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Muslim Brotherhood pushes for more protests after bloody ‘Day of Rage’

By Crispian Balmer and Yasmine Saleh CAIRO (Reuters) – The Muslim Brotherhood defiantly called for a week of protests across Egypt starting on Saturday, a day after more than 100 people died in clashes between Islamists and the security forces that pushed the country ever closer to anarchy. Undeterred by…

Watch live: Egyptian protesters ask for witnesses — ‘we know they’re going to kill us tonight’

Massive violence erupted in the streets of Cairo on Friday as those loyal to ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood clashed with police and military forces. According to a report in the Huffington Post, at least 50 people are estimated to have died in Friday’s violence. Though…

Egypt death toll soars as Obama leads muted international condemnation

Egyptian security forces clashed with supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood for a second day on Thursday as muted international condemnation led by Barack Obama failed to quell violence now said to have killed at least 638 people and wounded many thousands more. The death toll from the ongoing crackdown is…

Muslim Brotherhood supporters to intensify protests against ‘military tyranny’ in Egypt

Supporters of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood stormed and torched a government building in Cairo on Thursday, while families tried to identify hundreds of mutilated bodies piled in a Cairo mosque a day after they were shot dead by the security forces. Egypt’s government says 525 people were killed and thousands wounded…

State lawmaker calls Lindsey Graham ‘a community organizer for the Muslim Brotherhood’

The state lawmaker looking to unseat Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) announced his candidacy on Tuesday by accusing him of being too friendly with not only President Barack Obama but the Islamic governing regime in Egypt. According to The State, state Sen. Lee Bright (R) slammed Graham for fulfilling Obama’s request…

Al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahiri says U.S. behind coup against Mohamed Morsi

Al-Qaida chief posts web message about his homeland, blaming foreign powers, Christians and ‘spineless’ Muslim Brotherhood The head of al-Qaida has accused the US of overthrowing the former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, but also said he was responsible for his own downfall by for trying to appease Washington. Ayman al-Zawahiri,…

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…

Egyptian protesters set fire to Muslim Brotherhood headquarters

Egyptian protesters on Friday set fire to the Muslim Brotherhood party headquarters in the canal city of Ismailiya, an AFP reporter said. Black smoke could be seen coming out of the windows of the apartment housing the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) offices, as Egyptians staged nationwide rallies against President…

Top Egypt Islamist says military seeking to keep power

CAIRO — The powerful Muslim Brotherhood’s Khairat al-Shater, barred from Egypt’s first post-Arab Spring presidential election, accused the country’s military rulers on Wednesday of seeking to stay in power and promised an anti-government protest. He spoke after the electoral commission confirmed that 10 candidates had been barred from standing, rejecting…

Egypt confirms 10 barred from presidential vote

CAIRO — Egypt’s electoral commission confirmed on Tuesday that 10 candidates have been barred from running for president, ruling out a challenge by two Islamists and Hosni Mubarak’s ex-spy chief. “The commission rejected all appeals presented by the 10″ candidates among 23 who applied to stand in the election scheduled…

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