediation mission in Egypt...

    CAIRO, July 31 (Xinhua) -- German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle on Wednesday arrived in Cairo for a three-day visit, stepping up diplomatic efforts to resolve the political deadlock amid looming fresh bloodshed in the country.

    According to state-run MENA news agency, Westerwelle is expected to discuss with Egyptian officials about the latest developments in Egypt and issues of mutual interest. He is also to meet Muslim Brotherhood leaders.

    Westerwelle's visit comes in the framework of the European mediation efforts to bring all Egyptian political factions to the negotiation table.

    Al-Ahrame, a semi-official newspaper, reported that Westerwelle has received no response from the Egyptian authorities to his request for a meeting with ousted President Mohamed Morsi, who has been held incommunicado since his overthrow by the military on July 3....

  107. Journée à haut risque en vue en Egypte...

    Les partisans du président déchu Mohamed Morsi prévoient de poursuivre leurs manifestations ce vendredi, malgré les appels de la police à se disperser et la promesse de fermeté des autorités.
    Par AFP

    Une nouvelle mobilisation massive des pro-Morsi était attendue vendredi en Egypte, où la police se préparait ostensiblement à intervenir malgré les appels au calme de la communauté internationale qui redoute un bain de sang.

    Les manifestants islamistes qui exigent le retour du président Mohamed Morsi déposé par l’armée ont refusé jeudi d’évacuer les deux places qu’ils occupent depuis un mois dans la capitale. «Nous allons poursuivre nos sit-in et nos manifestations pacifiques», a déclaré à l’AFP une de leur porte-paroles Ala Mostafa, son mouvement appelant même à une nouvelle mobilisation massive vendredi «contre le coup d’Etat».....

  108. Egypte: Amnesty International demande une enquête sur des tortures par des partisans de Morsi...

    Amnesty International a appelé à l'ouverture immédiate d'une enquête sur des allégations selon lesquelles des partisans du président égyptien évincé Mohamed Morsi ont torturé des opposants au Caire. ....

  109. Neues Ultimatum in Ägypten Militär will Mursi-Anhänger einkesseln...

    Die befürchtete Eskalation der Gewalt in Ägypten ist vorerst ausgeblieben. Menschenrechtler befürchten dennoch ein "Blutbad": Denn das Militär droht nun, die Lager der Mursi-Anhänger einzukesseln.

    In Ägypten geben die Islamisten weiterhin keinen Fingerbreit nach: Tausende Anhänger des vom Militär geschassten Staatschefs Mohammed Mursi sind am Freitag erneut auf die Straße gegangen. In Kairo errichteten Islamisten und Muslimbrüder ein drittes Protestlager in der Nähe des Flughafens. Im Süden der Hauptstadt gab es heftige Zusammenstöße mit der Polizei, die Tränengas einsetzte. 23 Menschen wurden verletzt. Die Polizei meldete zudem Dutzende Festnahmen. Binnen 48 Stunden wollen die Sicherheitskräfte nun zwei Anfang Juli errichtete Protestlagers einkesseln.....

  110. Gespräche in Kairo: US-Vermittler erreicht erste Entspannung in Ägypten...

    Der Einsatz von William Burns scheint die Blockade in Kairo zu lösen. Die Protestcamps dürfen vorerst bleiben. Pro-Mursi-Allianz und ElBaradei sind bereit zu verhandeln.

    In Ägypten gibt es Anzeichen einer leichten Entspannung. Unter dem Druck westlicher Vermittler signalisierten die Anhänger des gestürzten Präsidenten Mohammed Mursi erstmals Mäßigung und Kompromissbereitschaft. Die vom Militär eingesetzte Übergangsregierung machte im Gegenzug deutlich, dass sie derzeit keine Stürmung der Protestcamps in Kairo plant. Beide Seiten hatten zuvor mit dem Gesandten der USA, dem Vize-Außenminister William Burns, über konkrete Schritte zur Auflösung der politischen Blockade verhandelt.

