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
A flurry of deadly incidents this week have touched a raw nerve in the nation’s psyche
Pro-Morsi university students fight police in capital, hours after Sinai bombing kills 11 off duty officers
Incident comes hours after clashes between Morsi supporters and detractors kill 53 on Yom Kippur War anniversary.
(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.
(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.
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.
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.