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Armed tribal clashes end as tension looms in Qena

CAIRO: Relative calm returned to the southern province of Qena Monday following clashes between two tribes that left 13 injured and terrorized residents, as Central Security Forces (CFS) struggled to end the violence. "I haven’t heard the sound of gun shots since 7 am, but tensions are still high and people are too scared to …


Lawyer files complaint against police after Qena clashes

CAIRO: A lawyer from Qena filed a complaint at the prosecutor’s office claiming security forces raided a village last Tuesday, firing live rounds, rubber bullets and tear gas in clashes that reportedly left four severely injured. Lawyer Seddeeq Aglan, who was himself injured during the raid, is scheduled to meet the prosecutor on Saturday to …


Thousands in Qena reiterate demands to sack governor

CAIRO: Tens of thousands of protesters gathered following Friday prayers in Qena’s main square in front of the governorate’s headquarters, reiterating demands to sack Governor Emad Shehata Mikhael. Protesters called on Prime Minister Essam Sharaf and his deputy Yehia El-Gamal to visit Qena personally to discuss their demands. The Cabinet’s spokesman Ahmed Al-Saman visited Qena …


Qena governor may resign following protesters

CAIRO: Qena’s new governor reportedly considered submitting his resignation on Tuesday after protests against his appointment entered their fifth day. Thousands have been protesting since Friday in the Upper Egyptian governorate against the appointment of Adel Shehata Mikhael, with some citing his career as a policeman and others objecting to him being Christian. A source …


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