One person was killed and more than 80 were wounded in
clashes at the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in central Cairo
after a funeral service for four Egyptian Christians killed
in sectarian violence with Muslims, state media said.
Egyptian protesters torched buildings in Cairo and tried
unsuccessfully to disrupt international shipping on the Suez
Canal, as a court ruling on a deadly soccer riot stoked rage
in a country beset by worsening security.
President Mohamed Mursi has called parliamentary elections
that will began on April 27 and finish in late June, a
four-stage vote that the Islamist leader hopes will conclude
Egypt's turbulent transition to democracy.
Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi has declared a month-long
state of emergency in three cities along the Suez Canal which
have been the focus of anti-government violence that has
killed dozens of people over the past four days.
At least 30 people were killed when Egyptians rampaged in
protest at the sentencing of 21 people to death over a
football stadium disaster, violence that compounds a
political crisis facing Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.
Protesters have clashed with police across Egypt on the
second anniversary of the revolt that toppled Hosni Mubarak,
taking to the streets against the elected Islamist president
who they accuse of betraying the revolution.
Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi has signed into law a new
constitution shaped by his Islamist allies, a bitterly
contested document which he said would help end political
turmoil and allow him to focus on fixing the economy.