Egypt Death Toll From Cairo Raid And Clashes At Least 149

08/14/2013 11:54 am ET | Updated Oct 14, 2013

CAIRO, Aug 15 (Reuters) - The death toll from a raid on supporters of Egypt's deposed Islamist president, Mohamed Mursi, in Cairo and other clashes nationwide has climbed to 149, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday.

The official MENA news agency also quoted a ministry spokesman as saying 1,403 people were wounded. (Writing by Michael Georgy; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

08/15/2013 6:41 AM EDT

Muslim Brotherhood Plan Protest

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood said it plans to hold a demonstration in Cairo today, Reuters reported.

"Marches are planned this afternoon from Al-Iman mosque to protest the deaths," the Islamist group said in a statement.

08/15/2013 5:32 AM EDT

The Violence In Numbers

Khaled el-Khateeb, an Egyptian Health Ministry spokesman, said 421 people were killed in Wednesday's clashes between police and supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi, The Associated Press reported.

Over 3,500 were also injured.

FMI: Click here.

08/15/2013 4:20 AM EDT

Death Toll Climbs Above 300

08/14/2013 9:32 PM EDT

CNN Reporter: 'It Does Seem As If Journalists Are Being Targeted"

CNN's Arwa Damon, who hid from gunfire on air earlier in the day, told Piers Morgan from Egypt, "It does seem as if journalists are being targeted -- at the very least they are being intimidated."

08/14/2013 9:17 PM EDT

New Information Suggests Police Jeep In Video Reversed Off Bridge

The New York Times blog reports: according to the photographer who witnessed the event, it appears that the driver’s efforts to evade rock-throwing protesters, by reversing quickly while driving right at the edge of the bridge, caused the jeep to crash through the barrier to the street below.

Read the full story here.

08/14/2013 7:47 PM EDT

Protesters Gather Outside White House

08/14/2013 6:47 PM EDT

WATCH: HuffPost's Joshua Hersh Reports From Cairo

According to Joshua Hersh, Egyptians are wary of any U.S. involvement in the current crisis, highlighted by the "meekness" of the State Department's response to today's events.

"Anywhere you go in Cairo right now, [the U.S.] is being accused of befriending the other side to the detriment of the nation," he told HuffPost Live host Ahmed Shihab-Eldin. "It's fine being an American citizen here, but you sure get an earful about your country."

Watch the full segment here.

--Kavitha A. Davidson

08/14/2013 6:28 PM EDT

Fourth Journalist Reported Dead

08/14/2013 6:11 PM EDT

PHOTO: Best Wishes Sent To Reuters Photographer Shot In Cairo

--Joanna Zelman

08/14/2013 6:09 PM EDT

AP: Third Journalist Killed

--Kavitha A. Davidson

GUARDIAN FRONT PAGE: 'Egypt's bloody crackdown' #skypapers pic.twitter.com/06nQ57UUCz

— Sky News (@SkyNews) August 14, 2013

FINANCIAL TIMES FRONT PAGE: 'Day of bloodshed rocks Egypt' #skypapers pic.twitter.com/lC670CqAQR

— Sky News (@SkyNews) August 14, 2013

TIMES FRONT PAGE: 'Hundreds killed on Egypt's day of carnage' #skypapers pic.twitter.com/4pLgOsidAT

— Sky News (@SkyNews) August 14, 2013

--Kavitha A. Davidson

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TELEGRAPH FRONT PAGE: 'Egypt on brink of civil war as military is accused of killing hundreds' #skypapers pi...Read More"},{"id":"125","created":"08/14/2013 5:31 PM EDT","title":"Ultra-Conservative Party Responds","tweet_link":"125_ultraconservative-party-responds","entry_text":"

#Egypt live blog: #AlNour Party: We reject the declaration of a state of emergency I http://t.co/4MSp3IYkUJ

— AJELive (@AJELive) August 14, 2013

--Kavitha A. Davidson

","short_text":"

#Egypt live blog: #AlNour Party: We reject the declaration of ...Read More"},{"id":"124","created":"08/14/2013 5:02 PM EDT","title":"Amanpour Weighs In","tweet_link":"124_amanpour-weighs-in","entry_text":"

...Surely everyone knows you can't kill your way back to democracy.

— Christiane Amanpour (@camanpour) August 14, 2013

","short_text":"

...Surely everyone knows you can't kill your way back to democracy.

— Christiane Amanpour (@camanpour) August 14, 2013

Read More"},{"id":"122","created":"08/14/2013 4:52 PM EDT","title":"LOOK: 10 Striking Photos From Cairo","tweet_link":"122_look-10-striking-photos-from-cairo","entry_text":"

\"egypt\"

An Egyptian security force kicks a supporter of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi as they clear a sit-in camp set up near Cairo University in Cairo's Giza district. (AP Photo/Hussein Tallal)

Check out the rest of these incredibly sobering images here. (Warning: Some photos contain graphic content)

--Kavitha A. Davidson

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\nAn Egyptian security force kicks a supporter of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi as they clear a sit-in camp set up near Cairo University in Cairo's Giza district. (AP Photo/Hussein Tallal)

Check out the rest of these incr...Read More"},{"id":"121","created":"08/14/2013 4:48 PM EDT","title":"U.S. Considers Cancelling Joint Military Exercise","tweet_link":"121_us-considers-cancelling-joint-military-exercise","entry_text":"

US considering cancelling upcoming Bright Star miiltary exercise with #Egypt cannot send US troops in middle of #CairoViolence officialssay

— Barbara Starr (@barbarastarrcnn) August 14, 2013

--Kavitha A. Davidson

","short_text":"

US considering cancelling upcoming Bright Star miiltary exercise with #Egypt cannot send US troops in middle of Read More"},{"id":"120","created":"08/14/2013 4:44 PM EDT","title":"Egypt Promises Mubarak-Era Security","tweet_link":"120_egypt-promises-mubarakera-security","entry_text":"

According to Reuters, Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim has pledged to tighten security to the stringent levels seen during Hosni Mubarak's rule that largely contributed to his ouster in 2011.

Reuters writes:

Addressing the complaints of many Egyptians who are tired of the insecurity that has blighted the country since Mubarak was toppled in 2011, Ibrahim evoked the days of the deposed autocrat as a model for the future.

\"I promise that as soon as conditions stabilize and the Egyptian street stabilizes, as soon as possible, security will be restored to this nation as if it was before January 25, and more,\" he said.

The 2011 uprising erupted on January 25, deliberately timed by pro-democracy activists to coincide with national police day.

Read the full story here.

--Kavitha A. Davidson

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According to Reuters, Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim has pledged to tighten security to the stringent levels seen during Hosni Mubarak's rule that largely contributed to his ouster in 2011.

Reuters writes:

Addressing the com...Read More"},{"id":"119","created":"08/14/2013 4:29 PM EDT","title":"WATCH: HRW Captures Protest Camp Devastation","tweet_link":"119_watch-hrw-captures-protest-camp-devastation","entry_text":"

Footage filmed by researchers for the international human rights organization Human Rights Watch captures the devastation in Rabaa al-Adawiya on Wednesday.

\"One man next to us was shot and fell to the ground as we ran across,” says HRW's Heba Morayef. “Doctors inside the hospital were attempting to operate in crowded hallways with very basic equipment.”

Watch the report in the video below.

--Eline Gordts

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Footage filmed by researchers for the international human rights organization Human Rights Watch captures the devastation in Rabaa al-Adawiya on Wednesday. ...Read More"},{"id":"118","created":"08/14/2013 4:28 PM EDT","title":"ElBaradei Foresaw Bloodshed","tweet_link":"118_elbaradei-foresaw-bloodshed","entry_text":"

The Los Angeles Times' Jeffrey Fleishman writes that before resigning today, former interim VP Mohammed Elbaradei fiercely opposed the army intervening in pro-Morsi sit-ins and recently warned that such action would lead to widespread violence.

Fleishman writes:

ElBaradei had been heavily criticized by hard-liners for seeking a negotiated solution to the crisis. He had been attacked in newspaper columns and on television talk shows, but he continued to press his case until just before 7 a.m. Wednesday, when the police operation began.

