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Senators call for Egypt aid cut after this week’s ‘massacre’

US lawmakers on Sunday called for cutting off military aid to Egypt after its security forces killed hundreds of supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi in a four-day “massacre.” US Senator John McCain, who called for suspending the $1.3 billion in annual aid to the military after it overthrew Morsi…

Islamists kill two Egyptian police officers

Supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi launched attacks on police posts in two provinces on Thursday, killing at least two policemen, security officials said. A 21-year-old policeman was fatally shot in the chest and arm in the North Sinai town of Al-Arish after gunmen attacked the Police Club. Another…

Muslims celebrate Eid amid threat of violence

Muslims marked the Eid al-Fitr festival Thursday with feasts and prayers, even as bombings killed dozens of people in Asia and the threat of fresh violence loomed in the Middle East. A suicide bomber killed 38 people and wounded 50 others, most of them policemen attending the funeral of a…

Seven killed, 261 wounded in Cairo clashes

Egyptian security forces clashed with supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi overnight, leaving seven people dead, health officials said on Tuesday, overshadowing a visit by a senior US envoy. The clashes in the heart of Cairo and in adjacent Giza were the first to rock the Egyptian capital since dozens…

ElBaradei reportedly picked as new Egypt PM

Liberal opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei has been chosen as Egypt’s new prime minister, the Tamarod campaign behind the protests that toppled Islamist president Mohamed Morsi said on Saturday after talks with the country’s interim president. A military source confirmed to AFP that the former UN nuclear watchdog chief was to…

Ouster of Egypt’s Morsi creates headache for the U.S.

The military toppling of Egypt’s Mohamed Morsi could have huge implications for key ties with the United States, which had an uneasy relationship with his Islamist-led government during its year-long rule. Analysts and lawmakers have for months sharply criticized the tepid US response to Morsi’s failure to usher in a…

Egypt protests galvanized by video of police beating naked man

Opponents of Mohamed Morsi say the footage proves that the president has chosen to order a brutal crackdown A video of a protester being beaten and stripped naked has galvanised protests against the police and government in Egypt. Hamada Saber, a middle-aged man, remained in a police hospital on Saturday,…

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