Protesters are gathering in Cairo's Tahrir Square as a military deadline for President Mursi to end the crisis looms. Mursi is refusing to resign and says he's prepared to give his life for Egypt.
DW reports from Syria's besieged eastern Ghouta, the last rebel-held area near the capital. The Russia-backed regime has been bombarding it for weeks, despite a ceasefire.
An Egyptian court has sentenced 28 people to death for their involvement in the murder of the country's chief prosecutor in 2015. Hisham Barakat was killed in a car bomb after jihadists called for attacks on judiciary.
Former leader Mohammed Morsi will now be granted a fresh trial over allegations he orchestrated a 2011 prison escape. The charges against Morsi were brought by the formerly military government that deposed him in 2013.
In addition to killing alleged IS members, Egypt police also killed two men suspected of belonging to the new Hasam terror group. Cairo has been struggling against multiple insurgencies that target state officials.
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