Both pro and anti government forces gathered in Cairo for rallies ahead of a divisive referendum - scheduled to take place on Saturday - on a new constitution that the opposition says is too Islamist.
An Egyptian court has sentenced senior leaders of the banned Muslim Brotherhood to life imprisonment for inciting murder. Death sentences were upheld against four other group members.
An Egyptian court has declared Palestinian movement Hamas a "terrorist" organization, according to a judicial source. The decision comes one month after Cairo added the group's military wing to its terror blacklist.
Egypt's public prosecutor has referred 215 alleged members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood to trial for launching a militant group. Scores of people have been detained as part of the government's crackdown.
An Egyptian court has designated the military wing of Hamas a terrorist organization, signaling further strains between Egypt's government and the movement that rules the Gaza Strip in the Palestinian territories.
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