Mar 26

- Big Pharma profiteering gone wild: $1,000-a-pill Hepatitis drug in USA sells for less than $10 in Egypt (Natural News, March 26, 2014):

The financial raping of America by Big Pharma has just achieved a new milestone with the impending launch of a Hepatitis C drug that costs $1,000 a pill. If you’ve ever wondered why U.S. health care is so unaffordable and inaccessible — and why health insurance costs are bankrupting businesses and municipalities across the nation — this is exactly why. The same drug that sells for $1,000 a pill in the USA — named “Sovaldi” — sells for just $10 in Egypt, or 1/100th the USA price. Continue reading »

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Feb 26

- Egypt military-backed government resigns (PressTV, Feb 24, 2014):

Egypt’s military-backed government has resigned amid the country’s growing economic problems and a presidential poll that will likely bring army chief Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to power.

The cabinet of Egyptian Prime Minister Hazem El-Beblawi announced the decision on Monday.

“The cabinet decided in light of the current situation that the country is going through…to submit its resignation to Adly Mansour, the interim president,” the cabinet said.

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Feb 04


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Jan 05

- Cairo snow: Egyptian capital sees snowfall for the first time in 112 YEARS (Mirror, Dec 13, 2013)

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Dec 18

- Recent video from Egypt covered in snow (Ice Age Now, Dec 16, 2013)

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Nov 09

FYI.

Flashback:

- The CIA’s Muslim ‘Outfit,’ – The Muslim Brotherhood (Veterans Today)


- Obama Accused of ‘Crimes Against Humanity’ at International Criminal Court (FrontPage Magazine, Nov 8, 2013):

According to Egyptian newspaper El Watan, a group of Egyptian lawyers has submitted a complaint charging U.S. president Barrack Hussein Obama with crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court.The complaint charges Obama of being an accessory to the Muslim Brotherhood, which incited widespread violence in Egypt both before and after the June 30 Revolution.

Along with Obama, the complaint reproduced by El Watan mentions several Brotherhood members by name, beginning with the leader of the organization Muhammad Badie, and other top ranking leaders such as Mohamed al-Beltagy, Essam al-Erian, and Safwat Hegazi, adding that “Obama cooperated, incited, and assisted the armed elements of the Muslim Brotherhood in the commission of crimes against humanity in the period from 3/7/2013-8/18/2013, in the Arab Republic of Egypt.”

According to the published text, the complaint begins by quoting Article 7/1 of the Statute of the International Criminal Court, titled “Crimes against humanity,” which is reproduced below: Continue reading »

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Aug 30

- Don’t Show Obama This Report About Who Really Is Behind The Syrian Chemical Attacks (ZeroHedge, Aug 30, 2013):

As we showed mere days ago, it appears the truth of who the real puppet-master in the Middle-East is becoming plainer to see. The incredibly frank discussion between Saudi’s spy-chief Prince Bandar and Russia’s Putin exposed a much deeper plot is afoot and the following details from the actual people on the ground in the chemically-attacked region of Syria suggest Obama is playing right into the Saudi’s plan. While Obama is ‘certain’ that the chemical attacks took place on al-Assad’s orders, as MPN reports, “from numerous interviews with doctors, Ghouta residents, rebel fighters and their families, a different picture emerges. Many believe that certain rebels received chemical weapons via the Saudi intelligence chief, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, and were responsible for carrying out the dealing gas attack.”

The narrative for public consumption is well-known and quite clear – it was all as-Assad’s fault. And yet… Continue reading »

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Aug 20

- White House Criticizes Egypt’s Arrest Of Muslim Brotherhood Leader Mo Badie (ZeroHedge, Aug 20, 2013):

And now for some early afternoon humor. It turns out the US is unhappy with the non-coupy military leaders in Egypt for arresting the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood (whose name is Mo Badie) because, according to White House spokesman John Earnest, the action “does not reflect Egypt’s commitment to an inclusive political process.” Maybe the US really does believe there was no coup in Egypt, and that the current military leaders actually do care about an inclusive political process. Otherwise, this statement is about as profound as the UK government busting up the Guardian’s hard disks in hopes of destroying Snowden evidence.

From AFP:

The United States on Tuesday criticized the arrest of Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie in Egypt.

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Aug 19

- Egypt: Militants execute at least 25 policemen in northern Sinai, as ex-dictator Mubarak set to be freed (Independent, Aug 19, 2013):

Suspected militants attack police as officials announce former President Hosni Mubarak will be released

Bloody violence has continued today as Egyptian security officials say suspected militants have ambushed two police minibuses in northern Sinai, firing rocket-propelled grenades at the vehicles.

