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    Key issues behind timing of the coup

    A key aide of Egypt’s President Morsi has revealed the three key decisions which appear to have been behind the timing of the military coup this week. They would have “purified” state institutions which were still run by the “deep state” remnants of the disgraced Mubarak regime, claims Bakinam...
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    Post-coup casualties rise in Egypt

    The Egyptian health ministry has revealed that 30 people were killed in the country’s anti-coup demonstrations on Friday. Four hundred and sixty protesters needed hospital treatment. As protesters approached the Republican Palace, where deposed President Mohamed Morsi is believed to be held, interior ministry police fired at them with...
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    Brotherhood lists six goals for protests

    The information advisor of the Freedom and Justice Party has issued a list of six goals for the protests against this week’s military coup in Egypt. Writing on his Facebook page, Murad Ali addressed the protesters gathered in Raba Al-Adawiya Square and the streets around the Republican Palace, where...
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    Police open fire while anti-coup protesters pray

    Video Egyptian police opened fire towards anti-coup protesters on Friday while they were praying in front of the El-Arish Governorate building in north Sinai. The shooting was apparently intended to disperse the protesters and there were no reports of any serious casualties. Mohamed al-Buluk, the former correspondent for Al-Jazeera,...
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    Army and opposition “misjudged” Brotherhood power

    The Egyptian army and opposition groups have “misjudged” the power of the Muslim Brotherhood, a leading journalist has claimed. The editor of the London-based Al-Quds Al-Arabi newspaper, Abdul-Bari Atwan, has said that the army was hoaxed by the military coup it carried out on Wednesday against the freely-elected President...
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    Arbitrary detentions signal return of police state

    The arbitrary detention of Muslim Brotherhood members signals the return of a police state, a movement spokesman has said. “That is why the Brotherhood cannot accept the coup against President Morsi,” he added. Immediately after the announcement of the coup on Wednesday, a number of senior Muslim Brotherhood leaders...
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    Head of Tunisia’s Al-Nahda Party tells Egyptians to stand up for their rights

    The leader of Tunisia’s Al-Nahda Party has called on anti-coup protesters in Egypt to stand up for their rights and reject the removal of President Mohamed Morsi. Shaikh Rashid Al-Ghannouchi told Morsi’s supporters to stay on the streets until their rights are returned to them. Writing on his Facebook...
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    16 Morsi supporters killed and more than 200 wounded in Cairo

    The Egyptian health ministry has revealed that 16 supporters of President Mohammed Morsi have been killed in attacks by opposition protesters in the Cairo suburb of Giza. More than 200 have been wounded in the attacks in Al-Nahda Square where the pro-Morsi counter-demonstrators were gathered. Anti-Morsi “thugs and police...
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    Oil prices rise due to Egypt unrest

    Oil prices in the Asian markets rose sharply on Wednesday because of the ongoing unrest in Egypt, Aljazeera.net has reported. Brent Crude prices rose for a number of reasons, including the closure of Libyan oil fields which cut production by one-third last week. The Chief Analyst at CMC Markets...
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    De facto government arrests president and shuts down media

    The de facto government of Egypt has arrested President Mohamed Morsi and closed down at least seven satellite television stations, arresting their staff in the process. It is believed that Morsi is being detained in an unknown location and that arrest warrants for “300” Muslim Brotherhood members have been...
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    Egypt: 100 cases of rape in Tahrir Square

    Reports from human rights organisations have revealed that the cases of sexual harassment and rape in Tahrir Square – where opposition supporters staged a sit-in – reached 100. According to Human Rights Watch (HRW), about one hundred cases of sexual assault took place in Tahrir Square and its surroundings...
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    Al-Ghanouchi rules out replication of Egyptian scenario in Tunis

    After the ousting of Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi on Wednesday night, the chief of Tunisia’s Ennahda Movement, Rashid al-Ghanouchi, ruled out a replication of the Egyptian scenario in Tunis. In an interview with the London based Al-Sharq Al-Awsat newspaper, Al-Ghanouchi said: “Some of the youth think they are able...
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    Egyptian army demolishes tunnels with Gaza

