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.
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.
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.
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.
US President Donald Trump has said his administration will foster a "long and strong partnership" with Egypt leader Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. The Egyptian strongman has faced strong criticism over his human rights record.
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