A selection of cartoons reacting to Wednesday’s violent crackdown by Egyptian security forces who violently routed supporters of deposed President Mohammed from their protest camps in Cairo. More than 500 people died.
Syria dear Syria. The world is waiting to see if you will follow through on your offer to put down the guns and materiel for a weekend ceasefire. The occasion is the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha , which marks the end of the hajj pilgrimage. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon isn’t hedging his bets. He’s urging all countries and groups with influence to pressure all parties to stop the violence.
Bashar al-Assad with his Hitleresque mustache, Bashar al-Assad being existential, Bashar al-Assad covering his ears, Bashar al-Assad dodging bullets. Just some of the images you’ll see in this group of cartoons about the deteriorating situation in Syria. Includes cartoons by two Syrian cartoonists: Juan Zero and Saad Hajo
The move by Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi to force out the country’s two top military chiefs on Sunday is bold. He’s effectively wresting power from Egypt’s armed forces and marginalizing key holdovers from the Mubarak regime.