    On Thursday afternoon, Egyptian bulldozers began to demolish the tunnels between Egypt and the Gaza Strip which have functioned as the life-line to the besieged Gaza Strip since the beginning of the Israeli siege in 2006. Egyptian facebook news network RNN reported on its page that big Egyptian military...
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    Former security adviser says events in Egypt and Syria bode well for Israel

    The former head of Israel’s National Security Council, Giora Eiland, said on Wednesday that the events in Egypt and Syria bode well for the Zionist state. Major General Eiland said that if a new regime takes control in Syria it will hold Iran and Hezbollah accountable and punish them...
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    Muslim Brotherhood will not cooperate with usurper government

    Statement by Tarek Ali, Sayed Fouda, Magdy Essam, Mohamed Salem The Muslim Brotherhood has issued a statement in which the movement makes it clear that it rejects what it calls the “terrorism” of the new police state and that it will not cooperate with the usurper government following the...
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    Al Quds and Yarmuk stations taken off Nile Sat

    This morning the Egyptian authorities closed Al Quds and Yarmuk TV stations on Nile Sat as they begun direct coverage of today’s rally in Rabi’ah Adawiya Square in Cairo. Al Quds had earlier announced that its station’s broadcast was interfered with and urged its viewers to turn to Arab...
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    Veteran legal expert criticises Egyptian coup

    Veteran Egyptian legal expert Tariq al-Bishri has expressed his opinion that the army carried out a military coup against an elected president and a constitution adopted by the nation, Al-Shorouk newspaper reported on Friday. “This is a clear military coup against a constitution adopted by the will of the...
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    Head of African Union delegation compares Morsi to Mandela

    The head of the African Union delegation currently in Egypt has compared ousted President Mohammed Morsi to South Africa’s iconic leader Nelson Mandela. Alpha Oumar Konaré, the former President of Mali, said that Morsi is “The Egyptian Mandela” during a visit to Rabaa Al-Adawiyya Square where anti-coup protesters are...
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    Confirmation of meetings between army and opposition before coup

    The head of Egypt’s Al-Wafd Party El-Sayed El-Badawi, has affirmed that the Egyptian army arranged the coup against Mohamed Morsi with opposition parties and politicians. A meeting took place a week before the coup at his house, said El-Badawi, attended by representatives of the Salvation Front and Colonel Al-Assar...
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    Israelis humiliate prisoners and worshippers

    Photos Israeli security officers have humiliated Palestinian prisoners and worshippers in separate incidents. Prison officials entered cells in the Negev Prison at dawn on Friday and smashed prisoners’ personal belongings. A number of casualties were reported. Such treatment of prisoners is almost routine in Israeli jails, alleges the Palestinian...
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    Interim Egyptian government borrowing at record high

    Egypt’s post-coup interim government is borrowing at record high levels according to figures revealed by the Ministry of Finance in Cairo. In July alone, treasury bills amounting to 81.5 billion Egyptian pounds were issued, the highest figure for three years. Year on year, the figure for July 2013 exceeds...
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    Tens of thousands demonstrate in support of Tunisia’s government

    In one of the largest demonstrations witnessed in Tunisia since 2011, tens of thousands marched on the capital, Tunis, on Saturday in support of the Islamist-led government. In a calculated show of strength, supporters of the Nahda party gathered near the offices of the prime minister shouting, ‘no to...
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    Egypt denies entry to Nobel Peace laureate

    Nobel Peace laureate and human rights activist Tawakkol Karman has been refused entry into Egypt by the authorities at Cairo International Airport. Ms Karman was advised that she is persona non grata and blacklisted by the security agencies. A post on her official Twitter account said that the peace...
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    Alliance of Legitimacy condemns violence and calls for investigation into human rights abuses

    The National Alliance to Support Legitimacy in Egypt has condemned the violence and human rights abuses by the state in a meeting with US officials in Cairo. A delegation of former ministers and human rights activists acting on behalf of the alliance met with William Burns, America’s Assistant Secretary...
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    Tamarod defector confirms that evidence against Hamas was “fabricated”

    The former coordinator of Egypt’s Tamarod movement, Mahmoud Al-Arabi, has confirmed that evidence linking Hamas to events across the border in Sinai was fabricated. A spokesman for Hamas said that Al-Arabi’s statements vindicate the Islamic Resistance Movement, which has always denied any interference in Egypt’s internal affairs. Speaking at...
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    Brotherhood insists that Morsi is legitimate representative of Egyptians

