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August 18, 2013 | By Raja Abdulrahim and Jeffrey Fleishman
CAIRO - The leader of Egypt's military declared Sunday that he would not tolerate further violence as his security forces moved to suppress any fresh street protests after bloody days that saw more than 800 people killed, many of them supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted President Mohamed Morsi. The Islamist movement that ruled Egypt for a year until it was toppled by the military last month faced a defining moment as hundreds more of its members were arrested, with the interim government freezing its financial assets and vilifying it as a terrorist organization.
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August 16, 2013 | Raja Abdulrahim
CAIRO - When the bodies began arriving, doctors cordoned off a small corner for the dead. But those killed in protests Friday quickly filled the space, and soon the entire left side of the Fatih mosque's prayer area was lined with corpses. "Martyr! Martyr!" yelled men, some of them crying, as they carried in another body. Amid the pandemonium, someone made the call for afternoon prayers, and another body was brought in. There was no time to pray. Wednesday was the deadliest day in Egypt's ongoing unrest, and many of those who came out in protest after midday prayers Friday said they were doing so because of the bloodshed earlier in the week.
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August 14, 2013 | By Amy Hubbard
Images emerging from Egypt show a nation awash in violence.  On Wednesday, the country was under a state of emergency as buildings burned, churches were attacked and battles erupted in major cities and villages between security forces and the supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi. The military-backed government had threatened for weeks to disperse two protest camps in the capital, Cairo, before moving in Wednesday morning. MORE: Egypt violence spreads It was the latest in a summer of strife.
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July 26, 2013 | By Jeffrey Fleishman and Ingy Hassieb
CAIRO -- At least four people were killed and dozens injured in fresh clashes Friday as supporters and opponents of Egypt's deposed president, Mohamed Morsi, staged rival protests across the nation. The country's political divisions flared after state media reported that prosecutors had charged Morsi with espionage, murder and conspiring with the Palestinian militant group Hamas. The allegations infuriated Morsi's Islamist supporters, who have been camped for weeks outside Rabaa Al Adawiya mosque.
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July 26, 2013 | By Jeffrey Fleishman and Ingy Hassieb
CAIRO -- Egypt's political divisions seethed Friday as rival rallies between opponents and supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi surged through cities, and the army increased pressure on Islamists to abandon a month-long sit-in outside a Cairo mosque. The nation's volatile atmosphere -- tanks clattered and riot police gathered -- sharpened hours after state media reported that prosecutors accused Morsi of espionage, murder and conspiring with the Palestinian militant group Hamas.
NATIONAL
July 9, 2013 | By David Horsey
There seems to be one thing that unites all the demonstrators in Cairo's Tahrir Square, from the young secular liberals who are jubilant that Egypt's military has deposed President Mohamed Morsi to the Islamic militants who demand that he be reinstated: they all are furious with President Barack Obama and the United States of America.  On the one hand, the anti-Morsi crowds think Obama gave too much support to Morsi. On the other, the pro-Morsi marchers are calling Obama a hypocrite for giving lip service to democracy while doing nothing in the face of the military coup that overthrew Morsi's democratically elected government.
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July 8, 2013 | By Shashank Bengali
CAIRO - As the Muslim Brotherhood reeled from the deaths of dozens of supporters Monday, many of its opponents voiced skepticism of the Islamists' claims that Egyptian soldiers fired on peaceful demonstrators while they were saying the dawn prayer. The Brotherhood and the army “have been playing a political game with each other for a long time,” shrugged Islam Amed, a 25-year-old student sitting under a banner in Cairo's Tahrir Square. “I think the Brotherhood provoked the army to get this response.” Tamer Tota, a 28-year-old with a black kaffiyeh wrapped around his head, nodded in agreement.
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July 7, 2013 | By Edmund Sanders
CAIRO -- Egypt's new military-led interim government struggled Sunday to settle a dispute within its fragile coalition over who should lead the next cabinet. But as Cairo braced for what are expected to be the largest demonstrations in days, no progress was apparent in resolving the political standoff. Liberal youth activists, led by the Rebel movement that helped organize mass protests to oust Islamist President Mohamed Morsi last week, are pushing for secular opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei.
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July 7, 2013 | By Edmund Sanders and Amro Hassan
CAIRO -- More than two years after they overthrew the Mubarak regime through popular protests, many Egyptians think large, noisy demonstrations are as important as the ballot box in determining the democratic will of the people. So it's not surprising that the two camps now fighting over Egypt's future did their best Sunday to bring out supporters in large numbers, one side to support ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi and the other side to celebrate his removal from office.
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July 6, 2013 | By Edmund Sanders and Ingy Hassieb
CAIRO -- Egyptians awoke Saturday to an uneasy calm following a spasm of overnight violence as Islamist leaders and supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi vowed to continue their campaign to return him to power. In some of the worst violence seen since 2011, at least 36 people were killed nationwide  Friday and more than 1,000 were injured, according to Egypt's Health Ministry. After trying to keep a low profile since removing Morsi on Wednesday, Egypt's military mounted a stronger presence Saturday to ensure that rival factions were kept apart.
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