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Egyptian rescue workers in the line of fire

CAIRO, 15 August 2013 (IRIN) – The killing and bloodshed was already well under way when Salma Bahgat, a Red Crescent volunteer, arrived at Rabaa Al Adawia, one of two sites of support for ousted president Mohamed Morsi raided by the Egyptian authorities yesterday. “I wormed my way through dead bodies and the screams of … Continue reading

Five Influential Cultural and Social Trends from Rising Powers

Great post, pressed from: The Kula Ring Five Influential Cultural and Social Trends from Rising Powers.

France’s Hollande praises Tunisia as ‘model’ for region

French President Francois Hollande has called Tunisia “a model in the region” and pledged 500m euros ($640m; £430m) to support its democratic transition. Events in Tunisia showed Islam and democracy were compatible, he said. He was speaking in the capital Tunis at the end of a two-day visit – the first by a French head … Continue reading

Q+A: The epidemic of sexual attacks in Egypt

 by Maria Caspani LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Another wave of sexual violence against Egyptian women has taken place in Cairo’s famous Tahrir Square, where at least 91 women were assaulted and, in some cases, raped over four days of protests that began on June 30th, women’s rights groups said. Advocacy group Human Rights Watch … Continue reading

Egyptian military ousts Morsi, suspends constitution

By Abigail Hauslohner, William Booth and Sharaf al-Hourani, Published: July 3  CAIRO — The Egyptian military removed President Mohamed Morsi from power Wednesday and suspended the constitution in moves it said were aimed at resolving the country’s debilitating political crisis. In a televised address to the nation after a meeting with a group of civilian … Continue reading

Egypt’s army gives parties 48 hours to resolve crisis

Protesters are gathering in Cairo for a second consecutive day calling on Mr Morsi to resign Egypt’s army has given the country’s rival parties 48 hours to resolve a deadly political crisis. It would offer its own “road map” for peace if Islamist President Mohammed Morsi and his opponents failed to to heed “the will … Continue reading