Thousands rally for Morsi in Israel

NAZARETH, Israel, Aug 17, 2013 (AFP) Thousands of Arab supporters of the Islamic Movement in Israel demonstrated on Saturday in support of Egypt's ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, an AFP correspondent said. Around 4,000 people led by firebrand preacher Sheikh Raed Salah, head of the northern branch of the Islamic Movement, took part in the protest in the northern city of Nazareth, the correspondent ...

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Thousands of pro-Morsi protesters take to Turkey streets

ISTANBUL, Aug 17, 2013 (AFP) Thousands of supporters of Egypt's ousted leader Mohamed Morsi took to the streets in Turkey on Saturday to denounce "massacres" against his loyalists. Some 4,000 people gathered at a mosque in Istanbul shouting "Down with (army chief Abdel Fattah) al-Sisi" and "Morsi in power!" an AFP photographer reported. Carrying Egyptian flags the protesters also implored the Muslim world t ...

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Germany, Qatar condemn escalation of violence in Egypt

BERLIN, Germany, Aug 17, 2013 (AFP) Germany's foreign minister and his Qatari counterpart on Saturday condemned the spiralling violence in Egypt, urging political dialogue to avoid further bloodshed. "We are deeply distressed by the ongoing and brutal violence in Egypt," German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle told journalists after meeting his Qatari counterpart Khaled al-Attiyah. "There is no other solu ...

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EU officials to meet on Egypt crisis

BRUSSELS, Aug 16, 2013 (AFP) The European Union has said top officials from its 28 members will meet Monday to review the crisis in Egypt, where a military crackdown has left hundreds dead. The meeting will look at the situation in Egypt ahead of a possible meeting of EU foreign ministers, Catherine Ashton's European External Action Service said on Twitter. British, French and German leaders are due to disc ...

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Indonesia, Malaysia protests over deadly Egypt crackdown

JAKARTA, Aug 16, 2013 (AFP) Hundreds of Muslims demonstrated in Indonesia and Malaysia on Friday against a crackdown on the protest camps of Egypt's Islamists which left almost 600 people dead. It came as Cairo braced for more protests after supporters of Mohamed Morsi, ousted as president in a military coup last month, called for a "Friday of anger", and the UN urged "maximum restraint" from all sides. In ...

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Turkey-Egypt tensions rise after deadly Cairo crackdown

by Fulya OZERKAN ANKARA, Aug 16, 2013 (AFP) Turkey has recalled its ambassador to Cairo as tensions with Egypt worsen dramatically following a bloody crackdown on supporters of the country's ousted Islamist president. Egypt retaliated by recalling its envoy to Turkey, whose Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has condemned what he called the "massacre" of peaceful protesters. Erdogan, a supporter of former ...

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Egypt’s Christians terrified after church attacks

by Sarah BENHAIDA CAIRO, Aug 16, 2013 (AFP) Egypt's Christians are living in fear after a string of attacks against churches, businesses and homes they say were carried out by angry supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi. As police dispersed Morsi supporters from two Cairo squares on Wednesday, attackers torched churches across the country in an apparent response. "People are terrified; no on ...

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Britons urged to stay in hotels in Egyptian resort

LONDON, England, Aug 16, 2013 (AFP) Britain on Friday urged tourists visiting the Red Sea resort of Hurghada to stay in their hotels following a warning by Egyptian police in the wake of violent clashes this week. The Foreign Office had until now excluded resorts such as Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh from its advice against all but essential travel to Egypt because of the political unrest. But it said one ma ...

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Oil prices rise on deaths in Egypt

 LONDON, Aug 15, 2013 (AFP) Oil prices rose on Thursday, with Brent striking a four-month high point on concerns that escalating violence in Egypt will disrupt supplies from the Middle East, analysts said. Brent North Sea crude for delivery in September gained 76 cents to $110.96 a barrel in London midday deals after reaching $111.53 -- the highest point since the start of April. New York's main contract, W ...

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Egypt Islamists call new march despite bloody crackdown

by Samer al-Atrush CAIRO, Aug 15, 2013 (AFP) Islamists vowed to rally Thursday in support of deposed president Mohamed Morsi despite a violent crackdown that sparked Egypt's worst day of violence for decades, with over 500 people killed. As the death toll from the carnage soared, condemnation of Wednesday's crackdown on two Muslim Brotherhood protest camps in Cairo poured in, with Britain, France and German ...

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Britain summoned Egyptian envoy over violence

LONDON, England, Aug 15, 2013 (AFP) Britain has summoned Egypt's ambassador to express its "deep concern" at the deadly violence in the country and urged the authorities to act with "the greatest restraint", the Foreign Office said on Thursday. "Yesterday (Wednesday) we called in the Egyptian ambassador to express our  deep concern at the escalating violence and unrest in Egypt," a spokesman said. "Simon Ga ...

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Electrolux temporarily closes Egypt plants

STOCKHOLM, Aug 15, 2013 (AFP) Swedish home appliance maker Electrolux said Thursday it was temporarily closing its factories in Egypt due to the violence in the country. "We're temporarily shutting our plants in and around Cairo. The decision was taken yesterday (Wednesday) and today (Thursday). We'll meet this weekend to discuss it," company spokesman Daniel Frykholm told AFP. "We feel we have to evaluate ...

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