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BREAKING: Turkey PM warns of crackdown if protesters defy ban

AFP – Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Saturday police would clamp down on anyone defying a ban on demonstrations at Istanbul’s Taksim Square on the anniversary of a wave of mass protests last year. “If you go there, our security forces have received clear-cut instructions and will do whatever is necessary from A to Z,” Erdogan …

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In Pictures: Clashes in front of Abdeen Courthouse

On Saturday dozens of protesters gathered in front of Abdeen Courthouse chanting against the Protest Law and calling for the release of the detainees. The protest was organised by the Revolutionary Front, who gave it the name “Turn yourself in”. “The protest was to show the Ministry of Interior that the revolutionaries are not afraid …

AbdelHalim H. AbdAllah

The Muslim Brotherhood must be considered a political force in Egypt

By Nino Saviano Egypt appears to have turned the clock back to the Mubarak era. The military is the kingmaker while Muslim Brotherhood leaders are imprisoned and the organisation is being driven underground. But there is a key difference: Democratic elections are in the making. And while that’s a positive development filled with high expectations, …

Daily News Egypt

Morsi: the symbol and the man

The deposed head of state proved an ineffective president, has he found his calling as a silent symbol of the Brotherhood he wasn’t fit to lead? Despite official visits from the African Union Delegation and the European Union’s Catherine Ashton, Morsi has not yet appeared publicly, nor has his location been released since his ouster. …

Rasheed Hammouda