The Egyptian army has ousted democratically-elected President Mohammed Morsi and announced fresh elections.
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.
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.
Egypt's election commission has said presidential elections will be held May 26 and 27. Former army chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who orchestrated last year's ouster of President Mohammed Morsi, is the frontrunner.
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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