[Update 7:00 a.m. ET, 1:00 p.m. in Egypt] ...250...the number of arrest warrants for Muslim Brotherhood members in connection with killings in front of MB headquarters, which came under attack days ago.Â Egypt's new prosecutor general, who Morsy had deposed, issued the warrants.
[Updated at 6:50 a.m. ET, 12:50 p.m. in Egypt] Bahrain's King al-Khalifa, who has had to deal with his own popular uprising, enthusiastically congratulated interim President Adly Mansour "on taking over the reins of power in Egypt at this important time in history."Â Iran's state-run Mehr News Agency gave Morsy a kick over his religious orientation on his way out: "Sunni Morsi immediately turned into a critical figure against the Iranian Shia government and has not allowed Iran to appoint an ambassador in Cairo."
[Updated at 5:28 a.m. ET, 11:28 a.m. in Egypt] Mansour says the Egyptian people have empowered him to "amend and correct" the revolution.
[Updated at 5:28 a.m. ET, 11:28 a.m. in Egypt] Who is interim President Adly Mansour?Â His low-key demeanor might be the very reason the military picked him, analysts say. CNN's Faith Karimi explains.
[Updated at 5:11 a.m. ET, 11:11 a.m. in Egypt] Mansour appears before Egypt's assembly, prepares to speak.
[Updated at 5:11 a.m. ET, 11:11 a.m. in Egypt] Did Morsy's personal style rub Egyptians the wrong way and contribute to his downfall? Read this portrait of the deposed president by CNN's Laura Smith-Spark.
Also, "coup" or no "coup?" CNN's Christian Amanpour does not mince words:
[Updated at 4:50 a.m. ET, 10:50 a.m. in Egypt] Reactions have been pouring in from world leaders. Most of them are along the same lines: carefully formulated, and express respect for the will of the Egyptian people. Among the countries that have sent in reactions are Morocco, Jordan ....
[Updated at 4:38 a.m. ET, 10:38 a.m. in Egypt] CNN's Ian Lee reporting in front of the high court: This is the same place, where Mosry was installed just a year ago.
[Updated at 4:34 a.m. ET, 10:34 a.m. in Egypt] Mansour remains chief justice, as well, Egyptian state TV reports.
[Updated at 4:28 a.m. ET, 10:28 a.m. in Egypt]Â Interim Egyptian President Adly Mansour was sworn in in Cairo.
[Updated at 4:16 a.m. ET, 10:16 a.m. in Egypt] Two leading figures of the Muslim Brotherhood were arrested today, Egytian state radio reports. The former speaker of parliament and a member of the party's executive office were taken to Cairo's Torah prison.
[Updated at 4:10 a.m. ET, 10:10 a.m. in Egypt] Today, the European Union called on Egypt to go down the path of democracy, human rights and non-violence.Â Its head of foreign affairs and security, Catherine Ashton, said:
"I welcome the peaceful manner in which most demonstrations have been conducted thus far, but I find continuing cases of sexual abuse of female protesters deeply troubling. I urge all sides to show restraint.... Confrontation cannot be a solution."
[Updated at 3:53 a.m. ET, 9:53 a.m. in Egypt]Â Egypt's military has arrested Morsy and other members of the Muslim Brotherhood. It shut down pro-MB broadcasters and raided al Jazeera's Cairo office after it aired a statement by the deposed president.Â Then army leaders say today that the military will protect Islamists from attacks and intimidation, state-run Nile TV reports.Â And they say they will not shut any factions out of political life.Â That brings up an interesting question:
[Updated at 2:52 a.m. ET, 8:52 a.m. in Egypt] Human Rights Watch weighs in on what the Muslim Brotherhood should do next:
[Updated at 2:41 a.m. ET, 8:41 a.m. in Egypt] Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has said he is concerned about stability in Egypt but also respects the will of the people. He hopes Egypt will exit the current crisis stronger.
[Updated at 2:28 a.m. ET, 8:28 a.m. in Egypt]Â Health officials say 32 people were killed in clashes in Egypt yesterday.
[Updated at 2:10 a.m. ET, 8:10 a.m. in Egypt]Â This is a statement from the UAE, which says it is "following with satisfaction" the developments in Egypt. In the UAE, the Muslim Brotherhood is a banned organization.
"H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, said that the UAE has full confidence that the great people of Egypt will be able to overcome the current difficult moments that the country is experiencing in order to reach a safe and prosperous future. ...
"His Highness added that the great Egyptian army proves, once again, that it is the strong shield and the protector that guarantees that the country is a land of institutions and law that embraces all the components of the Egyptian people."
[Updated at 1:52 a.m. ET, 7:52 a.m. in Egypt] Instagram has put together a collection of the best photos and videos by its users.Â View here.Â
[Updated at 1:45 a.m. ET, 7:45 a.m. in Egypt] Morsy deprived the opposition of a political process, activist Ahmed El Hawary told CNN's Anderson Cooper. "We don't have - we didn't have any outlets or anyway to be heard unless we go down to the streets and chant our demands, and even though, he ignored us."
[Updated at 1:27 a.m. ET, 7:27 a.m. in Egypt] A popular image on the photo social media site Imgur, allegedly from Egypt.
[Updated at 12:19 a.m. ET Thursday, 6:19 a.m. in Egypt] Welcome to Thursday's Egypt live blog. Â With Mohamed Morsy out of power, some of his opponents are making plans to clean up Tahrir Square, while his supporters say they will protest until he is reinstated as president.Â CNN's Ben Wedeman, a veteran journalist, who was long based in Cairo, warns that there will likely be no calm after the storm of recent protests.
