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Egypt brings forward presidential poll amid protests

Egypt's interim president Adly Mansour has said there will be presidential elections before the next round of parliamentary polls, reversing the order of an earlier roadmap. The announcement comes after at least 49 people were killed in protests.

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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 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 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.

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