Lavrov slams Macron's 'media propaganda' remarks as post-Obama policy aftereffectRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 30, 14:14
Russia to launch Proton-M carrier rocket with US communications satelliteScience & Space May 30, 13:25
Moscow concerned over US threats against Syria’s armed forcesRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 30, 13:08
Moscow blames Kiev for sabotaging Minsk peace dealRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 30, 13:03
Press review: Gazprom returns to Iran and airline security tops talks in CairoPress Review May 30, 13:00
Serbian PM says no plans to join NATOWorld May 30, 12:34
Russian diplomat says G7 ‘infected with hubris’ clouding group’s judgementRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 30, 12:14
Moscow concerned over no breakthrough in US administration’s relations with RussiaRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 30, 11:41
Diplomat comments on Trump’s son-in-law contacts with Russian ambassador to USRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 30, 11:24
CAIRO, July 6 (Itar-Tass) - Friday’s clashes between the opponents and supporters of the ousted president, Mohamed Morsi, claimed 30 lives, Egyptian mass media quote the medical services as saying.
The worst violence occurred in the center of Cairo and a number of other areas of the city, where seven people were killed, and also in the northern capital, Alexandria, where the violence was the worst in the Sidi-Jaber quarter. Islamists and their opponents there were fighting tooth and claw for eight hours on a tiny spot of land. Stones, Molotov cocktails and firearms were widely used. Fourteen people were killed and about 500 others hurt; 180 of them still remain in hospital.
The clashes continued up to the moment the army intervened. So far the military have detained about 150 trouble-makers. Muslim Brotherhood backers, seen shooting at demonstrators from the roofs of nearby buildings, are being searched for.
Tensions were high in Suez, Asyut, Luxor, Sohag and some other cities throughout Friday. In Ismailia one Egyptian was killed and about 20 injured when a group of Islamists opened fire on demonstrators supporting the army and police. One of Morsi’s supporters was killed in front of the local administration’s building in Suez last night.
In the north of the Sinai Peninsula, a stronghold of Islamic militants supporting the ousted president, their latest attacks left five police and one army serviceman dead. Sources in the army speculate that pretty soon the jihadists may respond to Morsi’s deposition with a major terrorist attack in Sinai. All army units there have been on the alerted since Friday.