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Pro-Mursi students, police, residents clash at Egyptian university

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian police fired tear gas on Tuesday at student supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Mursi who were protesting at the university in the Nile Delta town of Mansoura, witnesses said. Four people were hurt in clashes between the students, police and residents that erupted near the Mansoura University campus, according to security sources. Witnesses said the rival groups threw stones at each other. The sound of birdshot fire was also heard but it was not clear from which side it came.

Egyptian soccer player investigated for backing ousted president Mursi

CAIRO (Reuters) - A leading Egyptian football club has launched an investigation into one of its players after he showed support for ousted Islamist President Mohamed Mursi. Egypt's soccer federation said it would ban the player, Ahmed Abdel Zaher, from competing until an investigation is completed. After scoring a goal, Zaher displayed the four-finger Muslim Brotherhood signal that symbolizes a raid by security forces on a pro-Mursi protest camp in Cairo in August that killed hundreds of Islamists.

In court, defiant Mursi says he still Egypt's president

By Yasmine Saleh and Yara Bayoumy CAIRO (Reuters) - Ousted Egyptian leader Mohamed Mursi, given his first public forum since his overthrow in a trial where he could face execution, declared on Monday he was still Egypt's legitimate president and shouted: "Down with military rule!" Mursi, an Islamist who was toppled by the army in July after mass protests against him, spoke with anger and passion, interrupting the first day of his trial repeatedly from his cage during an unruly hearing that the judge adjourned to January 8.

Egyptian state TV shows footage of Mursi, first since ouster

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian state television on Monday aired footage of deposed President Mohamed Mursi in a cage in a Cairo courthouse where he was on trial on charges of inciting violence. It was the first public sighting of Mursi since he was ousted by the army on July 3 after mass protests against his rule. Footage also showed Mursi, dressed in a dark suit, stepping out of a white van surrounded by security forces. No sound accompanied the footage. His trial has been adjourned to January 8.

Newsmaker: Egypt's Mursi faces trial after short taste of power

By Michael Georgy CAIRO (Reuters) - When Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Mursi broke out of an Egyptian jail during Hosni Mubarak's final days in office in 2011, he little thought he would end up behind bars again. Less than three years later, the deposed president's trial for inciting violence, which starts on Monday, could land him in prison for the rest of his life, or worse.

Mursi to go on trial as Egypt struggles for democracy

By Michael Georgy CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's first freely elected president, Mohamed Mursi, goes on trial on Monday under a security crackdown that has devastated his Muslim Brotherhood movement and raised concerns that the army-backed government is reimposing a police state. Mursi, who was ousted by the army on July 3 after mass protests against his rule, is due to appear in court at the same Cairo police academy where autocrat Hosni Mubarak also faces trial following his own overthrow in 2011.

Mursi goes on trial as Egypt struggles for democracy

By Michael Georgy CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's first freely elected president, Mohamed Mursi, goes on trial on Monday under a security crackdown that has devastated his Muslim Brotherhood movement and raised concerns that the army-backed government is reimposing a police state. A popular uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak in 2011 raised hopes that Egyptians would break the military establishment's longstanding grip on power.

Kerry to visit Egypt, tensions high before Mursi trial

By Michael Georgy CAIRO (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Egypt a day before deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi goes on trial, the next likely flashpoint in the struggle between his Muslim Brotherhood and the army-backed interim government. Several hundred Islamists protested in a few cities on Friday, responding to a call from a pro-Mursi alliance for daily protests until the ousted president stands trial on Monday.

Egypt security forces fire teargas at pro-Mursi student protest

CAIRO (Reuters) - Security forces fired teargas to disperse hundreds of students protesting against Egypt's military-installed government at Cairo's al-Azhar university on Monday, a week before ousted Islamist President Mohamed Mursi is due to face trial. Mursi, who has been detained since the army overthrew him on July 3, is expected to go on trial next Monday on charges of inciting murder. His supporters have called for mass protests on that day, raising the prospect of more violence as Egypt's political crisis continues.

Egyptian Islamists call for protests over Mursi trial

By Michael Georgy CAIRO (Reuters) - Supporters of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi have called on Egyptians to hold mass protests on November 4, the day he goes on trial for inciting murder, raising the prospect of more bloodshed as the country's political crisis drags on. The trial could further inflame tensions between Mursi's Muslim Brotherhood and the army-backed government and deepen the instability that has decimated tourism and investment in the most populous Arab state.
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