An Egyptian holds up a banner of Egypt’s ousted President Mohamed Morsi in Cairo

Egypt: Supporters of former President Mohamed Morsi turn on Christians in angry backlash

Scores killed and many wounded as Coptic churches and properties are hit by violent mobs

Egyptians mourn over bodies wrapped in shrouds at a mosque in Cairo on 15 August 2013

Obama condemns Egypt violence as Muslim Brotherhood storms government building in Cairo

24 hours of violent clashes left at least 525 dead and 3,717 injured

We could join Egyptian peace talks, says Muslim Brotherhood

The Muslim Brotherhood has indicated for the first time that it would be willing to engage in talks to end Egypt’s ongoing political crisis – but its own stringent preconditions, clashes in central Cairo and the deepening nationwide polarisation mean a solution may be hard to come by.

US senator John McCain calls for talks with former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi

John McCain, the US senator, has urged Egypt’s military-backed government to release detained members of the Muslim Brotherhood before starting negotiations.

Supporters of Mohamed Morsi demonstrating in Alexandria

Egypt: Mohamed Morsi's allies admit defeat and plot to fly him into exile

Deposed President could resign via a televised address and hand powers to interim Prime Minister

Egyptian supporters of Morsi protest in Cairo

Egypt unrest: Leaders plan strike against Muslim Brotherhood as Cairo protest branded threat to national security

Almost 300 people have been killed in weeks of violence since the army deposed the former president

Egyptian violence was a massacre, not a ‘post-revolution transition’

Sisi realises Egypt’s relations with Israel are far more important than any coup

Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi chants slogans against Egyptian Defense Minister General Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi at Nasr City

Mohamed Morsi supporters stay on Cairo's streets despite massacre of 72 civilians

Supporters of toppled President Mohamed Morsi vowed to continue defying government threats to clear them from their sprawling tent encampment in eastern Cairo – despite the massacre of scores of protesters by security forces over the weekend.

Morsi supporters throw stones at police from behind a barricade

Woman and young girl killed as deadly clashes continue with Friday protests in Egypt

Rallies of both supporters and opposition to ousted President Morsi clash as tens of thousands take to streets

US ‘refuses to take sides’ in Egyptian political turmoil, says Deputy Secretary of State

William Burns, the US Deputy Secretary of State, has said America will not take sides in Egypt’s political turmoil. The comment came during the first official visit by a US diplomat to Egypt since the army-backed revolt which ousted President Mohamed Morsi this month.

US Secretary of State William Burns meets with officials in Egypt as President Morsi supporters take to the streets

Washington remains torn between support for democracy and uneasiness at the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood

Egypt investigates complaints against ousted Morsi including inciting killing of protesters

US joins Germany in calling for release of former president as demonstrations continue in Cairo

Egypt unrest: Deposed president Mohamed Morsi could face long jail term if found guilty of colluding with foreign groups

Egypt’s interim rulers to pursue deposed president over his escape from prison

This time around, the Army knows how to add its own spin on things

As an army sniper crouched on the roof and trained his rifle on the demonstrators down below, every movement was being tracked on camera.

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