    Die Pro-Mursi-Allianz erkannte erstmals an, dass Millionen Menschen aus Unzufriedenheit mit den Muslimbrüdern gegen die schleichende Islamisierung und die Wirtschaftsmisere in Ägypten protestiert hatten. "Ich respektiere und halte die Forderungen der Massen in Ehren, die am 30. Juni auf die Straße gegangen sind", sagte ein Sprecher der Allianz. Nötig sei eine Lösung, die alle Wünsche des Volkes respektiere. Die Allianz sei bereit zu Verhandlungen mit der Nationalen Heilsfront, in der die weltlichen Parteien der Übergangsregierung zusammengeschlossen sind.

    Die Regierungsgegner halten nicht mehr zwingend daran fest, dass Mursi, der an einem unbekannten Ort festgehalten wird, als Präsident wieder eingesetzt wird. Das sei ein Detail für künftige Gespräche, sagte der Sprecher der Pro-Mursi-Allianz – und damit nur noch Verhandlungsmasse, vermuten westliche Diplomaten. Doch die Allianz hält an zwei Forderungen fest: Die vom Militär ausgesetzte Verfassung müsse wieder in Kraft gesetzt werden und Armeechef Abdel Fattah al-Sissi dürfe nicht am Dialog beteiligt werden.....

  111. Report: Egyptian prosecutors have evidence Morsi incited murder of protesters ...

    Egyptian prosecutors have evidence that ousted president Mohamed Morsi incited the murder of protesters during the demonstrations that followed Morsi's controversial constitutional decree which gave him sweeping powers late last year, Egyptian daily Al-Masry Al-Youm quoted informed judicial sources as saying Saturday.

    According to the report, East Cairo Prosecution, charged with investigating the clashes in which dozens were killed and hundreds were injured, called on the public prosecutor to designate a judge to question Morsi.

    Al-Masry Al-Youm quoted sources as saying Morsi, who has been in custody since his July 3 ouster by the military, faces charges of "involvement in torture, intimidating citizens and attempted murder."

    Egypt announced a criminal investigation against Morsi shortly after his ouster last month, with prosecutors saying they were examining complaints of spying, inciting violence and ruining the economy.

    The public prosecutor's office issued a statement at the time saying it had received complaints against Morsi and eight other named Islamist figures including top Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie, and others it did not identify. '

  112. Αίγυπτος: «Σκουπίζουν» από αύριο τους οπαδούς του Μόρσι...

    Μόλις προ ολίγων λεπτών, η Αιγυπτιακή Αστυνομία ανακοίνωσε πως από αύριο το πρωί της Δευτέρας, πρόκειται να ξεκινήσει επιχειρήσεις εκκαθάρισης στα μόνιμα καταλύματα που έχουν στηθεί στις πόλεις, μέσα στα οποία εδώ και πολλές μέρες διαμένουν πολλοί από τους οπαδούς του προέδρου Μοχάμεντ Μόρσι και μετέχουν στις διαμαρτυρίες για την ανατροπή του.

    Επιμέλεια: Παύλος Κιρκασίδης

  113. Pro-Morsi protest camps in Cairo being cleared...

    Egyptian security forces have begun clearing two protest camps in Cairo occupied by supporters of deposed President Mohammed Morsi.

    Reports say 15 people have been killed as police cut off side streets and bursts of gunfire were heard.

    Teargas is being fired and helicopters flew overhead as security forces moved on the camps in the east and west of the city.

    The protesters want Mr Morsi, deposed by the military on 3 July, reinstated.

    The interior ministry issued a statement saying security forces were taking "necessary measures" against the protest at the Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque in the east of Cairo and the protest in Nahda Square in the east.

    The statement said a safe exit would be provided for protesters and they would not be pursued, "except those who are wanted by the prosecution".

    The interior ministry is keen "not to shed any Egyptian blood", the statement went on.

    Muslim Brotherhood TV, which is allied to the ousted president, called for people to send cars to the sit-ins to take casualties to hospital.

    Protesters have been camped outside the mosque, and at Nahda Square for the past six weeks.

    More than 250 people have been killed in clashes since then.

    On Tuesday, one person was killed in a confrontation between supporters and opponents of Mr Morsi in Giza after people marched from Nahda Square to a nearby complex of government buildings to protest against the appointment of several military officers as provincial governors.

  114. Several dead as Egypt storms pro-Morsi camps...At least 15 people reportedly killed as security forces launch operation to remove supporters of former president....

