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Crackdown on Coptic protest in Cairo leaves 23 dead

By Samer al-Atrush and Ines Bel Aiba CAIRO — Twenty-three people, mostly Coptic Christians, died in clashes Sunday between Coptic Christians and Egyptian security forces, the health ministry said, sparking fears of renewed sectarian strife. A total of 174 people were injured in violence during a Coptic Christian protest in…

Egypt military arrests BBC journalist

Egypt’s military arrested a BBC journalist when it cleared out a central Cairo protest that left several protesters injured and dozens detained, officials with the British broadcaster said on Tuesday. Shaimaa Khalil was detained on Monday after the military, backed by riot police, cleared the three-week sit-in in Tahrir Square,…

US denies involvement in Cairo hit-and-run

CAIRO — The US embassy in Cairo on Tuesday denied its staff were behind the wheel of what appeared to be an official vehicle that mowed down dozens of protesters in a high-speed hit-and-run captured on video. “We have seen a video that alleges a US diplomatic vehicle was involved…

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