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Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi attends a bi-lateral signing ceremony with Brazil's president at the Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil, May 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)

Trial date for Morsi stokes Egypt political drama

CAIRO (AP) — The trial of Egypt’s ousted President Mohammed Morsi will begin on Nov. 4, authorities announced Wednesday, launching a politically charged prosecution of the country’s first democratically elected leader on charges he incited […]

10/09/2013

Egypt demonstrators mark killing of Christians

CAIRO (AP) — Hundreds of Egyptians are holding candles, waving pictures of slain protesters and demanding retribution from former generals while marking the second anniversary of the killing of 26 people, mostly Christians, in a […]

10/09/2013

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

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

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

In this Wednesday, April 24, 2013 file photo, Egyptian Defense Minister Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi reviews honor guards during an arrival ceremony for his U.S. counterpart at the Ministry of Defense in Cairo. (AP Photo/Jim Watson, Pool)

Personality cult built around Egypt’s top general

CAIRO (AP) — In dark sunglasses and a uniform studded with medals, Egypt’s top general is everywhere, looking down from posters and banners proclaiming him “lion of the nation.” Adoring songs vow “We are behind […]

07/29/2013

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Nigerian cleric describes “open season on Christians”

WASHINGTON (AP) — The president of the Christian Association of Nigeria says his nation’s 80 million Christians are being terrorized by an Islamist sect whose name means “Western education is sacrilege.” Boko Haram and its […]

07/26/2013

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)

Morsi foes, supporters rally in Egypt as prosecutors probe ousted president

CAIRO (AP) — There are mass rallies taking place across Egypt today by tens of thousands of backers of the country’s military, and supporters of the president who was forced from office by the military. […]

07/26/2013

This image made from Egyptian state television shows Laila Iskander as she is sworn in as environment minister by interim President Adly Mansour, unseen, in Cairo, Tuesday, July 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Egyptian State Television)

Egypt Cabinet has women, Christians; no Islamists

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s interim leader swore in a Cabinet on Tuesday that included women and Christians but no Islamists as the military-backed administration moved swiftly to formalize the new political order and present a […]

07/16/2013

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