    Several people were reportedly killed as security forces started an operation to clear pro-Morsi protesters who have been camped out on the streets of Cairo since the Egyptian president was deposed by the military last month.

    On Wednesday, live footage from Cairo showed smoke engulfing Nahda square and there were reports of tear gas and birdshot being used on supporters of the ex-president Mohamed Morsi, who was removed from power on July 3.

    Bulldozers were said to have been used to uproot the camps, and the army sealed off roads leading to Nahda.

    Meanwhile, security forces also stormed Nasr City, and there were reports that snipers opened fire on protesters at Rabaa al-Adawiya square....

  115. Ägypten Viele Tote bei Räumung von Protestlagern in Kairo...

    Bei der Räumung der Protestlager von Mursi-Anhängern in Kairo sind nach Angaben der Muslimbruderschaft mehr als hundert Menschen getötet worden. Behördenangaben zufolge feuerten Islamisten mit Schusswaffen auf Polizisten.....

  116. "Guerra" de números após dispersão de manifestantes no Cairo...

    O balanço oficial da operação policial para desmantelar os dois maiores acampamentos de apoiantes do presidente deposto Mohamed Morsi, no Cairo, esta quarta-feira, é de seis mortos e 26 feridos, segundo o Ministério da Saúde. A Irmandade Muçulmana denuncia "massacre" de 250 pessoas.

    Os números do Ministério da Saúde egípcio, de seis mortos e 26 feridos, contrastam muito com os da Irmandade Muçulmana, que afirmou ter registado pelo menos 250 mortos e milhares de feridos.

    O balanço do movimento islamita ao qual Mohamed Morsi pertenceu até ser eleito presidente foi revelado numa mensagem divulgada na rede social Twitter pelo porta-voz, Gehad al-Haddad.

    Os números da Irmandade Muçulmana não foram confirmados por fonte independente, de acordo com a agência noticiosa francesa AFP.

    Um jornalista da AFP, perto do acampamento em Rabaa al-Adawiya, afirmou ter contado pelo menos 17 mortos, entre os manifestantes, e dois polícias....

  117. Cairo, blitz contro i presidi pro Morsi
    scontri in piazza, bagno di sangue....

    Fratelli musulmani: 200 morti, 8.000 feriti
    La polizia attacca all'alba con i bulldozer. Manifestazioni in tutto il Paese. Il governo blocca la circolazione dei treni.

    ROMA - Quello che tutti temevano è accaduto: la polizia egiziana ha cominciato stamani a disperdere con la forza i presidi al Cairo dei sostenitori del presidente deposto Mohamed Morsi e la situazione è degenerata in un bagno di sangue, con oltre 200 morti e 8.000 feriti secondo i Fratelli musulmani, mentre per i governativi le vittime finora sono 17, secondo quanto riferisce la Cnn.

    Le forze di sicurezza sono intervenute con i bulldozer per abbattere le tende allestite dai pro-Morsi in due punti della capitale e hanno fatto uso di gas lacrimogeni per disperdere i manifestanti. Secondo alcune testimonianze le forze di sicurezza avrebbero anche aperto il fuoco contro i dimostranti. Per la Cbc i morti sono oltre 250, mentre un giornalista dell'Afp ha contato i cadaveri e afferma che sono almeno 43, di cui alcuni con evidenti ferite da arma da fuoco.....

  118. Egypte : l'Union européenne appelle à la retenue...

    L'Union européenne a jugé "extrêmement préoccupantes", mercredi 14 août, les informations faisant état de la mort de manifestants au Caire dans l'assaut de la police contre les camps des soutiens à Mohamed Morsi. "Nous réaffirmons que la violence ne mènera à aucune solution et nous exhortons les autorités égyptiennes à procéder avec la plus grande retenue", a déclaré Michael Mann, porte-parole de la diplomatie européenne.

    Le ministre des affaires étrangères allemand, Guido Westerwelle, a aussi appelé "toutes les forces politiques" en Egypte "à empêcher une escalade de la violence". "Nous demandons à toutes les parties de retourner immédiatement à un processus politique", a ajouté M. Westerwelle, à Berlin.

  119. Egypt declares national emergency...

    Egypt's presidency has declared a state of emergency after scores of people were killed when security forces stormed protest camps in Cairo.

