Rival protesters clash outside the presidential palace in the Egyptian capital, Cairo. Anti-government demonstrators want the sharia-based draft constitution scrapped.
The change needed to bring about a new, democratic Middle East can only come from within, says DW's Naser Schruf. It's the only way to effectively counter terrorist groups like the "Islamic State."
With ex-army chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi sworn in as Egypt's president, Washington has promised that it will cooperate with his government. Are US-Egyptian ties returning to the Mubarak-era status quo of military rule?
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.
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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