Egypt is bracing for another tense night as protesters for and against ousted President Mohammed Morsi gather for rival rallies.
An Egyptian court has sentenced 28 people to death for their involvement in the murder of the country's chief prosecutor in 2015. Hisham Barakat was killed in a car bomb after jihadists called for attacks on judiciary.
In addition to killing alleged IS members, Egypt police also killed two men suspected of belonging to the new Hasam terror group. Cairo has been struggling against multiple insurgencies that target state officials.
Authorities have confirmed the arrest of prominent human rights attorney Ibrahim Metwally for spreading fake news. Metwally was helping the family of Giulio Regeni, an Italian student who was abducted and killed in 2016.
A Cairo court has recommended the death penalty for 31 people convicted over the 2015 killing of the country's top prosecutor. Verdicts on a further 36 defendants are to be handed down next month.
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