“Those who want to crush the Brotherhood accuse me of being soft. I don't believe my concern over the loss of lives makes me a soft man,” ElBaradei said in a recent television interview. “It's easy to get angry and say we'll crush the Islamists, but it will result in massive deaths.”

Read the full story here.

--Kavitha A. Davidson

","short_text":"

The Los Angeles Times' Jeffrey Fleishman writes that before resigning today, former interim VP Mohammed Elbaradei fiercely opposed the army intervening in pro-Morsi sit-ins and recently warned that such action would lead to widespread violence.

F...Read More"},{"id":"117","created":"08/14/2013 4:18 PM EDT","title":"More Casualties","tweet_link":"117_more-casualties","entry_text":"

AP reports that the healthy ministry has raised the total death toll to 278, including 235 civilian casualties and 43 policemen killed.

BREAKING: Egyptian Health Ministry raises civilian death toll in clashes to 235, raising total to 278. -SS

— The Associated Press (@AP) August 14, 2013

--Kavitha A. Davidson

","short_text":"

AP reports that the healthy ministry has raised the total death toll to 278, including 235 civilian casualties and 43 policemen killed.

BREAKING: Egyptian Health Ministry raises civilian ...Read More"},{"id":"116","created":"08/14/2013 4:14 PM EDT","title":"'We Will Die For Our Future'","tweet_link":"116_we-will-die-for-our-future","entry_text":"

Al Jazeera reports that despite Wednesday's bloodshed, including the reported deaths of 149 protesters, pro-Morsi supporters remain resolute in their stand against the country's current rulers.

One such protester, Abdelhraman Gamal Mohamed, 25, was stopped by police on his way to a sit-in.

\"They want today to scare us, but they are stupid - this fire won't scare us, it won't stop us from getting our freedom,\" Mohamed told Al Jazeera. \"Live free or die, that is what we believe - and we will die for this. We will die for our future.\"

Read the full Al Jazeera report here.

--Ryan Craggs

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Al Jazeera reports that despite Wednesday's bloodshed, including the reported deaths of 149 protesters, pro-Morsi supporters remain resolute in their stand Read More"},{"id":"115","created":"08/14/2013 4:14 PM EDT","title":"U.S. Ambassador To The UN Responds","tweet_link":"115_us-ambassador-to-the-un-responds","entry_text":"

All Egyptians must work to prevent further violence. A peaceful, inclusive process is the route to peace & stability. Force not the answer.

— Samantha Power (@AmbassadorPower) 3 weeks ago

","short_text":"

All Egyptians must work to prevent further violence. A peaceful, inclusive process is the route to peace & stability. Force not the answer.

— Samantha Power (@AmbassadorPower) Read More"},{"id":"114","created":"08/14/2013 4:12 PM EDT","title":"West Warned El-Sisi: Don't Do it","tweet_link":"114_west-warned-elsisi-dont-do-it","entry_text":"

From Reuters:

Western allies warned Egypt's military leaders right up to the last minute against using force to crush protest sit-ins by supporters of the ousted Islamist president Mohamed Mursi, arguing they could ill afford the political and economic damage.

Read the full story here.

-- Eline Gordts

","short_text":"

From Reuters:

Western allies warned Egypt's military leaders right up to the last minute against using force to crush protest sit-ins by supporters of the ousted Islamist president Mohamed Mursi, arguing they could ill afford the poli...Read More"},{"id":"112","created":"08/14/2013 3:58 PM EDT","title":"Sec. Kerry: Violent Clashes A 'Serious Blow' To Reconciliation Efforts ","tweet_link":"112_sec-kerry-violent-clashes-a-serious-blow-to-reconciliation-efforts-","entry_text":"

Secretary of State John Kerry condemned the heavy-handed intervention by Egyptian security forces while calling for the state of emergency to be lifted \"as soon as possible,\" AP reports.

\"This is a pivotal moment for all Egyptians,\" Kerry said. \"The path toward violence leads only to greater instability, economic disaster and suffering.\"

--Kavitha A. Davidson

","short_text":"

Secretary of State John Kerry condemned the heavy-handed intervention by Egyptian security forces while calling for the state of emergency to be lifted \"as soon as possible,\" Read More"},{"id":"111","created":"08/14/2013 3:50 PM EDT","title":"Death Toll Rises","tweet_link":"111_death-toll-rises","entry_text":"

CNN reports that Egypt's healthy ministry has raised the casualty figures from 149 to 211 dead.

Read more here.

--Kavitha A. Davidson

","short_text":"

CNN reports that Egypt's healthy ministry has raised the casualty figures from 149 to 211 dead.

Read more here.

--Kavitha A. Davidson

"},{"id":"110","created":"08/14/2013 3:32 PM EDT","title":"No More Sit-Ins","tweet_link":"110_no-more-sitins","entry_text":"

Reuters reports that Egyptian security forces will prohibit further sit-ins from taking place.

\"We will not allow any other sit-in in any square in any place in the country,\" Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim said in a televised news conference.

--Kavitha A. Davidson

","short_text":"

Reuters reports that Egyptian security forces will prohibit further sit-ins from taking place.

\"We will not allow an...Read More"},{"id":"109","created":"08/14/2013 3:20 PM EDT","title":"Interior Minister: 43 Policemen Dead ","tweet_link":"109_interior-minister-43-policemen-dead-","entry_text":"

BREAKING: Egypt's interior minister says 43 policemen were killed in clashes with Morsi supporters. -SS

— The Associated Press (@AP) August 14, 2013

--Kavitha A. Davidson

","short_text":"

BREAKING: Egypt's interior minister says 43 policemen were killed in clashes with Morsi supporters. -SS

— The Associated Press (@AP) Read More"},{"id":"108","created":"08/14/2013 3:19 PM EDT","title":"Morsi Supporters Take Cover","tweet_link":"108_morsi-supporters-take-cover","entry_text":"

\"egypt\"

Supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi take cover from Egyptian security forces fire during clashes in Rabaah Al-Adawiya in Cairo's Nasr City district, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

--Ryan Craggs

","short_text":"


\nSupporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi take cover from Egyptian security forces fire during clashes in Rabaah Al-Adawiya in Cairo's Nasr City district, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

--Ryan Cragg...Read More"},{"id":"107","created":"08/14/2013 3:17 PM EDT","title":"State Dept. Still Mum On \"Coup\"","tweet_link":"107_state-dept-still-mum-on-coup","entry_text":"

In her daily press briefing, State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki stated that the administration is not yet willing to call Morsi's July 3 ouster a \"coup,\" while also rejecting the characterization of Thursday's violent clashes as \"civil war.\"

Watch the live briefing here.

--Kavitha A. Davidson

","short_text":"

In her daily press briefing, State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki stated that the administration is not yet willing to call Morsi's July 3 ouster a \"coup,\" while also rejecting the characterization of Thursday's violent clashes as \"civil war.\"

Read More"},{"id":"106","created":"08/14/2013 3:10 PM EDT","title":"AP Interactive On Egypt","tweet_link":"106_ap-interactive-on-egypt","entry_text":"

This concise AP interactive shows the key events, main players and an overview of all that's going on now and all that has led up to Wednesday's violence in Egypt. Take a look here:

--Ryan Craggs

","short_text":"

This concise AP interactive shows the key events, main players and an overview of all that's going on now and all that has led up to Wednesday's violence in Egypt. Take a look here:

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...Read More"},{"id":"105","created":"08/14/2013 2:52 PM EDT","title":"Reporter Describes Arrest","tweet_link":"105_reporter-describes-arrest","entry_text":"

Reuters correspondent Tom Finn describes his arrest and the situation on the ground in Cairo to HuffPost Live. Watch below:

--Kavitha A. Davidson

","short_text":"

Reuters correspondent Tom Finn describes his arrest and the situation on the ground in Cairo to HuffPost Live. Watch below:

--Kavitha A. Davidson

"},{"id":"104","created":"08/14/2013 2:50 PM EDT","title":"NYT: State Of Emergency Regresses To Mubarak Era","tweet_link":"104_nyt-state-of-emergency-regresses-to-mubarak-era","entry_text":"

The New York Times writes that Egypt has regressed under Tuesday's announcement of a month-long state of emergency. The paper writes that the suspension of due process \"returned Egypt to the state of virtual martial law that was in place for three decades former President Hosni Mubarak,\" and that Tuesday's level of violence \"might have crushed the January 2011 uprising that ousted Mr. Mubarak.\"

Read the full NYT report here.

