'This is not our country any more': Gun battles rage in Egypt as death toll continues to rise

Army helicopters hover over Cairo as forces continue bloody crackdown

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Cairo protests: European leaders discuss collective stance on the crisis

European leaders including David Cameron are holding emergency talks tonight over the escalating violence in Egypt amid fears that the bloodshed could destabilise the entire region.

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Egypt crisis: Government building in Cairo torched as backlash takes hold

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.

President Obama treads carefully in word and deed as Egypt descends into renewed chaos

Even US military aid  is not irreplaceable –  oil-rich Gulf states are only too happy to step in

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

Douglas Alexander has called for a European Union meeting to review all the aid it gives to the Egyptian government

Tell Obama to halt US arms for Egypt, Labour tells UK ministers

Urge US administration to suspend its $1.3bn military aid, says the shadow Foreign Secretary Douglas Alexander

British Government 'should press US to halt supplying arms to Egypt'

Urge US administration to suspend its $1.3bn military aid, says the shadow Foreign Secretary Douglas Alexander

Riot police and soldiers from the army take up positions during clashes with stone-throwing members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi around the area of Rabaa Adawiya square, where the protesters are camping, in Cairo

What about the aid to Egypt's military, Obama?

The response of Western leaders to yesterday's bloody army crackdown on Morsi supporters in Cairo, which saw upwards of 500 citizens killed, has so far been mealy-mouthed, with many powers slow to respond at all.

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

Egyptian protesters throw rocks at security forces during the clearing of one of the two sit-ins of ousted president Morsi supporters, near Rabaa Adawiya mosque, Cairo

Egypt's day of shame: Scores killed and hundreds more injured as government declares war on Islamists

Mohamed el-Baradei, the vice President and Nobel laureate, resigns in protest over the crackdown

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.

Israel intercepts rocket from Egyptian territory targeted at coastal resort of Eilat

Israel's Iron Dome missile defence system intercepted a rocket launched at the Red Sea resort town of Eilat near the border with Egypt today, the army said.

Supporters of the deposed Egyptian President, Mohamed Morsi, continue their sit-in protest near the Rabaa Adawiya mosque in central Cairo

'We are prepared to die' – life in Cairo’s Islamist tent city

Muslim Brotherhood supporters refuse to leave protest camps despite threats

Supporters of the deposed President Mohamed Morsi protest in Cairo yesterday. Rare co-operation between Egypt and Israel saw five suspected Islamic militants killed in the Sinai desert by an Israeli rocket strike

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