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Egyptian Protests (2012-2013)

Egypt's descent into chaos

Egypt's descent into chaos

Despite allowing former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi to meet with a representative of the European Union and others this week, the generals who deposed the country's first democratically elected leader last month clearly are in no hurry to restore civilian rule. The country is sliding into chaos amid violent clashes between pro-Morsi demonstrators and security forces that have killed scores of protesters and wounded hundreds more. But that seems to suit the generals just fine so long as it offers them an excuse to hang on to the power they have seized. Catherine Ashton, the EU's foreign policy chief, said Tuesday that Mr. Morsi appeared to be doing well at the unnamed...