» 08/16/2013, 00.00
EGYPT - ISLAM
In Cairo, a few thousand protesters heed call for a Day of Rage, as dozens die in clashes with soldiers
Clashes pit soldiers against the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo, Damietta and Ismailia. Demonstrators tried to storm police stations. The low turnout is a sign of division between the Islamists. The West does not understand that the Brotherhood is connected to al-Qaeda and Salafist terrorism. Today, no churches or Christian homes have been attacked as self-defence groups, including members of the anti-Morsi Tamarod movement, come out to protect them.
The chaos in ruling military council helping Muslim Brotherhood and Salafis
Following clashes in Cairo on Sunday that left 298 people injured, the situation appears to be slipping out of control from the military. Ranking officer denies any rumours the Council wants to set up another authoritarian regime. For Fr Greiche, Egypt is in chaos and badly run. Many Christians and Muslims fear the country is sliding towards extremism.
Morsi pitting Egyptians against one another, says young Copt
Liberal and secular-oriented parties have been clashing with Islamists in the past few days, leaving two people dead and 60 injured. For the first time in the country's history, political groups are facing off in the street. Nagui Damain, a young leader in the Jasmine Revolution, fears a civil war.
Egypt, clashes between police and demonstrators: 12 dead and nearly 500 injured
It is the second anniversary of the Jasmine Revolution. The most serious clashes in Suez, where the army blocked the entrance to the channel. President Mohamed Morsi threatens to use an iron fist against the perpetrators of violence. Port Said in flames after the verdict on the massacre of supporters of the February 2, 2012. Police barracks attacked.
Once a world class destination, Luxor is now a ghost town
Visitors drop by 70 per cent because of political instability, leaving the city on life support. Once employed in the tourist sector, many residents have had to change job. For locals, the Islamist government is afraid of tourism and wants to see tourism die.
Egypt PM issues ultimatum, telling Muslim Brotherhood to leave protest camps
Prime Minister Hazem al-Beblawi tells Muslim Brotherhood protesters "to quickly leave, and return to their homes and work, without being chased." Islamists are in the streets to protest Mohammed Morsi's arrest. After their diplomatic mediation fails, Western diplomats leave a country in a dangerous political deadlock where the Brotherhood and the Armed Forces continue their tug of war.
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