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Live Egypt updates: Dozens dead after Muslim Brotherhood clashes with military

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 8, 2013 at 8:15am 7/8/2013 at 8:15am

Live video and Twitter feeds at bottom of post.

If you want to mark a day when the Egyptian civil war started, this may be that day.

Breaking reports indicate that pro-Muslim Brotherhood protesters — it’s unclear if just protesters or an organized armed group — attempted to storm an army barracks where...

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Why Morsi fell

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 7, 2013 at 1:00pm 7/7/2013 at 1:00pm

The Misadventures of Morsi

Commenting on Reuel Marc Gerecht’s thesis that having Islamists take power was probably a necessary step for political liberalization in the Arab world, Ross Douthat writes:

As I said two years ago, I have serious doubts about whether Gerecht’s thesis — which sees Islamist rule in Middle E...

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Debating the Egyptian “Coup”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 12:19pm 7/6/2013 at 12:19pm

1) Debating the coup at the New York Times

Much of the editorial opinion and some of the reporting in the mainstream media has opposed the Egyptian military’s forcible removal of Mohammed Morsi as President of Egypt. Actually, surprisingly, there’s a debate about it on the opinion pages of the New York...

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Egypt Update: Deadly Clashes Between Morsi Supporters and Opponents

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 5, 2013 at 3:48pm 7/5/2013 at 3:48pm

A Health Ministry official indicated that ten people have been killed in clashes between Morsi supporters and opponents as demonstrations continued across Egypt today, according to the Associated Press.

A Health Ministry official says 10 people have been killed and 210 wounded in clashes around the country involving opponents and backers of...

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Live updates – Egyptian military launches crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood (Update – MB calls for Friday protests)

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 12:12pm 7/4/2013 at 12:12pm

(Live video and Twitter feeds at Muslim Brotherhood “Day of Rejection” in Egypt.)

Kind of back to the future, considering how Mubarak cracked down on the Muslim Brotherhood for decades.

There may be electi...

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Was that an anti-Obama Tweet? (Reader Poll)

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 4, 2013 at 10:15am 7/4/2013 at 10:15am

I’m glad the Muslim Brotherhood is out of power in Egypt. From the inception of the 2011 protests against Hosni Mubarak, we warned that western media, particularly the NY Times and its writer Roger Cohen, misunderstood...

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Morsi removed from power by military in Egypt

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 3:12pm 7/3/2013 at 3:12pm

Live Video and Twitter feeds at Egypt Countdown LIVE.

Although it’s been obvious this would happen, it now is official.

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Egypt Countdown LIVE (Update – Military takes control)(Update No. 2 – Morsi removed from power)

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 9:30am 7/3/2013 at 9:30am

Update No. 2 Morsi removed from power by military in Egypt

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The military’s ultimatum to Mohamed Morsi expires soon.

We will keep you updated throughout the day, with live video and Twitter feeds,...

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If NY Times treated Mohammed Morsi the way it treated Hosni Mubarak

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 7:45am 7/3/2013 at 7:45am

Not recognizing the Muslim Brotherhood’s nature

Two and a half years ago, the New York Times ran an editorial, Mr. Mubarak is put on notice, in which it hailed the opposition to Mubarak’s rule and scolded him for failing to heed the public’s will.

What if, inspired by the massive outpouring of popular...

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Morsi rejects military ultimatum (Update: “I am prepared to sacrifice my blood”)(Update No. 2: Egypt army says ready to die in “final hours”)

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 5:56pm 7/2/2013 at 5:56pm

Egypt LIVE Updates

Today was the deadline set by the Egyptian military for President Mohammed Morsi to reach an accommodation with the opposition and protesters.

Morsi just rejected the ultimatum, via BBC:

Egypt’s president has rejected an army ultimatum that the country’s crisis be resolved by Wednesday, amid deadly protests across the capital.

Mohammed Morsi...

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Egypt LIVE Updates — 48 hr. deadline approaches, protests continue (Update – Army threatens to suspend Constitution)

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:03pm 7/2/2013 at 12:03pm

Update — live video feed and updates moved to Egypt Countdown LIVE.

Via BBC:

Opponents and supporters of Egypt’s president h...

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The New York Times swings, misses at history in Egypt

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 1, 2013 at 1:00pm 7/1/2013 at 1:00pm

Taken by Surprise

Perhaps the biggest protest in the Arab world took place yesterday in Cairo (and elsewhere in Egypt.) The group, Tamarod (“rebel” in Arabic), claimed to have gathered 22 million signatures, calling for the resignation of President Morsi, on the anniversary of his election. The goal of Tamarod was to...

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BREAKING: Egyptian Military Gives Morsi 48-Hour Ultimatum

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 1, 2013 at 11:29am 7/1/2013 at 11:29am

Egypt’s military chief has issued an ultimatum of sorts – the army will intervene with its own solution if the country’s leaders don’t answer the demands of the people within 48 hours.  Since protesters are demanding that Morsi resign, it’s unclear precisely what this means at this time.  A written statement...

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Mideast Media Sampler – 04/19/2013 – #MiddleEast reacts to #BostonMarathon bombing

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 19, 2013 at 3:49pm 4/19/2013 at 3:49pm

1) The Middle East and Boston

What have been the reactions in the Middle East to the Boston Marathon?

Jordanian Salafists, unsurprisingly, endorsed the terror.

“American blood isn’t more precious than Muslim blood,” said Mohammad al-Chalabi, who was convicted...

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Mideast Media Sampler – 04/10/2013 – The fading hope of the Arab Spring

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 9:44am 4/10/2013 at 9:44am

1) Egyptian plagues

Last week Zvi Mazel wrote in the Jerusalem Post (h/t Leslie Eastman)

In a remarkable and enduring show of unity, non-Islamic opposition parties under the banner of the National Salvation Front are boycotting the regime...

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Mideast Media Sampler – 04/08/2013 – Diplomacy is more than words

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 8, 2013 at 10:24am 4/8/2013 at 10:24am

1) The language of concessions

The Washington Post reports Kerry presses Israel and Palestinians for concessions to pave way for peace talks:

Kerry first visited Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who has resisted new talks for most of the past four years. His government had sought to file a complaint against Israel with the...

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“one of the finest Secretary of States we’ve had”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 8:56pm 2/5/2013 at 8:56pm

He said.

And you know what?

I think he actually believes it.

#MissionAccomplished

 
 
 
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