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  • ** FILE ** Egyptian army forces search vehicles at a checkpoint during curfew in the Nasr City section of Cairo on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. The capital remained under a state of emergency and a dusk-to-dawn curfew. (AP Photo/Ahmed Gomaa)

    Egypt announces end of state of emergency

    Egypt's government announced the end of a 3-month-old state of emergency Tuesday, two days earlier than planned, after a court ruled that the measure has expired.

  • Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi attend Friday prayers at a camp near Cairo University in Giza, southwest of Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Aug. 2, 2013. An international human rights group has warned of a "bloodbath" if Egypt's new leadership uses force to end sit-ins by loyalists of the country's ousted president. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

    Egypt warned: 'Avoid another bloodbath'

    Egypt's government on Friday told police to prevent the thousands of protesters that have been staging street sit-ins to support former President Mohammed Morsi from accessing their camps.

  • Essam el-Erian, vice chairman of the Freedom and Justice party, speaks during a session at the Shura Council building in Cairo on Dec. 26, 2012. The official approval of Egypt's disputed, Islamist-backed constitution the previous day held out little hope of stabilizing the country after two years of turmoil, and Islamist President Mohammed Morsi now may face a more immediate crisis with the economy falling deeper into distress. (Associated Press)

    Egypt's government sets priorities after charter

    Egypt's government asked parliament Wednesday to prioritize legislation to organize parliamentary elections, regulate the media and fight corruption as the upper chamber held its first session with temporary new powers granted by the constitution.

  • Egypt fires hundreds of officers; military delays parliamentary elections

    Egypt's government, meeting a key demand by protesters, fired nearly 700 top police officers Wednesday to cleanse the discredited and widely unpopular force, state television reported.

  • A protester holding a placard in French reading "Mubarak, get out", is surrounded by riot police during a demonstration in downtown Cairo, Egypt Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011. Anti-government protesters marched in the Egyptian capital chanting against President Hosni Mubarak and calling for an end to poverty. (AP Photo/Mohammed Abu Zaid)

    3 dead as Egyptian protesters clash with police

    Thousands of anti-government protesters, some hurling rocks and climbing atop an armored police truck, clashed with riot police Tuesday in the center of Cairo in a Tunisia-inspired demonstration to demand the end of Hosni Mubarak's nearly 30 years in power. Three people were killed in confrontations around the country.

  • ** FILE ** Firemen try to put out a vehicle blaze following a car bombing in front of a Coptic Christian church in Alexandria, Egypt, early on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011. The car exploded in front of the church as worshippers emerged from a New Year's Mass in the Mediterranean port city, killing at least seven people, officials said. (AP Photo)

    Christians, police clash after Egypt church bomb

    Christians clashed with Egyptian police in the northern city of Alexandria on Saturday, furious over an apparent suicide bombing against worshippers leaving a New Year's Mass at a church that killed at least 21 people. It was the worst violence against the country's Christian minority in a decade.

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