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.
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.
Egypt has replaced the army chief of staff and several top Interior Ministry security officials. The shakeup appears to be in reaction to a deadly militant attack last week.
The group had allegedly planned to kill Sisi in two separate conspiracies. Prosecutors have give no details on how the plots were foiled.
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