    The Deputy Leader of the Muslim Brotherhood has refused to meet an international delegation in his prison cell to discuss possible solutions for the current political deadlock in Egypt. Khairat Al-Shater is reported to have told the delegation, which included US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns, that the...
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    Al-Sisi’s US interview reveals his sense of self-importance

    Egyptian coup leader general Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s last interview with the Washington Post reveals his sense of self-importance, a leading strategy analyst has claimed. “Clearly,” says Major General Abdul Hamid Imran, “Al-Sisi regards himself as the real ruler of Egypt and not just Minister of Defence, which is why...
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    Ghannouchi is ready for referendum to end Tunisia crisis

    Rashid Ghannouchi, the leader of Tunisia’s Al-Nahda Party has expressed its readiness for a popular referendum if protesters insist on demonstrating against the Islamist-led government. The move is an attempt to bolster the party’s confidence against opponents who demand the dissolution of the government and the Constituent Assembly. The...
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    Investigations begin into dozens of judges in Egypt

    The interim government in Egypt has opened investigations into 75 judges who refused to cooperate with the military coup and the removal of freely-elected President Mohammed Morsi. The presiding judge appointed by the Minister of Justice is Mohammed Shireen. Judge Shireen issued an immediate gagging order about the process,...
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    Political situation in Egypt ‘has not affected Hamas’

    Senior Hamas official Mahmoud Al-Zahar said on Monday that his movement has not been much affected by the political changes in Egypt. In fact, he claimed, Hamas has political channels open with all parties in Cairo. “Hamas was formed in difficult times which peaked during the rule of Egyptian...
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    Ghana: Rawlings decries persecution of Morsi

    Former Ghananian President, Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings has decried the seeming unending crisis in Egypt and is urging an alliance of global voices to stop what he says is the unfair treatment of deposed President Mohammed Morsi. The former President also described Robert Mugabe’s victory in the Zimbabwe...
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    Khairat Al-Shater faces new charges of “fleeing from prison”

    Khairat al-Shater’s daughter, Sara, has revealed that the Egyptian Public Prosecution has levelled new charges against the deputy Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood. On her Facebook page, Sara wrote, “The new charge claim that he fled from Wadi el-Natrun prison during the January revolution (2011). They came to...
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    Work on new Tunisian constitution suspended

    The head of Tunisian Constituent Assembly Mostafa bin-Jaafar announced the suspension of the writing of the new constitution for an unspecified time, a move he said was connected to furthering national dialogue. Large numbers of Tunisian oppositionists have been in the streets calling for the dissolution of the assembly...
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    Tawakkul Karman faced death threats from Egyptian coup supporters

    Yemeni activist and Nobel Peace Laureate, Tawakkul Karman, said that she had received several death threats from supporters of the Egyptian coup and pro-coup journalists, prior to her visit to Cairo. Explaining the ban on her entering Egypt, Karman said that some pro-coup officials in Egypt were trying to...
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    Alexandria deputy governor says UAE’s franchise deal of Suez Canal development lands is suspicious

    The outgoing deputy governor of Alexandria, Dr Hassan al Berens, has said that the UAE’s sudden announcement of its gratitude to the temporary president of the coup in Egypt is due to the UAE’s attempt to obtain the franchise of the Suez Canal Development Axis Project. The project was...
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    Amnesty International exposes Egyptian official disinformation

    A spokesman for the Egyptian Foreign Ministry, Badr Abdel Atti, has admitted that the country’s foreign minister, Nabil Fahmi, had misquoted an Amnesty International report. He described the incident an “inadvertent mistake.” The minister had previously referred to an Amnesty report claiming that the organization did confirm “the presence...
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    Calls to prosecute Al-Sisi on charges of treason for negligence of the Egypt’s sovereignty

    Following the Israeli attack on the Egyptian Sinai the Council of Trustees for the Revolution has called for the prosecution of the military coup leaders on charges of treason and negligence of the country’s sovereignty.   The Council expressed its extreme displeasure over the attack on Egyptian territory. It...
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    Study shows opposition to Morsi ouster rises to 69%