[Updated at 11:52 p.m. ET, 5:52 a.m. in Egypt] Some 40 anti-Morsy protesters are planning to meet with cleaning equipment to polish up their former protest campground, Tahrir Square.Â They have invited over 2,000 people to join them on Facebook.Â
[Updated at 11:03 p.m. ET, 5:30 a.m. in Egypt] CNN's Jake Tapper outlines some fine points of Obama's reaction to the Egyptian military's actions:
President Obamaâ€™s statement Wednesday evening about the Egyptian militaryâ€™s seizure of power from President Mohamed Morsy is as telling for what he doesnâ€™t say as for what he does: he doesnâ€™t mention the word â€ścoup.â€ť He doesnâ€™t call upon the Egyptian military to restore power toÂ theÂ â€śdemocratically elected civilian government,â€ť but rather toÂ aâ€śdemocratically elected civilian governmentâ€ť - in other words, it need not be Morsyâ€™s.
The thinking of the president and senior Obama administration officials, according to a knowledgeable source, is that while the administration is not explicitly supporting the removal of Morsy from power - it expressly did not support the move - it is seeking to now push the Egyptian military in a direction.
If the Obama administration were to use the word â€ścoup.â€ť that would have legal ramifications that would result in the end of U.S. aid. If White House officials were to pull the plug completely, they would be removing themselves from the picture altogether. Read the story.
[Updated at 10:19 p.m. ET, 4:19 a.m. in Egypt] CNN's Ben Wedeman, who spent time at a pro-Morsy rally in Cairo on Wednesday evening, reported he spoke to one protester who said he felt demonstrators would stay there "until Mohamed Morsy is once again president of Egypt."
Wedeman recalled the exchange early Thursday after leaving the pro-Morsy rally to go to the larger gathering at Cairo's Tahrir Square, where people still were celebrating Morsy's ouster.
Wedeman said that although much focus is on the joy and excitement at Tahrir Square, "there's a significant portion of the Egyptian population - (although) I wouldnâ€™t suggest itâ€™s a majority - who are very upset at what has happened."
Wedeman, a CNN senior international correspondent who'd previously served as CNN's Cairo bureau chief, said it appeared the overall mood in Egypt would be different than 2011, when then-President Hosni Mubarak was deposed. In 2011, Wedeman said, Mubarak's supporters kept a low profile for months.
"There's not going to be that quiet after the storm this time around," Wedeman said.
[Updated at 10:06 p.m. ET, 4:06 a.m. in Egypt] Get ready for an extremist backlash to Morsy's ouster, says Mohammed Ayoob, Michigan State University professor emeritus of international relations.
"The major lesson that Islamists in the Middle East are likely to learn from this episode is that they will not be allowed to exercise power no matter how many compromises they make in both the domestic and foreign policy arenas," Ayoob wrote for a CNN.com opinion piece. "This is likely to push a substantial portion of mainstream Islamists into the arms of the extremists who reject democracy and ideological compromise."
CNN's Ben Wedeman, reporting from Cairo, also said there's a danger that some members of the Muslim Brotherhood will break from the main group and "challenge (Egypt's new leaders) with violence."
They may take the attitude of "we tried to play the game, our leaders were jailed, our media have been shut down ... so weâ€™re going to destroy the system," said Wedeman, who is a CNN senior international correspondent and had previously been CNN's Cairo bureau chief.
Lol @ bobcat, not quite sure why you addressed that to me? I havent posted all day but ok.
I guess I worded that wrong chrissy. It was not meant to be addressed "at" you.. I was inquiring as to if you felt my as sessment of Jessicas complaint was correct.
BTW, How the heck are you ? Long time no see. How's it hangin and any other greetings that can be mustered.
And i agree @ saywhat, what we, the citizens think, does not matter. Just keep those tax dollars comming so those in government can look good to the other countries. And we (the government) will be confiscating all your weapons soon so dont even think about protesting!
@ Jessica,heres one for us blondes. You know why blonde jokes are usually one liners? So brunettes can understand them!
Its ok @ bobcat, i wasnt offended, that blonde thing is just image ya know. And ive sure had better weeks. Its pretty crazy around here lately. Saturday my friend was murdered a block from my house. Shot multiple times. And last night my brother in law had a stroke and passed away.
I am so truly sorry to hear about all the bad stuff going on in your life. It seems like when it rains it pours, doesn't it ?
Stay strong. You know you've got friends to talk to here. If you need anything, just holler.
I know @ bobcat and thank you! Things are just way out of control here, be glad you moved away. And isnt it odd how the troll has no problem posting?
Very true @ Kenny Rogers, some of us british and irish are also.
Oh and the italian part of me must account for the highlights i guess eh?
And isnt it amazing what kinda topics someone can come up with when you become totally bored with very, very old news? Lol
Lol @ dazzle, If your blonde?? Dont you know? Lol
C N N is an obama cheerleader and propaganda outlet, publishing only positive stories about him. Since he has done nothing that can possibly be spun as positive for months, C N N has nothing to post in "This Just In".
CNN. You are an embarassment to news media. Close this down asap.
can't seem to get thru at all today.
On Egypt @chrissy@Mary@dazzle@bobcat
what all those who know have been saying about the turmoil & bloodshed in the region(various articles we touched upon) is now confirmed.,
Read Israeli newspaper Haaret'z today reporting" Israel urged US not to stop aid to Egypt for its own security reasons".
Thank you @saywhat. Before I read, it sounds like a scare tactic to the US and I hope I'm wrong.
my earlier posts for @chrissy@bobcat were blocked