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Army revokes state of emergency after 31 years, but Egypt still in chaos
AsiaNews sources deem Military Supreme Council decision premature. The country is still in chaos and risks falling permanently into the hands of Islamists. Christians are afraid and fleeing Egypt.
Egypt: State of emergency revoked, curfew remains in some areas
The special law came into force on 14 August, during clashes with the Muslim Brotherhood . On the orders of an Egyptian court, the new measure will come into effect this afternoon . The army says it will continue to apply the state of emergency and curfew in sensitive areas waiting for an official notification.
For Catholic Church, the Egyptian people is united in the fight against Jihadist terrorism
For Fr Rafic Greiche, “Rather than fear, what dominates is a feeling of anger” over the state prosecutor’s assassination and the Sinai attack. At least 100 people die in the latter. For the spokesman of the Catholic Church, the prosecutor's death was obviously caused by police letting their guard down. For him external forces are trying to bring "instability" to the country.
Egypt, protest sparked by dissolution of parliament
Islamists threaten "difficult days" and recall 2011protests against Mubarak. Military restores emergency laws to detain protesters without trial ahead of the presidential ballots.
Young people defy Musharraf online
With satellite TV shut down and printed press locked up, Internet becomes the venue for anti-government protest. Flash protests against the military dictatorship are organised on the net.
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Terrorists kill dozens in an attack targeting Christians
According to Fr Greiche, a spokesman for the Egyptian Catholic Church, militants want to "purify Egypt and the Middle East of the Christian presence." The attack on the eve of Ramadan is the "the worst advertisement". It is a sad moment for Egypt and “Muslims who want to live peace". Tonight, prayers and services will be held in memory of the victims.
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