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Copts in talks with army as thousands join Maspero protest

By AFP CAIRO: Military authorities running Egypt and representatives of Christian Copts demonstrating in central Cairo held talks on Thursday amid concerns over growing insecurity after deadly religious clashes. “A dialogue has started between a group of young Copts and priests with the leaders of the army, over demonstrators’ claims in order to put an …


Thousands mourn victims of Muslim-Christian clashes

  CAIRO: Thousands gathered Thursday morning at Samaan El-Kharraz Church in Moqattam for a funeral for those killed in clashes between Muslims and Christians Tuesday night. Thirteen were killed in the clashes, at least five of them were Muslim. Seven coffins were seen at the church on Thursday. Residents of the Manshiyet Nasser district headed …

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Chaos deepens as clashes in Egypt kill 13

By Hamza Hendawi / AP CAIRO: Clashes this week between Muslims and Christians in Egypt that killed 13 and wounded 140 have deepened a sense of chaos as the police and ruling military struggle to maintain order barely a month after a popular uprising ousted longtime leader Hosni Mubarak. In a sign of how much security …


13 killed in Muslim-Christian clashes in Cairo

By Essam Fadl CAIRO: Thirteen people were killed and 140 were injured in clashes between Muslims and Christians on Tuesday night in the Moqattam, Qala’a and Sayeda Aisha areas. Security and hospital officials told the Associated Press that all 13 fatalities died of gunshot wounds. At least five of the dead were Muslim. The clashes that …


Christian-Muslim clashes in Egypt kill 11

By Hamza Hendawi /AP CAIRO: Muslim-Christian clashes in the Egyptian capital Cairo have killed 11 people and wounded more than 90, security and hospital officials said on Wednesday. The clashes broke out Tuesday night when a Muslim mob attacked thousands of Christians protesting against the burning of a Helwan church last week. The officials said Wednesday …


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