Egypt

Egyptian army soldiers take their positions on top and next to their armored vehicles while guarding an entrance to Tahrir square, in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Aug. 16, 2013.  (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Latest developments in Egypt

See an extensive interactive graphic with photos, details and updates covering the ongoing situation in Egypt.

08/16/2013

Egyptian Army soldiers take their positions on top of their armored vehicles while guarding an entrance to Tahrir Square, in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Aug. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

10 Things to Know for Today

The Associated Press – Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. ‘DAY OF RAGE’ IN EGYPT The Muslim Brotherhood pushed for nationwide marches to […]

08/16/2013

A man holds the body of a supporter of ousted President Mohammed Morsi at the El-Iman mosque in Cairo's Nasr City, Egypt, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Ahmed Gomaa)

Death toll from Egypt violence surpasses 600

CAIRO (AP) — The Egyptian Health Ministry has raised the death toll from the day’s violence that followed a crackdown on two camps housing supporters of the ousted president to 638. Ministry spokesman Mohammed Fathallah […]

08/15/2013

President Barack Obama makes a statement to the media regarding events in Egypt, from his rental vacation home in Chilmark Mass. on the island of Martha's Vineyard, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama cancels US-Egyptian military exercise

CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama has scrapped joint U.S.-Egypt military exercises scheduled for next month, saying American cooperation with the Egyptian government cannot continue when civilians are being killed in the streets. He […]

08/15/2013

Egyptian security forces detain protesters as they clear a sit-in by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in the eastern Nasr City district of Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Ahmed Gomaa)

Hundreds reported killed as Egypt smashes protests

CAIRO (AP) — In Egypt’s bloodiest day since the Arab Spring began, riot police Wednesday smashed two protest camps of supporters of the deposed Islamist president, touching off street violence that officials said killed nearly […]

08/14/2013

Supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi capture an Egyptian security forces vehicle at the Ministry of Finance in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Mohsen Nabil)

Police storm protest camps; 192 dead across Egypt

CAIRO (AP) — Riot police backed by armored vehicles, bulldozers and helicopters Wednesday swept away two encampments of supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, setting off running street battles in Cairo and other Egyptian cities. […]

08/14/2013

Egyptian security forces clear a sit-in by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in the eastern Nasr City district of Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Ahmed Gomaa)

Reporter and cameraman shot dead in Egypt

CAIRO (AP) — A cameraman for British broadcaster Sky News and a Dubai-based newspaper reporter were killed during violence in Egypt Wednesday, their employers said. Sky said Mick Deane, 61, was shot and wounded while […]

08/14/2013

Egyptian security forces clear a sit-in camp set up by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in Nasr City district, Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013 (AP Photo/Ahmed Gomaa)

Egypt declares monthlong state of emergency

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s interim president has declared a monthlong state of emergency to combat worsening violence after riot police moved to clear two sprawling encampments of supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. A […]

08/14/2013

Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi pass by a wooden hut under construction outside Rabaah al-Adawiya mosque, where protesters have installed a camp and held daily rallies at Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

Egypt: pro-Morsi vigil takes on permanent look

CAIRO (AP) — Instead of rushing for the exits, Islamist supporters of Egypt’s ousted president are replacing tents with wooden huts in their sprawling Cairo encampment. Barbershops have sprung up and many tents now have […]

08/13/2013

In this Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011 photo, a rocket is launched from an Israeli anti-missile system known as Iron Dome. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)

Israel army shoots down rocket near Egypt border

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military shot down a rocket launched toward a Red Sea resort town near the border with Egypt on Tuesday, the army said. It was the first time Israel’s Iron Dome […]

08/13/2013

An Egyptian man walks in front of a pharmacy marked with anti-Coptic and anti-coup graffiti in Assiut, Upper Egypt, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013. Islamists may be on the defensive in Cairo, but in Egypt's deep south they still have much sway and audacity: over the past week, they have stepped up a hate campaign against the area's Christians. Blaming the broader Coptic community for the July 3 coup that removed Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, Islamists have marked Christian homes, stores and churches with crosses and threatening graffiti. Arabic grafitti reads, "No to the coup and yes to legitimacy." (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

Egypt’s coup puts Christians in a corner

ASSIUT, Egypt (AP) — It was nighttime and 10,000 Islamists were marching down the most heavily Christian street in this ancient Egyptian city, chanting “Islamic, Islamic, despite the Christians.” A half-dozen kids were spray-painting “Boycott […]

08/08/2013

Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi hold pictures of him and chant slogans during a protest at Nasr City, where protesters have installed their camp and hold their daily rally, in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 26, 2013. Arabic writing reads, "Egypt, Mohammed Morsi, and Sissi, you thief, where is my vote?" (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

Egypt says diplomacy has failed to resolve crisis

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s military-backed interim leadership proclaimed Wednesday that a crackdown against two protest sites is inevitable, saying that nearly two weeks of foreign diplomatic efforts to peacefully resolve its standoff with the Muslim […]

08/07/2013

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