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Aug 19, 2013 Comments Off Niki Monroe

EL-ARISH, Egypt – Egyptian security officials say suspected militants have ambushed two police minibuses in northern Sinai, firing rocket-propelled grenades and killing 24 policemen. The officials say the Monday morning attack took place as the two vehicles were driving through a village near the border town of Rafah in the volatile Sinai Peninsula. They say the attack ...

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Aug 18, 2013 Comments Off Darby Crash

AFP - European Union leaders Herman Van Rompuy and Jose Manuel Barroso warned Egypt's army and interim government Sunday the bloc would review its ties with the country unless the violence ended. Further escalation could have "unpredictable consequences" for Egypt and its neighbours, the presidents of the European Council and European Commission said. "This path will not ...

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Aug 18, 2013 Comments Off Niki Monroe

#MB Morsi supporters killed a taxi driver who had a Christian cross on his dashboard, then torched his taxi. #Egypt pic.twitter.com/VSbulptdBd— Lisa Graas (@CatholicLisa) August 15, 2013 @CatholicLisa yes this happened in my city Alexandria and here's a photo I took this morning for his dead body pic.twitter.com/cEJ19Tgxho— Ahmad Talaat (@Ahmadtal3t) August 15, 2013

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Aug 18, 2013 Comments Off Niki Monroe

Al Nazla, Egypt Before the violence that shook this small village last week, there were warning signs.On June 30, when millions of Egyptians took to the streets to protest against now ousted President Mohamed Morsi, residents of Al Nazla marked Christian homes and shops with red graffiti, vowing to protect Morsi's electoral legitimacy with “blood.” Relations ...

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Aug 18, 2013 Comments Off Niki Monroe

Reuters - Some 38 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood died on Sunday in an incident at an Egyptian prison, security and legal sources said, giving conflicting versions of the deaths. The Interior Ministry did not immediately confirm the death toll, but said in a statement that a number of detainees had tried to escape from a ...

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Aug 18, 2013 Comments Off Niki Monroe

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's army-backed rulers met on Sunday to discuss their bloody confrontation with deposed President Mohamed Mursi's Muslim Brotherhood amid contrasting proposals for compromise and a fight to the death. In a televised speech to military and police officers, army chief Abdel Fattah el-Sisi vowed to crack down on anyone using violence, but ...

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Aug 18, 2013 Comments Off Niki Monroe

Excerpted from Front Page Mag - Technically the claim is coming from Yossi Beilin, who is the Israeli equivalent of George McGovern, hopelessly leftist, but a significant enough figure that he probably is telling the truth about this. Whether his Egyptian source is telling the truth is another matter, but this is reasonably plausible compared ...

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Aug 18, 2013 Comments Off Niki Monroe

Excerpted from Todd Starnes - All hell is breaking loose in Egypt and all President Obama is interested in doing is riding his bicycle and playing golf, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin told me. “It’s sad for America,” Palin said, calling the president’s handling of the crisis dithering. “Literally all hell seems to be breaking ...

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Aug 18, 2013 Comments Off Niki Monroe

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's military leader vowed Sunday that the army will not tolerate further political violence after nationwide clashes that left hundreds dead, as security forces detained Muslim Brotherhood members in raids aimed at disrupting planned rallies. Defense Minister Gen. Abdel-Fatah el-Sissi, who led the July 3 coup that toppled President Mohammed Morsi, again said ...

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Aug 18, 2013 Comments Off Niki Monroe

Excerpted from Politico - The United States has “no credibility” in the Middle East due to the Obama administration's inaction in Egypt, Sen. John McCain said Sunday. The administration previously threatened to cut off aid if there was a coup in Egypt, the Arizona Republican said, but has refused to honor that promise. “We could be ...

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Aug 18, 2013 Comments Off Niki Monroe

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Aug 18, 2013 Comments Off Niki Monroe

Excerpted from Al Jazeera - A large anti-military rally planned in the Egyptian capital Cairo has been cancelled over security fears. Sources said that marches to Roxi Square in Heliopolis on Sunday had been cancelled as army snipers had been placed on buildings along the planned route. A press conference planned near Roxi Square had also ...

