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For Catholic Church, Morsi, Egypt's new dictator, puts country in "grave danger"
The president has taken over legislative, executive and judicial powers. Egypt's Attorney General Abdel Meguid Mahmoud is dismissed because too closely associated with the Mubarak regime. The spokesman for the Catholic Church fears the application of Sharia law in a country dominated by an Islamist minority. Young protesters take to Tahrir Square.
Egyptian army deploys tanks. Clashes between democrats and Islamists: 5 dead and 350 injured
Tension rises after the escalation of violence outside the presidential palace. Stones and Molotov cocktails launched between Morsi supporters and young Democrats. Opposition leaders accuse the Muslim Brotherhood of fomenting the unrest. On December 4, the "last warning march " began against the dictatorship of the Islamists.
Coptic Church attacked in Cairo, 8-year-old girl among the dead
So far, four people are known to have died and 18 wounded when, yesterday afternoon, two men on a motorcycle fired on a crowd in front of the Virgin Mary Coptic Church in Warraq, a Christian neighbourhood in the Egyptian capital. For a spokesman of the Egyptian Catholic Church, "Christians are the main target of religious hatred."
Backed by al-Azhar and Coptic Church, Armed Forces chief announces new presidential election
After suspending the constitution imposed by the Muslim Brotherhood, General Al-Sisi sets Egypt on a course for new elections. When the announcement is made, celebrations break out in Tahrir Square. The grand sheikh of Al Azhar, Coptic Patriarch Tawadros and opposition leader Mohamed El Baradei endorse the move. Meanwhile, Mohamed Morsi's fate is unknown.
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.
Fighting rages on Cairo streets as new government sworn in
33 Interim Ministers include 3 women, 3 Christians and a football star. General al-Sisi holds Defence portfolio and becomes deputy prime minister. The Islamists march demanding the return of Morsi, overnight clashes produce 2 more victims and more than 400 arrests.
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