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44 dead as Egypt Islamists try to galvanise protests
44 dead as Egypt Islamists try to galvanise protests

At least 44 people were killed in clashes between Islamists and police in Egypt on Sunday, as thousands of the military's supporters marked the anniversary of the 1973 Arab-Israeli war.

44 dead as Egypt Islamists try to galvanise protests
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Egypt court bans all Muslim Brotherhood activities

An Egyptian court on Monday banned the Muslim Brotherhood from operating and ordered its assets seized, in the latest blow to the Islamist movement of deposed president Mohamed Morsi.

Egypt court bans all Muslim Brotherhood activities
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New work sets timeline for the first pharaohs

Archaeologists drawing on a wide range of tools said on Wednesday they had pinpointed the crucial time in world history when Egypt emerged as a distinct state.

New work sets timeline for the first pharaohs
Egypt's Morsi to stand trial for 'inciting murder': TV
Egypt's Morsi to stand trial for 'inciting murder': TV

Ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi is to stand trial in a criminal court for "incitement to murder", state television reported on Sunday, without giving a date for the trial.

Egypt's Morsi to stand trial for 'inciting murder': TV
Egypt's Mubarak leaves jail for house arrest
Egypt's Mubarak leaves jail for house arrest

Egypt's toppled dictator Hosni Mubarak was transferred from prison to house arrest at a military hospital on Thursday, in a move overshadowed by a blistering crackdown against his Islamist successors.

Egypt's Mubarak leaves jail for house arrest
Egypt court orders Mubarak freed as Islamists detained
Egypt court orders Mubarak freed as Islamists detained

An Egyptian court ordered ex-president Hosni Mubarak freed while he stands trial accused of corruption and killing protesters.

Egypt court orders Mubarak freed as Islamists detained
Obama faces distasteful choice in Egypt
Obama faces distasteful choice in Egypt

The United States again faces the unpalatable policy dilemma that has shaped decades of relations with Egypt.

Obama faces distasteful choice in Egypt
Obama, top aides, review Egypt strategy
Obama, top aides, review Egypt strategy

President Barack Obama and top aides Tuesday scrutinized US strategy on Egypt, while the White House denied it had quietly frozen millions of dollars in aid after Cairo's military crackdown.

Obama, top aides, review Egypt strategy
Lack of political savvy sends Arab Spring states into turmoil
Lack of political savvy sends Arab Spring states into turmoil

Bloodbath in Egypt, civil war in Syria, stalemate in Tunisia: the Arab Spring has stoked turmoil because of a lack of maturity among the region's new political class.

Lack of political savvy sends Arab Spring states into turmoil
Egypt defiant on aid after arrest of Islamist chief
Egypt defiant on aid after arrest of Islamist chief

Egypt's interim prime minister said his country could live without aid from the US as Washington and the EU review ties with Cairo amid a bloody crackdown on supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi.

Egypt defiant on aid after arrest of Islamist chief
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Earliest iron artefacts came from meteorite

The earliest iron artefacts ever found -- funeral beads strung around bodies in a 5,000-year-old Egyptian cemetery -- were made from a meteorite.

Earliest iron artefacts came from meteorite
Egypt arrests Muslim Brotherhood chief as death toll mounts
Egypt arrests Muslim Brotherhood chief as death toll mounts

Egyptian authorities said Tuesday they had arrested the supreme guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, as they stepped up a campaign to crush the party of ousted president Mohamed Morsi.

Egypt arrests Muslim Brotherhood chief as death toll mounts
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36 Islamists killed in attempted Egypt jailbreak

Thirty-six Islamist prisoners were killed Sunday during an attempted jailbreak, bringing to almost 800 the toll in five days of violence since Egypt moved to crush supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi.

36 Islamists killed in attempted Egypt jailbreak
Germany considering halting arms exports to Egypt: Merkel
Germany considering halting arms exports to Egypt: Merkel

German chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday that stopping arms shipments to Egypt would be an appropriate way to put pressure on the country as it is gripped by deadly violence.

Germany considering halting arms exports to Egypt: Merkel
Egypt's Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. ©REUTERS
Egypt army warns on violence as EU prepares crisis talks

Egypt's hardline military leader pledged a "forceful" response to violence rocking the country, as top EU officials prepared Monday to hold emergency talks on the crisis that has claimed nearly 800 lives in five days.

Egypt army warns on violence as EU prepares crisis talks
Prayers for 'Egyptian martyrs' in Bosnia's mosques
Prayers for 'Egyptian martyrs' in Bosnia's mosques

All mosques in Bosnia on Friday heeded the country's top iman's call to hold prayers for the "Egyptian martyrs" killed in a crackdown by security forces of supporters of the ousted Islamist president.

Prayers for 'Egyptian martyrs' in Bosnia's mosques
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron. ©REUTERS/Andrew Winning
European leaders vow strong response to Egypt crisis

European leaders vowed Friday to send a strong message on Egypt's bloody crackdown on supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, with Germany pledging to review ties with the country.

European leaders vow strong response to Egypt crisis
Obama cancels US exercises, but not aid, with Egypt
Obama cancels US exercises, but not aid, with Egypt

US President Barack Obama on Thursday canceled exercises with Egypt's military to protest the killing of hundreds of demonstrators but stopped short of suspending $1.3 billion in annual aid.

Obama cancels US exercises, but not aid, with Egypt
Egypt braces for 'Friday of anger' after bloody crackdown
Egypt braces for 'Friday of anger' after bloody crackdown

Egypt's Islamists called for a "Friday of anger" in Cairo after nearly 600 people were killed following a crackdown on their protest camps, as the UN urged "maximum restraint" from all sides.

Egypt braces for 'Friday of anger' after bloody crackdown
Turkey losing regional clout as Egypt crisis flares: analysts
Turkey losing regional clout as Egypt crisis flares: analysts

Turkey's clout in the Middle East is taking a beating with the brutal sidelining of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood derailing Ankara's hopes to lead a regional surge of Islamist political power.

Turkey losing regional clout as Egypt crisis flares: analysts