» 01/28/2011, 00.00
EGYPT – ISLAM
Burdened by the high cost of living and corruption, Christians and Muslims united in Cairo streets
Demonstrations are about social justice, not Islam. The price of bread and other basic items have shot through the roof, whilst wages are too low. The protest movement is without a leadership. El-Baradei is good but not up to the task. The international community should not stand idly by.
Egypt: Army gives go ahead to Muslim Brotherhood's peaceful demonstrations
Announcement comes ahead of pro-Morsi protests scheduled for this afternoon, after Friday prayers. The military and the new government headed by Adli Mansour call population to calm and reconciliation. Unknown persons attack a checkpoint near the Rafah crossing (Sinai).
As military ultimatum expires, millions of Egyptians pour into the streets
Soldiers take up position at the headquarters of national TV. The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces holds talks with government delegates and protesters, boycotted for the time being by the Muslim Brotherhood. Al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya abandons the president.
Elections: few incidents, many women at polling stations
Second day of elections in nine governorates. In Alexandria the great turnout of women at the polls. Few incidents recorded especially in front of female electoral centres. Muslim Brotherhood give, oil, meat and sugar to those who vote. Tahrir Square demonstrations continue.
Jihadists behind the attack against the Defence Ministry in Cairo
An extremist Jihadist fringe is behind yesterday's incidents in which three people were killed and more than 300 wounded. The brother of al Qaeda's leader was present at the protest, the spokesman for the Egyptian Catholic Church said. Weapons and ammunitions are found at a Salafist mosque. "People are against fundamentalism," Fr Greiche said.
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.
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