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Muslim Brotherhood may go back underground to survive Egyptian military crackdown

A campaign of repression by Egypt’s government against the Muslim Brotherhood could force the group back into the shadows, once again becoming a clandestine organisation. A return to the underground could allow the group, which has seen its victorious presidential candidate ousted from office and its top leaders arrested, a…

Islamist protester shot dead by police as Egypt standoff intensifies

By Tom Finn and Tom Perry CAIRO (Reuters) – One Muslim Brotherhood member was shot dead and at least 11 people wounded in Egypt on Tuesday, security sources said, with the Islamist group accusing plain clothes police of firing on their march. The killing could harden the standoff between the…

Egypt’s activists gather for mass rally against army

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian protesters gathered in Cairo for a mass rally they called for on Friday against the military’s handling of protests that killed 17 people and have drawn international criticism of the ruling generals. Protesters who fought soldiers and police in the capital for five days until calm…

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood tells rivals to accept vote result

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood called on its rivals to accept the will of the people on Saturday after a first-round vote set its party on course to take the most seats in the country’s first freely elected parliament in six decades. Preliminary results showed the Brotherhood’s liberal rivals…

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