Supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi defied continuing attempts by the Egyptian authorities to destroy the Muslim Brotherhood by staging a series of nationwide demonstrations yesterday – a move which triggered violent clashes between protesters and police.
Muslim Brotherhood calls for escalating protests ahead of Sunday's commemorations marking 1973 war with Israel
Cairo court orders overthrown Islamist group to be shut down
Police chief killed during raid, which had been held by Islamists for a month
In parallel trial sessions, Egyptian courts have heard cases against ousted President Hosni Mubarak and top leaders of his arch rival, the Muslim Brotherhood, related to killings during the 2011 and 2013 protest campaigns that led to their respective downfalls.
Egypt's government shortened a widely-imposed evening curfew, signalling that it senses turmoil is waning after unrest following the ousting of the president.
Freeing the jailed leader symbolises ‘return to the practices of the old state’
Officers capture top ally of the Brotherhood as he 'tried to flee to Libya disguised as a woman'
Army helicopters hover over Cairo as forces continue bloody crackdown
A backlash against the Egyptian state’s war on Islamists took hold today as a government building was torched in Cairo and protesters vowed to continue their defiant stance against the interim government.
Scores killed and many wounded as Coptic churches and properties are hit by violent mobs
24 hours of violent clashes left at least 525 dead and 3,717 injured
Rallies of both supporters and opposition to ousted President Morsi clash as tens of thousands take to streets
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.
Washington remains torn between support for democracy and uneasiness at the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood