» 07/10/2012, 00.00
Egypt's parliament meets, challenges military
Parliamentary session lasted only a few minutes. Liberal and leftwing parties did not participate. For Catholic Church spokesman, Egypt is deadlocked again.
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.
Islamism and insecurity leave Egyptian Red Sea beaches empty
Seventeen months after the fall of Mubarak, tourist executives lament a 70 per cent drop in the number of visitors. Tourist operators call on President Morsi not to islamise beach resorts. Tourists to Egypt in the first five months of this year were down 26 per cent from 2010 with earnings down 24 per cent.
With al-Sisi seemingly ready to run, Egypt's presidential elections set for April
Interim President Adly Mansour made the announcement yesterday. Presidential decree changes the election schedule decided by political parties after the fall of Mohammed Morsi, whereby parliamentary elections would come before the presidential poll. For critics, the move favours General al-Sisi and a government loyal to him.
Muslim Brotherhood stages fresh demonstrations
The protests have attracted so far only a few thousand. The army cordons off Cairo and Egypt's other major cities with security forces equipped with weapons and live ammunition.
Muslim Brotherhood violence against Christians and opponents
Several amateur videos show Islamists clash with police using guns, rifles, and rocket-propelled grenades. Some videos also show summary executions of army and police officers. A nun in Bani Suef (Upper Egypt) tells AP about the brutality of Islamic extremists during the attack on a Catholic school. Last Wednesday, Islamists raped teachers and forced three nuns to parade as war trophies in front of a crowd.
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