    A recent field study indicates that the number of Egyptians opposed to the overthrow of Dr Mohammed Morsi as President has risen to 69 per cent. Only around 25 per cent of Egyptians support his current detention, while six per cent prefer to keep their opinion to themselves.  ...
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    Coup plot to turn Egypt into police state will fail, claims Brotherhood

    A spokesman for the Muslim Brotherhood has accused the coup leaders of planning to turn Egypt into a “secular, military police state”. However, said Dr Ahmed Aref, this will fail because the people will not accept being suppressed by their relatives serving in the armed forces. He pointed out...
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    Al-Nahda Party ready for solution to end transition period

    The Deputy Head of Tunisia’s Al-Nahda Party said on Sunday that the Islamic movement is ready to accept any solution aimed at ending the transitional period in order to conduct elections as soon as possible. Abdul-Hamid Al-Jelasy, whose party leads the ruling coalition, was speaking to the German media...
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    Al-Beltaji ridicules ministry threats to disperse protests by force

    Prominent leader of the Freedom and Justice Party Mohamed Al-Beltaji has poured scorn on the threats by the Egyptian interior ministry to break up anti-coup protests by force. The latest deadline for protesters to leave the squares was Monday morning. “The coup perpetrators and their threats to evacuate the...
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    Egypt to expel Syrian refugees

    The authorities in Cairo have detained 42 Syrians in Alexandria, including children and a pregnant woman, pending their deportation to Turkey. Following the military coup in Egypt, Turkey is the only country to accept Syrian refugees. The Head of the Legal Committee in the National Coalition of the Syrian...
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    Egypt loses $720m in tourist income since coup

    Egypt’s tourism industry has suffered losses estimated at $720 million since the military coup last month. Speaking to Saudi Arabia’s Al-Watan newspaper, the head of Egypt’s Federation of Chambers of Tourism, Dr Wlhami El-Zayat, said that the equivalent of 5 billion Egyptian pounds has been lost thanks to a...
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    Senior politician condemns coup leaders for shameful allegations against Morsi

    A senior Egyptian politician has condemned coup leaders for what he describes as the shameful allegations against ousted President Mohammed Morsi. “It is illogical to accuse the president of espionage,” said Ayman Nour, chairman of Ghad Althawra Party, “not least because the Muslim Brotherhood still resists the Israeli occupation.”...
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    Egypt security forces launch operation in Rabaa al-Adawiya and Nahda squares

    Egyptian security forces have launched an operation to disperse pro-Morsi sits in at Rabaa al-Adawiya and Nahda squares in Cairo and Giza. Protesters have said that the security forces began by closing all entrances that led to the sits- in at Rabaa al-Adawiya. The sources claim that at least...
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    Al-Jazeera correspondent claims ambulances bringing weapons into square to frame protestors

    Mohamed Maher Aqel, an Al-Jazeera correspondent in Cairo, has said that ambulances transporting the martyrs and the injured have exploited the absence of organisation committees at the entrances and exits and have brought weapons into al-Adawiya square. He claims that they are bringing in the weapons in order to...
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    Al-Beltaji calls for Egyptians to take to the streets

    A prominent leader of the Freedom and Justice party, Mohamed al-Beltaji, has called for all Egyptians to take to the streets in support of the martyrs and wounded. Al-Beltaji angrily said that the large number of causalities from Al-Nahda and Rabaa Al-Adawiya, included women and children. The death toll...
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    Electricity cut from field clinic in Rabaa al-Adawiya square

    The field clinic in Rabaa Al-Adawiya has just revealed that electricity has been completely cut off from the clinic. A clinic spokesman said that tear gas was filling the area and the sounds of live bullets could be heard near the clinic. The cutting of electricity in the field...
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    Interior Ministry orders staff to return home to prevent popular support for the protests at Nahda Square

    A large number of police and state security personnel have been stationed in front of the Giza metro station to warn employees against entering Nahda square, in order to prevent citizens from joining the protests, telling them, “Leave has been granted today so return home”. A large number of...
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    Dozens injured are held at Cairo engineering faculty with no ambulance assistance

    Dozens of people are now being held at the Faculty of Engineering in Cairo without aid, as the Egyptian police and military forces prevent ambulances from attending to them....