Two and a half years ago in Tahrir Square, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle compared Egypt's democratic revolution to the German reunification. Germany's calls for democracy in Egypt continue today.
So far this year, a car bomb gutted the Cairo police headquarters, a military helicopter was shot down, a high-level security official was assassinated, and a tourist bus was bombed near Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.
Egypt’s Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi, the army general who led the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi, formally announced he was resigning from his post to seek the presidency; a position he is all but expected to win.
Egypt's powerful army chief Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has announced he will run for president. His victory is virtually certain, but it won't lead to stability or democracy in Egypt, says DW's Rainer Sollich.
In what has been called the harshest sentence in modern Egyptian history, a criminal court sentenced 529 supporters of the banned Muslim Brotherhood to death for the killing of one police officer.
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