    The camps had been occupied by supporters of former president Mohammed Morsi, who was deposed in early July.

    Security forces say 95 people have been killed, but the Muslim Brotherhood says hundreds have died.

    The state of emergency will begin at 16:00 local time (1400 GMT), and last for a month.

    Shortly after dawn on Wednesday morning, armoured bulldozers moved deep into the main protest camp outside the eastern Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque.

    Officials say the other protest camp, at Nahda Square, has now been cleared.

    Graphic accounts of bloodshed emerged from the protest camps as reporters described wounded protesters being treated next to the dead in makeshift field hospitals.

    The 17-year-old daughter of leading Muslim Brotherhood figure Mohamed el-Beltagy was among the dead, reports say. Asmaa el-Beltagy was shot in the back and chest, her brother said.

    A cameraman working for Sky News, Mick Deane, has also been killed in the violence.

    There were reports of unrest elsewhere in Egypt......

  120. L'Egypte décrète l'état d'urgence...


    Le nouveau régime a fini par lancer l'assaut au Caire. Les policiers ont pénétré ce matin sur les places Rabaa al-Adawiya et Nahda, où des milliers d’islamistes sont barricadés depuis un mois et demi avec femmes et enfants pour réclamer le retour de Mohamed Morsi, destitué et arrêté par l’armée le 3 juillet. L’opération, très violente, a déjà fait au moins 125 morts chez les pro-Morsi. Un caméraman de la chaîne Sky News a été tué.

    Les affrontements entre pro et anti-Morsi ont déjà fait plus de 250 morts depuis fin juin, essentiellement des manifestants islamistes....

  121. Egyptian Health Ministry says 95 dead in nationwide clashes ...

    Egypt's Health Ministry said on Wednesday that 95 people had been killed on Wednesday in a police raid on supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi at a Cairo protest camp and clashes nationwide.

    "The dead are both from police and civilians. We are waiting to get more details," said the ministry's spokesman, Hamdi Abdel Karim, adding that 874 people had been wounded.

  122. Egypt declares month-long state of emergency...

    CAIRO - Egypt declared a month-long state of emergency Wednesday as violence raged across the country following a crackdown on supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi.

    The nationwide state of emergency will begin at 4pm (1400 GMT), the presidency said in a statement read out on state television.

    The exceptional measures came as "the security and order of the nation face danger due to deliberate sabotage, and attacks on public and private buildings and the loss of life by extremist groups," the presidency said.

    Interim president Adly Mansour "has tasked the armed forces, in cooperation with the police, to take all necessary measures to maintain security and order and to protect public and private property and the lives of citizens."

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  124. Report: Egypt government dissolves Brotherhood NGO...

    CAIRO - The Egyptian government has decided to dissolve the Muslim Brotherhood as a registered non-governmental organisation, the state-run Al-Akhbar newspaper reported on Friday, adding that the decision would be announced next week.

    "The minister's decision has in fact been issued but it will be announced at the start of next week in a press conference," Al-Akhbar quoted Hany Mahana, spokesman for the minister of social solidarity, as saying.

    The decision applies to the NGO that was formally registered by the Brotherhood in March in response to a lawsuit that argued the movement had no legal status. The Brotherhood was founded in 1928 and formally dissolved by Egypt's army rulers in 1954.

  125. Report: Mubarak says Egypt’s ‘real uprising’ began in 2005, not 2011...

    Al Arabiya

    Egypt’s former President Hosni Mubarak has reportedly said the country’s 2011 uprising that ousted him from power had initiated in 2005 and was instigated by Washington, an Egyptian newspaper reported on Sunday.

    Citing leaked recordings in which Mubarak can allegedly be heard, Egypt’s independent Youm 7 newspaper published excerpts of the recordings.

    Mubarak had stepped down in 2011 following the 18-day uprising against his 30-year rule. He was placed under house arrest last month and is still pending charges of complicity in the deaths of protesters in 2011.

    The former president was quoted by the newspaper as saying that the U.S. fabricated a rumor about his son Gamal Mubarak, which spread the news that he wanted to succeed his father's rule.

    The paper quoted Mubarak as saying that the alleged rumor caused his son to come under heavy criticism.

    Mubarak also allegedly commented on the current situation in Egypt, saying that he thought Egypt's army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood until he proved him wrong.

