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Topic - Morsi'S Muslim Brotherhood
Egyptian officials will bar 55,000 unlicensed clerics from preaching in mosques in the latest move against supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi, the minister of religious endowments said on Tuesday, Reuters reported.
Egyptian security forces deployed snipers, tear gas and bulldozers Wednesday to break up two sit-ins by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, in an assault that claimed more than 500 lives, drew swift international condemnation and led to the resignation of the vice president in the military-backed interim government.
More than a month after the military ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, Egypt's new rulers are vexed by this question: How do you get tens of thousands of Mr. Morsi's supporters off the streets of Cairo?
Egypt's interim President Adly Mansour said Thursday that elements in the country want to plunge it into turmoil, and the military issued a stern warning against violence a day before large protests are planned by supporters and opponents of ousted President Mohammed Morsi.
Saudi Arabia's finance minister says the kingdom has pledged $5 billion in grants and loans to Egypt's new government, a second major promise of aid from the Gulf to the cash-strapped country after the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi.
The White House refused Monday to call the Egyptian military's ouster of President Mohammed Morsi a "coup."
Secular and liberal factions in Egypt's new leadership worked Sunday to reach a compromise with ultraconservative Islamists on a new prime minister, with a liberal economist emerging as a leading candidate for the post to run the country after the military's ouster of President Mohammed Morsi.
President Mohammed Morsi says he wasn't given a chance to discuss the 48-hour deadline imposed by armed forces to forge a peace deal with protesters, and so he's not abiding by their demands.
Egypt's opposition alliance was staging rallies across the country on Tuesday to protest a contentious Islamist-backed draft constitution, after the country's Ministry of Justice ordered a probe into allegations of widespread voting irregularities during Saturday's first round of voting on the document.
The Egyptian military on Monday assumed joint responsibility with the police for security and protecting state institutions until the results of a Dec. 15 constitutional referendum are announced.