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Egypt approaching civil war: Russian President

Russian President Vladimir Putin Sunday warned that the standoff in Egypt

Russian President Vladimir Putin Sunday warned that the standoff in Egypt between supporters and foes of deposed president Mohammed Morsi threatened to degenerate into a civil war.

“Syria is already in the grips of a civil war,unfortunately enough,and Egypt is moving in that direction,” Russian news agencies quoted Putin as saying while on a visit to Kazakhstan. “We would like to see the Egyptian people avoid this fate,” Putin said.

Egypt forces raid Al Jazeera office

Cairo: The Qatari-owned media company Al Jazeera reported on Sunday that Egyptian security forces had raided its Cairo office. But a Reuters cameraman outside the office in the city said he saw no sign of a raid. A spokesman for the channel in Doha said its Cairo bureau chief was taken in for questioning but had been released. He said he was not aware of any raid.