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Egyptian Opposition Rejects Dialogue with Morsi

Posted December 8th, 2012 at 2:20 am (UTC-5)
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Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi has called for what he describes as a “comprehensive” dialogue Saturday with the opposition as the political crisis in the country enters its third week. Opposition leaders say they are not interested in engaging in discussions with Mr. Morsi unless a controversial presidential decree is revoked and a referendum on a […]

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Egyptian Protesters Converge on Presidential Palace

Posted December 7th, 2012 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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Opponents and supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi have taken to the streets of Cairo, converging on the presidential palace in another day of demonstrations that have gripped the capital. VOA’s correspondent in Cairo, Elizabeth Arrott, says anti-Morsi crowds participating in Friday’s demonstrations are furious that the Egyptian leader has refused to call off a […]

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Egypt President Defies Protesters Demands

Posted December 7th, 2012 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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Egypt’s oppostion is calling for more demonstrations on Friday after President Mohamed Morsi refused to call off a disputed constitutional referendum or curb the sweeping powers he granted himself in a decree last month. Soldiers have erected barricades with concrete blocks and barbed wire around the presidential palace in Cairo, the site of deadly clashes […]

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Egypt President Defies Protesters Demands

Posted December 7th, 2012 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has refused to call off a disputed constitutional referendum or curb the sweeping powers he granted himself in a decree last month, leaving opposition protesters even more infuriated with a president they say is acting like a dictator. The opposition has called for more demonstrations on Friday. Soldiers have erected barricades […]

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Egypt President Defies Protesters Demands

Posted December 7th, 2012 at 3:35 am (UTC-5)
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Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has refused to call off a disputed constitutional referendum or curb the sweeping powers he granted himself in a decree last month, leaving opposition protesters even more infuriated with a president they say is acting like a dictator. Speaking on national television Thursday amid anti-government protests gripping Cairo, Mr. Morsi insisted […]

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Egypt Army Deploys Tanks at Presidential Palace

Posted December 6th, 2012 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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The Egyptian army has deployed tanks outside the presidential palace in Cairo following clashes between opponents and supporters of President Mohamed Morsi that have killed five people. The army has stationed at least five tanks and two other armored vehicles outside the presidential complex Thursday. More than 350 people have been injured in the Egyptian […]

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Egypt Army Deploys Tanks at Presidential Palace

Posted December 6th, 2012 at 2:55 am (UTC-5)
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Witnesses in Cairo say the Egyptian army has deployed tanks outside the presidential palace, hours after three demonstrators were shot dead in the Egyptian capital during clashes between opponents and supporters of President Mohamed Morsi. More than 300 people have been injured during the two days of violence. Reporting from the scene, VOA correspondent Elizabeth […]

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Egyptian Protesters Clash Outside Presidential Palace

Posted December 5th, 2012 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Opponents and supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi clashed near the presidential palace Wednesday. Large crowds of supporters of Mr. Morsi converged on the palace as the day wore on, until they eventually outnumbered opponents. Edward Yeranian in Cairo reports that witnesses say the president’s supporters battled opponents and tore down their tents and forced […]

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Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood Calls for Pro-Morsi Rally

Posted December 5th, 2012 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood has called for a support rally for Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, as anti-Morsi demonstrators remained camped out at Cairo’s Tahrir Square and in front of the presidential palace. The Islamist group called for the demonstration later Wednesday outside of the presidential palace. They said the rally was called because opposition protesters were […]

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Egyptian Protesters Camp out at Presidential Palace

Posted December 5th, 2012 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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Egyptian protesters are camped out at Cairo’s Tahrir Square and in front of the presidential palace to urge President Mohamed Morsi to step down. Some of the protesters Wednesday have vowed not to leave until Mr. Morsi abolishes a decree he issued last month granting him sweeping powers that place him above review from the […]

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