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Violence Explodes in Egypt; Brotherhood Supporters Vow to Reseat Morsi or Die

The violence in Egypt did not take long to develop. As we predicted yesterday, clashes between pro-Morsi and andti-Morsi groups exploded in cities throughout the country as angry Muslims left Friday prayers and took to the streets. The military responded

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Morsi Rescinds Decree but Egyptian Riots Continue

Today, President Mohammed Morsi annulled the decree that gave him sweeping and incontestable powers, in which he denied the judicial system the power to overturn any of his decrees.  He insists that the referendum on the draft constitution will go

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Cairo Clashes Bring Tear Gas, Rape, Molotov Cocktails

  The growing unrest in Egypt continues to escalate, even as President Morsi seems determined to stay the course. Sticks and stones turn into tanks and molotov cocktails, women report they are being attacked by state-paid rapists for participating in

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Egyptian Tanks Move In to Protect Morsi’s Palace

At least seven people have been killed and more than 770 injured in clashes outside the presidential palace in Cairo. At least five tanks were deployed outside the Egyptian presidential palace in a street where supporters and opponents of President

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Egypt Erupts; MB Supporters vs Anti-Morsi Protesters

At least four people were killed and 300 more were  injured, as supporters and opponents of President Morsi clashed in the streets of Cairo. As GerardDirect has been warning , the chaos in Egypt is growing worse, as the population

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Thousands of Egyptians Battle Police at Presidential Palace, Morsi Escapes

  Tuesday, Dec. 4  -  Egyptian police faced ten thousand protesters outside President Mohamed Morsi’s palace in Cairo on Tuesday, prompting the Islamist leader to escape during the early moments of the demonstration, which moved from Tahrir Square today to

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Egypt’s Draft Constitution Protects Islamist Principles. Sorry, Ladies!

There were no great expectations in recent days that Egypt’s new constitution, drawn up in haste by Islamist ideologues, would be a portent of hope for the Egyptian people. Considering that Morsi’s majority victory at the polls last May was

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Massive Anti-Morsi Demonstrations Erupt in Cairo

Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi may have taken one step too many in his push to impose the Muslim Brotherhood’s version of Islam on the Egyptian people. By taking sweeping steps to empower himself, and putting himself above the law and

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Thousands Attend Massive Anti-Morsi Demonstrations in Cairo

CAIRO (AP) — The same chants used against Hosni Mubarak were turned against his successor Tuesday as more than 200,000 people packed Egypt’s Tahrir Square in the biggest challenge yet to Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. The massive, flag-waving throng protesting

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New Egyptian Dictator: Morsi Grabs Power, Marginalizes Courts

The Supreme Judicial Council, Egypt’s highest judicial authority, has criticised President Mohamed Morsi’s move to grant himself sweeping new powers that would protect his decisions from being challenged as an “unprecedented attack”.In an emergency meeting on Saturday, the council urged

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