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.
US Secretary of State John Kerry has told Egyptian authorities their country is on the "frontline of the fight against terrorism." Kerry is in Cairo to seek support for a coalition to fight "Islamic State" jihadists.
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