Egyptians queued to vote on a new constitution to support the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi. The poll is turning out to be a show of support for defense minister General Abdel Fattah al Sisi, who could be the next president.
Ahmed Shafiq has made his first comments since arriving in Cairo amid a swirl of rumors he had been kidnapped. The former premier and air force officer says he is still considering a run for the presidency in 2018.
The group had allegedly planned to kill Sisi in two separate conspiracies. Prosecutors have give no details on how the plots were foiled.
US President Donald Trump has said his administration will foster a "long and strong partnership" with Egypt leader Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. The Egyptian strongman has faced strong criticism over his human rights record.
A botched raid has left more than 50 soldiers and police dead, according to reports. The government has struggled to contain an insurgency since the military overthrew Egypt's first democratically elected leader.
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