Two and a half years ago in Tahrir Square, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle compared Egypt's democratic revolution to the German reunification. Germany's calls for democracy in Egypt continue today.
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has denounced the death verdict against deposed president Mohammad Morsi, calling it "a nail in the coffin of democracy." A Cairo court upheld the death sentence after consulting grand mufti.
A Cairo court has upheld a death sentence against ousted ex-president Mohammad Morsi after consulting Egypt's grand mufti. Islamist Morsi and others were accused of plotting jailbreaks during Egypt's 2011 uprising.
Angela Merkel has praised Egypt's peace efforts in the Middle East following a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Berlin. The pair's press conference was shut down after it descended into chaos.
The Egyptian authorities are increasingly cracking down on activists and students. Hundreds have been detained in recent months and dozens disappeared. Naomi Conrad reports from Cairo.