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  • Egyptian security forces try to disperse protesters demonstrating against the government on a street off Cairo's Tahrir Square on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. Police on Sunday used heavy tear gas to clear hundreds of supporters of Egypt's ousted Islamist president from Cairo's famed Tahrir Square shortly after they took over the plaza. (AP Photo/El Shorouk newspaper, Ahmed Abd El Latif) EGYPT OUT

    Egypt police clear protesters; constitution agreed

    Police fired tear gas to drive hundreds of supporters of Egypt's ousted Islamist president from Cairo's famed Tahrir Square on Sunday, as a panel tasked with amending the constitution adopted during his time in office agreed on changes to the text.

  • Egyptian security forces put up a roadblock to try to keep supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi away from Cairo's Tahrir Square on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. Police used heavy tear gas to clear hundreds of Morsi supporters from the central plaza shortly after they took it over. (AP Photo/El Shorouk, Ahmed Abd El Latif)

    Egyptian police, Morsi supporters clash in Cairo's Tahrir Square

    Police fired tear gas to drive hundreds of supporters of Egypt's ousted Islamist president from Cairo's famed Tahrir Square on Sunday, as a panel tasked with amending a constitution adopted during his time in office convened for a second day.

  • An Egyptian woman chants slogans in Tahrir Square in Cairo on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, two years after the uprising that ousted President Hosni Mubarak. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

    Egyptian women fighting back against sexual assaults

    The backlash, which includes self-defense courses for women and even threats of violent retaliation, is fueled by ultraconservative Islamists who suggest that women invite assault by attending anti-government protests where they mix with men.

  • Egyptian protesters chant anti-Muslim Brotherhood slogans as they attend a rally in Tahrir Square, in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Nov. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

    Egypt draft constitution sparks mass protest

    More than 100,000 protesters took to the streets in Egypt vowing to stop a draft constitution that Islamist allies of President Mohammed Morsi approved early Friday in a rushed, all-night session without the participation of liberals and Christians.

  • In this Friday, July 13, 2012 photo, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi holds a joint news conference with Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki, unseen, at the Presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt. Egypt's Islamist president may look like he's running out of options as he faces an appeals court strike and massive opposition protests over decrees granting himself near absolute power. Will he back down now? Most likely not. Mohammed Morsi's next move may be to raise the stakes even higher. Signs are growing the constitutional panel at the heart of the showdown could vote on a draft this week despite a walkout by liberal and Christian members. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

    Power struggle in Egypt raises fear of civil war

    The power struggle between Egypt's Islamic and secularist forces intensified Wednesday, with some analysts warning of civil war and supporters of the Islamist government planning to march Saturday on a central square in Cairo where opponents have been holding a sit-in for more than a week.

  • Egyptian security forces arrest a protester on his way to the anti-Morsi rally in Cairo. (Associated Press)

    Angry protesters fill Tahrir Square

    Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators gathered Tuesday in the center of Cairo to protest their democratically elected president's recent decrees granting himself near-absolute power, chanting slogans against the Muslim Brotherhood and accusing him of trying to become Egypt's new dictator.

  • Egyptian security forces arrest a protester during clashes near Tahrir square, where an opposition rally has been called for to voice rejection of President Morsi's seizure of near absolute powers, in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra)

    Egypt mass protests challenge Islamist president

    More than 200,000 people packed Cairo's central Tahrir square on Tuesday, chanting against Egypt's Islamist president in a powerful show of strength by the opposition demanding Mohammed Morsi revoke edicts granting himself near autocratic powers.

  • Protesters storm an office of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood Freedom and Justice party in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria, Egypt, on Nov. 23, 2012, and set fires. State TV says Morsi opponents also set fire to his party's offices in the Suez Canal cities of Suez, Port Said and Ismailia. Opponents and supporters of Morsi clashed across Egypt, the day after the president granted himself sweeping new powers that critics fear can allow him to be a virtual dictator. (Associated Press/Amira Mortada, El Shorouk Newspaper)

    Clashes erupt across Egypt over Morsi's new powers

    Thousands of opponents of Egypt's Islamist president clashed with his supporters in cities across the country Friday, burning several offices of the Muslim Brotherhood, in the most violent and widespread protests since Mohammed Morsi came to power, sparked by his move to grant himself sweeping powers.

  • Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak lies on a gurney inside a cage in the police academy courthouse in Cairo on Saturday, June 2, 2012. Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison for his role in the killing of protesters during the revolution that forced him from power last year. (AP Photo)

    Egypt's Mubarak receives life in prison

    Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was sentenced Saturday to life in prison for corruption and murder nearly 16 months after his ouster - an outcome that marked a first for deposed Arab dictators but still left many unsatisfied.

  • Islamist protesters perform Friday prayers in Tahrir Square during a April 13, 2012, rally to denounce the presidential candidacies of Hosni Mubarak-era officials, including that of his former spy chief in Cairo. (Associated Press)

    Egypt Islamists rally against ex-regime candidates

    Thousands of Islamists packed Cairo's Tahrir Square on Friday to pressure the country's ruling generals to bar Hosni Mubarak-era officials, including his former spy chief, from running in the upcoming presidential elections.

  • Soccer fans clash with riot police following a soccer match between the Al-Ahly and Al-Masry clubs at a stadium in Port Said, Egypt, on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012. (AP Photo)

    Egyptians blame military for deadly soccer riot

    A narrow stadium exit turned into a death trap. Crowds of Egyptian soccer fans fleeing supporters of the opposing team armed with knives, clubs and stones rushed into the corridor, only to be crushed against a locked gate, their rivals attacking from behind, survivors and witnesses said.

  • Egyptians set up an obelisk with the names of people who were killed during the 18-day uprising as they marked in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Wednesday the first anniversary of the start of the revolt that forced President Hosni Mubarak from power. (Associated Press)

    Massive protests greet anniversary of Egypt's revolution

    Hundreds of thousands of people marched Wednesday into Tahrir Square to mark the first anniversary of Egypt's revolution, as many shouted their outrage at the military council that took over after Hosni Mubarak stepped down as president in February.

  • An Egyptian protester throws a stone toward soldiers, unseen, as a building burns during clashes near Tahrir Square, in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011. (AP Photo/Ahmad Hammad)

    Egypt military uses heavy hand in crushing protest

    Troops pulled women across the pavement by their hair, knocking off their Muslim headscarves. Young activists were kicked in the head until they lay motionless in Cairo's Tahrir Square.

  • Egyptians wave national flags while protesting against the country's ruling military council in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Sunday. "How can we have elections right after so many people have died?" asked farmer Hemdan El-Ready. (Associated Press)

    A question of election timing in Egypt

    Recent demonstrations and military-sponsored violence that has killed dozens of protesters have prompted many Egyptians to question whether Monday is the best time to hold the country's first parliamentary elections since the ouster of longtime President Hosni Mubarak in February.

  • Protesters, including a wounded man, chant slogans and wave Egyptian national flags during a rally in Tahrir Square in Cairo on Nov. 25, 2011. (Associated Press)

    Egypt's military under pressure from protests, U.S.

    The U.S. increased pressure Friday on Egypt's military rulers to hand over power to civilian leaders, and the generals turned to a Mubarak-era politician to head a new government in a move that failed to satisfy the more than 100,000 protesters who jammed Tahrir Square in the biggest rally yet this week.

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