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More than 200 dead as Egyptian security forces crush Islamist protest camps

By Yasmine Saleh and Tom Finn CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian security forces crushed the protest camps of thousands of supporters of the deposed Islamist president on Wednesday, shooting almost 200 of them dead in the bloodiest day in decades and polarizing the Arab world’s most populous nation. At least 235…

Egypt’s government urges Morsi supporters to ‘listen to reason’

CAIRO (Reuters) – The Egyptian government urged supporters of deposed President Mohamed Mursi to “listen to the voice of reason” and halt violence on Wednesday, praising the security forces for showing self restraint while breaking up their protest camps in Cairo. In a statement, the government said it would press…

U.S. gives seal of approval to Egypt’s new leaders

By Maggie Fick and Angus MacSwan CAIRO (Reuters) – Supporters of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi prepared for confrontation on Friday, and the United States said Egypt’s military had been “restoring democracy” when it drove him from office. Thousands were gathered in two Muslim Brotherhood camps in Cairo, defying warnings…

Hope mixes with fear as Egyptian army prepares to overthrow Morsi

By Alexander Dziadosz CAIRO (Reuters) – When military helicopters monitoring Egypt’s protests whirr over downtown Cairo, storekeepers and shoppers stop talking and crane their heads to catch a glimpse. The talk is largely of the army anyway. In a dramatic re-entry into politics on Monday, the armed forces gave President…

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