The attack is believed to have been carried out as the two vehicles were driving through a village near the border town of Rafah in the volatile Sinai Peninsula, located in the strategic region bordering the Gaza Strip and Israel.

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Aug 17

- Egypt Security Forces Fire On Mosque To End Siege (ZeroHedge, Aug 17, 2013)

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Aug 16

- Egypt Military Prepares To Crush Islamist March Of Millions “Day Of Rage” (ZeroHedge, Aug 16, 2013):

If there is one day when the pent up tensions on both sides resulting from the Egyptian coup over a month ago may boil over and lead to an all out civil war (still unclear how John Kerry would “define” that one) today may be that day, as Cairo is braced for what may be the most violent confrontations yet with supporters of the deposed president Mursi calling for “day of rage” protests after Friday prayers, and the Egyptian polic (now using live ammo) and army set to crush any such “illegal” protests. Since millions are set to hit the streets, there is no way this will have a peaceful outcome.

CNN reports:

As Egypt faces the gruesome aftermath of clashes that left hundreds dead, demonstrators plan to defy an emergency order and take to the streets to mark “Friday of anger.”

The Muslim Brotherhood promised huge protests, and Egypt’s military government showed no sign of easing its crackdown, setting the stage for what could become another catastrophic encounter of security forces and protesters.

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Aug 16

- Egypt Unrest Live (Reuters)

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Aug 16

- Egypt Is Descending Into Civil War, But Don’t Expect Obama To Cancel His Golf Vacation (Economic Collapse, Aug 15, 2013):

The largest Islamic nation in the Middle East is on the verge of descending into civil war, the Syrian civil war is starting to spill over into Lebanon, and the worst violence in five years has just hit Iraq, but Barack Obama is way too busy to be bothered with any of that.  Right now, Obama is enjoying one of the true loves of his life – golf.  According to the Washington Post, Obama has “played 18 holes of golf every day but one this week”, and without a doubt he appears to really be enjoying his time up in Martha’s Vineyard.  I hear that it is absolutely beautiful up there this time of the year.  And apparently he needs the rest.  After all, prior to this vacation he has only had time to play 133 rounds of golf since becoming president.  Between snubbing world leaders and getting the U.S. economy going again, it must be really tough for Obama to find enough time to sharpen his game.Of course I am being facetious.  It is absolutely ridiculous how much time Obama takes off, and Congress is even worse.  Congress is taking a five week vacation right now.  Most Americans don’t get that much vacation in an entire year.

Meanwhile, as our leaders enjoy their rest, the Middle East is coming apart at the seams. Continue reading »

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Aug 15

- As Egypt Burns, Obama “Strongly Condemns” Violence From Martha’s Vineyard Vacation House (ZeroHedge, Aug 15, 2013):

Those damn Egyptians are so inconsiderate: first they non-coup just when John Kerry is busy honing his sailing skills. Now, the non-coupy country breaks out in civil war just as Obama is on vacation in Martha’s Vineyard. Well, Egypt may be important enough to serve as a middleman when the US pays Lockheed Martin using Egypt as a dumb intermediary, but is obviously not important enough for Obama to cancel his vacation. Moments ago in an audio-only presentation (couldn’t russle enough Martha’s Vineyardians for the podium behind him? Were his sleeves rolled up? Was he reading from paper or a teleprompter? The people demand to know), Obama joined Kerry in “strongly condemning” the violence that according to some has already spilled over into all out civil war.

Some of the highlights: Continue reading »

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Aug 15

- Death toll from Egypt violence rises to 525 (Los Angeles, Aug 15, 2013):

CAIRO — Egyptian authorities on Thursday significantly raised the death toll from clashes the previous day between police and supporters of the ousted Islamist president, saying more than 500 people died and laying bare the extent of the violence that swept much of the country and prompted the government to declare a nationwide state of emergency and a nighttime curfew.

The death toll, which stood at 525, according to the latest Health Ministry figures, makes Wednesday by far the deadliest day since the 2011 popular uprising that toppled longtime ruler and autocrat Hosni Mubarak — a grim milestone that does not bode well for the future of a nation roiled in turmoil and divisions for the past 2 1/2  years.

Health Ministry spokesman Khaled el-Khateeb put the number of the injured on Wednesday at 3,717.

