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Egypt arrests senior Muslim Brotherhood leader

Egypt arrests senior Muslim Brotherhood leader | Syria and Egypt - Cassie Piccoli | Scoop.it
According to the state news agency MENA, Essam El-Erian was arrested in New Cairo in the latest crackdown on Brotherhood leaders.
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- Egypt police officers arrest senior Muslim Brotherhood leader.

-The charges relate to the deaths of about a dozen people in clashes outside the presidential palace last December.

-Morsi, Erian and 12 other Brotherhood leaders are expected to go on trial on Monday on charges of inciting violence.

 

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-Killed over 1,000 people, including officers during the violence that followed the arrest of Essam El-Erian.

 

N-T-K - Why was this Muslim leader arrested?

-He was the cause of over a dozen deaths outside the presidential palace last December.

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Sinai: Egypt's Growing Security Threat

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P - Egyptian army began what it called the "largest military campaign against the terrorists in the northern Sinai Peninsula,"

 

- the army has so far targeted 118 terrorist bases and destroyed three large weapons caches and 33 vehicles that had been modified to carry heavy weapons

 

-Army is meant for people who have killed any police officers or anyone of higher power.

 

-Suicide bombers attacked military on Wednesday.

 

N-T-K - why is the military starting to attack?

-Mostly for revenge of fallen police officers and protection.

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Americans respond to Obama pitch for Syria strike

Americans respond to Obama pitch for Syria strike | Syria and Egypt - Cassie Piccoli | Scoop.it
In his address to the nation on Tuesday, President Obama insisted that the U.S. military will keep the pressure on President Bashar Assad if diplomacy fails.
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-President Obama presents speech about attack on Syria on Tuesday. He insisted that U.S. military will keep pressure on President Bashar Assad.

-Few Americans considered Syria a likely target for U.S. intervention until the Obama administration started preparing two weeks ago for a military response to the desert nation government's use of deadly chemical weapons on its people

 

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-Why?

-Because the president feels as if they should keep watch of them because of the chemical weapons.

 

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-Few Americans considered Syria a likely target for U.S. intervention until the Obama administration started preparing two weeks ago for a military response to the desert nation government's use of deadly chemical weapons on its people.

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Egypt's antiquities fall victim to political chaos

Egypt's antiquities fall victim to political chaos | Syria and Egypt - Cassie Piccoli | Scoop.it
The constant instability since the 2011 uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak has dried up tourism to the country, slashing a revenue of the Egyptian Museum.
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-The century-old home of Egypt's mummies and King Tutankhamun's treasures is trying to make the best out of the worst times of political turmoil. But the Egyptian Museum is taking a hammering on multiple levels, from riots on its doorstep to funding so meager it can't keep up paper clip supplies for its staff.

 

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-The museum, a treasure trove of pharaonic antiquities, has long been one of the centerpieces of tourism to Egypt. But the constant instability since the 2011 uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak has dried up tourism to the country, slashing a key source of revenue. Moreover, political backbiting and attempts to stop corruption have had a knock-on effect of bringing a de facto ban on sending antiquities on tours to museums abroad, cutting off what was once a major source of funding for the state.

-King Tut's treasures will be moved to a new Grand Egyptian Museum under construction near the Giza pyramids, due to be finished in 2015.

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Moreover, political backbiting and attempts to stop corruption have had a knock-on effect of bringing a de facto ban on sending antiquities on tours to museums abroad, cutting off what was once a major source of funding for the state.

 

N-T-K- Political issues?

-Egyptian Museum is taking a hammering on multiple levels, with riots on its doorsteps.

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The death of a country

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P - After first world war Syria was hacked, after second one they finally one independence.

-President might collasped from the chaos. -Chemical weapons might fall into the wrong hands

-If Syria falls apart, everything will be ruined.

 

 

P&E - Syria is slowly falling apart, which is making the Middle East fall apart. S

- If Syria falls apart, millions of lives will be ruined. -No other country will help out.

-So far the fighting has claimed over 70,000 lives. And over a million people have gone missing.

 

 

N-T-K - Why is no one helping Syria?

-Part of the reason for the West's hesitancy is that, from the start of the uprising in 2011, Mr Assad has embraced a strategy of violence. By attacking the Arab spring with tanks and gunships, he turned peaceful demonstrators into armed militias.

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U.N. Inspectors Confirm Syria Chemical Attack | TIME.com

U.N. Inspectors Confirm Syria Chemical Attack | TIME.com | Syria and Egypt - Cassie Piccoli | Scoop.it
(UNITED NATIONS) — Chemical weapons were probably used in four locations in Syria this year, in addition to the confirmed attack near Damascus in August that forced the government to abandon its secret chemical stockpile, U.N.
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-Chemical weapons were probably used in four locations in Syria this year, in addition to the confirmed attack near Damascus in August that forced the government to abandon its secret chemical stockpile, U.N. inspectors have said.

-The government and opposition accused each other of using chemical weapons at Khan al Assal and the report said none of the parties in Syria denied their use in the village. 

 

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How many different places did they use the chemical weapons?

-Inspectors have found out that they had used the weapons in 4 different locations in Syria.

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