August 15th, 2013
03:35 AM ET

Egypt on edge after nearly 300 killed

Judging by the nearly deserted streets, the Egyptian capital was unlike any other working day Thursday.

Traffic was light. Shops and businesses slowly reopened after a nighttime curfew following the killing of nearly 300 people nationwide. A sense of foreboding washed over Cairo as residents stayed behind closed doors.

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  1. saywhat

    Intl media reports more than 500 protesters killed in military raids.

    August 15, 2013 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Josh

    Morsi has more than 600 supporters. For the Egyptian military, there is still a lot of work to do to root out this Islamist terrorism. I hope the US stands by the Egyptian military and continues its funding to complete the good work they have barely started. Rooting out terrorism is the first step toward building a democracy.

    August 16, 2013 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |