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.
The sentencing of Egyptian-American activist Mohammed Soltan to life in prison has drawn condemnation. Critics have accused Washington of putting a strategic alliance with Egypt before human rights.
In a movement that's nearly a century old and has long been led by aging men, it's the youth of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood who are beginning to call the shots. Kristen McTighe reports from Cairo.
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 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.