    Sisi overthrew Islamist President Mohammad Mursi in July, following mass protests against Muslim Brotherhood rule. He had previously served as Mubarak's military intelligence chief.

    Mubarak also reportedly said in the recordings that Egypt’s next president must be from the military.

    The ousted leader has also accused supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood of receiving money to hold sit-in protests in Cairo’s Rabaa al-Adawiya Square, which was dispersed last month in a deadly military crackdown.

    He also thinks that Sinai has been “ruined” after the deposed Mursi released “terrorist” prisoners in the country.

    He also said that Mursi supporters and Muslim Brotherhood protesters will end their demonstrations once the “terrorists” are re-arrested.

    “[Former Interior Minister] Habib el-adly used to arrested arrest 2000 of them and everything would calm down,” Mubarak was quoted as saying, referring to the minister who is now in prison facing charges of corruption.

    “If he was out of prison now he would take care of everything in three days,” Mubarak was also quoted as saying.

    The former president was also quoted as saying that Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had once offered to resettle Gazans in Sinai but that he refused.

    “Netanyahu suggested to me that we relocate those Gazans to Sinai, but I refused and told him to forget it, neither I nor anyone bigger than me will be able to mess with the Egypt’s borders,” he was quoted as saying by Youm 7.

  126. 15 killed, over 80 wounded as Egypt protests turn violent – state TV...

    Egyptian celebrations of the 40th anniversary of the Arab-Israeli War were marred by a fresh wave of violence, with 15 people killed and dozens wounded in clashes between police and supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi.

    Egypt’s Health Ministry says at least 15 people were killed on Sunday across the nation. Most of the dead had gunshot wounds, security sources told Reuters. Eighty-six others sustained injuries, according to state TV.

    In Cairo, Egyptian police fired tear gas to disperse pro-Morsi demonstrators as they marched towards Tahrir Square, where pro-army supporters gathered to celebrate the 1973 war anniversary. The tear gas and birdshots reportedly sent protesters running towards western Cairo’s Dokki neighborhood. Police chased demonstrators and beat them up before detaining them, a witness told AFP.

    Clashes also erupted in the Garden City district in the center of the capital, where police fired tear gas and chased protesters along the Nile Corniche, forcing some demonstrators to jump into the water. Police boats were sent to retrieve protesters.

    Unrest was reported in other parts of Cairo and in several other cities, including Alexandria, Aswan, and Suez. Earlier on Sunday, a pro-Morsi supporter was killed and at least two people were injured after clashes with police erupted during a protest march in the town of Delga, located 300 kilometers south of the capital.....

  127. Egypt clashes leave at least 44 dead and 246 injured...

    Al Arabiya

    At least 44 people were killed and more than 246 wounded on Sunday as Egyptian security forces clashed with supporters of ousted former President Mohammad Mursi, security and television sources said.

    Supporters of Mursi and his Muslim Brotherhood were protesting in several cities to show their displeasure of the military’s overthrow of the former president, while thousands celebrated the country’s military victory on the anniversary of the 1973 Arab-Israeli war.

    Most of those killed had been shot, security sources said, according to Reuters.

    One eyewitness claimed that military vehicles were firing live rounds at Muslim Brotherhood supporters near Cairo’s Tahrir Square, according to Reuters.

    In central Cairo, policemen fired shots and tear gas to disperse stone-throwing protesters.

    Around 335 protesters have been arrested, a source from the ministry of interior told the Egyptian daily Youm 7......

  128. Cinco soldados mueren al norte del país....Los islamistas anuncian más protestas y llaman a tomar Tahrir el viernes...

    Tras la tempestad que dejó ayer al menos 53 muertos y más de 200 heridos, una calma relativa se ha instalado este lunes en El Cairo. La violencia sigue instalada en otras zonas de Egipto. Al menos cinco soldados han muerto en la ciudad de Ismailia, en el norte del país, en un ataque de hombres armados. A su vez, dos personas han fallecido y otras 48 han resultado heridas en una explosión a las puertas de un edificio de la seguridad en el sur de la península del Sinaí.

