CAIRO, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) -- At least 10 people were killed and 41 others injured on Friday during clashes between supporters of Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi and the security forces, a health ministry official told Xinhua.
"The victims are from Giza, Sharqiya, Beni Sweif, Menia, Beheira and Daqahliya governorates," Khaled al-Khatib, the head of the Health Ministry's Emergency Central Administration, said.
Meanwhile, at least six people were killed and dozens injured in a wave of blasts that hit Egyptian capital city of Cairo on Friday, one day before the third anniversary of the Jan. 25 upheaval that toppled former president Hosni Mubarak in 2011.
Anti-government protests are also expected to be staged by Morsi's loyalists on Saturday, while supporters of the government and the military are planning to hold nationwide celebrations.
Since Morsi was removed by military last July, his supporters have been holding protests denouncing his removal as "a coup" and calling for his reinstatement.
CAIRO, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) -- On the eve of the third anniversary of January 25 uprising that toppled ex-president Hosni Mubarak in 2011, a lot of Egyptians are determined to stage mass celebrations on Saturday in defiance of security concerns, believing the police and the military would be able to protect them.
Anti-government protests are also expected to be staged on Saturday by loyalists of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, led by the Muslim Brotherhood, besides youth groups like April 6 Youth Movement that denounced the recent security practices on protesters and the recently-activated protest law that they consider as limitation of freedom of expression. Full story
CAIRO, Jan. 22 (Xinhua) -- Egypt's National Alliance to Support Legitimacy, a pro-ousted president Mohamed Morsi coalition, called for 18 days of protests as of Friday to mark the fourth anniversary of the January 25 uprising that removed president Hosni Mubarak in 2011.
In a statement on Wednesday, the Muslim Brotherhood-led alliance called on the people to take to the main squares across the country till February 11, the day when Mubarak stepped down after massive protests for 18 days in the country against his 30- year rule. Full story
WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) -- The United States on Friday " strongly" condemned terrorist attacks in Egypt that had resulted in a large number of casualties and urged all Egyptians to exercise restraint.
Three separate explosions rocked Egyptian capital Cairo earlier Friday, killing at least five people and wounding 85 others, one day before the third anniversary of an upheaval that toppled former president Hosni Mubarak. Full story