Egypt Unrest Threatens Oil Routes

Mon Aug 19, 2013 AT 6:00 AM EDT

After last week’s bloody crackdown by the Egyptian army, fears of a disruption of oil supplies to the West have propelled crude oil prices to a four-month high, reports the Telegraph. Meanwhile, according to the AFP, supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi cancelled some Cairo marches Sunday for “security reasons”, as the country’s military chief vowed to face down violent protests following Egypt’s bloodiest week in decades. Egypt’s official news agency says 36 people were killed when Muslim Brotherhood detainees tried to escape from a prison truck convoy in northern Cairo, the AP reports.

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