--Ryan Craggs

","short_text":"

The New York Times writes that Egypt has regressed under Tuesday's announcement of a ...Read More"},{"id":"103","created":"08/14/2013 2:39 PM EDT","title":"Press Under Fire","tweet_link":"103_press-under-fire","entry_text":"

GlobalPost's Erin Cunningham has compiled tweets from journalists across Egypt documenting alleged abuse at the hands of security forces, including arrests, stolen equipment, deleted photos, and physical beatings.

--Kavitha A. Davidson

","short_text":"

GlobalPost's Erin Cunningham has compiled tweets from journalists across Egypt documenting alleged abuse at the hands of security force...Read More"},{"id":"102","created":"08/14/2013 2:30 PM EDT","title":"Interim PM Defends Protest Intervention","tweet_link":"102_interim-pm-defends-protest-intervention","entry_text":"

#Egypt PM Hazem Beblawi on TV defends break-up of sit-ins. "The decision to end the sit-in was not an easy one."

— Abigail Hauslohner (@ahauslohner) August 14, 2013

Beblawi commends security forces for acting with the "highest level of self-restraint" today, the deadliest day since #Egypt's 2011 revo.

— Abigail Hauslohner (@ahauslohner) August 14, 2013

","short_text":"

#Egypt PM Hazem Beblawi on TV defends break-up of sit-ins. "The decision to end the sit-in was not an easy one."

Read More"},{"id":"101","created":"08/14/2013 2:22 PM EDT","title":"Kerry Speaking Out On Events In Egypt","tweet_link":"101_kerry-speaking-out-on-events-in-egypt","entry_text":"

#SecKerry speaks to the press about #Egypt at our Daily Press Briefing. Watch live now at http://t.co/Ui84qHCe2U.

— Department of State (@StateDept) 5 years ago

","short_text":"

#SecKerry speaks to the press about #Egypt at our Daily Press Briefing. Watch live now at http://t.co/Ui84qHCe2U.

— Department of State (@StateDept) Read More"},{"id":"100","created":"08/14/2013 2:21 PM EDT","title":"Anti-Coup Alliance Calls For New Protests","tweet_link":"100_anticoup-alliance-calls-for-new-protests","entry_text":"

Reuters reports that the 'Anti-Coup Alliance' called on Egyptians to stage new nationwide protests.

","short_text":"

Reuters reports that the 'Anti-Coup Alliance' called on Egyptians to stage new nationwide protests...Read More"},{"id":"99","created":"08/14/2013 2:16 PM EDT","title":"Is the Obama Administration Complicit In Today's Killings?","tweet_link":"99_is-the-obama-administration-complicit-in-todays-killings","entry_text":"

In an editorial published on Wednesday, the Washington Post argues that the Obama administration is complicit in today's bloodshed in Egypt.

From the Washington Post:

This refusal to take a firm stand against massive violations of human rights is as self-defeating for the United States as it is unconscionable. Continued U.S. support for the Egyptian military is helping to push the country toward a new dictatorship rather than a restored democracy.

Read the full editorial here.

-- Eline Gordts

","short_text":"

In an editorial published on Wednesday, the Washington Post argues that the Obama administration is complicit in today's bloodshed in Egypt.

From the Washington Post:

This refusal to take a firm stand against massive violations...Read More"},{"id":"98","created":"08/14/2013 2:11 PM EDT","title":"Tunisia's Ennahda Releases Statement","tweet_link":"98_tunisias-ennahda-releases-statement","entry_text":"

Tunisia's Islamist Ennahda party released a statement on Wednesday's events in Egypt.

he coup authorities in Egypt have committed a massacre against peaceful protesters in Cairo squares and in other cities across Egypt, killing hundreds and injuring thousands, including women and children.

Ennahdha Party, which is following with pain and great concern the ongoing crime:

1. Strongly condemns this crime against the people of Egypt and its revolution, and condemns the grave violations against women, children and other peaceful civilians.

2. Express its complete solidarity with the Egyptian people and their right to regain their freedom and their rejection of the overturning of their will.

3. Calls on all Egyptian, regional and international parties to assume their responsibilities in ending this terrible crime and supporting the Egyptian people's struggle against the coup.

Ennahdha Party

Rached Ghannouchi

-- Eline Gordts

","short_text":"

Tunisia's Islamist Ennahda party released a statement on Wednesday's events in Egypt.

he coup authorities in Egypt have committed a mas...Read More"},{"id":"97","created":"08/14/2013 2:09 PM EDT","title":"The Heartbreaking Last Words Of Killed Journalist","tweet_link":"97_the-heartbreaking-last-words-of-killed-journalist","entry_text":"

HuffPost Media Reports:

The family of one of the journalists killed in the violence in Egypt released the text of her last conversation with her mother before she was shot on Wednesday.

Habiba Ahmed Abd Elaziz was 26. She was a reporter for XPress, a newspaper based in the United Arab Emirates. Gulf News, which published XPress, wrote about Elaziz after her death. It said she had been killed by sniper fire:

She joined Gulf News on September 11, 2011, interning as a community journalist for the Readers Desk. Habiba subsequently joined XPRESS on April 1, 2012 after earning her Journalism degree from the American University of Sharjah (AUS). She covered the police and court beats for XPRESS.

Later, The National, an English-language newspaper based in Abu Dhabi, published heartbreaking excerpts of Elaziz's last SMS conversation with her mother.

An section of the exchange is below:

Habiba: I took three kinds of medication. It's very cold here and I'm shivering. The crowds are massive and on high alert. Pray for us, mother. Mother: God, keep us steadfast and give us power. God, grant us power over their necks I entrust you to God the Almighty Habiba: I'm heading to the platform in a little while. There are tanks there.

Mother:

God grant us steadfastness

God grant us victory

This is what I wrote on my page:

God, I entrust to you all my brothers and sisters, sons and daughters in Rabeaa and Al Nahda and all those who are protesting across Egypt. God I entrust to you with my husband Ahmed and my daughter Habiba. May we not be bereaved over any of them. God empower them and support them and keep them steadfast at the moment of encounter today.

12:46pm

Mother:

Habiba, please reassure me. I've called thousands of times. Please, my darling, I'm worried sick. Tell me how you are.

Read the full exchange at The National.

","short_text":"

HuffPost Media Reports:

The family of one of the journalists killed in the vi...Read More"},{"id":"96","created":"08/14/2013 2:00 PM EDT","title":"France Urges 'Immediate Halt' to Crackdown","tweet_link":"96_france-urges-immediate-halt-to-crackdown","entry_text":"

AFP: France urges \"immediate halt\" to crackdown on supporters of ousted President Mohamed #Morsi by security services in #Egypt

— Sky News Newsdesk (@SkyNewsBreak) 3 years ago

","short_text":"

AFP: France urges \"immediate halt\" to crackdown on supporters of ousted President Mohamed #Morsi by security services in #Egypt

— Sky News Newsdesk (@SkyNewsBreak) Read More"},{"id":"95","created":"08/14/2013 1:56 PM EDT","title":"Reports: 8 Top Muslim Brotherhood Leaders Arrested","tweet_link":"95_reports-8-top-muslim-brotherhood-leaders-arrested","entry_text":"

#Egyptian security source confirms the arrest of 8 top leaders of MB: Hegazi, Beltagy, Erian, Arraf and Ber are all among them

— Ayman Mohyeldin (@AymanM) 4 years ago

","short_text":"

#Egyptian security source confirms the arrest of 8 top leaders of MB: Hegazi, Beltagy, Erian, Arraf and Ber are all among them

— Ayman Mohyeldin (@AymanM) Read More"},{"id":"94","created":"08/14/2013 1:40 PM EDT","title":"Supporters And Opponents Of Morsi Clash In Alexandria","tweet_link":"94_supporters-and-opponents-of-morsi-clash-in-alexandria","entry_text":"

