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Tanks deployed near presidential palace after deaths mount in Egypt protests

The fallout from President Mohamed Morsy’s sweeping power grab in Egypt has spiraled into more deaths, another key defection and a scene that resembles a war zone. 83 more words


Egyptian military source: No Cabinet shuffle pending

(CNN) — Egypt’s ruling military council does not plan to reshuffle the nation’s civilian government, a military source told CNN Monday, contradicting a leading lawmaker’s assertion that a Cabinet overhaul was imminent. 64 more words


Anger flares in Egypt after 79 die in soccer riot

Egyptians began three days of mourning Thursday for the 79 people who perished the previous day at a violent soccer riot, as the nation’s fledgling parliament erupted in anger over the national tragedy. 174 more words


Egypt says human shield will implement a 'truce'

A “human shield” was marching toward a major Cairo road to implement a truce Wednesday, Egyptian state television announced.

After police pulled back from Mohamed Mahmoud street — which runs from Tahrir Square, the epicenter of protests since Saturday, and the Interior Ministry — state television said religious scholars were on their way “to form a human shield between the protesters and the security forces.” 276 more words

The CNN Wire

Clashes erupt in Egypt ahead of 'million man' event

Fresh violence broke out near Cairo’s Tahrir Square Tuesday, a day after Egypt’s Cabinet offered to resign.

For several hours, protesters hurled stones at police and chanted, calling for the downfall of the Supreme Council of Armed Forces, the military-led government which began running the country after protesters ousted former President Hosni Mubarak in February. 45 more words