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Supporter of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi chants slogans as he holds up the Quran, Cairo, Egypt. (AP Photo)

Key events in Egypt’s uprising and unrest

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian soldiers and police clashed Monday with Islamists protesting the military’s ouster of President Mohammed Morsi in bloodshed that claimed at least 40 lives, officials and witnesses said, and plunged the divided […]

07/08/2013

Special forces soldier aims weapon as soldiers surround supporters of president Mohammed Morsi, Nasser City, Cairo, Egypt. (AP Photo)

Death toll stands at 30

CAIRO (AP) – Enraged Islamists pushed back against the toppling of President Mohammed Morsi, as tens of thousands of his supporters marched in Cairo on Friday to demand his reinstatement and attacked his opponents. Nighttime […]

07/05/2013

Egypt: Interim president sworn in amid crackdown

CAIRO (AP) – The chief justice of Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court was sworn in Thursday as the nation’s interim president, taking over hours after the military ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, while the army launched […]

07/04/2013

Egyptian protesters rally outside the presidential palace during anti-government demonstrations, Cairo, Egypt. (AP Photo)

Military coup

CAIRO (AP) – Egypt’s military has ousted the nation’s Islamist president, replacing him with the chief justice of the Supreme Constitutional Court, calling for early presidential election and suspending the Islamist-backed constitution. Army chief Abdel-Fattah […]

07/03/2013

Former Italy Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (AP Photo)

Berlusconi convicted in sex-for-hire trial

MILAN (AP) — Silvio Berlusconi, Italy’s flamboyant former premier, was sentenced to seven years in prison and banned from politics for life Monday for paying an underage prostitute for sex during infamous “bunga bunga” parties […]

06/24/2013

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Masked ‘Black Bloc’ a mystery in Egypt unrest

CAIRO (AP) — An unpredictable new element has entered Egypt’s wave of political unrest: a mysterious group of masked young men called the Black Bloc who present themselves as the defenders of protesters opposed to the Islamist president’s rule.

01/28/2013

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Egypt riot over soccer verdicts kills at least 27

CAIRO (AP) – Egyptian troops are deployed in the Mediterranean city of Port Said to quell a deadly riot. Security officials say a total of 27 people have been killed and some 400 wounded, many […]

01/26/2013

Egyptian court suspends work to protest Morsi move

Egyptian court suspends work to protest Morsi move

CAIRO (AP) – Egyptian state television says the country’s highest appeal court has decided to suspend its work nationwide to protest the president’s decrees giving himself nearly absolute powers. It says Wednesday’s decision was made […]

11/28/2012

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Egypt mass protests challenge Islamist president

Opponents of Egypt’s Islamist president have made a show of strength in Cairo. More than 200,000 people had flocked to Tahrir square by this evening to demand President Mohammed Morsi revoke decrees he issued last week granting him near autocratic powers.

11/27/2012

Egypt's president stands by his decrees

Egypt’s president stands by his decrees

Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi told the country’s top judges Monday that he did not infringe on their authority when he seized near absolute powers, setting the stage for a prolonged showdown on the eve of mass protests planned by both supporters and opponents of the Islamist leader.

11/26/2012

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