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Egypt: Morsi ousted, constitution suspended, army in control

Protesters, who are against Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi, react in Tahrir Square in Cairo July 3, 2013

President Mohamed Morsi was stripped of his power and detained by the Egyptian army as the constitution has been suspended. Those gathered on Cairo’s Tahrir Square welcomed the news with cheers, although post-coup Egypt remains highly unstable. Follow RT’s LATEST UPDATES Morsi has reportedly been detained, separated from other officials and taken to a Ministry of Defense facility, according to the ... Read More »

Egyptian protesters break through barricades outside Morsi’s palace

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Protesters have breached barricades outside Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s palace as both supporters and opponents of the president gather throughout Cairo for rival rallies over a disputed draft constitution. The rallies come just before Saturday’s constitutional referendum. Several hundred protesters using makeshift equipment pulled apart concrete and metal barricades, forcing back soldiers maintaining security, AFP reported. The banners at the ... Read More »

Protestors at US embassy in Cairo chant: ‘Leave Egypt’

A protester throws stones towards riot policemen during clashes along a road which leads to the U.S. embassy, in Cairo

Egyptian protesters have set a car on fire and erected barricades outside the US Embassy in Cairo. Security forces have responded by throwing stones at the demonstrators. Earlier, police fired tear gas and warning shots at the crowd. Hundreds of protesters are gathered outside the embassy. Some 30 demonstrators have been injured and 12 others arrested, journalists on Twitter quoted ... Read More »