In Egypt current news, the latest reports in Egypt news say Canada's embassy in Egypt has shuttered down due to growing violence in the country.Recent clashes between Morsi's supporters and the military tags at more than 750, and the number of wounded stands at 1055. The ousting of Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Morsi, the first democratically elected president after the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak, an ally of former Egyptian leader Anwar Sadat, who was assassinated. Reports say that Moslem Brothers Inc. "sleeper cells" remain hidden in Australia.
An Agence France Presse report quoted a Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs spokesperson as saying that it would re-evaluate safety factors and the Cairo mission may reopen on Sunday depending on the conflict in Egypt. The latest news from Egypt confirmed the rising incidence of Christian communities and churches in the country. Canada's Foreign minister said that he was worried "in particular the unconscionable attacks on Coptic Orthodox and Anglican churches and on Baptist and Franciscan institutions."
Riots in Egypt ensued after Morsi was thrown out from his presidency in July. Since then there has been several clashes between his supporters through a movement called the Muslim Brotherhood. On the other side, the opposing party claims that Morsi is corrupt and that he has made little or no changes to correct the corruption prevalent during the Mubarak presidency.
Responding to the crisis in Egypt, Minister Baird of Canada called on Egyptian leaders from all sides "to protect worshippers and religious sites from violence and intimidation." The current news in Egypt relays the situation in Egypt getting worse.
Egypt tourism and other industries vital to Egyptian economy are slated for heavy losses as foreign workers and tourists flee the country at its world famous attractions such as the pyramids of Giza.
The United States Egypt embassy posted a Egypt travel alert as Morsi supporters exchanged gunfire with military forces at a mosque in Cairo.
"August 16, 2013
As stated in the Travel Warnings of both July 3 and August 15, we are warning U.S. citizens to defer travel to Egypt and U.S. citizens in Egypt to depart at this time because of the continuing political and social unrest. There are no plans for charter flights or other U.S. government-sponsored evacuations. U.S. citizens seeking to depart Egypt are responsible for making their own travel arrangements. The airport is open and commercial flights are operating, although cancellations may occur. Travelers should check with their airlines prior to their planned travel to verify the flight schedule.
As a matter of general practice, U.S. citizens should avoid areas where large gatherings may occur. Even demonstrations or events intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and possibly escalate into violence. U.S. citizens in Egypt are urged to monitor local news reports and to plan their activities accordingly.
The Embassy reminds U.S. citizens to review their personal security plans and remain alert to their surroundings at all times in Egypt. For the latest security information, U.S. citizens traveling abroad should regularly monitor the Department of State's Internet website where the Worldwide, Country Specific Information for Egypt, Travel Warnings, and Travel Alerts, can be found. Follow us on Twitter and the Bureau of Consular Affairs page on Facebook, and download our free Smart Traveler App, available through iTunes, Google Play to have travel information at your fingertips."
The messages of peace from Canada are in addition to those sent in from Washington with a spokesperson for the State Department and President Obama making firm requests for a resolution towards peace and reconciliation. The United and India have also made its request for peaceful reconciliation.
Anarchy in Egypt is a blow to President Obama of the United States since he has offered military aid to Egyptians. Egypt is also strategically located since its Suez Canal, an artificial waterway, is a trade route from the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea.
On Egypt, Obama reiterated that an arbitrary arrest of Morsi would not be the best possible solution, implying that it would be beneficial for all sides to participate in an election that represented all parties.
Just in the first week of what has been dubbed as a military "coup" by Morsi's general, scores of people were killed and injured in Cairo and other parts of Egypt. Egypt news and human rights agencies confirmed brutal rapes at knifepoint and hideous crimes against women protestors hat occurred in public spaces and in Cairo's main square.
An executive from the human rights watch said that rights of women in Egypt is severely compromised and that brutality towards them is a reflection of how Egyptian women live from day to day.
A Brisbane, Australia student during her travel to Egypt said that "it is very sad to see Egypt" spiralling into chaos, reported Sydney Morning Herald.
Shawky Elghar, chairman of the Moslem Brothers told the Sydney morning herald, ''We are operating openly in Egypt under the Egyptian law and in Australia under Australian law. We protest for human rights and against the violence and the right of the Egyptian people to elect their government, their constitution and their president.''
The Egyptian community in Sydney said the the Brothers Inc. have offices in the western suburbs and a rally for Brotherhood leader Morsi is planned for Sunday.
In the latest news on Egypt, analysts watching the situation say this is the first such political unrest in Egyptian history once a country that reflected the highest forms of culture and civilization since Biblical times under the rule of the Pharaohs. The ascent of Egypt was attributed to the River Nile civilization.
U.S. not Calling a Coup a Coup
The United States of America has declined to call the Morsi overthrow a coup since it is offering $1.3 billion in aid to the military in Egypt. A retreat from that stand would give a strong message to the Egyptians, say analysts. Washington cannot afford to alienate either side.
Washington's analysts say the aid to Egypt is just a subsidy to American defence contractors and the $1.3 billion is peanuts for the Egyptians since they can hundreds of billions from Middle Eastern countries for the Morsi coup ransom.
However, the Canadian government does not offer aid via Egypt's government said a news report by CBC News. The Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada's Margaux Stastny, wrote in an email to CBC, "We continue to support the delivery of humanitarian assistance and development programming through Canadian, international, multilateral, and local non-governmental organizations."
In a formal appeal to the U.N., Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey said, "Those who ignore the coup and don't even display the honourable behaviour of calling a coup a coup, share in the guilt of the massacre of those children."
With reports by the Australian.
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