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  • An Egyptian passes riot policemen guarding a gate of the presidential palace under a banner with a defaced picture of president Mohammed Morsi and Arabic that reads "the people want to bring down the regime," at the protests site, in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. Egypt's military has warned of 'disastrous consequences' if the political crisis gripping the country is not resolved through dialogue. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

    Egypt: Military warns of 'disastrous consequences'

    Egypt's military warned on Saturday of "disastrous consequences" if the crisis that sent tens of thousands of protesters back into the streets is not resolved, signaling the army's return to an increasingly polarized and violent political scene.


  • Egyptian army soldiers stand on top of their tank as the sun sets outside the presidential palace, background, in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. Egypt's military warned Saturday of 'disastrous consequences' if the crisis that sent tens of thousands of protesters back into the streets is not resolved, signaling the army's return to an increasingly polarized and violent political scene.(AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

    Egypt's military returns to the political fray

    Egypt's powerful military, sidelined last summer by the newly elected Islamist president, edged back Saturday into a political fray boiling over with tensions between secular forces and a government determined to pass a constitution enshrining a central role for religion.


  • An opponent of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi argues Thursday with Morsi supporters, not pictured, as the Egyptian Army deploys tanks outside the presidential palace in Cairo following overnight strife left several people dead. (Associated Press)

    Muslim Brotherhood inherits U.S. war gear

    For Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood-dominated government, more battle tanks and jet fighters are on their way from the United States.


  • **FILE** Egyptian border guards patrol Aug. 6, 2012, near the border with Israel in Rafah, Egypt. President Mohammed Morsi is using former jhadists to mediate with radical Islamists in Sinai, trying to ensure a halt in militant attacks in return for a stop in a military offensive in the lawless peninsula, participants in the talks say. (Associated Press)

    Egypt: No halt to Sinai drive against militants

    Egypt's military on Wednesday insisted it is pursuing its offensive against Islamic militants in the volatile Sinai Peninsula, denying a claim that the government agreed to halt the operation that followed a bloody border attack.


  • Morsi shakes up Egyptian military, takes powers it denied him

    Egypt's military signaled its acquiescence Monday to the president's decision to retire the defense minister and chief of staff and seize back powers that the nation's top generals grabbed from his office.


  • Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi (right) swears in newly-appointed Minister of Defense, Lt. Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi (left), in Cairo on Aug. 12, 2012. (Associated Press/Egyptian presidency)

    Egypt military signals support for president

    Egypt's military signaled its acquiescence Monday to the president's surprise decision to retire the defense minister and chief of staff and seize back powers that the nation's top generals grabbed from his office.


  • In this Sunday, Aug. 6, 2012 image released by the Egyptian President, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, right, speaks to the media as Field Marshal Gen. Hussein Tantawi, second right, listens during their visit to El Arish, Egypt's northern Sinai Peninsula. (AP Photo/Egyptian Presidency)

    Egypt hits Sinai to crack down on terror

    Egypt's army on Wednesday launched helicopter missile attacks in the Sinai Peninsula, killing as many as 20 suspected terrorists in a lawless region where a military crackdown on smuggling routes into the Gaza Strip is worsening an energy crisis and heightening violence in the area.


  • Egypt military vows to hunt down Sinai attackers

    Egypt's military vowed on Monday to hunt down those behind the killing of its 16 soldiers at a checkpoint along the Sinai border with Israel.


  • Egypt premier urges dialogue to end crisis

    Egypt's military-appointed prime minister on Thursday called for national dialogue to resolve the country's political crisis and pleaded for a two-month calm to restore security after weeks of protests and bloodshed.


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