    Entretanto, los islamistas lloran a sus mártires y reclaman una investigación internacional de "los crímenes" cometidos por el líder del ejército y presidente 'de facto' del país Abdelfatah al Sisi. El general prometió ayer que seguirá cumpliendo "el mandato popular de luchar contra el terrorismo".

    El baño de sangre que tiñó ayer las calles de El Cairo durante la fiesta nacional que conmemora la guerra árabe-israelí de 1973 demostró que los partidarios de Mohamed Mursi, derrocado el pasado 3 de julio, han recuperado el aliento. "El aumento de los manifestantes indica la resistencia y la perseverancia frente a las fuerzas golpistas. La mayoría del pueblo está decidido a recuperar la legitimidad perdida", señaló la ex parlamentaria de la Hermandad Azza el Garf.

    Crecida por el éxito de participación de ayer, la Alianza Nacional en Defensa de la Legitimidad -que reúne a los defensores de Mursi- ha anunciado este lunes una nueva semana de movilizaciones bajo el lema de 'El pueblo recupera el espíritu de Octubre'. Este lunes ya se han registrado pequeñas protestas a las puertas de la Universidad de El Cairo y en distintas provincias del país.

    Y aunque ayer no lo lograron, los islamistas han llamado a tomar el próximo viernes la simbólica plaza Tahrir. "Tahrir pertenece a todos los egipcios y nadie nos impedirá manifestarnos allí a pesar de los sacrificios", agrega. "Mientras los golpistas tienen celebraciones festivas para una facción de la nación en la que bailan sobre los cadáveres de sus compatriotas que se oponen al golpe, envían a sus fuerzas para matar, mutilar y arrestar a los egipcios pacíficos", denuncia el bloque en un comunicado.

    Entretanto, Al Sisi -honrado como un salvador por la multitud que ayer acudió a Tahrir- manifestó anoche que seguirá con la represión. "Somos responsables antes de Dios de seguir cumpliendo con el mandato popular y proteger a Egipto y los egipcios", declaró en el discurso del cuadragésimo aniversario de la guerra árabe-israelí que allanó el camino a la devolución de la península del Sinaí. "El ejército es tan fuerte como las pirámides gracias al pueblo", insistió antes de reconocer que "las fuerzas armadas están dispuesta a sacrificar la vida de sus miembros por el bien del pueblo".

  129. Egypte: 20 journalistes accusés de diffuser de "fausses nouvelles"....

    Vingt journalistes du réseau satellitaire Al-Jazeera vont être jugés en Egypte. Parmi eux, on compte notamment quatre étrangers accusés d'avoir diffusé "de fausses nouvelles", a indiqué mercredi le ministère public.

    Seize d'entre eux, des Egyptiens, ont été accusés d'appartenance à une "organisation terroriste" et d'avoir "porté atteinte à l'unité nationale et la paix sociale", a indiqué le parquet dans un communiqué.

    Les quatre étrangers -deux Britanniques, un Australien et un Néerlandais-- ont été accusés de "collaboration avec (ces) Egyptiens en leur fournissant de l'argent, des équipements, des informations (...) et d'avoir diffusé de fausses nouvelles visant à informer le monde extérieur que le pays était en guerre civile".

    Sur les 20 accusés, seuls huit sont détenus, les autres étant recherchés par les autorités.

    Le parquet n'a pas révélé l'identité de ceux qui sont derrière les barreaux.

    Mais trois journalistes d'Al-Jazeera, l'Australien Peter Greste, l'Egypto-Canadien Mohamed Adel Fahmy et l'Egyptien Baher Mohamed, avaient été arrêtés le 29 décembre dans un hôtel du Caire.

    Le parquet les avait accusés d'entretenir des liens avec les Frères musulmans, considérés par les autorités, dirigées de facto par l'armée, comme une organisation terroriste.


  130. The killings of at least 817 people by Egyptian security forces last year probably amount to a crime against humanity, Human Rights Watch says....

    A report by the US-based group says 1,000 or more people probably died in one day around Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque.

    The deaths came during demonstrations broken up by Egyptian security forces.

    Executive director Kenneth Roth said the deaths were "one of the world's largest killings of demonstrators in a single day in recent history".

    Mr Roth and a colleague were stopped from entering Egypt on Monday.

    They were due to launch the new report at a press conference in the Egyptian capital, but were deported after being held for 12 hours at Cairo International Airport.

