1. Chaos

    No Deal After Egypt Coup

    Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi shout slogans as they hold his posters in a park in front of  Cairo University, where protesters have installed their camp in Giza, southwest of Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, July 18, 2013. Egypt’s military issued a stern warning Thursday against violent protests a day ahead of potentially massive demonstrations called for by supporters of the country’s ousted Islamist president. The Muslim Brotherhood, from which ousted President Mohammed Morsi hails, is planning for a massive rally Friday, which they’ve titled “Breaking the Coup.”(AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

    Amr Nabil/AP

    Over two weeks after the Egyptian military’s overthrow of the government of President Mohamed Morsi, there is still no sign of a deal between the generals and leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood, the movement Morsi led. Morsi’s supporters are demanding his release as a precondition for talks, leading to a stall in the process. Morsi and other senior officials have been held since the coup without being allowed to communicate with supporters. Intermediaries believe the Muslim Brotherhood is under the illusion that Morsi will be reinstated, and that their persistence could lead to their being frozen out of a future government, likely bringing on violent protests.

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