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Political unrest pushes Egypt towards economic meltdown

Political unrest pushes Egypt towards economic meltdown | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Egypt is heading towards a major economic crisis, as the political deadlock and violence prevent from reforming the country's neglected main industries, says the BBC's Jon Leyne in Cairo.
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Egypt’s Rodney King Moment

Egypt’s Rodney King Moment | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

Will the army’s use of excessive force against protesters in Tahrir be the straw that broke the generals’ backs? Or are they making clear they’re not about to relinquish power?

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Egyptian women protest in Cairo against brutal treatment

Egyptian women protest in Cairo against brutal treatment | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Hundreds of women join rally against Egypt's military rule as Clinton denounces treatment of female protesters...
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Cairo clashes reveal deep divisions

Cairo clashes reveal deep divisions | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Shocking images of a woman being beaten in Cairo's Tahrir Square reveal a bitter and ever-deepening divide between protesters and the country's security forces.
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Spring Break: How Egypt's Liberals Lost Control of Their Revolution

December 2 was supposed to be "Heroes of Mohamed Mahmoud Friday" in Cairo. The previous week, around 40 people had been killed by security forces while demonstrating in Tahrir Square, with the worst violence occurring on adjacent Mohamed Mahmoud Street. To memorialize the dead, Egypt's youth activists had called for a million-man march, complete with parachute-sized Egyptian flags to convey their spirit and mock coffins to convey their sadness.

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Islamists win 70 percent of the vote in second round of Egypt elections

Islamists win 70 percent of the vote in second round of Egypt elections | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Unofficial results put Muslim Brotherhood ahead with 39 percent of the vote, Salafi Al Nour with 31 percent; liberal Wafd party wins 22 percent.
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Deadly clashes continue in Cairo

Deadly clashes continue in Cairo | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Ten people have been killed and hundreds injured since Friday, as clashes continue for a third day between protesters and the security forces in Cairo.
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Israel envoy seeks talks with Egypt Islamist groups

Israel envoy seeks talks with Egypt Islamist groups | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Senior diplomatic official tells Haaretz, ambassador must talk to 'anyone who wants to and agrees to talk to him, even if those contacts are not made public.'...
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Egypt's military uses heavy hand in crushing protest

Egypt's military uses heavy hand in crushing protest | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Egypt's military is using a heavy hand against protests in Egypt's capital. Nine are dead and more than 300 have been injured.
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Egypt's Military Clashes With Protesters; 7 Dead

Egypt's military and protesters clash, 7 dead, in resurgence of violence amid elections...
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Egypt set for next voting round

Egypt set for next voting round | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
People in parts of Egypt prepare to go to the polls in the second round of post-revolution elections, with Islamists expected to build on earlier gains.
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For Syria's Dissidents, Even Exile Isn't Safe

For Syria's Dissidents, Even Exile Isn't Safe | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Opponents of Syrian President Bashir Assad who have fled abroad say they face harassment and even abduction at the hands of Syrian agents.
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Democracy in the Muslim Brotherhood’s Birthplace

Democracy in the Muslim Brotherhood’s Birthplace | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Although Islamists are getting the majority of the votes in Egypt, there’s no reason to panic. For now, at least, democracy is at work.
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Egypt's radical Islamist party vows to respect peace treaty with Israel

Egypt's radical Islamist party vows to respect peace treaty with Israel | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Salafi Al-Nour party says will welcome talks with Israel; new Israeli envoy in Cairo says will try to open communication channels with Islamist groups.
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Fierce clashes in Cairo, Clinton voices outrage

Fierce clashes in Cairo, Clinton voices outrage | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian police and soldiers fired guns and teargas to try to clear protesters from Cairo's Tahrir Square on Tuesday, the fifth day of clashes that have killed 13 people and drawn a stinging...
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Egypt’s unfinished revolution

Egypt’s unfinished revolution | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it

Although Mubarak was toppled in an 18-day uprising, getting rid of thirty years of corruption and oppression has proven to be a harder task. In a powerful photo essay, an Egyptian photographer explores the latest chapter in the Egyptian revolution: the November uprising.

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Cairo violence continues as soldiers clash with protesters

Cairo violence continues as soldiers clash with protesters | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Latest round of fighting that began on Friday leaves 12 dead and 500 injured, according to health ministry officials...
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Egypt’s military council blames protesters for violence

Egypt’s military council blames protesters for violence | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The military leaders sought today to portray the deadly protests that have roiled the country in recent days as the work of thugs and hooligans.
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Egypt clashes kill 10, undermine Army narrative of democratic transition

Egypt clashes kill 10, undermine Army narrative of democratic transition | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
This weekend's renewed violence in Egypt, including the documented use of live ammunition against unarmed protesters, has further eroded confidence in the ruling military council.
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As Clashes Continue in Egypt, a Media War Breaks Out

As Clashes Continue in Egypt, a Media War Breaks Out | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
On the third day of clashes between security forces and protesters in the center of the capital, a new battle broke out between Egypt’s state-run and independent media over who to blame for the violence.
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Troops, protesters clash in Cairo for third day

Troops, protesters clash in Cairo for third day | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
CAIRO (Reuters) - Military police battled demonstrators in Cairo's Tahrir Square early Sunday, the third day of clashes that have killed 10 people and injured hundreds, only days after the first free election...
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Battles rage as Egypt counts ballots

Egyptian soldiers hurled rocks, cement bricks and glass plates at protesters as the two sides battled in a second straight day of post-election violence that's left at least nine people dead and some 300 injured, according to official figures.
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Fearing Persecution, Egypt's Christians Back Parties Most Likely to Beat Islamists

Fearing Persecution, Egypt's Christians Back Parties Most Likely to Beat Islamists | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Limiting the extent of the Islamist victory at the polls becomes the overriding priority for a community fearing intolerance and attacks on tourism...
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Egypt's Liberals Adrift

Egypt's Liberals Adrift | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
If liberals in Egypt are to stand a chance in this, or any, election, they must connect with the Egyptian people. But can they?
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Who’s Afraid of Egypt’s Islamists?

Who’s Afraid of Egypt’s Islamists? | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The Op-Ed columnist Nicholas D. Kristof speaks with a cross-section of Egyptians about the rise of Muslim political parties in the country.
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