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Egyptian military says 16 militants killed, four arrested in security operation focused in Sinai
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Egyptian military says 16 militants killed, four arrested in security operation focused in Sinai

Sixteen militants were killed and four arrested in a major security operation launched by Egypt on Friday, the Egyptian military said on Sunday, the first casualties in a campaign aimed at crushing insurgents behind a string of attacks.

Egypt launches major assault on militants in North Sinai ahead of elections, aims to curb insurgency by February end
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Egypt launches major assault on militants in North Sinai ahead of elections, aims to curb insurgency by February end

Egypt began a major assault against militants on Friday focused on the Sinai peninsula, where Islamic State attacks have killed soldiers, police and civilians.

Egypt court sentences ex-president Mohamed Mursi, 19 others to three years in jail for insulting judiciary
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Egypt court sentences ex-president Mohamed Mursi, 19 others to three years in jail for insulting judiciary

A Cairo criminal court sentenced former Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi and 19 others to three years in prison on Saturday, and fined him 2 million Egyptian pounds ($112,700) on charges of insulting the judiciary

Explosion outside Italian consulate in Cairo injures two policemen
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Explosion outside Italian consulate in Cairo injures two policemen

A huge explosion occurred in front of the Italian consulate in central Cairo on Saturday, wounding two policemen.

'Deeply concerned by another mass trial': US criticises Egyptian court for Morsi's death sentence
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'Deeply concerned by another mass trial': US criticises Egyptian court for Morsi's death sentence

The US criticism follows condemnations from Amnesty International and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan after the court ruling on Saturday against the deposed president and 106 supporters of his Muslim Brotherhood in connection with a mass jail break in 2011.

Egyptian PM says reshuffle to include Sisi's defence min - report
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Egyptian PM says reshuffle to include Sisi's defence min - report

CAIRO (Reuters) - Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi has said a cabinet reshuffle will include the defence ministry, an Egyptian newspaper said on Saturday, in the clearest sign yet that Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi plans to stand for president. Army chief Sisi, now defence minister in Egypt's interim government, deposed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi in July after mass protests against his rule and is widely expected to announce his candidacy within days and win an election easily.

Protesters rally in Cairo's Tahrir Square against security forces
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Protesters rally in Cairo's Tahrir Square against security forces

About 1,000 people marched in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Monday night to condemn the actions of Egyptian security forces and some voiced rare criticism of the army chief, raising tension on the eve of planned mass protests.

31 killed in Cairo attack, says Muslim Brotherhood
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31 killed in Cairo attack, says Muslim Brotherhood

The Muslim Brotherhood said at least 31 people were killed on Saturday when security forces opened fire on a protest by supporters of deposed President Mohamed Mursi in Cairo.

Violence deepens Egypt turmoil, deposed Morsi probed for murder
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Violence deepens Egypt turmoil, deposed Morsi probed for murder

At least nine people were killed in heavy fighting in Egypt during rival mass rallies for and against the army overthrow of President Mohamed Mursi, who was placed under investigation for murder in an escalating showdown with his Islamist backers.

Egypt live: Deposed Muslim Brotherhood to hold massive protest today
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Egypt live: Deposed Muslim Brotherhood to hold massive protest today

Tracking the latest developments in Egypt in the wake of the ousting of Egypt President Mohammed Morsi.

Ousting Morsi in Egypt: An ugly moment of irony for liberals
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Ousting Morsi in Egypt: An ugly moment of irony for liberals

If the coup dishonoured Egypt as an electoral democracy, Morsi made a mockery of Egypt as a constitutional democracy. Cue the liberal angst.

Watch: Al Jazeera live broadcast interrupted by Egypt army raid
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Watch: Al Jazeera live broadcast interrupted by Egypt army raid

In the video above, a viewer has filmed the live broadcast that got interrupted by the army.

Egypt army shuts down tv channels, raid Al Jazeera
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Egypt army shuts down tv channels, raid Al Jazeera

The security forces also raided the offices of Al Jazeera's Egyptian news channel and detained at least five of its staff, said Karim El-Assiuti, one of its journalists. Four of them were later released, the channel said.

Morsi's attendance of rally calling for 'holy war' in Syria worried Egyptian army
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Morsi's attendance of rally calling for 'holy war' in Syria worried Egyptian army

Army concern about the way President Mohamed Mursi was governing Egypt reached tipping point when the head of state attended a rally packed with hardline fellow Islamists calling for holy war in Syria, military sources said

Egypt army vows to protect people from 'terrorists and fools'
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Egypt army vows to protect people from 'terrorists and fools'

Egypt's high command said on Wednesday the army was ready to die to defend Egypt's people against terrorists and fools, in a response to Islamist President Mohammed Morsi that was headlined "The Final Hours".

Exhausted Egyptians count cost of political turmoil
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Exhausted Egyptians count cost of political turmoil

With their patience already stretched after years of upheaval, Egyptians - from the capital Cairo to smaller towns like Zagazig - appear to be nearing the point where discontent could explode into a new wave of unrest.

Voters approve new Egypt constitution drafted by Mursi's allies
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Voters approve new Egypt constitution drafted by Mursi's allies

Egypt's new constitution, drafted by Islamist supporters of President Mohamed Mursi, has been approved by 63.8 percent of voters in a two-round referendum, the supreme election committee said.

Egypt's President Morsi scraps emergency decree
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Egypt's President Morsi scraps emergency decree

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has cancelled a decree that gave him sweeping powers and sparked deadly violence, but did not delay this month's referendum on a new constitution as his opponents had demanded.