","short_text":"

"},{"id":"93","created":"08/14/2013 1:36 PM EDT","title":"McCain Reacts To Crisis In Egypt","tweet_link":"93_mccain-reacts-to-crisis-in-egypt","entry_text":"

As we predicted and feared, chaos in #Cairo. Sec Kerry praising the military takeover didn't help

— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain)
4 years ago

","short_text":"

As we predicted and feared, chaos in #Cairo. Sec Kerry praising the military takeover didn't help

— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) 4 years...Read More"},{"id":"91","created":"08/14/2013 12:57 PM EDT","title":"Powerful, Heartbreaking Photos","tweet_link":"91_powerful-heartbreaking-photos","entry_text":"

Inside #Rabaa today. Heartbreaking :'( http://t.co/1D9BliOwCx /by @mosaaberizing

— Mostafa Hussein (@moftasa) 6 years ago

","short_text":"

Inside #Rabaa today. Heartbreaking :'( http://t.co/1D9BliOwCx /by @mosaaberizing

— Mostafa Hussein (@moftasa) Read More"},{"id":"90","created":"08/14/2013 12:55 PM EDT","title":"'We Lost The Heart Of Our Team'","tweet_link":"90_we-lost-the-heart-of-our-team","entry_text":"

In our attempt to show the world the horror at Rabaa today, we lost the heart of our team. I can't find more words now. We love you Mick

— Tom Rayner (@RaynerSkyNews) 4 years ago

","short_text":"

In our attempt to show the world the horror at Rabaa today, we lost the heart of our team. I can't find more words now. We love you Mick

— Tom Rayner (@RaynerSkyNews) Read More"},{"id":"89","created":"08/14/2013 12:31 PM EDT","title":"PHOTO: Protesters Leave Rabaa","tweet_link":"89_photo-protesters-leave-rabaa","entry_text":"

Rabaa protesters continue seemingly never-ending procession out of protest camp. http://t.co/KcPKiUxzuX

— Evan Hill (@evanchill) 4 years ago

","short_text":"

Rabaa protesters continue seemingly never-ending procession out of protest camp. http://t.co/KcPKiUxzuX

— Evan Hill (@evanchill) Read More"},{"id":"88","created":"08/14/2013 12:30 PM EDT","title":"AFP Map Of Today's Clashes","tweet_link":"88_afp-map-of-todays-clashes","entry_text":"

#INFOGRAPHIC: Map of Egypt locating violent clashes between security forces and Morsi supporters http://t.co/q0MR67ISjY

— Agence France-Presse (@AFP) 1 year ago

","short_text":"

#INFOGRAPHIC: Map of Egypt locating violent clashes between security forces and Morsi supporters http://t.co/q0MR67ISjY

— Agence France-Presse (@AFP) Read More"},{"id":"87","created":"08/14/2013 12:22 PM EDT","title":"Police Seize Second Protest Camp","tweet_link":"87_police-seize-second-protest-camp","entry_text":"

BREAKING: Egypt's state TV says police have seized full control of second pro-Morsi camp in Cairo.

— The Associated Press (@AP) August 14, 2013

","short_text":"

BREAKING: Egypt's state TV says police have seized full control of second pro-Morsi camp in Cairo.

— The Associated Press (@AP) Read More"},{"id":"86","created":"08/14/2013 12:20 PM EDT","title":"Another Reporter Arrested","tweet_link":"86_another-reporter-arrested","entry_text":"

Patrick Kingsley, a reporter for The Guardian in Cairo, tweeted earlier this afternoon that he had been arrested at a check point in the Egyptian capital. Kingsley announced a few minutes later that he had been released.

arrested at check point.0. opera dq

— Patrick Kingsley (@PatrickKingsley) 3 years ago

it's fine. they've let us go now.

— Patrick Kingsley (@PatrickKingsley) 3 years ago

-- Eline Gordts

","short_text":"

Patrick Kingsley, a reporter for The Guardian in Cairo, tweeted earlier this afternoon that he had been arrested at a check point in the Egyptian capital. Kingsley announced a few minutes later that he had been released.

Read More"},{"id":"85","created":"08/14/2013 12:14 PM EDT","title":"More On El Baradei's Resignation","tweet_link":"85_more-on-el-baradeis-resignation","entry_text":"

More from Reuters on El Baradei's resignation:

CAIRO - Egypt's interim vice president, Mohamed ElBaradei, resigned on Wednesday after the security forces violently broke up protest camps set up by supporters of the deposed president, Mohamed Morsi.

In a resignation letter to Interim President Adly Mansour, ElBaradei said that \"the beneficiaries of what happened today are those who call for violence, terrorism and the most extreme groups\".

\"As you know, I saw that there were peaceful ways to end this clash in society, there were proposed and acceptable solutions for beginnings that would take us to national consensus,\" he wrote.

\"It has become difficult for me to continue bearing responsibility for decisions that I do not agree with and whose consequences I fear. I cannot bear the responsibility for one drop of blood.\"

More from Reuters here.

-- Eline Gordts

","short_text":"

More from Reuters on El Baradei's resignation:

CAIRO - Egypt's interim vice president, Mohamed ElBaradei, resigned on Wednesday after the security forces violently broke up protest camps set up by supporters of the deposed president,...Read More"},{"id":"84","created":"08/14/2013 12:01 PM EDT","title":"Amnesty International Calls On Security Forces To Avoid Bloodshed","tweet_link":"84_amnesty-international-calls-on-security-forces-to-avoid-bloodshed","entry_text":"

International human rights organization Amnesty International called on the Egyptian security forces to avoid further bloodshed.

“Promises by the authorities to use lethal methods only as a last resort to disperse protesters appear to have been broken. All too often in the past the Egyptian security forces have used excessive force against demonstrators with catastrophic consequences,” said Philip Luther, director for the Middle East and North Africa program at Amnesty International. “Security forces have a duty to prevent further loss of life. This must be an immediate priority.”

-- Eline Gordts

","short_text":"

International human rights organization Amnesty International called on the Egyptian security forces to avoid further bloodshed....Read More"},{"id":"83","created":"08/14/2013 11:50 AM EDT","title":"White House: World Is Watching","tweet_link":"83_white-house-world-is-watching","entry_text":"

The White House has condemned the violent crackdown in Egypt today, as White House deputy spokesman Josh Earnest spoke from Martha's Vineyard, where President Barack Obama is on vacation. Earnest said the \"world is watching\" the events in Cairo and urged restraint. He also said the violence runs counter to the promises the Egyptian government has made and will make moving forward more difficult.

Read the entire report here.

--Ryan Craggs

","short_text":"

The White House has condemned the violent crackdown in Egypt today, as White House deputy spokesman Josh Earnest spoke from Martha's Vineyard, where President Barack Obama is on vacation. Earnest said the \"Read More"},{"id":"82","created":"08/14/2013 11:46 AM EDT","title":"Report: El Baradei Announces Resignation","tweet_link":"82_report-el-baradei-announces-resignation","entry_text":"

#BREAKING Egypt VP, Nobel laureate ElBaradei announces resignation

— Agence France-Presse (@AFP) 1 year ago

","short_text":"

#BREAKING Egypt VP, Nobel laureate ElBaradei announces resignation

— Agence France-Presse (@AFP) 1 year ago

"},{"id":"81","created":"08/14/2013 11:44 AM EDT","title":"Death Toll Rises","tweet_link":"81_death-toll-rises","entry_text":"

Egypt's health ministry raises death toll to 149.

Egypt's Health Ministry reports 149 killed in Cairo; more than 1,400 others wounded http://t.co/MlLBN6DtYT

— Reuters World (@ReutersWorld) 2 years ago

","short_text":"

Egypt's health ministry raises death toll to 149.

Egypt's Health Ministry reports 149 killed in Cairo; more than 1,400 others wounded http://t.co/MlLBN6DtYT

— Reu...Read More"},{"id":"80","created":"08/14/2013 11:41 AM EDT","title":"State TV: 4 Policemen Shot In Cairo","tweet_link":"80_state-tv-4-policemen-shot-in-cairo","entry_text":"

Sky News' Tim Marshall writes:

Egypt. State TV says 4 policemen shot dead inside a police station in Cairo by Mosri supporters.

