Latest Issue

Wednesday news roundup

Violence in Egypt, a controversial will, and challenging the police—our pick of this morning’s headlines

By Prospect Team  


An operation by the Egyptian army to clear supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi from two demonstration camps in Cairo, has descended into violent struggle, and leaders of Muslim Brotherhood are now being arrested. Egyptian forces entered Nahda Square and the area surrounding the Rabaa al-Adawiy mosque at 7.15 GMT in a shower of tear-gas, and the death toll has ranged widely in reports since. Muslim Brotherhood spokesman Gehad El-Haddad has claimed there are 250 dead and 5,000 injured so…

Register today to continue reading

You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.

You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.

Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with newsletters, subscription offers and other relevant information.

Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to

More From Prospect