Thousands of Morsi supporters have increased calls for their ousted president to be reinstated. This comes as prosecutors announced a criminal investigation into the Islamist leader, who has been secretly held by the military for nearly two weeks.
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.
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 opened its border with Gaza for the first time in three months. The bitter squabbles between Cairo and Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, have been put on hold for two days.
Six people have been sentenced to death in Egypt for sharing state secrets. Ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi is still awaiting his fate.
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