Police in Cairo clashed with demonstrators who had gathered near the presidental palace. Tens of thousands came out to protest against the draft constitution which they fear will turn Egypt into a state based on Sharia law.
Senior members of Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, who had sought refuge in Qatar, have agreed to leave the Gulf state. Doha has come under increasing pressure from its neighbors not to support the Islamist Group.
Former top members of the now blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood have been sentenced to life in jail - a term that amounts to 25 years. Around 15,000 of the group's members and supporters have been arrested since last year.
Clashes between civilians and police in Egypt have left several dead and dozens arrested in protests marking the bloody crackdown on pro-Morsi demonstrations in Cairo one year ago.
An Egyptian court has ordered the release of activist and blogger Alaa Abdel-Fattah. The prominent activist was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment after violating Egypt's anti-protest law.
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