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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.

  • Egypt Ideology Devolves Into Anarchy Amid Vendettas

    Perched on a rooftop, his face concealed by a black mask, an Egyptian anarchist lobbed a firebomb at the headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood in the name of a “second revolution.”

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • ElBaradei Urges Egypt Election Boycott; Mursi May Amend Schedule

    Mohamed ElBaradei, a senior member of Egypt’s opposition, urged supporters to boycott parliamentary elections set to begin in April, while President Mohamed Mursi indicated the voting schedule may be changed because it coincides with Easter for the minority Coptic Christians.

  • 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.

  • Egyptian Protests Against Mursi, Elections Spread Through Cities

    Protests in the Mediterranean coastal city of Port Said spread to other Egyptian cities, casting doubt on President Mohamed Mursi’s ambition for elections set to begin in April to stabilize the country.

  • Nine Egyptians Killed in Sectarian Clash in Cairo, MENA Reports

    At least nine Egyptians were killed and 144 injured in sectarian clashes in a working-class Cairo district outside a church, the state-run Middle East News Agency reported today, citing health officials.

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