    The group's year-long investigation focused on six demonstrations in July and August 2013 that were forcefully broken up by security forces, then under the command of now-President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi.

    Mr Sisi, who was then a general running Egypt's military and was elected head of state in May 2014, oversaw the ousting of President Mohammed Morsi in July 2013.

    In the aftermath his armed forces launched a brutal crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood supporters...............

  131. L'organisation internationale de défense des droits de l'Homme basée à New York qualifie notamment de "probables crimes contre l'Humanité" la dispersion sanglante par la police et l'armée le 14 août 2013 de deux rassemblements de partisans de M. Morsi, qui ont fait officiellement quelque 700 morts en une journée parmi les manifestants...

    Le directeur exécutif de HRW, Kenneth Roth, ainsi que la directrice de l'organisation pour le Moyen Orient Sarah Leah Whitson, ont été retenus dimanche soir 12 heures durant à leur arrivée à l'aéroport du Caire, avant de se voir refuser un visa d'entrée pour "raisons de sécurité", écrit Mme Whitson sur son compte Twitter.

    Ils devaient présenter mardi à la presse au Caire un rapport de 195 pages pour marquer le premier anniversaire du "massacre de Rabaa al-Adawiya et des tueries de masse de manifestants en Egypte". "Le bilan du massacre de Rabaa est comparable à ceux de Tiananmen et Andijan", la répression sanglante en 2005 dans cette ville d'Ouzbékistan, écrit lundi matin Kenneth Roth dans un tweet.

    Les Etats-Unis, qui entretiennent des liens de coopération avec le gouvernement égyptien soutenu par l'armée ont indiqué être "déçus" de l'exclusion du responsable de HRW. "Nous continuons à avoir de sérieuses inquiétudes à propos des évènements d'août de l'année dernière et encourageons le gouvernement d'Egypte à mener des enquêtes transparentes", a souligné la porte-parole du département d'Etat américain Marie Harf à Washington.

    "Une société civile forte et vivante est importante pour le succès de la transition en cours en Egypte et nous allons continuer à persuader l'Egypte de cela", a-t-elle ajouté.

    La mort des manifestants de Rabaa et Nahda, tués par balles en août 2013 pour l'immense majorité, a été le principal point de départ d'une impitoyable répression qui a fait, depuis, au moins 1400 morts parmi les manifestants pro-Morsi, en particulier la confrérie islamiste des Frères musulmans. Les dispersions des rassemblements des places Rabaa al-Adawiya et Nahda, en plein coeur du Caire, sont survenues un peu plus d'un mois après que le chef de l'armée, Abdel Fattah al-Sissi, eut destitué et fait arrêter M. Morsi, le premier président jamais élu démocratiquement en Egypte, un an et demi après la chute de Hosni Moubarak.........................

  132. Egypt's Rabaa deaths 'crime against humanity'.....Human Rights Watch says killings were planned at highest levels of government and calls for senior leaders to be probed....

    A new report has alleged that the Egyptian security forces' killings of at least 1,000 protesters at the Rabaa al-Adawiya Square sit-in last year in Cairo "most likely amount to crimes against humanity".

    The 195-page Human Rights Watch (HRW) report released on Tuesday found that Egyptian security forces "gunned down hundreds of unarmed protesters" when they moved in to disperse the sit-in on August 14.

    The killings were "part of a policy to use lethal force against largely unarmed protesters on political grounds," HRW found, and resulted in "one of the world's largest killings of demonstrators in a single day in recent history".

    HRW said that over a dozen senior Egyptian leaders should be investigated for their parts in the protesters' deaths, including Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim and current President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who was defence minister at the time.

    "This wasn’t merely a case of excessive force or poor training. It was a violent crackdown planned at the highest levels of the Egyptian government. Many of the same officials are still in power in Egypt, and have a lot to answer for," said Kenneth Roth, HRW’s executive director, in a statement.

    Roth was denied entry into Egypt on Monday, along with another senior staff member, after being held at Cairo's international airport for 12 hours. They were on their way to Egypt to release the report.

    Badr Abdel Atty, the Egyptian ministry of foreign affairs spokesperson, told Al Jazeera on Monday that the government would not comment on the report until it was officially released...................


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