You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe


Islamist groups offer to end protests in Egypt

Truce linked to military easing its crackdown

CAIRO — Two former militant groups offered to call off street protests if the government agrees to ease its pressure on Islamists, a move that underscores how a onetime-strong movement is now bowing to an unprecedented crackdown by security authorities.

The proposed truce on demonstrations is being viewed as a sign of cracks within the Islamist alliance led by the Muslim Brotherhood, with much of its leadership either imprisoned or on the run.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week