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Aug 12

- Fresh clashes between Egypt security forces, pro-Morsi protesters loom (CBS News, Aug 11, 2013):

Supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi fortified their two Cairo sit-in sites as Egyptian security officials said their forces will move against the entrenched protest camps within 24 hours — perhaps as early as daybreak Monday.At the main sit-in, vendors said they have sold hundreds of gas masks, goggles and gloves to protesters readying for police tear gas. Three waist-high barriers of concrete and wood have been built against armored vehicles.

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Aug 03

- Is Egypt On The Verge Of Engineered Civil War? (ALT-MARKET, Aug 2, 2013):

For thousands of years, Egypt has been one of the primary pillars of the Eastern world. When Egypt falls into turmoil, a shockwave is felt by all other nations that heralds great change and perhaps even great catastrophe. The West’s longtime interest in maintaining a solid foothold in Egypt is based on this reality; even in our modern age, when Egypt is in your corner riches can be accumulated, and power can be gathered.

Our government along with European governments have gone to incredible lengths in the region in order to ensure Egyptian compliance. In the 1940′s and 1950′s, Britain sought to dominate the country through force of arms. The U.S. set out to buy Egypt with massive foreign aid as well as military subsidies for leaders that held pro-western views. However, it appears that in the quest for “globalization”, western interests now see a destabilized and violent Egypt as more useful to the grand plan. The Egyptian revolution in 2011 which highlighted what many call the “Arab Spring” was heavily manipulated by U.S. and European governments, but such sociopolitical engineering is still limited to the whims of the target population.

No one can create a revolution or civil war out of thin air. Years or even decades of popular angst and anger has to be fostered. The citizenry must already be near the tipping point of mass dissent. Globalists do not make revolutions occur, they simply find a revolution already brewing, and then attempt to direct the preexisting energy of the populace towards an end result that benefits the establishment the most.

Egypt is now ripe for internal conflict far beyond civil disobedience into the realm of Syrian-style civil war, and I believe our government is well aware that such a calamity is brewing…

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Jul 28

- Egypt After Morsi (ZeroHedge, July 28, 2013):

With the bloodiest weekend since the ouster of Mubarak, it seems the supposed coup-less people’s revolution appears to be edging ever closer to civil war. Egypt lies at the heart of the Arab revolution, even if the original spark occurred in Tunisia. But Egypt – with its strategic location, stable borders, large population, and ancient history – has been the principal power of the Arab world for centuries, defining the movement of history there like no other. This implies that the overthrow of Egypt’s democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsi, will have much broader repercussions. Europe’s bloody revolutions of the 19th century changed the status quo forever and while the Arab world might not be so deeply affected, the near future there will certainly be neither peaceful nor stable.

Authored by Joschka Fischer, originally posted at Project Syndicate,

Egypt lies at the heart of the Arab revolution, even if the original spark occurred in Tunisia. But Egypt – with its strategic location, stable borders, large population, and ancient history – has been the principal power of the Arab world for centuries, defining the movement of history there like no other. This implies that the overthrow of Egypt’s democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsi, will have much broader repercussions.

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Jul 27

- Hundreds Killed In Overnight Cairo “Massacre” As 30 Million Take To The Streets (ZeroHedge, July 26, 2013)

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Jul 10

- US To Send Four F-16s To Egypt (ZeroHedge, July 10, 2013):

We have only one question regarding this just released news……

And that would be: WHO gets the jets? The overthrown president, formerly fully endorsed and supported by the US, or the non-MB forces that last week staged a coup in the US-supported country?

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Jul 09

Related info:

- Grim ritual of death unfolds in Cairo morgue filled to capacity (McClatchy, July 7, 2013)


- Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood rejects transition plan (USA TODAY, July 9, 2013):

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood on Tuesday rejected a new timetable announced by the military-backed interim leadership that sets a fast track for amending the Islamist-drafted constitution and holding new parliamentary and presidential elections by early next year.

The quick issuing of the transition plan showed how Egypt’s new leadership is shrugging off Islamists’ vows to reverse the military’s ousting of President Mohammed Morsi and wants to quickly entrench a post-Morsi political system.

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Jul 08

- Egypt Descends Into Chaos (Wall Street Journal, July 8, 2013):

CAIRO—Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood accused the country’s military of massacring dozens of its supporters during dawntime prayers in Cairo on Monday, as Egypt’s deadliest clashes in years between the army and Islamists pushed the country toward armed conflict.

At least 53 people were killed and more than 400 wounded, Egypt’s official media said, in a clash between the military and supporters of Mohammed Morsi, who had gathered near the site where Mr. Morsi has been held under house arrest since he was ousted as president last week.

