Egypt Newslinks 1 July 2013

1 July 2013 —


Egypt’s Military Gives President 48 Hours to Resolve Crisis

Wall Street Journal

CAIRO—Egypt’s military gave Mohammed Morsi a 48-hour ultimatum to “resolve the crisis” before the military intervenes, setting the stage for a possible military coup a day after millions thronged Egypt’s streets demanding the president’s resignation.


Egypt’s military gives president, opponents 48 hours to reach agreement

CTV News

CAIRO, Egypt — Egypt’s military on Monday issued a 48-hour ultimatum to

the Islamist president and his opponents to reach an agreement to “meet the

people’s demands” or it will intervene to put forward a political road map

for the country and ensure …


Egypt protesters ransack headquarters of President Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood …

CBS News

The anti-Morsi protesters aimed to show by sheer numbers that the country

has irrevocably turned against him, a year to the day after he was

inaugurated as Egypt’s first freely elected president. But throughout the

day and even up to midnight at the …


Egypt army gives Mursi 48 hours to compromise in crisis

The Star Online

Looters carry furniture and other objects out of the Muslim Brotherhood’s

headquarters after it was burned down by protesters opposing Egyptian

President Mohamed Mursi in Cairo’s Moqattam district July 1, 2013.

REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh.


Egypt Killing Exposes Study Abroad Perils in Danger Spots


Amideast, which has had a presence in Egypt since 1956, “continues to

monitor the security situation carefully and take all available measures to

safeguard its staff and the students and clients enrolled in its training

programs,” it said in a June 29 …


Egypt protesters storm Muslim Brotherhood headquarters

BBC News

Anti-government protesters in Egypt have stormed the national headquarters

of President Mohammed Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood in the capital, Cairo.

People ransacked the building in the Moqattam area and set parts on fire.

Officials say eight people have …


Egypt military gives political forces 48 hours to resolve crisis

Ahram Online

The Egyptian Armed Forces issued a statement on Monday afternoon giving

Egyptian political forces 48 hours to “fulfil the people’s demands,”

otherwise the armed forces would present a political “roadmap” for the

country that would include all political …–hours-to-re.aspx


Egypt’s protesters find a new villain: the US ambassador

Washington Post (blog)

How did it come to be that, two-and-a-half years after Egyptian protesters

rallied against President Hosni Mubarak, whom President Obama eventually

said should leave office, did that protest movement come to see the United

States as such a villain that …


In Egypt, hundreds of thousands protest against President Morsi

Los Angeles Times

CAIRO — Hundreds of thousands of protesters swelled through villages and

cities Sunday, denouncing Egypt’s Islamist president and raising fears of a

new revolution that could divide the nation, threaten its young democracy

and sink its troubled economy.,0,1480908.story


Egypt protests: Muslim Brotherhood’s HQ ransacked – live updates

The Guardian

Thousands of people joined protests across Egypt calling for president

Morsi to resign on the first anniversary of his inauguration. In Cairo up

to 500,000 protesters swelled Tahrir Square calling for Morsi’s removal.

Security sources said that at …


Egypt’s Mohamed Morsi faces mass protests: live updates

The Guardian

Michael Hanna, a fellow at the Century Foundation, and a longtime Egypt

analyst, says: “The scenes of protests are unprecedented in size and scope,

and seemingly surpass those during the 18-day uprising that toppled

Mubarak.” The scale of protests were …


Egypt: Morsi Opponents, Supporters Stage Big Rallies in Cairo

Voice of America

Huge crowds have gathered in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, for rival

demonstrations in opposition and support of Islamist President Mohamed

Morsi, on the first anniversary of his inauguration as Egypt’s first freely

elected leader. In one of Sunday’s …


Egypt protesters torch Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in Cairo

They launched an all-out push to force Mr Morsi from office on the first

anniversary of his inauguration, the biggest protest Egypt has seen in two

and a half years of turmoil. The opposition’s goal was to show through

sheer numbers in the street that …


Egypt: a time for street wisdom

The Guardian

The first was to push for a constitution that allows for greater religious

input into Egyptian legislation. This was done to keep a doctrinally strict

Salafist party on board, which a few months later switched sides anyway.

