Thousands of opponents of President Mohammed Morsi are waiting on Cairo's Tahrir Platz. They are waiting to see if he will resign before the military steps in, as it has promised.
Asset freezes in Egypt have paved the way for the criminal prosecution of prominent human rights activists. Observers fear the case is a signal that the state's assault on civil society may escalate.
Egypt has marked the fifth anniversary of a pro-democracy uprising that toppled President Hosni Mubarak. Amid raised security, there was a ban on any demonstrations not approved by police.
Nihal Saad Zaghloul saw her friend sexually assaulted in the middle of Egypt’s Tahrir Square and was unable to help. Farid Farid reports from Cairo on a new campaign to combat such attacks against women.
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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