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An Egyptian man walks in front of a pharmacy marked with anti-Coptic and anti-coup graffiti in Assiut, Upper Egypt, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013. Islamists may be on the defensive in Cairo, but in Egypt's deep south they still have much sway and audacity: over the past week, they have stepped up a hate campaign against the area's Christians. Blaming the broader Coptic community for the July 3 coup that removed Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, Islamists have marked Christian homes, stores and churches with crosses and threatening graffiti. Arabic grafitti reads, "No to the coup and yes to legitimacy." (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

Egypt’s coup puts Christians in a corner

ASSIUT, Egypt (AP) — It was nighttime and 10,000 Islamists were marching down the most heavily Christian street in this ancient Egyptian city, chanting “Islamic, Islamic, despite the Christians.” A half-dozen kids were spray-painting “Boycott […]

08/08/2013

Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi hold pictures of him and chant slogans during a protest at Nasr City, where protesters have installed their camp and hold their daily rally, in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Arabic writing reads, "Egypt, Mohammed Morsi, and Sissi, you thief, where is my vote?" (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

Egypt says diplomacy has failed to resolve crisis

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s military-backed interim leadership proclaimed Wednesday that a crackdown against two protest sites is inevitable, saying that nearly two weeks of foreign diplomatic efforts to peacefully resolve its standoff with the Muslim […]

08/07/2013

A supporter of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi sprays cold water at passing supporters as he stands on a barrier recently set up where protesters have installed their camp in Giza, southwest of Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

Police offer safety if Egyptian protests end

CAIRO (AP) — Authorities offered “safe passage and protection” Thursday for thousands of supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi if they end their two large sit-ins in Cairo. The Interior Ministry’s offer appears to be […]

08/01/2013

Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi pray outside Rabaah al-Adawiya mosque, where supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi have installed a camp and hold daily rallies at Nasr City, in Cairo, Egypt, late Tuesday, July 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Egypt orders camps cleared, protesters buckle down

CAIRO (AP) — Protesters holding sticks and wearing helmets and makeshift body armor stand behind mounds of sandbags, tires and brick walls. They change guards every two hours to ensure they stay alert. With Egypt’s […]

07/31/2013

In this Wednesday, April 24, 2013 file photo, Egyptian Defense Minister Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi reviews honor guards during an arrival ceremony for his U.S. counterpart at the Ministry of Defense in Cairo. (AP Photo/Jim Watson, Pool)

Personality cult built around Egypt’s top general

CAIRO (AP) — In dark sunglasses and a uniform studded with medals, Egypt’s top general is everywhere, looking down from posters and banners proclaiming him “lion of the nation.” Adoring songs vow “We are behind […]

07/29/2013

Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi hold pictures of him and chant slogans during a protest at Nasr City, where protesters have installed their camp and hold their daily rally, in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Arabic writing reads, "Egypt, Mohammed Morsi, and Sissi, you thief, where is my vote?" (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

Morsi foes, supporters rally in Egypt as prosecutors probe ousted president

CAIRO (AP) — There are mass rallies taking place across Egypt today by tens of thousands of backers of the country’s military, and supporters of the president who was forced from office by the military. […]

07/26/2013

This image made from Egyptian state television shows Laila Iskander as she is sworn in as environment minister by interim President Adly Mansour, unseen, in Cairo, Tuesday, July 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Egyptian State Television)

Egypt Cabinet has women, Christians; no Islamists

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s interim leader swore in a Cabinet on Tuesday that included women and Christians but no Islamists as the military-backed administration moved swiftly to formalize the new political order and present a […]

07/16/2013

Deputy Secretary of State William Burns. (AP Photo)

American diplomat: US not backing a side in Egypt

CAIRO (AP) — A senior U.S. diplomat has dismissed accusations Washington backs any one side in Egypt, saying the administration supports a balanced and inclusive democratic process. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns is making […]

07/15/2013

Supporter of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi chants slogans as he holds up the Quran, Cairo, Egypt. (AP Photo)

Tens of thousands march for ousted Egyptian leader

CAIRO (AP) — Tens of thousands of Islamists rallied Friday in cities across Egypt, vowing to sustain for months their campaign to restore deposed President Mohammed Morsi to power. Ten days after the military coup […]

07/12/2013

Ousted Egypt president Mohammed Morsi. (AP Photo)

Egypt says ousted president Morsi in safe place

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s Foreign Ministry says the ousted president Mohammed Morsi is in a safe place and is being treated in a “very dignified manner.” Ministry spokesman Badr Abdel-Atti told reporters on Wednesday that […]

07/10/2013

Supporter of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi chants slogans as he holds up the Quran, Cairo, Egypt. (AP Photo)

Key events in Egypt’s uprising and unrest

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian soldiers and police clashed Monday with Islamists protesting the military’s ouster of President Mohammed Morsi in bloodshed that claimed at least 40 lives, officials and witnesses said, and plunged the divided […]

07/08/2013

President Barack Obama (AP Photo)

Obama: US not backing any Egyptian party or group

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama on Saturday reiterated that the U.S. is not aligned with and is not supporting any particular Egyptian political party or group and again condemned the ongoing violence across Egypt. […]

07/06/2013

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