— Tim Marshall (@Skytwitius) 4 years ago

","short_text":"

Sky News' Tim Marshall writes:

Egypt. State TV says 4 policemen shot dead inside a police station in Cairo by Mosri supporters.

— Tim Marshall (@Skytwitius) Read More"},{"id":"79","created":"08/14/2013 11:38 AM EDT","title":"Mapping The Pro-Morsi Protest Camps","tweet_link":"79_mapping-the-promorsi-protest-camps","entry_text":"

Police have reportedly broken up the smaller Nahda camp, located near the University of Cairo, while clashes persist at the main camp at the Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque.

Credit: Google Maps

-- Kavitha Davidson

","short_text":"

Police have reportedly broken up the smaller Nahda camp, located near the University of Cairo, while clashes persist at the main camp at the Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque.

Credit: Google Maps

-- Kavitha Davidson

"},{"id":"78","created":"08/14/2013 11:29 AM EDT","title":"White House Condemns Violence In Egypt","tweet_link":"78_white-house-condemns-violence-in-egypt","entry_text":"

MORE: White House condemns violence in Egypt, says \"world is watching\" what happens in Cairo: http://t.co/YcqLcmVDrA -KM

— The Associated Press (@AP) 4 years ago

","short_text":"

MORE: White House condemns violence in Egypt, says \"world is watching\" what happens in Cairo: http://t.co/YcqLcmVDrA -KM

— The Associated Press (@AP) Read More"},{"id":"76","created":"08/14/2013 11:15 AM EDT","title":"Reuters Photographer Shot In The Foot","tweet_link":"76_reuters-photographer-shot-in-the-foot","entry_text":"

A @Reuters photographer was shot in the foot in Cairo, is receiving treatment. http://t.co/FELB75Tmai

— Reuters World (@ReutersWorld) 2 years ago

","short_text":"

A @Reuters photographer was shot in the foot in Cairo, is receiving treatment. http://t.co/FELB75Tmai

— Reuters World (@ReutersW...Read More"},{"id":"75","created":"08/14/2013 11:01 AM EDT","title":"Gov't Declares Nighttime Curfew","tweet_link":"75_govt-declares-nighttime-curfew","entry_text":"

BREAKING: Egypt's government declares nighttime curfew in Cairo and 10 provinces.

— The Associated Press (@AP) August 14, 2013

","short_text":"

BREAKING: Egypt's government declares nighttime curfew in Cairo and 10 provinces.

— The Associated Press (@AP) Augus...Read More"},{"id":"74","created":"08/14/2013 11:01 AM EDT","title":"RIP Habiba. ","tweet_link":"74_rip-habiba-","entry_text":"

Important not to forget the non-western journalist killed in Cairo today: Gulf News reporter Habiba Ahmed Abd Elaziz. http://t.co/5abT0x3wtl

— Anup Kaphle (@AnupKaphle) 5 years ago

","short_text":"

Important not to forget the non-western journalist killed in Cairo today: Gulf News reporter Habiba Ahmed Abd Elaziz. http://t.co/5abT0x3wtl

— Anup Kaphle (@AnupKaphle) ...Read More"},{"id":"73","created":"08/14/2013 10:51 AM EDT","title":"PHOTO: Police Vehicle Pushed Off Bridge","tweet_link":"73_photo-police-vehicle-pushed-off-bridge","entry_text":"

\"egypt

A police vehicle is pushed off of the 6th of October bridge by protesters close to the largest sit-in by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in the eastern Nasr City district of Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Aly Hazzaa, El Shorouk Newspaper)

","short_text":"


\nA police vehicle is pushed off of the 6th of October bridge by protesters close to the largest sit-in by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in the eastern Nasr City district of Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. (AP Phot...Read More"},{"id":"72","created":"08/14/2013 10:49 AM EDT","title":"PHOTO: Dead Bodies Inside Tayaran St Mosque","tweet_link":"72_photo-dead-bodies-inside-tayaran-st-mosque","entry_text":"

Dead bodies inside sallam mosque on tayaran st at rabaa; its a fiels hospital now #Egypt http://t.co/v6NehkPOur

— Nadine Marroushi (@nadinemarroushi) 3 years ago

","short_text":"

Dead bodies inside sallam mosque on tayaran st at rabaa; its a fiels hospital now #Egypt http://t.co/v6NehkPOur

— Nadine Marroushi (@nadinemarroushi) Read More"},{"id":"71","created":"08/14/2013 10:44 AM EDT","title":"Reports: Armed Men Attack Alexandria Library","tweet_link":"71_reports-armed-men-attack-alexandria-library","entry_text":"

Egypt's state-run Nile TV reports that armed men have attacked the famous library of Alexandria, on the country's northern coast.

#BreakingNews: Armed men attack #Alexandria Library: Nile TV #Egypt http://t.co/IvhLG5VRDq

— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) 4 years ago

","short_text":"

Egypt's state-run Nile TV reports that armed men have attacked the famous library of Alexandria, on the country's northern coast.

#BreakingNews: Armed men attack #Alexandria Library: Nile TV #Egypt Read More"},{"id":"70","created":"08/14/2013 10:42 AM EDT","title":"PHOTO: Brave Women Shields Injured Youth","tweet_link":"70_photo-brave-women-shields-injured-youth","entry_text":"

#PHOTO An Egyptian woman stands between a wounded youth and a bulldozer during clashes in #Egypt today http://t.co/18G4HJ9lFA

— Agence France-Presse (@AFP) 1 year ago

","short_text":"

#PHOTO An Egyptian woman stands between a wounded youth and a bulldozer during clashes in #Egypt today http://t.co/18G4HJ9lFA

— Agence France-Presse (@AFP) Read More"},{"id":"69","created":"08/14/2013 10:32 AM EDT","title":"How The World Reacted To The Clashes In Egypt","tweet_link":"69_how-the-world-reacted-to-the-clashes-in-egypt","entry_text":"

From the Associated Press:

TURKEY

Turkey's government, which has been consistently critical of the military-backed ouster of Morsi, harshly criticized the crackdown. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's office called the crackdown \"a serious blow to the hopes of a return to democracy.\" It also blamed other unnamed countries for encouraging the government after Morsi's ouster on July 3.

Turkish President Abdullah Gul warned that Egypt could descend into chaos, comparing the clashes to the crackdown in Syria that precipitated a civil war.

Turkey itself has been criticized in recent months for heavy-handed police tactics in clamping down on protests against Erdogan's government that included firing tear gas canisters directly at protesters. Hundreds of Turks in Ankara and Istanbul protested against the crackdown.

UNITED NATIONS

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the violence and called on all sides to reconsider their actions in light of new political realities and the need to prevent further loss of life.

Ban said he regrets that Egyptian authorities chose to use force to respond to the demonstrations and is \"well aware that the vast majority of the Egyptian people, weary of disruptions to normal life caused by demonstrations and counter-demonstrations, want their country to go forward peacefully in an Egyptian-led process towards prosperity and democracy,\" according to a statement from his office.

Ban urged all Egyptians to focus on reconciliation, the statement said, because he believes that \"violence and incitement from any side are not the answers to the challenges Egypt faces.\"

GERMANY

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said the government was \"extremely worried\" about the \"very dangerous\" escalation of violence in Egypt, indirectly criticizing the leadership for its crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood while at the same time urging an end to violence.

\"We expect from the transitional government and the Egyptian authorities that they allow peaceful demonstrations just as we expect from the other political forces that they distance themselves clearly from violence, that they don't demand violence and don't act violently.\"

Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman, Steffen Seibert, said the \"decisive principle\" must be \"that the human rights of all Egyptians, independent of their political direction and conviction, have to be respected and protected.\"

JORDAN

Jordan's Muslim Brotherhood has urged its Egyptian peers to continue protests, saying their victory will help the fundamentalist group rise to power elsewhere in the Arab world.

A harshly-worded statement by the Brotherhood's political arm, the Islamic Action Front, also warns Egypt's military rulers that they have fallen into a \"conspiracy\" hatched by the United States and Israel to weaken Muslims.

