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's top appeal court has upheld a 20-year sentence against ex-president Mohammed Morsi for attacks on protesters in late 2012. The Islamist leader is still appealing a death sentence and two other prison terms.
Suspected Islamist gunmen have killed an armored division commander in the Egyptian army on the outskirts of Cairo as he was leaving his home to go to work. He had served in the volatile Egyptian region of Sinai.
Suspected Islamic State (IS) gunmen are reported to have killed 12 Egyptian soldiers in North Sinai province and injured eight more in an attack on a checkpoint. It is the first major attack in the area.
Egypt is becoming a key transit country for refugees wanting to travel across the Mediterranean. Even more Egyptians seem to be leaving their country. Now the EU is planning a refugee agreement with Cairo.
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