Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan ridiculed Israel’s ground invasion of Gaza, accusing the Israeli government of “barbarism that surpasses Hitler.”
A string of attacks has struck Egypt on the eve of the third anniversary of the revolution that overthrew Hosni Mubarak.
A U.S. citizen detained in Egypt for violating curfew in August was found dead Sunday in his jail cell, the second foreigner to die in detention in recent weeks, security officials said.
A number of international companies have suspended operations in Egypt as three days of violent street battles make the streets of Cairo unsafe.
The Muslim Brotherhood called for nationwide marches after Friday prayers and a “day of rage” to denounce this week’s unprecedented bloodshed.
According to CBS News, the Egyptian Health Ministry said Thursday that the death toll from clashes between police and supporters of the country’s ousted president had risen to 421 and are expected to continue rising.
Egypt’s presidency said Wednesday that diplomatic efforts to peacefully resolve the standoff between the country’s military-backed interim leadership and the Muslim Brotherhood have failed.
As violence in Egypt turned increasingly deadly Saturday, Secretary of State John Kerry said the Mideast nation was at “a pivotal moment” more than two years since the uprising ousted the longtime President Hosni Mubarak.
A reported 51 protesters and three members of the Egyptian police and army lost their lives in a clash with Islamist protesters following the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi – with death tolls possibly on the rise.
Israel is on high alert after tens of millions of locusts descend on neighboring Egypt.