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Jul 08

- Overnight In Egypt, Or Preparing For The Counter Coup (ZeroHedge, July 8, 2013)

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Jul 05

Watch the live feed here: People gather in downtown Cairo (NBC News)

- Egypt clashes kill 10 in Islamist pushback (AP, July 7, 2013):

CAIRO (AP) — A Health Ministry official says 10 people have been killed and 210 wounded in clashes around the country involving opponents and backers of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, as well as security forces.

Khaled el-Khatib, a Health Ministry official, says four people were killed near the Republican Guard building in Cairo, where troops opened fire on Morsi supporters marching on the building Friday afternoon.

In Cairo, another person was killed in clashes that erupted after nightfall when Islamists attacked Morsi opponents near Tahrir Square.

Four others died in the northern Sinai city of el-Arish, where Islamists stormed the main government building. The 10th was killed in the southern city of Assiut.

El-Khatib says 210 people nationwide have been wounded.

Health Ministry: 52 dead since unrest began (Egypt Independent, July 7, 2013):

Clashes between supporters and opponents of ousted President Mohamed Morsy have left 52 dead and 2,619 more injured, according to the latest figures released by Egypt’s Health Ministry.

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Jul 05

- As Egypt Re-Coups And Cairo Violence Escalates, The US Secretary Of State Is… (ZeroHedge, July 5, 2013):

As the escalation in violence between members of the pro-Mursi Muslim Brotherhood and the military-backed victors of this week’s coup gets worse with at least 6 dead now according to Al Arabiya, the US Secretary of State is busy…a) Getting debriefed and preparing for a diplomatic statement

b) In the air between point A and point B promoting US domestic and foreign interests abroad

c) Informing Warren Buffett about the aphrodisiac benefits of ketchup

d) Spending a (second consecutive) exhausting afternoon on his sailboat.

And the correct answer is… D

From the Weekly Standard

John Kerry, whose State Department office denied he had been out on his boat until picture proof emerged, is back out there today. A CBS producer catches him aboard Isabel:

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Jul 04

- Tahrir II, The Egyptian Revolution moves forward (Veterans Today, July 4, 2013)

William Engdahl:

- Washington Islamist Strategy in Crisis as Morsi Toppled (Veterans Today, July 4, 2013)

Veterans Today’s Gordon Duff For PressTV:

- “Game Over” for Morsi, Israel (PressTV, July 3, 2013)

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Jul 03

- The Tanks Have Been Deployed (ZeroHedge, July 3, 2013):

Courtesy of the BBC’s Jeremy Bowen, and 911 operator we can see that the tanks in Cairo are now deployed. Surely this will add at least another 10 points to the Stalingrad and Propaganda 500 on anywhere between 2 and 3 contracts in today’s hilarious zero volume revolutionary melt up.

And another from Quentin Sommerville:

From Reuters:

The Egyptian army erected barbed wire and barriers around a barracks where embattled President Mohamed Mursi was working and deployed armored vehicles and troops to prevent his supporters marching from a nearby rally to his palace, witnesses said.

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Jul 03

- The Coup Is Complete: Egypt Military Tells Mursi He Is No Longer President – Tahrir Celebrates – Live Feed (ZeroHedge, July 3, 2013):

Well that was quick

Some headlines from the speech:

  • SEESI: MILITARY TRIED TO BROKER RECONCILIATION FOR MONTHS
  • SEESI SAYS PRESIDENCY REJECTED OVERTURES
  • SEESI: MURSI SPEECH YESTERDAY DIDN’T MEET PEOPLE’S DEMANDS
  • SEESI SAYS EARLY PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS TO BE HELD
  • EGYPT’S CONSTITUTION TO BE SUSPENDED UNDER PLAN, SEESI SAYS
  • SEESI: MILITARY AGREED ON ROADMAP THAT WON’T EXCLUDE ANYBODY
  • SEESI SAYS GOVERNMENT OF TECHNOCRATS TO BE FORMED

Mursi is unhappy:

  • MURSI URGES CITIZENS TO REJECT COUP: SKYNEWS CITING STATEMENT
  • EGYPT’S MURSI SAYS MILITARY MEASURES REPRESENT ‘FULL COUP’

Which however is irrelevant, as Mursi is about to disappear, only to reappear perhaps in the transit zone of the Moscow airport

From the WSJ:

Egypt’s military announced it is ousting Islamist president President Mohammed Morsi, suspending the constitution and calling for early elections—a move the presidential palace quickly branded a “complete military coup.” Egypt will be ruled temporarily by the president of the Supreme Constitutional Court, the head of Egypt’s military, Gen. Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, said in an address on state television Wednesday evening in Egypt. Mr. Morsi rejected the declaration that he was out of office and called on Egyptians to avoid bloodshed and honor the constitution.

