Egypt

Bloodbath in Cairo: Were the protesters armed?

 
Early Monday morning, clashes broke out between the army and supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood near the Republican Guards’ headquarters in Cairo. The army says it was responding to a “terrorist attack”, while the protesters, who support ousted president Mohamed Morsi, claim they were not armed. Read more...

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Egyptian teen pushed off roof 'by Salafi'

 
Of the many harrowing amateur videos to have come out of Egypt these past few days, one from Alexandria has particularly shocked Egyptians. The video, which was filmed Friday but surfaced online Saturday, shows several teenagers being chased by a mob of angry men onto a water tower located on a rooftop. Two were thrown off the water tower and severely injured; a third was killed. FRANCE 24 spoke with his father. 

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'If Morsi leaves, democracy will have failed' says Muslim Brother

 
While all eyes are on the protesters in Tahrir Square, in Nasr City, near the presidential palace, thousands of supporters of Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi are also camping out night and day. To them, the army’s ultimatum is no less than a coup. We spoke with one of them, who belongs to the Muslim Brotherhood. Read more...
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Is historic Cairo doomed to disappear?

 
Vandalism, looting, and illegal construction… Egyptian architects are increasingly concerned about the toll that these problems have taken on Cairo’s historic centre since the revolution in 2011. According to them, if public authorities do not react now, the city’s many architectural and cultural treasures are doomed to disappear. Read more...
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Lynching of Shiite Egyptians caused by “rise in hate speech”

 
Disturbing videos have emerged of a deadly lynching of four men in Egypt on Sunday. The footage shows a group of attackers being beating the men to death, and then dragging their lifeless bodies down a street. All four of those killed were Shiite Muslims. Read more…
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Egyptian artists rally against 'Islamisation' of culture

 
For days now, dozens of Egyptian artists and intellectuals have been occupying the headquarters of the Ministry of Culture in Cairo to demand the resignation of the new culture minister, whom the protesters accuse of “Islamising” the sector. Read more...
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Egyptians rally against looting of pyramid grounds

 
Protesters gathered Monday near Egypt’s Dahshur pyramids to demand that the government take action against widespread robbing of their ancient tombs. Archaeologists say that this looting has gotten out of control since the Egyptian revolution. Read more...
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