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  • No Tears for Martyrs as Violence Mars Egypt Vote

    The doorway to Salah Adel’s room frames the last hours of his life at home. A notebook on the desk. Slippers by the bed. A pillow slightly indented from the final time he laid his head there.

  • Billionaire Facing Death Threats Says Egypt Risks Becoming Iran

    From his 33rd-floor penthouse apartment with sweeping views of the Nile River, Naguib Sawiris, Egypt’s best-known billionaire and most prominent Christian, can hear the chants of Friday prayers in the distance. As he sits down to a breakfast of taameya and ful, dishes made from fava beans, demonstrators are gathering in Cairo’s Tahrir Square for a planned protest, this time aimed at stopping military trials of thousands of civilians arrested during the revolution that brought down the regime of President Hosni Mubarak.

  • Egypt Brotherhood’s Mursi Secures Salafi Group’s Support

    The Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate for the Egyptian presidency, Mohamed Mursi, won the support of one of the country’s most influential fundamentalist Islamic groups as he tries to make new alliances in a runoff campaign against Hosni Mubarak’s last premier.

  • Egypt Upholds Death Penalty for Christians Over Anti-Islam Film

    An Egyptian court has upheld death sentences in absentia for seven Coptic Christians on charges linked to an anti-Islam film that sparked riots in parts of the Muslim world.

  • Thousands March in Cairo to Mark Anniversary of Maspero Massacre

    Thousands of protestors started a march in central Cairo today to mark the one-year anniversary of clashes that killed 27 protesters, mostly Coptic Christians, at the Maspero state radio and television building.

  • Egypt Copts Blast Mursi at Memorial After Fatal Weekend Clashes

    Hundreds of grieving Coptic Christians packed inside a Cairo cathedral called for an end to Muslim Brotherhood rule after the worst sectarian clashes in months laid bare the polarization in the country.

  • Egypt Brotherhood Says Film Seeks to Sow Violence

    An anti-Islamic movie whose screening triggered protests and attacks on U.S. missions in Egypt and Libya that resulted in the death of an American, was an attempt to stoke sectarian tensions in Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood’s political arm said in a statement.

  • Merkel Condemns `Barbaric' Church Attack in Egypt on Christians, Muslims

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel condemned as “barbaric” an attack on a church in Egypt that resulted in the deaths of “many innocent people,” in particular members of the Coptic Christian community.

  • OCI Workers in Cairo Protest Tax Charge Citing Religious Bias

    Hundreds of workers from Orascom Construction Industries protested against the Egyptian government’s accusation that the company owes 14 billion pounds ($2.1 billion) in back taxes, a charge they say threatens their livelihoods.

  • Egypt Clashes Near Palace Imperil Accord to End Violence

    Egypt’s opposition ignored a call by the premier to keep protesters off the streets yesterday, saying it would hold more rallies and won’t join a national dialogue amid the kind of violence that saw a man killed two days ago.

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