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Egypt's president fires intelligence chief

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has fired his intelligence chief and the governor of Northern Sinai following the deadly weekend attack on troops by suspected militants in Sinai.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, with Defence Minister Ehud Barak, left, and military commander Tal Russo, at the attack site

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The new Prime Minister, Hisham Qandil, was sworn in with his
cabinet in yesterday, forming the first government since Mohamed Morsi was elected President

New Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Qandil and cabinet are sworn in

The new Prime Minister, Hisham Qandil, was sworn in with his cabinet in yesterday, forming the first government since Mohamed Morsi was elected President.

Suleiman in February 2011 during his brief stint as vice-president

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Supporters of president Mohammed Morsi chant slogans during a demonstration in front of Egypt's state council in Cairo yesterday

Robert Fisk: A truce is declared in Egypt and the revolution continues – for now

Forget about "increased tensions" between Egypt's new President and the dark power of the country's wealthy generals. Yesterday's convening of parliament in Cairo – in violation of a supreme court decision – was an "understanding" between Mohamed Morsi and the army élite that the antagonism between them must go no further.

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Islamist Mohammed Morsi sworn in as Egypt's president

Islamist Mohammed Morsi was sworn today before Egypt's highest court as the country's first freely elected president, succeeding Hosni Mubarak who was ousted 16 months ago.

Egypt: Presidential loser Ahmed Shafik leaves as graft inquiry launched

The loser of the presidential election left Egypt with most of his family yesterday, hours after an investigation was opened into claims that he wasted public funds as a minister in the former regime.

Egypt election loser Ahmed Shafiq quits country

The loser of Egypt's presidential election has left the country with most of his family hours after an investigation was opened into claims he wasted public funds during his term as a minister in the former regime.

New Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi faces struggle for power with military

New Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi has moved first thing into the office once occupied by his ousted predecessor Hosni Mubarak and started work on forming a government.

Leading article: After jubilation in Egypt as Mohamed Morsi wins election, the real challenge begins

And so, after six long decades of military rule, Egypt has a democratically elected, civilian President at last. For all the shenanigans of the past week – the sudden dissolution of the Muslim Brotherhood-dominated parliament, the sweeping powers arbitrarily grabbed by the ruling military council, the rumour and counter-rumour over the failing health of Hosni Mubarak – nothing can detract from the scale of Egypt's achievement. A broadly free and fair election, as this would appear to have been, is a seminal moment not just for Egypt, but for the Arab Spring and the world beyond.

Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate Mohamed Morsi celebrating his victory in Tahrir Square yesterday

From prisoner to president: Islamist Mohamed Morsi wins Egyptian vote

Crowds in Tahrir Square rejoice after Mohamed Morsi is finally declared victor after a week of uncertainty. Alastair Beach reports from Cairo

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