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.
Saudi Arabia has listed the Muslim Brotherhood and a number of other groups as terrorist organizations. The Brotherhood has been the target of many Gulf nations since Egypt's Mohammed Morsi was ousted last July.
Three years after the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak, Egypt is still struggling to cope with the changes. International observers have seen little improvement in the economic, political and press-freedom situation.
An Egyptian court has sentenced 26 people to death for founding a "terror group" and targeting the Suez Canal. The country has seen a series of attacks since the ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.
Egypt’s new prime minister has said security will be his government’s top priority as it leads the country into a presidential election. He also called for a halt to protests and strikes.
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