The second was for Mr Morsi …


Egypt erupts with protests demanding Morsi ouster

An Egyptian protester chants slogans against Egypt’s President Mohammed

Morsi during a rally in Tahrir Square The Associated Press An Egyptian

protester chants slogans against Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi during a

rally in Tahrir Square in Cairo, …


Egyptian economists condemn IMF loan to Egypt


Experts warn any IMF loan package to Egypt will have dangerous long-term

effects on the country’s most marginalized citizens, and that the secrecy

surrounding the negotiations represents a threat to democracy. The

government has been in talks with the …


Egypt protesters give Mohammed Morsi deadline to quit presidency

… of Moqattam on Cairo’s desert fringes where the Brotherhood’s national

headquarters is based. Opponents of Egypt’s Islamist President Mohammed

Morsi wave national flags and light fireworks during a protest outside the

presidential palace in Cairo …


Egypt tensions: opponents of Morsi mobilise, call for resignation

ABC Online

Egypt is entering a new phase of mass protests and possible widespread

violence. It’s been a year since the Islamist president, Mohammed Morsi,

was sworn in after winning free and fair elections, but opposition to his

administration from secularists …


Egypt stocks rise amid protests after June slump

The Daily Star

Egyptian shares climbed to their highest in almost three weeks on investor

bets the steepest monthly drop since November was overdone even as the

government faces nationwide protests. Commercial International Bank Egypt

SAE, the nation’s largest …


Egypt in standoff after millions rally against Morsi

Irish Times

Egypt was locked in a tense standoff today after millions of protesters

swarmed into the streets to demand the resignation of Islamist president

Mohamed Morsi and militants set the ruling Muslim Brotherhood’s

headquarters on fire. Young revolutionaries …


Egypt Islamist party says Mursi must give ground


Younis Makhyoun, whose ultra-Orthodox Islamic Nour Party helped Mursi wield

power but has since distanced itself from Islamist factions rallying round

him, told Reuters protesters were “wrong” to try to topple Egypt’s first

elected leader. But he said …


Governments issue warnings against travel to Egypt


(CNN) — The U.S. State Department and UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office

have urged citizens to cancel travel plans to or within Egypt, amid ongoing

protests and renewed violence in the country. Demonstrators have clashed

with police and rival …


Egypt braces for a decisive showdown in the streets

Christian Science Monitor

Hundreds of thousands of Egyptians poured into the streets in the capital

and around the country to call on their first freely elected president to

resign, in a move that many on both sides of the stark political divide

feel could be decisive for Egypt …


Egypt opposition gives Morsi a day to quit

Hindustan Times

At least 16 people had died in protests across Egypt on Sunday, including

eight in clashes between opponents and supporters of President Mohamed

Morsi in Cairo, the health ministry said on Monday. A further three people

died in the central province of …


Egypt protests turn violent, five dead

The Australian

FIVE people have died as protesters flooded Egypt’s streets calling for

Islamist President Mohamed Morsi to step down, in massive demonstrations

reminiscent of the 2011 revolt which ultimately paved the way to his

leadership. “It is the biggest protest …


Egypt protesters give Mohammed Morsi deadline to quit presidency as Muslim …

One protester tore down the Muslim Brotherhood sign from the building’s

front wall, while another hoisted Egypt’s red, black and white flag out an

upper-storey window and waved it in the air in triumph. Earlier at least

one man died as Brotherhood …


Egypt: Protesters storm Cairo headquarters of President Morsi’s Muslim …

Washington Post

Morsi’s critics view the Brotherhood headquarters as the seat of real power

in Egypt, consistently claiming that the Islamist group’s spiritual leader,

Mohammed Badie and his powerful deputy, Khairat el-Shater, were the ones

actually calling the shots …


Egypt Heads Into 2nd Day Of Anti-Morsi Protest


CAIRO (AP) — Protesters seeking to force Egypt’s president from office

were gearing up Monday for a second day of demonstrations, a day after

millions poured into the streets of Cairo and cities around the country in

a massive display of anger and …


Egypt or Morsi, who is the loser?

