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Updated: July 4, 2013 14:37 IST

Violent clashes across Egypt ; 14 killed

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An Egyptian opposition protester during a violent clash between supporters and opponents of Mohammed Morsy in downtown Damietta, Egypt on Wednesday.
An Egyptian opposition protester during a violent clash between supporters and opponents of Mohammed Morsy in downtown Damietta, Egypt on Wednesday.

At least 14 people were killed in clashes in several Egyptian cities between opponents and supporters of the deposed president, Mohammed Morsy, Al Jazeera television reported on Thursday, citing state media and local officials.

Eight people, including members of the security forces, were reported to have died in clashes in the northern city of Marsa Matrouh. Casualties were also reported in the port city of Alexandria, Minya in southern Egypt and Fayoum, south of Cairo.

The violence came after the army announced on Wednesday that Mr. Morsy was no longer president. Mr. Morsy was in custody in the Defence Ministry, a spokesman for his Muslim Brotherhood group said on Thursday.

Mr. Morsy’s ouster came after days of massive anti-government protests in the capital Cairo and other major Egyptian cities.

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We have such a bunch of spineless and brain-dead people in ALL political parties of India nobody bothers to think about the conflicts in the Middle East,to have an opinion and to venture to bring the diverse of culture of India into play to bring the opposing parties to a free discussion.So many thousands are dying with no clear future for any one.Besides our old historical ties in the region,it is in India's interest to bring normalcy,calm in the region so that crude oil prices are taken out of the orbit of speculators so nicely encouraged by OPEC's shadow forces and the Big Oil.When USA is no longer importing large volumes as before because of shift to domestic shale oil,with EU stagnant and Asia in slow down,crude oil prices must be lower,not higher.It is time China and India take a few plane loads of people to bring sanity in that region so that millions in their own countries have less stressful life with rampant inflation fed by higher oil prices.

from:  GNSetty
Posted on: Jul 4, 2013 at 14:38 IST

Egyptians have failed to understand the true essence of democracy.Channels off air,no freedom of speech,politicians under house arrest is this what Egyptians looking for? May Almighty bless the people and nation during the holy month of Ramadan.

from:  mohammed zakir hussain pallikonda
Posted on: Jul 4, 2013 at 11:49 IST
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