Of course, how the Muslim Brotherhood will accept their overthrow remains unclear but after the initial shock expect “reprisals”…

Persecution of Islamists in Egypt begins. Police arresting personnel at Islamist media channel. Leaders in hiding. MB revolt inevitable.

— Ed Husain (@Ed_H

The new interim head of Egypt will be revealed tomorrow:

  • Head of Egypt constitutional court to be sworn in as interim head of state on Thursday

He will most likely be succeeded by Mohamed ElBaradei.

While earlier the State Department spokesperson was careful not to take sides, it seems – given Cantor’s recent comments of the US long-standing support of the Egyptian military – that they have come out in support of the new framework; for fear, we suspect, of the growing anti-American sentiment we first exposed here.

*U.S. ORDERS HOME NON-ESSENTIAL DIPLOMATS IN EGYPT: AP

Reuters is reporting that four are dead in clashes between Morsi supporters and security forces in Alexandria – as we noted here, it seems the military’s standby role has shifted gears.

*STATE DEPT TELLS U.S. CITIZENS IN EGYPT TO LEAVE COUNTRY

Live feeds from Cairo:

Fireworks, Lasers, and screams of joy (for now)…

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Jul 01

- Egyptian Military Coup In 48 Hours If No Solution Found (ZeroHedge, July 1, 2013):

The Egyptian Military just made a publc statement on Egyptian TV and it appears the country is close to another military coup:

  • *EGYPTIAN MILITARY SAYS WON’T BE PART OF POLITICS
  • *EGYPT MILITARY SAYS NATIONAL SECURITY SUBJECTED TO GRAVE DANGER
  • *EGYPTIAN MILITARY SAYS PROTESTS ‘UNPRECEDENTED’
  • *EGYPTIAN MILITARY SAYS HOMELAND FACING DIRE SITUATION
  • *EGYPT’S MILITARY SAYS WILL NOT BE PARTY TO POLITICS OR POWER
  • *EGYPT MILITARY SAYS CALLS FOR MEETING THE DEMANDS OF THE PEOPLE
  • *EGYPT MILITARY MAY HAVE TO OFFER ROADMAP AFTER 48 HOURS

In other words, do as the people want, calm this down now, or we will step in within 48 hours.

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Jul 01

Flashback: The CIA’s Muslim ‘Outfit,’ – The Muslim Brotherhood (Veterans Today)

- Turmoil grips Egypt as four ministers quit Morsi government (Jerusalem Post/Reuters, July 1, 2013):

Youths hurl firebombs and rocks while storming building; 16 dead, nearly 800 hurt since anti-Morsi protests began; president refuses to bow to pressure for his resignation.

Four Egyptian ministers resigned from the government on Monday, a cabinet official said, a day after protesters poured onto streets to demand President Mohamed Morsi resign.

“Four ministers presented their resignations today,” said the official, who asked not to be named. He gave no reason but the state news agency had earlier said the ministers were considering resigning in sympathy with the protesters.

The four were Tourism Minister Hisham Zaazou, Communication and Information Technology Atef Helmi, Minister of State for Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Hatem Bagato and Minister of State for Environmental Affairs Khaled Abdel-Aal.

The move came shortly after Egypt’s ruling Muslim Brotherhood vowed to take action in response to the ransacking of its Cairo headquarters. The building was overrun by youths after those inside were evacuated on Monday following a night of violence that killed at least seven people.


Protesters ransack headquarters in Cairo as country divided over Islamist party’s influence on President Mohamed Morsi


Protesters ransack the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in Cairo. Photograph: Khalil Hamra/AP

- Egypt faces more bloodshed as Muslim Brotherhood offices torched (Guardian, July 1, 2013):

The headquarters of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood have been burned and ransacked following an all-night siege – one day after millions protested on Egypt’s streets calling for President Mohamed Morsi’s resignation.

In an episode reminiscent of the sacking of Hosni Mubarak’s political headquarters during Egypt’s 2011 uprising, around 50 anti-Brotherhood protesters spent the night attacking the compound – situated on a rocky, isolated outcrop in east Cairo – with molotov cocktails, causing a series of small fires and explosions.

With police nowhere to be seen, Brotherhood cadres returned fire, killing at least four, and injuring at least 80 – according to medics at the scene.

Both sides told the Guardian that the other had started the battle, which began at around 7pm on Sunday. It was not possible to verify either claim. Continue reading »

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