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Masked gunmen opened fire into a Christian place of worship, the Mar Mina Church in Port Said in northeast Egypt on Tuesday.
An Egyptian court on Saturday confirmed the death sentences against 21 people for taking part in a deadly soccer riot but acquitted seven police officials for their alleged role in the violence. Suspected fans enraged by the verdict torched the soccer federation headquarters and a police club in Cairo in protest.
Thousands of low-ranking policemen on strike across Egypt on Thursday refused orders to work and protested what they claim is the politicization of the force in favor of the president's Muslim Brotherhood party.
Violent protests erupted outside Egypt's capital on Saturday as activists accused police of using excessive force in two cities and running over protesters, including one who was crushed to death by an armored vehicle.
Thousands of protesters denouncing Egypt's Islamist president marched on his palace in Cairo on Friday, clashing with security forces firing tear gas and water cannons in the eighth day of the country's wave of political violence.
John F. Kerry had better bring his A-game when he takes the field as the new secretary of state on Monday. The "Arab Spring" may be headed for a fall in Egypt, threatening what remains of the Middle East's fragile stability.
A hard-line Islamist party normally allied to Egypt's president joined the liberal opposition Wednesday in calling for a national unity government as part of a plan aimed at ending the eruption of political violence that has shaken the country and left more than 60 dead in the past week.
Egypt's security deteriorated sharply Tuesday as violent clashes in Cairo and elsewhere raised questions about the ruling Islamist party's control of the country.
The White House is casting a wary eye on Egypt, as President Mohammed Morsi called for curfews and declared a state of emergency in the face of a violent and deadly weekend.