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  • Fans rampage in Cairo after soccer riot verdict

    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.


  • Egyptian activists burn a poster depicting U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during a protest outside the Egyptian foreign ministry in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, March 2, 2013. Cairo is the sixth leg of Kerry's first official overseas trip and begins the Middle East portion of his nine-day journey. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

    Violent protests outside Cairo as protests spread

    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.


  • Egyptians shout slogans during a demonstration against President Mohammed Morsi in front of the presidential palace in Cairo on Feb. 1, 2013. Arabic on the banner at right reads, "I'm free.'" (Associated Press)

    Egypt protesters, police clash at Morsi's palace

    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.


  • Egypt's rulers in peril with growing violence

    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.


  • **FILE** Egyptian fans clash with riot police on Feb. 1, 2012, following the Al-Ahly club soccer match against the Al-Masry club at the soccer stadium in Port Said, Egypt. (Associated Press)

    Egypt charges 75 people in deadly soccer riot

    Egypt's top prosecutor on Thursday charged 75 people in connection with a deadly soccer riot last month in the Mediterranean city of Port Said in which authorities said fans were thrown to their death off the stadium walls and others killed by explosives as they tried to flee.


  • Egyptian protestors stand Feb. 3, 2012, in front of riot police to stop others from throwing stones during clashes near the Interior Ministry in downtown Cairo. A volunteer doctor says police and protesters angry over a deadly soccer riot have clashed for the second day in the Egyptian capital, and that one man died in the latest violence. (Associated Press)

    5 killed in Egypt clashes over deadly soccer riot

    Police fired salvos of tear gas and birdshot Friday at rock-throwing protesters in Cairo as popular anger over a deadly soccer riot spilled over into a second day of street violence that left at least five people dead and more than 1,500 injured nationwide, officials said.


  • 35 killed in clashes after Egypt soccer match

    A medic in a morgue in Port Said, Egypt, says 35 people have been killed in violence following a soccer match after fans flooded the field seconds after the match with a rival team was over.


  • Egypt soccer fans rush field after game, 73 dead

    Soccer fans rushed the field after the home team won an unexpected victory over Egypt's top club Wednesday, setting off clashes and a stampede that left at least 73 people dead and 1,000 injured in a Mediterranean port city, officials said.


  • 40 killed in clashes after Egypt soccer match

    At least 40 Egyptians were killed Wednesday in violence following a soccer match in Port Said, when fans flooded the field seconds after a match against a rival team was over, Egypt's Health ministry said.


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