\"Today is your day, and upon its outcome, the future of Egypt, Arabs and Muslims will be determined,\" according to a statement issued before 200 Brotherhood activists staged a protest outside the Egyptian Embassy in Amman.

The protesters rebuked Egypt's military rulers as a \"tool for corrupt and tyrant military regimes.\"

Jordan's police sealed off the area around the embassy saying they expect the numbers to swell later.

ITALY

Italian Foreign Minister Emma Bonino appealed to all sides in Egypt to do what they can to immediately stop the explosion of violence and \"avoid a bloodbath.\"

Bonino expressed deep sorrow for the loss of human lives.

\"I had expressed the hope that the squares with the sit-ins be emptied\" through an agreement among all sides, and \"not with the intervention of police forces, which doesn't help the search for a solution to the political crisis,\" Bonino said.

She added that it was essential that security forces \"exercise maximum self-control; likewise, everyone must avoid every incitement to violence.\" Bonino renewed an appeal for the resumption of a \"process of national dialogue.\"

","short_text":"

From the Associated Press:

TURKEY

Turkey's government, which has been consistently critical of the...Read More"},{"id":"68","created":"08/14/2013 10:29 AM EDT","title":"Reports: Americans Among Hundreds Arrested","tweet_link":"68_reports-americans-among-hundreds-arrested","entry_text":"

NBC New York's Shimon Prokupecz reports that American nationals are among the hundreds arrested by security forces trying to clear the streets of Cairo.

NBC NEWS: American nationals among the 543 people arrested in effort to clear streets in Cairo, Egypt security source. @NBCNewYork

— Shimon Prokupecz (@shimon4ny) August 14, 2013

-- Kavitha Davidson

","short_text":"

NBC New York's Shimon Prokupecz reports that American nationals are among the hundreds arrested by security forces trying to clear the streets of Cairo.

NBC NEWS: American nationals among...Read More"},{"id":"67","created":"08/14/2013 10:13 AM EDT","title":"Al Jazeera: Military Preparing To Back Up Police","tweet_link":"67_al-jazeera-military-preparing-to-back-up-police","entry_text":"

Al Jazeera reports that the military is preparing to back up the police in clashes with Morsi supporters.

Military sources told the network that soldiers are ready to deploy if the situation escalates around Rabaa al-Adawiya and in al-Batal Ahmed Abdel Aziz street in Mohandessine.

-- Eline Gordts

","short_text":"

Al Jazeera reports that the military is preparing to back up the police in clashes with Morsi supporters.

Military sources told the network that soldiers are re...Read More"},{"id":"66","created":"08/14/2013 10:05 AM EDT","title":"'Everyone At Sky News Is Shocked'","tweet_link":"66_everyone-at-sky-news-is-shocked","entry_text":"

HuffPost UK reports on the death of Sky News cameraman Mick Deane:

Mr Deane, who had worked for Sky for 15 years, based in Washington and then Jerusalem, was 61, and married with two sons.

John Ryley, Head of Sky News, said: \"Everyone at Sky News is shocked and saddened by Mick’s death.

Read the full story here.

-- Eline Gordts

","short_text":"

HuffPost UK reports on the death of Sky News cameraman Mick Deane:

Mr Deane, who had worked...Read More"},{"id":"65","created":"08/14/2013 9:59 AM EDT","title":"Egypt's Health Ministry Raises Death Toll To 95","tweet_link":"65_egypts-health-ministry-raises-death-toll-to-95","entry_text":"

95 killed & 758 hurt in #Egypt violence, health ministry says, as month-long state of emergency declared http://t.co/PSTJZEose8

— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) 6 years ago

","short_text":"

95 killed & 758 hurt in #Egypt violence, health ministry says, as month-long state of emergency declared http://t.co/PSTJZEose8

— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) Read More"},{"id":"64","created":"08/14/2013 9:58 AM EDT","title":"Video Appears To Show Police Vehicle Falling Off October 6 Bridge","tweet_link":"64_video-appears-to-show-police-vehicle-falling-off-october-6-bridge","entry_text":"

Video uploaded to YouTube appears to show a police vehicle falling off Cairo's October 6 bridge. NBC reporter Ayman Mohyeldin had posted a photo of the car earlier today.

","short_text":"

Video uploaded to YouTube appears to show a police vehicle falling off Cairo's October 6 bridge. NBC reporter Ayman Mohyeldin had posted a photo of the car earlier today.

"},{"id":"63","created":"08/14/2013 9:52 AM EDT","title":"Egypt Declares State Of Emergency","tweet_link":"63_egypt-declares-state-of-emergency","entry_text":"

BREAKING: Egypt's state TV says presidency has declared a monthlong state of emergency across nation.

— The Associated Press (@AP) 4 years ago

","short_text":"

BREAKING: Egypt's state TV says presidency has declared a monthlong state of emergency across nation.

— The Associated Press (@AP) 4 years ago<...Read More"},{"id":"62","created":"08/14/2013 9:46 AM EDT","title":"Daughter Of Muslim Brotherhood Leader Killed","tweet_link":"62_daughter-of-muslim-brotherhood-leader-killed","entry_text":"

The daughter of senior Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed el-Beltagy was killed on Wednesday in the protest camp at the Rabaa mosque.

MadaMasr reports that 17-year-old Asmaa el-Beltagy was injured in the chest.

Talking to Al Jazeera, Mohammed el-Beltagy confirmed the death of his daughter and accused the leader of Egypt's armed forces, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, of turning Egypt into a new Syria.

-- Eline Gordts

","short_text":"

The daughter of senior Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed el-Beltagy was killed on Wednesday in the protest camp at the Rabaa mosque.

MadaMasr reports that 17-year-old Read More"},{"id":"61","created":"08/14/2013 9:35 AM EDT","title":"Ban Ki-Moon Condemns Violence","tweet_link":"61_ban-kimoon-condemns-violence","entry_text":"

U.N. Secretary Ban Ki-moon condemned the violence in Egypt on Wednesday, Reuters reports. The U.N. added that hundreds of people appear to have been killed in the clashes.

-- Eline Gordts

","short_text":"

U.N. Secretary Ban Ki-moon condemned the violence in Egypt on Wednesday, Reuters reports. The U.N. added that hundreds of people appear to have been killed in the clas...Read More"},{"id":"60","created":"08/14/2013 9:31 AM EDT","title":"The Economist: 'Hard To Imagine A More Catastrophic Outcome'","tweet_link":"60_the-economist-hard-to-imagine-a-more-catastrophic-outcome","entry_text":"

The Economist notes that while the crackdown on pro-Morsi sit-ins on Wednesday was fully expected, the results could not have been more disastrous. The magazine details:

The record of Egypt’s security forces in dealing with street protests is appalling. Aside from the hundreds they have killed during two-and-a-half years of unrest since January 2011, two previous clashes with the Nasr City protesters in the past few weeks had left scores dead. But the police had suggested they would use a lighter hand this time, and allow a safe exit for the protesters, who numbered perhaps 5,000 at Cairo University and 10,000 in Nasr City.

Read the entire post by The Economist here.

-- Ryan Craggs

","short_text":"

The Economist notes that while the crackdown on pro-Morsi sit-ins on Wednesday was fully expected, the results could not have been ...Read More"},{"id":"59","created":"08/14/2013 9:30 AM EDT","title":"BBC Reporter Counts At Least 50 Bodies","tweet_link":"59_bbc-reporter-counts-at-least-50-bodies","entry_text":"

At least 50 bodies counted by BBC Arabic reporter at 2 makeshift hospitals near Rabaa al-Adwiya mosque in Cairo http://t.co/BqAaZQTTsU

— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) 6 years ago

","short_text":"

At least 50 bodies counted by BBC Arabic reporter at 2 makeshift hospitals near Rabaa al-Adwiya mosque in Cairo http://t.co/BqAaZQTTsU

— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking)...Read More"},{"id":"58","created":"08/14/2013 9:17 AM EDT","title":"Stock Exchange, Banks Will Close","tweet_link":"58_stock-exchange-banks-will-close","entry_text":"

Egypt's stock exchange, banks to close on Thursday following violence, official says - @Reuters

— Breaking News (@BreakingNews) 6 years ago

","short_text":"

Egypt's stock exchange, banks to close on Thursday following violence, official says - @Reuters

— Breaking News (@BreakingNews) Read More"},{"id":"57","created":"08/14/2013 9:09 AM EDT","title":"Cameron Mourns Sky News Cameraman","tweet_link":"57_cameron-mourns-sky-news-cameraman","entry_text":"

I am saddened to hear of the death of cameraman Mick Deane, covering Egyptian violence. My thoughts are with his family and @SkyNews team.

— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) 3 years ago

","short_text":"

I am saddened to hear of the death of cameraman Mick Deane, covering Egyptian violence. My thoughts are with his family and @SkyNews team.

— David Cameron (@David_Ca...Read More"},{"id":"56","created":"08/14/2013 8:55 AM EDT","title":"Death Toll Rises In Suez And Fayoum","tweet_link":"56_death-toll-rises-in-suez-and-fayoum","entry_text":"

The Egyptian Ministry of Health says five people were killed in Suez on Wednesday, when pro-Morsi protesters tried to storm a government building. According to Egypt's state news agency, the death toll in Fayoum has risen to 17.

-- Eline Gordts

","short_text":"

The Egyptian Ministry of Health says five people were killed in Suez on Wednesday, when pro-Morsi protesters tried to storm a government building. According to Egypt's state ne...Read More"},{"id":"55","created":"08/14/2013 8:42 AM EDT","title":"Health Ministry Says 56 Dead, AFP Reporter Puts Toll At 124","tweet_link":"55_health-ministry-says-56-dead-afp-reporter-puts-toll-at-124","entry_text":"

Egypt's Health Ministry announced its estimates that 56 people have been killed in Wednesday's violence. An AFP reporter counting bodies at three different morgues in Cairo put the death toll at 124.

#Egypt latest: @AFP correspondent on the ground, counting bodies at three morgues, puts the toll at 124 people.

— Sara Hussein (@sarahussein) 3 years ago

","short_text":"

Egypt's Health Ministry announced its estimates that 56 people have been killed in Wednesday's violence. An AFP reporter counting bodies at three different morgu...Read More"},{"id":"54","created":"08/14/2013 8:34 AM EDT","title":"Bloodbath In Rabaa","tweet_link":"54_bloodbath-in-rabaa","entry_text":"

CBS producer Alex Ortiz tweets:

We saw a bloodbath inside the #Rabaa field hospital. Every floor has constant stream of dead and wounded, nearly all from gunshot wounds.

— Alex Ortiz (@azortiz) 2 years ago

","short_text":"

CBS producer Alex Ortiz tweets:

We saw a bloodbath inside the #Rabaa field hospital. Every floor has constant stream of dead and wounded, nearly all from gunshot wounds.

— Alex Ortiz (@azortiz) Read More"},{"id":"53","created":"08/14/2013 8:28 AM EDT","title":"Morsi Supporters Marching","tweet_link":"53_morsi-supporters-marching","entry_text":"

Morsi supporters march in Abbasiya heading towards Rabaa chanting Say it don't be afraid the military has go http://t.co/dyoNsecFCm

— betsy hiel (@betsy_hiel) 2 years ago

","short_text":"

Morsi supporters march in Abbasiya heading towards Rabaa chanting Say it don't be afraid the military has go http://t.co/dyoNsecFCm

— betsy hiel (@betsy_hiel) Read More"},{"id":"52","created":"08/14/2013 8:27 AM EDT","title":"More Details On The Fighting In Fayoum","tweet_link":"52_more-details-on-the-fighting-in-fayoum","entry_text":"

Reuters has more details on the fighting in Fayoum:

The hospital official cited earlier is Saad Kamel, head of the morgue at Fayoum general hospital, says the death toll following fighting at police stations between Morsi supporters and security forces has killed at least nine people.

Witnesses say that Morsi supporters attacked at least two police stations in Fayoum, setting fire to police vehicles outside one, and that there were clashes outside the provincial governor's offices.

Read more here.

-- Eline Gordts

","short_text":"

Reuters has more details on the fighting in Fayoum:

The hospital official cited earlier is Saad Kamel, head of the morgue at Fayoum general hospital, says the death toll following fighting at police stations between Morsi supporters a...Read More"},{"id":"51","created":"08/14/2013 8:25 AM EDT","title":"State-Run TV: 6 Members Of Security Forces Killed","tweet_link":"51_staterun-tv-6-members-of-security-forces-killed","entry_text":"

According to the state-run Nile TV, six members of the Egyptian security forces were killed on Wednesday, Reuters notes. More than 60 members were injured.

","short_text":"

According to the state-run Nile TV, six members of the Egyptian security forces were killed on Wednesday, Reuters notes. More than 60 members were injured.

"},{"id":"50","created":"08/14/2013 8:19 AM EDT","title":"Sky TV Confirms Death Of Cameraman","tweet_link":"50_sky-tv-confirms-death-of-cameraman","entry_text":"

RT @AymanM: SKY TV Arabic confirms that a SKY TV UK cameraman has been killed today in Rabaa al Adawiya. 2nd journalist killed today #egypt

— HuffPost Media (@HuffPostMedia) 4 years ago

","short_text":"

RT @AymanM: SKY TV Arabic confirms that a SKY TV UK cameraman has been killed today in Rabaa al Adawiya. 2nd journalist killed today #egypt

— HuffPost Media (@HuffPo...Read More"},{"id":"49","created":"08/14/2013 8:17 AM EDT","title":"PHOTO: View Down Tayaran Street","tweet_link":"49_photo-view-down-tayaran-street","entry_text":"

","short_text":"

"},{"id":"48","created":"08/14/2013 8:12 AM EDT","title":"PHOTOS: Destruction In Cairo","tweet_link":"48_photos-destruction-in-cairo","entry_text":"

\"egypt\"

Egyptian security forces move in to disperse a protest camp held by supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and members of the Muslim Brotherhood, on Aug. 14, 2013 near Cairo's Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

\"egypt\"

Egyptian security forces move in to disperse a protest camp held by supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and members of the Muslim Brotherhood, on Aug. 14, 2013 near Cairo's Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

\"egypt\"

Supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and members of the Muslim Brotherhood gesture as Egyptian security forces (unseen) move in to disperse their protest camp, on Aug. 14, 2013 near Cairo's Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

","short_text":"


\nEgyptian security forces move in to disperse a protest camp held by supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and members of the Muslim Brotherhood, on Aug. 14, 2013 near Cairo's Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
\n

<...Read More"},{"id":"47","created":"08/14/2013 8:06 AM EDT","title":"Report: Muslim Brotherhood Now DENIES Leader's Daughter Has Died","tweet_link":"47_report-muslim-brotherhood-now-denies-leaders-daughter-has-died","entry_text":"

According to Egyptian Streets, the Muslim Brotherhood retracted its earlier statement that the daughter of leader Khairat el-Shater had been killed on Wednesday morning. The outlet adds that sources say the daughter of Mohammed el-Beltagy, another leader, has died in the clashes.

UPDATE: Daughter of Khairat El-Shater was NOT KILLED, #MB retracts article. #Egypt #Morsi

— Egyptian Streets (@EgyptianStreets) 1 month ago

","short_text":"

According to Egyptian Streets, the Muslim Brotherhood retracted its earlier statement that the daughter of leader Khairat el-Shater had been killed on Wednesday morning. The outlet adds that sources say the daughter of Mohammed el-Beltagy, another lead...Read More"},{"id":"46","created":"08/14/2013 8:01 AM EDT","title":"Morsi Supporters 'Torch 3 Churches'","tweet_link":"46_morsi-supporters-torch-3-churches","entry_text":"

AFP reports supporters of deposed president Mohammed Morsi threw firebombs at Mar Gergiss church in Sohag, burning the church down. Sohag has a large Coptic Christian community, which supported Morsi's removal by the Egyptian armed forces.

The news agency also notes two other churches were attacked and damaged by fire in El Menia province.

Read the full story from AFP here.

