Prime Minister Hazem el Beblawi intends to have his government up and running by the end of the week. But supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi.
A leading left-of-center politician has filed the required documentation to run in Egypt’s presidential election. Hamdeen Sabahi is seen as the main rival to former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sissi.
Legal sources in Egypt say a court in Cairo has jailed at least 119 members of the Muslim Brotherhood. The group was convicted in relation to violence after the overthrow of Mohammed Morsi.
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.
The nomination period for candidates in Egypt's upcoming presidential election has closed. Just two candidates have thrown their hats into the ring.
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