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.
Militants have attacked an Egyptian army base hours after a nationwide state of emergency was extended for the fourth time. Egypt has been fighting an insurgency since President el-Sissi toppled his predecessor in 2013.
Despite coming to power on a wave of popular support, President el-Sissi appears to have the same aspirations as his autocratic predecessors. DW looks at his swift rise from army chief to second-term president.
Seventeen people have been sentenced to life for their involvement in deadly unrest when then-General el-Sissi announced his presidential bid. Now Egypt's president, he has warned against challenging his grasp on power.
The explosion took place as the convoy of Alexandria's security chief, General Mostafa al-Nimr, passed by. At least one policeman was killed and four others were injured in the bombing.
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