Egyptian court sentences 529 to death

A court in Egypt has sentenced 529 members of the Muslim Brotherhood to death, sparking outrage from relatives and protests in Cairo.

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Egyptian prime minister: Government has resigned

The Egyptian prime minister has said the government has decided to resign. The news was broken earlier by the state-run Al Ahram newspaper in a report confirmed by an Egyptian official.

The newspaper, citing an unnamed source, said the decision was made after a 15-minute meeting of the cabinet. Army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who is expected to run for president, was part of the cabinet, serving as defence minister

Egyptian army chief 'to run for president'

An Egyptian army chief field Marshal has said he will run for president, according to a report in a Kuwaiti newspaper.

The report said that Abdel Fattah al-Sisi feels he has no alternative but to meet the demands of the Egyptian people for him to run in the elections.

Presidential elections in Egypt are due within six months.

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Four soldiers killed as gunmen attack bus in Egypt

Four soldiers were killed and nine wounded when gunmen attacked a military bus today that was travelling in the Sinai Peninsula, security sources said.

Sinai-based militants have stepped up violence against the state since Islamist President Mohamed Mursi's ouster in July, and the attacks have become more brazen in recent months.

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Thousands gather in Tahrir Square on Egypt anniversary

Anti-government protesters and members of the Muslim Brotherhood throw stones near Tahrir Square in clashes with army supporters
Anti-government protesters and members of the Muslim Brotherhood throw stones near Tahrir Square in clashes with army supporters Credit: REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Anti-government supporters were involved in clashes with Egypt's army on the third anniversary of the popular uprising of 2011.

Supporters of Egypt's army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi hold his posters in Tahrir square in Cairo
Supporters of Egypt's army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi hold his posters in Tahrir square in Cairo Credit: REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Thousands of supporters of Egypt's army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sissi gathered in Tahrir Square to mark the anniversary.

At least 25 die in Egypt protests on anniversary

At least 25 people have been killed in clashes between Egyptian security forces and anti-government protesters said the health ministry, on the third anniversary of Egypt's uprising.

Supporters of Egypt's army and police gather at Tahrir square in Cairo, on the third anniversary of Egypt's uprising
Supporters of Egypt's army and police gather at Tahrir square in Cairo, on the third anniversary of Egypt's uprising Credit: REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Most of those killed were in Cairo, where fierce clashes erupted between largely Islamist protesters and security forces. At least three people were killed in Alexandria and the southern province of Minya.

Today marks the anniversary of the start of the 2011 uprising that forced long time autocrat Hosni Mubarak to step down.

Rival rallies of those supporting the military-backed government gathered along with supporters of Mubarak's successor, Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, who was removed from office in July following mass protests against him.

Seven killed in anti-government protests in Egypt

Seven people have been killed in Egypt during anti-government marches - three years after the fall of autocrat President Hosni Mubarak.

Anti-government protesters and members of the Muslim Brotherhood flee after teargas were fired by riot police during clashes. Credit: REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Security forces used teargas and some fired automatic weapons in the air to try to prevent demonstrators opposed to the government reaching Tahrir Square.

Earlier a car bomb exploded near a police camp in the Egyptian city of Suez, security sources said.

Egyptian riot police 'fire live rounds' to clear streets

Egyptian riot police have clashed with anti-government protesters on the streets of Cairo.

A witness reported that they fired live rounds into the air to disperse several hundred protesters, as well as tear gas and bird shot.

Footage also showed security forces arresting several men, reported to be supporters of the ousted president Mohamed Morsi.

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