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Deadly clashes in Cairo between police and Morsi supporters
At least 28 people have been killed today and dozens injured in clashes between police and supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, the health ministry reports.
Updates on BreakingNews.com.Photo: Members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi run from tear gas released by riot police during clashes in Cairo on October 6, 2013. (Reuters /Amr Abdallah Dalsh)

Deadly clashes in Cairo between police and Morsi supporters

At least 28 people have been killed today and dozens injured in clashes between police and supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, the health ministry reports.

Updates on BreakingNews.com.

Photo: Members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi run from tear gas released by riot police during clashes in Cairo on October 6, 2013. (Reuters /Amr Abdallah Dalsh)

Egypt’s interior minister survives assassination attempt
BBC News: Egypt’s interior minister has survived a bombing in Cairo that is being labelled an assassination attempt.
Interior minister Mohammed Ibrahim called the attack, which wounded guards, a ‘cowardly, assassination bid.’
Egyptian police reportedly killed 2 attackers, security sources told Reuters.
Photo: Egyptian interior minister Mohammed Ibrahim (Reuters)

Egypt’s interior minister survives assassination attempt

BBC News: Egypt’s interior minister has survived a bombing in Cairo that is being labelled an assassination attempt.

Interior minister Mohammed Ibrahim called the attack, which wounded guards, a ‘cowardly, assassination bid.’

Egyptian police reportedly killed 2 attackers, security sources told Reuters.

Photo: Egyptian interior minister Mohammed Ibrahim (Reuters)

Morsi to face trial in Egypt on charges of inciting violence
Ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi will stand trial on charges of committing and inciting violence, the state news agency reports.
Egypt’s public prosecutor referred Morsi and 14 other Muslim Brotherhood members to a Cairo criminal court. Read more from Reuters.Photo: Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi is seen at the presidential palace in Cairo on Oct. 8, 2012. (Amr Dalsh / Reuters)

Morsi to face trial in Egypt on charges of inciting violence

Ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi will stand trial on charges of committing and inciting violence, the state news agency reports.

Egypt’s public prosecutor referred Morsi and 14 other Muslim Brotherhood members to a Cairo criminal court. Read more from Reuters.

Photo: Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi is seen at the presidential palace in Cairo on Oct. 8, 2012. (Amr Dalsh / Reuters)

Report: Egypt’s Mubarak to be released


Reuters: Hosni Mubarak, the former Egyptian president overthrown in an uprising in 2011, will be released from jail in the next 48 hours after a prosecutor cleared him in a corruption case, his lawyer Fareed El-Deeb told Reuters on Monday.
"All we have left is a simple administrative procedure that should take no more than 48 hours. He should be freed by the end of the week," Deeb said.
Photo: Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak sits inside a cage in a courtroom at the police academy in Cairo April 13, 2013. (REUTERS/Stringer)

Report: Egypt’s Mubarak to be released

Reuters: Hosni Mubarak, the former Egyptian president overthrown in an uprising in 2011, will be released from jail in the next 48 hours after a prosecutor cleared him in a corruption case, his lawyer Fareed El-Deeb told Reuters on Monday.

"All we have left is a simple administrative procedure that should take no more than 48 hours. He should be freed by the end of the week," Deeb said.

Photo: Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak sits inside a cage in a courtroom at the police academy in Cairo April 13, 2013. (REUTERS/Stringer)

Security forces storm Cairo mosque as clashes continue

APEgyptian security forces have stormed a Cairo mosque after firing tear gas at hundreds of supporters of deposed President Morsi that are barricaded inside, witnesses say.

Gunfire can be heard around the al-Fatah mosque, which was used as a hospital and morgue following violence on Friday. 

Egypt’s health ministry reports 173 were killed in clashes Friday, including 95 in central Cairo alone.

Follow the latest on Egypt at Breaking News

Photo: A supporter of ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi takes part in a protest in Cairo on Aug. 16. (Louafi Larbi/Reuters)

Bloody scenes in Cairo as security forces clear pro-Morsi camps

NBC News: Security forces began to clear two sit-in camps for supporters of the Egypt’s ousted president on Wednesday, sparking large-scale violent clashes that killed at least 15 people.

Bodies, some of them badly burned, were recovered as tear gas and gunfire engulfed protest camps at Rabaa and Nahda in the Egyptian capital.

A Reuters reporter said he saw about 20 protesters who had been shot in the legs by soldiers.

Follow continuous coverage on breakingnews.com

Photo: Men carry away tear gas canister fired by police to disperse pro-Morsi protest camp (Khaled Desouki/AFP photo via twitter)

Dozens killed, hundreds injured in Egypt violence

NBC News: At least 42 were killed and 322 injured in clashes early Monday near the Republican Guard headquarters in the Egyptian capital, according to a Ministry of Health source.

Members of Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood have been protesting near the Republican Guard headquarters since he was ousted, amid speculation he may be under house arrest at the site.

Photo: Muslim Brotherhood supporters rallying in support of deposed President Mohammed Morsi clash with police outside the Republican Guard headquarters in Cairo early on Monday.(Mahmoud Khaled / AFP - Getty Images)

Egypt army suspends constitution, calls early vote

AP: Egypt’s military has suspended the Islamist-backed constitution and called early elections. The military has also announced that embattled President Mohammed Morsi will be replaced.

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Photo: Opponents of Egypt’s Islamist President Mohammed Morsi chant slogans during a protest outside the presidential palace in Cairo, July 3. The poster with partial translation of Arabic reads, “We support the Egyptian military.” (Khalil Hamra / AP)

Tens of thousands of Egyptians flood streets, protest Morsi

NBC News:

Tens of thousands of opponents and supporters of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi flooded the streets of Cairo as competing protests turned deadly on Sunday. Violent clashes left three dead, the country’s minister of health said.

Sunday’s protests represent the peak of a year of turbulence and turmoil in which Egypt has been rocked by scores of political crises, dozens of bloody clashes and a declining economy.

Photo: Protesters opposing Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi shout slogans against him and members of the Muslim Brotherhood during a demonstration in Tahrir square in Cairo June 30, 2013. (Mohamed Abd El Ghany / Reuters)

Outraged netizens track teen who defaced Egyptian temple

CNN: Parents of a 15-year-old Chinese tourist have apologized after the teenager defaced a stone sculpture in an ancient Egyptian temple with graffiti.

The act drew ire in both Egypt and China — generating a massive online backlash amongst China’s unforgiving netizens.

The vandal carved ‘Ding Jinhao was here’ in Chinese in the 3,500 year old Luxor Temple.

This was photographed by an embarrassed Chinese traveler and shared on weibo, China’s micro-blogging site on May 24.

Photo: Screen grab of Weibo photo via CNN

19 killed as hot air balloon crashes in Egypt

NBC News: A hot air balloon carrying foreign tourists crashed near the ancient city of Luxor, killing 19 people, a government official confirmed Tuesday.

Initial reports say the hot air balloon caught on fire mid-air before crashing to the ground, General Mamdough Khaled, director of security for Luxor Governate said in a statement. Luxor International Hospital received 19 badly burned bodies, Khaled said.

BREAKING: Egyptian president annuls decree expanding powers
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has annulled the controversial constitutional decree he issued in November expanding his powers. The decision came after a Saturday meeting between Morsi and other political leaders. The decree and a referendum on the draft constitution sparked mass protests throughout Egypt in the past two weeks. The referendum on the draft constitution will continue as planned on December 15. Read more from AFP.
 Photo: Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi speaks to supporters in front of the presidential palace in Cairo November 23, 2012. (Handout / Reuters)

BREAKING: Egyptian president annuls decree expanding powers

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has annulled the controversial constitutional decree he issued in November expanding his powers.

The decision came after a Saturday meeting between Morsi and other political leaders. The decree an
d a referendum on the draft constitution sparked mass protests throughout Egypt in the past two weeks. The referendum on the draft constitution will continue as planned on December 15. Read more from AFP.

Photo: Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi speaks to supporters in front of the presidential palace in Cairo November 23, 2012. (Handout / Reuters)
Italian police find stolen Egyptian sphinx
BBC: Italian police say they’ve recovered a stolen 2,000-year-old Egyptian sphinx near Rome. They believe the statue was going to be taken out of the country.
The sphinx was found along with other artifacts thought to have been stolen from an Etruscan cemetery. Rome began importing sculptures from Egypt after its conquest of the country in the 1st century BC.
Photo credit: AFP

Italian police find stolen Egyptian sphinx

BBC: Italian police say they’ve recovered a stolen 2,000-year-old Egyptian sphinx near Rome. They believe the statue was going to be taken out of the country.

The sphinx was found along with other artifacts thought to have been stolen from an Etruscan cemetery. Rome began importing sculptures from Egypt after its conquest of the country in the 1st century BC.


Photo credit: AFP

Egypt’s President Morsi pushes for end of Syrian regime

The New York Times: With Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad - a key ally of  Damascus - sitting beside him, Egypt’s President Morsi spoke of an ‘oppressive regime’ in Syria and said the opposition should unite in its effort to unseat President Bashar Assad.

 ’I am here,’ he said, ‘to announce our full and just support for a free, independent Syria that supports a transition into a democratic system and that respects the will of the Syrian people for freedom and equality at the same time, preventing Syria from going into civil war or going into sectarian divisions.’

Photo: President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran, left, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India, right, listened as President Mohammad Morsi of Egypt delivered remarks in Tehran. (Raouf Mohseni/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images)

Mohammed Morsi wins Egypt presidential election

NBC News, msnbc.com news services:

Islamist Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood was elected president of Egypt with 51.7 percent of last weekend’s knife-edge run-off vote, defeating former Mubarak accolyte Ahmed Shafiq, the state election committee said on Sunday.

Photo: Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood’s presidential candidate Mohammed Morsi gather as they await the result of the election in Tahrir Square. (Ahmed Jadallah / Reuters)