Tehran Times

In his recent televised address to the nation, Egyptian President Mohammed

Morsi gave unprecedented warnings to the demonstrators who have taken to

the streets of Cairo and other major cities to protest against what they

call Morsi’s failure to realize …


Egypt Car Sales Up Despite Political, Economic Woes

Wall Street Journal (blog)

Automobile sales in Egypt have picked up this year, despite political

turmoil and a weak economy, as consumers opted for cheaper and more fuel

efficient vehicles, according to a new report. The country recorded a 12%

year-on-year increase in passenger …


‘Biggest protest in Egypt’s history’: LIVE UPDATES — RT News


Millions have taken to the streets across Egypt to demand the resignation

of President Morsi on the first anniversary of his inauguration.


Protests Swell in Egypt – Taegan Goddard’s Political Wire

BBC: “Anti-government protesters in Egypt have stormed the national

headquarters of President Mohammed Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood in the

capital, Cairo. People are reported to have ransacked the building in the

eastern Moqattam district …


Several News Outlets Report ‘Millions’ at Egypt Protests; AP Almost …

By Tom Blumer

The BBC is reporting from Egypt that “Millions of protesters across the

country accuse the country’s first Islamist president of failing to tackle

economic and security problems since taking power a year ago.” Reuters is

also reporting “millions” of …


Meanwhile, In Egypt… – Live Feed | Zero Hedge

By Tyler Durden

Update: The Muslim Brotherhood offices have been set on fire… It appears

the re-civil-war in Egypt is gathering pace. What started at tens of

thousands has swelled to hundreds of thousands of people crowded into the

infamous Tahrir Square.


Egypt Army Gives Politicians 48 Hours to Agree | Washington Free …

By Reuters

The head of Egypt’s armed forces gave politicians 48 hours on Monday to

answer demands made by the Egyptian people or the military would offer its

own road map for the future.


These Pictures Show Just How Massive The Protests In Egypt Have …

By Paul Szoldra and Michael Kelley

Massive protests have swept across Egypt once more, and this time they are

even larger than the Arab Spring protests that ousted Hosni Mubarak in

2011. A military source told AFP that “millions” of protesters took to the

streets. “It is the … Egypt to Implode?

By Robert Wenzel

The Egypt experiment is falling apart. The massive protests today, marking

the first year of Islamist Mohamed Morsi’s rule, are pushing the country of

more than 80 million to a crisis point with implications for the entire

region. It has been a …


Egypt | Military | Protest – Legal Insurrection

By Mandy Nagy

Egypt’s military chief has given President Morsi and political leaders 48

hours to resolve the conflict with protesters or it will intervene.


Protesters to Egypt’s Morsy: You have one day to step down | Fox 59 …

By rebeccabennettfox59

CNN is reporting Egyptians who helped overthrow a 29-year dictatorship in a

widely-hailed revolution have now given the country’s first democratically

elected president one day to step down from office. In a statement posted

Monday on its …


Egypt opposition: Mursi must step down by Tuesday | Al Akhbar …

By Yumna Ghandour

Updated at 12:00 pm Egypt’s main opposition movement Tamarod, which led

nationwide protests against President Mohammed Mursi, has given the

Islamist leader a deadline of Tuesday to resign as protesters took over his

office’s …


At the Morsi of Egypt | The Stream – Al Jazeera English

Protesters against President Morsi rally outside the presidential palace in

Cairo, Egypt, 30 June 2013. EPA/MOHAMMED SABER On Monday, July 1 at 19:30

GMT: Protestors have converged on Cairo demanding Egyptian President

Mohamed …


Top Weekend Links: Millions protest in Egypt to oust Morsi — MSNBC

By Traci G. Lee

In Egypt, millions of protesters flooded Tahrir Square to demand the

removal of the country’s first elected head of state, President Mohamed

Morsi. Supporters and opponents also clashed over Morsi’s leadership in

several cities across the …


EGYPT: Opposition gives Morsi until tomorrow to give up power …

By The Right Scoop

EGYPT INDEPENDENT – Egypt’s opposition Monday gave Islamist Mohamed Morsy

a day to quit or face civil disobedience after deadly protests demanded the

country’s first democratically elected president step down after just a

year in office.


Biggest Demonstrations in Egyptian History: Millions Demand …

By Juan Cole

The Egyptian military estimated that “millions” of Egyptian

demonstrated on Sunday to demand early presidential elections, only one

year into the four-year term of President Muhammad Morsi of the Muslim

Brotherhood. The nationwide rallies …


Protesters to Egypt’s Morsy: You have one day to step down – CNN …

Egyptians have given the country’s first democratically elected president

one day to step down from office.


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