-- Ryan Craggs

","short_text":"

AFP reports supporters of deposed president Mohammed Morsi threw firebombs at Mar Gergiss churchRead More"},{"id":"45","created":"08/14/2013 7:57 AM EDT","title":"Reports: Khairat Al-Shater's Daughter And Husband Have Been Killed","tweet_link":"45_reports-khairat-alshaters-daughter-and-husband-have-been-killed","entry_text":"

Al Jazeera Arabic and Al Arabiya report that two members of the family of a senior Muslim Brotherhood leader have been killed. According to the outlets, Khairat al-Shater's daughter and husband were killed on Wednesday morning.

RT @AlArabiya_Eng: #BREAKINGNEWS: Muslim Brotherhood confirms that MB official Khairat al-Shater's daughter and husband have been killed

— Ben Flanagan (@ben_flanagan) 4 years ago

","short_text":"

Al Jazeera Arabic and Al Arabiya report that two members of the family of a senior Muslim Brotherhood leader have been killed. According to the outlets, Khairat al-Shater's daughter and husband were killed on Wednesday morning.

Read More"},{"id":"44","created":"08/14/2013 7:52 AM EDT","title":"Live Video From Cairo","tweet_link":"44_live-video-from-cairo","entry_text":"

Live video: Scenes in Cairo, Egypt, where government security forces have moved to clear pro-Morsi camps - @NBCNews http://t.co/ffuXiinrI9

— Breaking News (@BreakingNews) 6 years ago

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Live video: Scenes in Cairo, Egypt, where government security forces have moved to clear pro-Morsi camps - @NBCNews http://t.co/ffuXiinrI9Read More"},{"id":"43","created":"08/14/2013 7:48 AM EDT","title":"At Least 9 Killed In Fayoum","tweet_link":"43_at-least-9-killed-in-fayoum","entry_text":"

At least 9 people killed in Egyptian province of Fayoum after clashes between Morsi supporters and police, hospital official says - @Reuters

— Breaking News (@BreakingNews) 6 years ago

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At least 9 people killed in Egyptian province of Fayoum after clashes between Morsi supporters and police, hospital official says - @Reuters

— Breaking News (@Breaki...Read More"},{"id":"42","created":"08/14/2013 7:38 AM EDT","title":"Turkish PM Reacts To Wednesday's Events","tweet_link":"42_turkish-pm-reacts-to-wednesdays-events","entry_text":"

Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan calls on UN Security Council, Arab League to act to stop Egypt 'massacre' - statement via @Reuters

— Breaking News (@BreakingNews) 6 years ago

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Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan calls on UN Security Council, Arab League to act to stop Egypt 'massacre' - statement via @Reuters

— Breaking News (@BreakingNews) Read More"},{"id":"41","created":"08/14/2013 7:20 AM EDT","title":"Video From Rabaa","tweet_link":"41_video-from-rabaa","entry_text":"

Video uploaded to YouTube by reporter Sharif Kouddous shows the scene at the southwest entrance of Rabaa earlier this morning.

-- Eline Gordts

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Video uploaded to YouTube by reporter Sharif Kouddous shows the scene at the southwest entrance of Rabaa earlier this morning.

-- Eline Gordts

"},{"id":"40","created":"08/14/2013 7:17 AM EDT","title":"Cabinet Praises Security Forces","tweet_link":"40_cabinet-praises-security-forces","entry_text":"

In a televised statement, Egypt's cabinet praised the interior minister and the security forces for \"exercising restraint\" during the clearing of pro-Morsi sit-ins in the capital, Cairo.

Mada Masr reports:

The government holds the Muslim Brotherhood leaders responsible for the bloodshed, the statement said.

The security forces’ self-restraint, the statement said, is reflected in the low number of causalities compared to the number of protesters and the weapons they possess.

Read the full story here.

-- Eline Gordts

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In a televised statement, Egypt's cabinet praised the interior minister and the security forces for \"exercising restraint\" during the clearing of pro-Morsi sit-ins in the capital, Cairo.

Mada Masr reports:

The government holds ...Read More"},{"id":"39","created":"08/14/2013 6:57 AM EDT","title":"Al-Azhar Distances Itself From Intervention","tweet_link":"39_alazhar-distances-itself-from-intervention","entry_text":"

The grand imam of Al-Azhar distanced itself from the security forces' intervention on Wednesday, Lebanon's Daily Star writes.

\"Al-Azhar stresses to all Egyptians that it did not know about the methods used for the dispersal of the protests except through media channels,\" Grand Imam Ahmed al-Tayyeb said in a televised statement.

Read more here.

-- Eline Gordts

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The grand imam of Al-Azhar distanced itself from the security forces' intervention on Wednesday, Lebanon's Daily Star writes.

\"Al-Azhar stresses to all Egyptians that it did not know about the methods used for the dispersal of the protests except...Read More"},{"id":"38","created":"08/14/2013 6:52 AM EDT","title":"Gulf News Says Reporter Has Been Killed","tweet_link":"38_gulf-news-says-reporter-has-been-killed","entry_text":"

RT @DaliaHatuqa: Gulf News newspaper @gulf_news says its correspondent Habiba Abdel Aziz has been killed by sniper fire in Rabaa, #Egypt

— Rania Zabaneh (@RZabaneh) 4 years ago

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RT @DaliaHatuqa: Gulf News newspaper @gulf_news says its correspondent Habiba Abdel Aziz has been killed by sniper fire in Rabaa, #Egypt

— Rania Zabaneh (@RZaba...Read More"},{"id":"37","created":"08/14/2013 6:52 AM EDT","title":"Conflicting Death Tolls","tweet_link":"37_conflicting-death-tolls","entry_text":"

Reporters, officials and members of the Muslim Brotherhood have given diverging estimates of the number of people that have died in Wednesday's violence.

- The Muslim Brotherhood claims at least 200 people have died.

- An Al Jazeera reporter counted 94 bodies at the Rabaa field clinic.

- The Independent reporter Alastair Beach saw 42 bodies at Rabaa.

- According to Egypt's Health Ministry, 15 people were killed, including several members of the security forces.

-- Eline Gordts

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Reporters, officials and members of the Muslim Brotherhood have given diverging estimates of the number of people that have died in Wednesday's violence.

- The Muslim Brotherhood claims Read More"},{"id":"36","created":"08/14/2013 6:45 AM EDT","title":"Al Jazeera Reporter Counts 94 Bodies","tweet_link":"36_al-jazeera-reporter-counts-94-bodies","entry_text":"

An Al Jazeera reporter says he counted 94 bodies at a field hospital in Rabaa.

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An Al Jazeera reporter says he counted 94 bodies at a field hospital in Rabaa.

"},{"id":"35","created":"08/14/2013 6:34 AM EDT","title":"Health Ministry: At Least 15 Dead","tweet_link":"35_health-ministry-at-least-15-dead","entry_text":"

Health ministry: at least 15 dead, 200+ injured as clashes in #Rabaa continue into its sixth hour. #Egypt

— آدم (@adamakary) 2 years ago

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Health ministry: at least 15 dead, 200+ injured as clashes in #Rabaa continue into its sixth hour. #Egypt

— آدم (@adamakary) 2 years ago<...Read More"},{"id":"34","created":"08/14/2013 6:33 AM EDT","title":"Daily Beast Reporter Arrested By Security Forces","tweet_link":"34_daily-beast-reporter-arrested-by-security-forces","entry_text":"

Daily Beast Reporter Mike Gigio says he was arrested by security forces this morning, beaten and held at a local arena. Giglio was released later on Wednesday.

I'm fine and thanks to all for the concern. Was arrested, beaten by security forces at Rabaa and then held at a local arena. Just out now.

— Mike Giglio (@mike_giglio) 2 years ago

Authorities knew full well that I'm a journalist while arresting me today. It actually seemed to get me some extra punches.

— Mike Giglio (@mike_giglio) 2 years ago

-- Eline Gordts

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Daily Beast Reporter Mike Gigio says he was arrested by security forces this morning, beaten and held at a local arena. Giglio was released later on Wednesday.

I'm fine and thanks to all for the concern. Was arr...Read More"}]

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