Suspected militants have killed six Egyptian soldiers near
the Suez Canal and fired rocket-propelled grenades at a state
satellite station in Cairo, suggesting an Islamist insurgency
is gathering pace three months after an army takeover.
Egypt has announced a criminal investigation against deposed
Islamist President Mohamed Mursi, with prosecutors saying
they were examining complaints of spying, inciting violence
and ruining the economy.
The leader of the Muslim Brotherhood has been arrested by
Egyptian security forces in a crackdown against the Islamist
movement after the army ousted the country's first
democratically elected president.
Egypt's armed forces have overthrown Islamist President
Mohamed Mursi, sparking wild rejoicing in the streets at the
prospect of new elections as a range of political leaders
backed a new political transition.
Egypt's armed forces have handed Islamist President Mohamed
Mursi a virtual ultimatum to share power, giving feuding
politicians 48 hours to compromise or have the army impose
its own road map for the country.
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.