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March 24, 2014
This is the first time in Egyptian judicial history that more than 500 are referred to the death penalty.
An Egyptian lawyer says on the Monday verdict that ruled 529 suspected pro-Morsi and Muslim Brotherhood members the death penalty for a violent attack last August after the Morsi ouster. source
16:50 // 3 weeks ago
January 14, 2014
We cannot get liberated from the terrorism of the Brotherhood in Egypt without ending it in Gaza, which lies on our borders.
An unidentified Egyptian security official • Justifying upcoming efforts by Egypt’s ruling military leaders to stamp out Hamas, now that the Muslim Brotherhood is no longer viewed as a credible threat to the Egyptian government. Egypt’s military leaders apparently believe that Hamas can be driven out of Gaza via the same sort of mass protests that ultimately led to former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi being removed from office, though experts on the region aren’t quite as convinced that the strategy will prove effective. source
15:44 // 3 months ago
December 25, 2013
This is a turning point in the confrontation. This is an important tool for the government to close any door in the face of the Brotherhood’s return to political life.
Middle Eastern scholar Khalil al-Anani • Discussing the Egyptian government’s decision to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a terror group. The government made the decision after a bombing in the city of Mansoura killed 16 on Tuesday—despite the fact that the political party denounced the attack.
19:43 // 3 months ago
August 26, 2013
The above image was released via Twitter on Sunday morning, by an established Egypt blogger known as The Big Pharaoh, and seeks to drive home just how fractured relations between various Middle Eastern nations (along with a few non-regional parties) really are.  (Photo via @thebigpharaoh) source

The above image was released via Twitter on Sunday morning, by an established Egypt blogger known as The Big Pharaoh, and seeks to drive home just how fractured relations between various Middle Eastern nations (along with a few non-regional parties) really are.  (Photo via @thebigpharaoh) source

15:19 // 7 months ago
August 15, 2013

Hundreds killed in latest clashes between Egypt’s military and Morsi supporters

  • 623 people were killed, with thousands more reportedly wounded, in the latest round of clashes between Egypt’s military and supporters of former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi. Representatives of the Muslim Brotherhood say the death toll will continue to rise, claiming that authorities have failed to count hundreds of bodies across the country. In response, some demonstrators stormed and torched a government building in Cairo, leading Egypt’s Interior Ministry to warn that any such future displays would be met with live ammunition. source
20:23 // 8 months ago
August 14, 2013
22:30 // 8 months ago
We have repeatedly called on the Egyptian military and security forces to show restraint, and for the government to respect the universal rights of its citizens, just as we have urged protesters to demonstrate peacefully. Violence will only make it more difficult to move Egypt forward on a path to lasting stability and democracy, and runs directly counter to the pledges by the interim government to pursue reconciliation.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest • Condemning this morning’s violent crackdowns throughout Egypt, on behalf of the Obama Administration, following reports that more than 140 people were killed when Egyptian military forces forcibly removed demonstrators from their camps in Cairo and elsewhere. The vast majority of those killed are believed to be supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and/or former president Mohamed Morsi, many of whom did not believe the military would ever resort to the violence which was carried out on Wednesday. Egypt’s interim vice president, Mohamed ElBaradei, resigned from his post on Wednesday, in response to the violent crackdown by Egypt’s military. source
14:54 // 8 months ago

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More pictures from Egypt today : 

1. An Egyptian security forces’ armoured vehicle drives amidst remains of a protest camp by supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and members of the Muslim Brotherhood after a crackdown on August 14, 2013 near Cairo’s Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque. (Mahmoud Khaled/AFP/Getty Images)

2. An injured Egyptian youth is seen at a makeshift hospital during clashes between supporters of Egypt’s ousted president Mohamed Morsi and police in Cairo on August 14, as security forces backed by bulldozers moved in on two huge pro-Morsi protest camps, launching a long-threatened crackdown that left dozens dead. (Mosaab El-shamy/AFP/Getty Images)

3. A supporter of Mohammed Morsi holds his children tight as security forces move in to disperse protesters in a huge camp in Cairo’s Al-Nahda square on Aug. 14, 2013. (Engy Imad/AFP/Getty Images)

4. A man grieves as he looks at one of many bodies laid out in a make shift morgue after Egyptian security forces stormed two huge protest camps at the Rabaa al-Adawiya and Al-Nahda squares where supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi were camped, in Cairo, on August 14, 2013. (Mosaab El-shamy/AFP/Getty Images)

5. Female supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt’s ousted president Mohamed Morsi gather stones during clashes with police in Cairo on August 14, 2013. (Mosaab El-shamy/AFP/Getty Images)

6. Riot police fire tear gas during clashes with members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi, around Cairo University and Nahdet Misr Square, where they are camping in Giza, south of Cairo August 14, 2013. (Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters)

7. Egyptian riot police arrest a demonstrator during clashes as security forces backed by bulldozers moved in on two huge protest camps of supporters of Egypt’s ousted president Mohamed Morsi, launching a long-threatened crackdown that left dozens dead on August 14, 2013. (Hassan Mohamed/AFP/Getty Images)

8. A supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt’s ousted president Mohamed Morsi gestures during clashes with police in Cairo on August 14, 2013. (Mosaab El-shamy/AFP/Getty Images)

9. An Egyptian security force kicks a supporter of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi as they clear a sit-in camp set up near Cairo University in Cairo’s Giza district, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Hussein Tallal)

10. Supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi take cover from Egyptian security forces fire during clashes in Rabaah Al-Adawiya in Cairo’s Nasr City district, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

Today, in Egypt.

Also of note: Mohamed ElBaradei, the highly-regarded vice president of the country who won a Nobel Peace Prize for his nuclear regulatory efforts, resigned in protest today. From his resignation letter:

I saw that there were peaceful ways to end this clash in society; there were proposed and acceptable solutions for beginnings that would take us to national consensus.

It has become difficult for me to continue bearing responsibility for decisions that I do not agree with and whose consequences I fear. I cannot bear the responsibility for one drop of blood.

(via bobbycaputo)

13:58 // 8 months ago
July 31, 2013
17:16 // 8 months ago
July 5, 2013

Death toll rises in wake of Egyptian coup

30 killed in Egypt today as protests over President Morsi’s ouster flare up around the country. Muslim Brotherhood supporters are calling today the “Friday of Rage,” and over 10,000 have taken to the streets to protest the President’s removal two days ago by the military. The National Salvation front, which supported Morsi’s overthrow, has called for counter-protests this Sunday. source

20:34 // 9 months ago