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Aug 17, 2013 Comments Off Niki Monroe

CAIRO (AP) — After torching a Franciscan school, Islamists paraded three nuns on the streets like "prisoners of war" before a Muslim woman offered them refuge. Two other women working at the school were sexually harassed and abused as they fought their way through a mob. In the four days since security forces cleared two sit-in ...

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Aug 17, 2013 Comments Off Niki Monroe

Al Arabiya - Egypt’s Orthodox Coptic Church announced on Friday its support for the military and security forces in their fight against what it called “groups of armed violence.” “The Egyptian Coptic Church is following the unfortunate developments on the ground of our country Egypt and emphasizes its strong stance with the Egyptian police, armed forces ...

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Aug 17, 2013 Comments Off Niki Monroe

Al Arabiya - Egyptian prosecutors have placed 250 Muslim Brotherhood supporters under investigation for murder, attempted murder and terrorism, Reuters reported the state MENA news agency as saying on Saturday. In the wake of clashes on Friday that pitted followers of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Mursi against security forces, police arrested more than 250 Muslim Brotherhood ...

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Aug 17, 2013 Comments Off Niki Monroe

Excerpted from Big Peace - As the situation in Egypt escalates, a source with very close ties to the Egyptian government tells Breitbart News that the country is preparing to send a diplomatic mission to Russia. While the Obama Administration sends conflicting messages about the conflict, Russia, China and Saudi Arabia have issued strong statements ...

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Aug 17, 2013 Comments Off Niki Monroe

This guy got everything he deserved. He's approaching the tanks, firefight breaks out again, and he continues to approach the live fire zone instead of taking cover. What you can't see here is if the tanks are taking fire from insurgents down the perpendicular street - where the tank has its barrel pointed - ...

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Aug 17, 2013 Comments Off Niki Monroe

CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian security forces stormed a Cairo mosque Saturday after shooting at armed men firing down from a minaret, rounding up hundreds of supporters of the country's ousted president who hid there overnight after violent clashes killed 173 people. Among those who died Friday was Ammar Badie, a son of Brotherhood spiritual leader ...

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Aug 17, 2013 Comments Off Niki Monroe

Cairo (AsiaNews) - Hundreds of Islamists have barricaded themselves in the Ghamal Al-Fatah mosque since last night (see photo), after bloody clashes with the army following the "Day of Rath" launched by the Muslim Brotherhood to demand the return of ousted President Mohamed Morsi. Meanwhile, representatives of the Christian Churches are drawing up a list ...

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Aug 17, 2013 Comments Off Niki Monroe

Arrest: Mohammed al-Zawahri the veteran terrorist leader of al-Qaeda has been arrested according to Egyptian security forces Excerpted from Daily Mail - The brother of a Ayman al-Zawahri, the veteran terrorist leader of al-Qaeda has been arrested according to Egyptian security forces. A security official said that Mohammed al-Zawahri, leader of the ultraconservative Jihadi Salafist group, was ...

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Aug 17, 2013 Comments Off Niki Monroe

CAIRO (AP) - Egyptian authorities are considering disbanding the Muslim Brotherhood group, a government spokesman said Saturday, once again outlawing a group that held the pinnacle of government power just more than a month earlier. The announcement comes after security forces broke up two sit-in protests this week by those calling for the reinstatement of ...

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Aug 16, 2013 Comments Off Niki Monroe

Excerpted from Jason Howerton Things have got to be tense at the U.S. State Department as countries like Egypt and Syria continue to spiral into total chaos. More than 700 people have been reported dead since violent clashes began in Egypt on Wednesday, including at least 64 on Friday, and the department will face several ...

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Aug 16, 2013 Comments Off Niki Monroe

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Aug 16, 2013 Comments Off Darby Crash

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi King Abdullah called on Arabs to stand together against "attempts to destabilize" Egypt, in a strong message of support for the country's military leadership read out on Saudi television on Friday. "The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, its people and government stood and stands by today with its brothers in Egypt against terrorism," ...

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Aug 16, 2013 Comments Off Niki Monroe

A member of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporter of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi shouts slogans after being injured during clashes in front of Azbkya police station Edited from CBC: Heavy gunfire rang out throughout Cairo as tens of thousands of Muslim Brotherhood supporters clashed with vigilante residents in the fiercest street battles in the capital ...

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