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Mubarak Free by Week's End: Lawyer

Corruption charges against former Egypt strongman are dissipating

(Newser) - As Egypt continues to melt down, with the death toll from days of unrest nearing 1,000, the longtime strongman overthrown in the nation's bloody 2011 revolt is on the verge of becoming a free man. Hosni Mubarak will be released from jail this week, his lawyer tells Reuters...

Citing Snipers, Brotherhood Calls Off Rally

Defense minister says 'we will not stand by'

(Newser) - The Muslim Brotherhood today canceled a massive protest against Egypt's military, saying the move was prompted by "the presence of army snipers" positioned along the planned route in the streets of Cairo. Another protest march to the Supreme Constitutional Court was to go forward, reports al-Jazeera , and security...

2 Signs That Egypt Faces Another Brutal Day

Protesters begin hitting the streets after prayers

(Newser) - Two ominous developments suggest Egypt is in for another brutal day: First, the Muslim Brotherhood's website today declares that "the struggle to overthrow this illegitimate regime is an obligation," reports CNN . Second, the government made a point to authorize the use of live ammunition by security forces,...

Egypt Death Toll Hits 638

Families seek loved ones as Muslim Brotherhood tries to regroup

(Newser) - Weeping relatives in search of loved ones uncovered the faces of the bloodied, unclaimed dead in a Cairo mosque near the smoldering epicenter of support for ousted President Mohammed Morsi, as the death toll soared past 600 today from Egypt's deadliest day since the Arab Spring began. World condemnation...

Obama Cancels Military Exercises With Egypt

President condemns new violence

(Newser) - President Obama interrupted his vacation today to condemn the violence in Egypt and announce that the US is canceling joint military exercises with the nation, reports CNN . "Our traditional cooperation cannot continue as usual while civilians are being killed in the streets," said Obama in his brief address...

278 Dead in Egypt Clashes

John Kerry delivers warning in surprise appearance at State Dept.

(Newser) - At least 278 people died in vicious battles between Egyptian security forces and supporters of former President Mohamed Morsi, and 235 of them were civilians, according to state TV. Interim Interior Minister Gen. Mohammed Ibrahim said 43 of the dead are police officers. "It's an open war,"...

Egypt Unravels: VP ElBaradei Quits in Protest

Security forces stage deadly raids; toll hits 149

(Newser) - It's been a bloody, chaotic day in Egypt:
  • Security forces raided two pro-Mohamed Morsi protest camps in Cairo, and reports of casualties are rising quickly. The country's health ministry now says 149 are dead and about 1,400 injured in Cairo and elsewhere, reports AP . The Muslim Brotherhood

Egypt Sets Trial for Brotherhood Bosses

McCain, Graham head to Cairo as demonstrations continue

(Newser) - A month after Mohamed Morsi was driven from power in Egypt, three leading Muslim Brotherhood figures face an impending trial. A Cairo court ruling yesterday will send Brotherhood supreme guide Mohammed Badie, deputy Khairat al-Shater, and top official Mohamed Bayoumi to court on Aug. 25 for allegedly inciting the killing...

Morsi Meets EU Envoy at Midnight, in Secret Location

First outsider to meet ousted president says he is well

(Newser) - Under circumstances that sound straight out of a Le Carre novel, Mohamed Morsi has met with an outsider for the first time since being dumped by Egypt's military, holding a midnight meeting with the European Union's top diplomat at an "undisclosed location" last night, the Wall Street ...

Dozens Dead in Egypt Protests

Military opens fire on supporters of Muslim Brotherhood

(Newser) - Those slim hopes that Egypt would get through the ouster of Mohamed Morsi without anymore major violence came to a quick end overnight. The military opened fired on Morsi supporters in Cairo before dawn, leaving dozens dead, reports Reuters . Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood estimates at least 70 people were killed....

Huge Rival Rallies Clog Egypt's Cities

Demonstrators hit the streets as Morsi faces new charges

(Newser) - Egypt is tense today as thousands of supporters and opponents of the ousted Mohamed Morsi hold simultaneous protests. Clashes erupted outside a major mosque in the coastal city of Alexandria, with the two sides throwing stones and firing birdshot at each other. Police and army forces lobbed tear gas and...

Morsi Detained Over Jailbreak

Reports say Hamas aided Muslim Brotherhood in 2011

(Newser) - An investigating judge has ordered the detention of Egypt's ousted president over alleged contacts with Hamas that are said to have helped in his escape from prison in 2011; the news, from the official state news agency, is the first official word on Mohamed Morsi's status since he...

Egypt to Investigate Morsi for Spying, Ruining Economy

Criminal investigation announced

(Newser) - Ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has been detained for over a week now, but hasn't actually been charged with any crimes. That could soon change, with an announcement by the public prosecutor's office that it is opening a criminal investigation into Morsi and eight other Islamist leaders and...

US to Egypt: Release Morsi

Echoes Germany's calls to Egyptian military

(Newser) - The US has joined in calls for the release of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi. Earlier today, Germany called for "an end to the restrictions on Mr Morsi's whereabouts," reports GlobalPost . When asked if the US supports Germany's position, a US State Department spokesperson said it...

Life Just Got Suspiciously Good in Egypt

Muslim Brotherhood remains defiant as Ramadan begins

(Newser) - Apart from all the political unrest and mass killings , Egypt has suddenly become a much better place to live—to a degree that the New York Times thinks is frankly suspicious. No sooner had Mohamed Morsi been ousted than the country's energy crisis seemed to vanish, with long lines...

51 Morsi Supporters Shot Dead in Cairo

Army, police open fire on protesters

(Newser) - Egyptian soldiers and police opened fire on supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi early today outside a military building in Cairo where demonstrators had been holding a sit-in calling for his release, government officials and witnesses said. The death toll now stands at 51, with 435 injured, according to Reuters...

Egypt Erupts After Teen Thrown From Roof, Killed

Hamada Badr may have been mistaken for a sniper

(Newser) - Hamada Badr, 17, and three friends ran on Friday to the top of a six-story apartment building in Alexandria, Egypt, hoping for a better look at the chaos below, where Muslim Brotherhood supporters and opponents were clashing violently. Reports differ—some say the teens threw rocks at the Brotherhood supporters,...

10 Dead in Egypt Clashes

Security forces shot into crowd: sources

(Newser) - At least three people are dead in Cairo after security forces opened fire on supporters of the freshly-ousted president Mohamed Morsi, security sources tell Reuters . While an army spokesman says the military did not use live rounds, the BBC reports that forces fired at a crowd of Muslim Brotherhood supporters...

Interim Egypt Prez Dissolves Upper House of Parliament

As Muslim Brotherhood leader addresses supporters

(Newser) - The top leader of the Muslim Brotherhood defiantly spoke before a cheering crowd of supporters in Egypt's Tahrir Square today, vowing to reinstate ousted President Mohammed Morsi and end military rule. In his first public appearance since Mohamed Morsi's ouster, Mohammed Badie declared to tens of thousands of...

Brotherhood Leader Arrested Amidst Sweep in Egypt

Military cracking down on former ruling party

(Newser) - The leader of the Muslim Brotherhood has been arrested, as have many of ousted president Mohamed Morsi's aides, in a nationwide roundup of Egypt's former ruling party. The Brotherhood's supreme guide, Mohamed Badie, was arrested in a town near the Libyan border, although security forces don't...

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