Egypt's political crisis changed dramatically on Monday when the country's armed forces gave the government 48 hours to find a solution. The army wields huge power in Egypt, truly a force to be reckoned with.
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.
Gunmen have carried out one of the deadliest attacks in Egypt in two years, attacking a remote army outpost in the Sinai Peninsula with a suicide car bomb. The attackers took weapons and ammunition before fleeing.
Riot police and armored vehicles stifled planned anti-austerity protests in Cairo and around Egypt on Friday. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi warned that the economic reforms will not be scaled back.
After a bus carrying Christians to a monastery was attacked by masked gunmen, Egypt has launched airstrikes against militant bases in Libya. Pope Francis called the attack on the Christians a senseless act of hatred.
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