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Egypt’s Official Response to Obama Speech

Egypt’s Official Response to Obama Speech

Below is the translation of Egypt’s official letter of response to President Obama: Egypt Presidency Statement August 15, 2013 Official Government Translation by Amir Beshay The Egyptian Presidency has closely followed the words of US President Barack Obama concerning events in Egypt. While Cairo appreciates the American concern of the developing events in Egypt, it […]

“The Egyptian people deserve better”- Transcript of Obama speech on Egypt Violence

“The Egyptian people deserve better”- Transcript of Obama speech on Egypt Violence

President Barack Obama’s statement Thursday in response to the security situation in Egypt, delivered from his vacation home in Chilmark, Mass., as transcribed by Federal News Service. While President Obama did note that Morsi’s government did not represent the majority of Egyptian citizens, Obama did stress that violence was not the answer to the political […]

Videos from the Army Crackdown in Egypt

Videos from the Army Crackdown in Egypt

The following is a collection of videos depicting the Rabaa massacre and other clashes between the Egyptian Army and pro-Morsi supporters August 14th 2013. Please note, this is graphic material and should not be viewed by children unsupervised. 1.) CNN live video report 2.) Egyptian policemen killed inside their police station by muslim Brotherhood 3.) […]

Islamists call for more protests after 638 Dead, 3000 Injured after Army Crackdown

Islamists call for more protests after 638 Dead, 3000 Injured after Army Crackdown

A Health Ministry official in Egypt reported that at least 525 people were killed and more than 3,500 injured in fighting after Army crackdown on protesters Wednesday.  Giving an update on the death toll, the military-backed interim government said 137 people had died near the mosque, 57 in Nahda Square and 29 in Helwan, in […]

Coptic Churches reportedly attacked by Islamists

Coptic Churches reportedly attacked by Islamists

According to Watani Newspaper, a local Egyptian weekly newspaper, the following churches and Coptic-owned institutions in Egypt had been burned by Islamists. Watani lists them here chronologically: Three churches and six buildings at the monastery of the Holy Virgin and Anba Abra’am in Dalga, Minya, Upper Egypt The church of Mar-Mina in the district of […]

Baradei’s resignation letter- English translation

Baradei’s resignation letter- English translation

ElBaradei’s statement of resignation (translation via Adam Makary): I believe that the security, stability and progress of this country can only be achieved through national consensus and social harmony. This is achieved by having a civil state, not a religious one, and one that is inspired by the principles and higher values that speaks for […]

Peace deal scrapped by Army- says EU Envoy Bernardino Leon

Peace deal scrapped by Army- says EU Envoy Bernardino Leon

According to Reuters, a peace deal was accepted by the Muslim Brotherhood before the Egyptian Army used force to disperse pro-Morsi protestors, reportedly killing over 149 people and injuring thousands in the process. Despite repeated efforts from the Obama administration and the EU to broker a deal between the Muslim Brotherhood and the Military backed […]

Baradei resigns after Army crackdown on Pro-Morsi protestors

Baradei resigns after Army crackdown on Pro-Morsi protestors

  In a stunning turn of events Wednesday August 14th, Mohammed Baradei stepped down as VP after disagreeing with the Egyptian Military’s crackdown on pro-Morsi demonstrators in Rabaa and throughout Egypt.  Reports of hundreds killed and over 2000 injured have not been confirmed, however the turmoil is being closely scrutinized and objected to by media […]

Egypt’s President Adly Mansour – Talks have failed.

Egypt’s President Adly Mansour – Talks have failed.

  After intense diplomatic attempts at reconciling the political disharmony between the Muslim Brotherhood and the Military backed interim government, Egypt’s interim President Adly Mansour has announced that talks have failed. This statement comes two days after Senator Graham and Senator McCain visited Egypt with the purpose of easing relations between the US and Egypt […]

The Hamas dilemma in Egypt

The Hamas dilemma in Egypt

This article is a translation of the Arabic text which appeared in Al Jazeera Net on 6 August, 2013 by Fahmi Huwaidi  I realise that the environment in Egypt is not conducive to discussion of the state’s relationship with Hamas, which has been accused of interference in Egyptian affairs post-January 25 Revolution. Nevertheless, a press conference […]