The Egyptian army has ousted democratically-elected President Mohammed Morsi and announced fresh elections.
Almost half of EU countries - including Germany - has contributed to Egypt's crackdown on dissent, Amnesty said in a report. The human rights group has called on the bloc to end arms transfers worth billions of euros.
Egypt has expelled a French journalist who had been working as a correspondent in Cairo since 2014. The government has not explained the decision, which comes amid a media crackdown by President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.
Egypt is now the world's second worst jailer of journalists - surpassed only by China. The situation is especially bad for women, who are at risk of physical and/or sexual assault in the staunchly patriarchal society.
A group of plainclothes policemen have been shot dead by gunmen in the Egyptian capital. The attack was the deadliest in Cairo in months, amid heavy policing of the city.
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