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Seven killed in overnight Cairo clashes


Seven people were killed and 261 wounded in overnight clashes in Cairo between supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi and security forces, health officials said on Tuesday.

Egypt rival rallies planned as tensions soar


Activists for and against ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi have called rival rallies for the first Friday of Ramadan, as tensions soar over the army’s overthrow of the Islamist leader.

Egypt’s Army cracks down on Brotherhood

Egypt’s Army rounded up the leadership of ousted President Mohamed Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood on Thursday as a top judge took office after an abrupt end to the Islamists’ first year in power.

Justice Mansour: leader of Egypt’s Army-backed interim govt

Senior Egyptian jurist Adly Mahmoud Mansour has suddenly found himself in the spotlight as the civilian face of the Army-backed interim government following dramatic ouster of the Arab country’s first democratically elected President Mohammed Morsi.

Egypt tense ahead of deadline as Morsi refuses to quit

Egypt was on edge Wednesday after President Mohamed Morsi refused to quit hours before an Army ultimatum expires, following deadly violence during rival mass protests in Egypt’s worst crisis since its 2011 revolution.

Egypt Army gives Morsi 48 hours to resolve crisis

Egypt’s armed forces gave President Mohamed Morsi 48 hours to meet the demands of the people or it would intervene with a roadmap, after millions took to the streets to demand the Islamist leader step

Muslim Brotherhood HQ stormed in Cairo, 16 dead

Egyptian protesters on Monday stormed the headquarters of the powerful Muslim Brotherhood after deadly clashes there between supporters and opponents of President Mohamed Morsi who hails from the group, an AFP correspondent said.

US warns citizens on travel to Egypt as American killed


Warning its citizens against travelling to Egypt, the US today said its non-emergency diplomatic staff could leave the country after an American freelance photographer was killed during protests against President Mohamed Mursi a year after his election.

Mubarak set for low key retrial in Egypt


The retrial of Egypt’s former president Hosni Mubarak begins today in Cairo, with the fate of the ousted strongman largely eclipsed by the deadly turmoil and economic woes gripping the country.

Egyptian court upholds death sentences in football riot case

A court today upheld death sentences for 21 accused in a deadly football stadium riot last year that killed over 70 people in the city of Port Said, raising fears of renewed violence in strife-torn Egypt.

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