Rival protesters clash outside the presidential palace in the Egyptian capital, Cairo. Anti-government demonstrators want the sharia-based draft constitution scrapped.
So far this year, a car bomb gutted the Cairo police headquarters, a military helicopter was shot down, a high-level security official was assassinated, and a tourist bus was bombed near Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.
Further fatalities have been reported in Egypt as police dispersed anti-government demonstrators. Meanwhile, an Qaeda-inspired group based in the Sinai Peninsula has claimed a series of coordinated deadly bombings.
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.
Dozens of people are dead following weekend violence marking the third anniversary of Egypt's popular uprising, according to the health ministry. Meanwhile, a number of soldiers have been killed in the Sinai Peninsula.
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