Thousands of opponents of President Mohammed Morsi are waiting on Cairo's Tahrir Platz. They are waiting to see if he will resign before the military steps in, as it has promised.
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.
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.
US Secretary of State John Kerry is in Cairo to try to drum up support for a coalition against "Islamic State" extremists. Relations between the US and Egypt have been strained since last year's military coup.
The most extensive blackout in years caused hours of frustration and travel chaos across Egypt. Water delivery and telecommunications systems were also affected.
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