There's a fragile calm in Cairo, as supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood stew over the arrest of their party's leader. German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle says Berlin is doing what it can to foster dialogue.
Ahmed Shafiq, the former Egyptian prime minister seen as the major potential opposition in the 2018 election, will not run. Shafiq listed his five years away from Egypt in the UAE as one of the reasons for his decision.
Egyptian voters may be heading to the polls early this year to pick their president. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's re-election seems likely, but the opposition is preparing to put up a tough fight.
Hundreds of Muslim demonstrators have reportedly assaulted an Egyptian Coptic Christian church south of Cairo. This marks the latest in a series of assaults on members of the country's Coptic minority.
At least nine people have been killed in attacks on a church and a store in Cairo. Islamist militants have increasingly targeted the Coptic Christian community.
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