November 4, 2013 "I am Egypt's legitimate president. I refuse to be tried by this court," the ousted leader declared. He and other Muslim Brotherhood leaders are accused of inciting violence that led to the deaths of protesters. After their show of defiance, the trial was postponed.
October 18, 2013 Since the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi, Egyptian authorities have been systematically trying to break his Muslim Brotherhood. Their most recent target: the mosques and charities that formed a vital part of the Brotherhood's vast social network and helped it dominate recent elections.
July 11, 2013 Many Egyptians see U.S. conspiracies everywhere in their country and demand that America leave Egypt alone. In the U.S., many pundits say the Obama administration is standing on the sidelines and needs to get more involved.
July 6, 2013 Well-organized Islamist groups have risen to power in several countries in recent years. But their track record for governing has been poor overall, and the events in Egypt suggest they may be facing a backlash.
July 3, 2013 Egypt's military has played a dominant role in the country since a 1952 military coup. The military reasserted its power as it staged a coup on Wednesday.
December 22, 2012 The Islamist-backed constitution has polarized the nation. Critics say the document neglects human rights and reform, while expanding the role of Islam in the document. There seemed to be no question, however, that the document would pass.
November 23, 2012 Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi won high praise for brokering the cease-fire between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. But protesters in several Egyptian cities denounced him on Friday after he gave himself sweeping powers.
November 21, 2011 State TV in Egypt is reporting that Prime Minister Essam Sharaf and his cabinet have submitted their resignations to the nation's military council. It isn't known whether the resignations will be accepted.