Pro-Morsi protesters, police clash in Cairo’s Tahrir square

Student protesters gather outside the main gate of Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013 before marching to Tahrir square.  (photo credit: AP/Mohammed Asad)

Student protesters gather outside the main gate of Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013 before marching to Tahrir square. (photo credit: AP/Mohammed Asad)

Islamist demonstrators take to iconic site of secular protests in defiance of ban on gatherings

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Egypt jails women protesters for 11 years

21 women jailed in Egypt under terrorism charges

Some of the 21 women caged in an Alexandria courtroom awaiting their sentences Photo: AMIRA MURTADA/AP

Egypt dismayed as 21 women are given 11-year prison sentences, far harsher than those of policemen accused of beating to death and assaulting protesters

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Egypt — a country in mourning

In this file photo taken Sunday, November 17, 2013, murals depicting Egyptian activists who died in anti-government protests look through barbed wire on a wall at Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt. Partial translation of the Arabic reads, ‘Glory to the martyrs, Abassiya, Tamarod.’ (photo credit: AP/Nariman el-Mofty, File)

A flurry of deadly incidents this week have touched a raw nerve in the nation’s psyche

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One killed in Cairo clash as Egypt violence spreads; Video

Egyptian military soldiers inspect the scene near a destroyed bus, after a suicide attacker drove his explosive-laden car into the bus at the road between the border town of Rafah and the coastal city of el-Arish, Egypt, Wednesday, November 20, 2013, killing nearly a dozen and wounding dozens more, security and military officials said. (photo credit: AP/The Official Facebook Page of the Egyptian Military Spokesman of the Armed Forces)

Pro-Morsi university students fight police in capital, hours after Sinai bombing kills 11 off duty officers

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Egypt Islamists call for protests over Morsi trial

Supporters of Egyptian ousted president Mohamed Morsi carry an injured comrade in Cairo's eastern Nasr City district on October 11, 2013, after clashes broke out during a demonstration against the military.  AFP PHOTO / MOHAMED ABDELMENIEM

Supporters of Egyptian ousted president Mohamed Morsi carry an injured comrade in Cairo’s eastern Nasr City district on October 11, 2013, after clashes broke out during a demonstration against the military. AFP PHOTO / MOHAMED ABDELMENIEM

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Gunmen kill 6 Egyptian troops near Ismailia

Incident comes hours after clashes between Morsi supporters and detractors kill 53 on Yom Kippur War anniversary.

Egyptian army helicopters fly over Tahrir Square in Cairo to celebrate anniversary of Yom Kippur War

(jpost.com) CAIRO, Oct 7- Suspected militants killed six Egyptian soldiers near the Suez Canal and fired a rocket-propelled grenade at a state satellite station in Cairo on Monday, suggesting an Islamist insurgency was picking up pace three months after an army takeover.

Dozens of supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood were killed on Sunday in clashes with his opponents and security forces.

The death toll from the violence across the country rose to 53, state media said, with 271 people wounded in one of the bloodiest days since the military deposed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in July.

Further confrontations may shake Egypt this week, with Morsi’s supporters calling protests for Tuesday and Friday.

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Egypt in turmoil: Huge explosion hits security HQ in Sinai

 

(AP) El-ARISH, Egypt: Egyptian officials say a massive explosion, possibly from a car bomb, has hit the security headquarters in a southern Sinai town, killing two people and wounding 48.

The security officials say the attack on Monday in the town of al-Tour significantly damaged the four-story building and set off small fires.

They say the death toll was likely to rise as rescue workers and residents search for victims under the rubble. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

Islamic militants, some with al-Qaida links, have been targeting security forces daily in northern Sinai in what has increasingly become a full-fledged insurgency.

But the southern part of the strategic peninsula, which includes the popular diving resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, has been peaceful.

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Brotherhood supporters march on central Cairo; one killed

Supporters of the army hold posters of late Egyptian President Anwar Sadat as they protest against ousted Islamist President Mohamed Mursi and members of the Muslim Brotherhood at Sadat's tomb, during the 40th anniversary of Egypt's attack on Israeli forces in the 1973 war, at Cairo's Nasr City district, October 6, 2013. REUTERS-Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Supporters of the army hold posters of late Egyptian President Anwar Sadat as they protest against ousted Islamist President Mohamed Mursi and members of the Muslim Brotherhood at Sadat’s tomb, during the 40th anniversary of Egypt’s attack on Israeli forces in the 1973 war, at Cairo’s Nasr City district, October 6, 2013. REUTERS-Amr Abdallah Dalsh

By Yara Bayoumy

CAIRO | Sun Oct 6, 2013 9:37am EDT

(Reuters) – Thousands of supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi marched through Cairo on Sunday towards Tahrir Square, where pro-army supporters gathered to celebrate the anniversary of an attack on Israeli forces in 1973.

A member of Mursi’s Muslim Brotherhood was killed and at least two were wounded when marchers clashed with police in a town 300 km (190 miles) south of Cairo, security and medical sources said.

Egyptian authorities had warned on Saturday that anyone who protested against the army during the October 6 ceremonies would be regarded as an agent of foreign powers, not an activist.

Clashes between Mursi supporters and police broke out in several cities, including Alexandria, Suez and Aswan.

Thousands of members of the Brotherhood, which was recently banned, reached within five city blocks of Tahrir – the rallying point for protestors during the revolt that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak in 2011.

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Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood criticizes country’s military ahead of rival rallies on holiday

In this image released by the Delegation of European Union in Egypt, Egyptian Minister of Defense, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, right, meets with High Representative of the European Union, Catherine Ashton in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Pedro Costa Gomes, Delegation of European Union in Egypt)

In this image released by the Delegation of European Union in Egypt, Egyptian Minister of Defense, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, right, meets with High Representative of the European Union, Catherine Ashton in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Pedro Costa Gomes, Delegation of European Union in Egypt)

October 3, 2013

(SOURCE) CAIRO – Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood on Thursday sharply criticized the military for ousting the country’s Islamist president, comparing its rule to that of Adolf Hitler or Roman emperor Nero — remarks likely to stoke tensions ahead of rival rallies by supporters and opponents of the former leader.

The criticism was particularly stinging, even by Brotherhood standards. The group has delivered successive anti-military pronouncements in the three months since Mohammed Morsi, Egypt’s first freely elected president and one of the group’s longtime leaders, was toppled in a popularly-backed military coup.

Since Morsi’s July 3 ouster, the country’s military-backed government has moved against the Brotherhood, banning the group, seizing its assets and arresting hundreds of its supporters.

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