The Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses III, whose death has puzzled historians for centuries, had his throat slit in a succession plot concocted by his wife and son, a new analysis suggests.
Fury about a film that insults the Prophet Mohammad tore across the Middle East after weekly prayers with protesters attacking US embassies and burning US flags as the Pentagon rushed to bolster security at its missions.
Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi's decision to assume sweeping powers caused fury amongst his opponents and prompted violent clashes in central Cairo and other cities today.
Thousands of flag-waving protesters filled Cairo's Tahrir Square for Friday prayers as Egypt's presidential candidates, an Islamist and former general, accused each other of trying to steal an election whose result is still not known five days on.
Egypt's parliamentary speaker said the chamber would reconvene tomorrow, risking a showdown with the army after the new, Islamist president defied the generals by quashing the dissolution of the legislature they had ordered last month.
Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was sent back to prison today on the orders of the public prosecutor who ruled an improvement in his health meant he no longer needed the care of the military hospital he was moved to last month.
Egypt's army imposed an overnight curfew around the defence ministry in Cairo on Friday after protesters clashed with troops there during demonstrations against the country's military rulers, leaving one soldier dead and 373 people wounded.
Deposed Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's health is "very critical" and the 84-year-old should be urgently moved to a hospital from the ill-equipped prison facility he is being held in, his lawyer said on today.
Allegations of fraud delayed the result of Egypt's presidential election today, fraying nerves as the Muslim Brotherhood, which claims victory, called for street protests against moves by the ruling generals to deny them power.
Protesters laid siege to Egypt's Interior Ministry, extending a rally against the military-led government into a second day in a show of anger triggered by the deaths of 74 people in the country's worst ever soccer disaster.
Clashes between rock-throwing protesters and riot police eased in Egypt as activists argued over how to build momentum in their push to oust the country's ruling generals.
Eleven people were killed in Cairo, medics said, when armed men attacked protesters demanding an end to army rule, prompting several candidates to suspend presidential campaigns and heightening doubts on the transition to democracy.
The United States expressed worries over Egypt protests’ violence and urged the generals to respect human rights today.
Egyptian police and soldiers fired guns and teargas to try to clear protesters from Cairo's Tahrir Square on the fifth day of clashes that have killed 13 people and drawn a stinging rebuke from US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Thousands of Egyptians gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square today to mark the first anniversary of the revolt that toppled Hosni Mubarak with some seeking a new revolt against army rule and others celebrating the changes already achieved.
Egyptians will hear results of their first free election in six decades, with the Muslim Brotherhood expecting to pick up two-fifths of the vote for an assembly that might limit the power of the generals.
Protesters and security forces fought in Cairo today, the third day of clashes that have killed 10 people and exposed rifts over the army's role as it manages Egypt's promised transition from military to civilian rule.
Egyptian security forces fought opponents of army rule in Cairo for a fourth day today Medical sources said the death toll had risen to 13 since Friday, when clashes erupted. Hundreds have been wounded.
The Arab League called on Syria's army to stop the killing of civilians and said it was suspending Syria from the regional body in a surprise move that turns up the heat on President Bashar al-Assad.
At least 10 people died as police backed by the army used batons and teargas to charge protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square demanding Egypt's ruling generals hand over power, in some of the worst violence since the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak.
Rocks, teargas, firebombs and gunfire made darkened streets in central Cairo a battle zone as hard-core protesters demanding an immediate end to army rule fought riot police around government buildings close to Tahrir Square.
US President Barack Obama is concerned about the storming of the Israeli embassy in Cairo by protesters and told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the United States is taking steps to help resolve the situation without further violence, the White House said in a statement.
Hundreds of Egyptians stormed the building housing Israel's mission in Cairo and threw embassy documents and its national flag from windows, while airport sources said that Israel's envoy was set to fly out of the country.
At least 2,000 people rallied in Cairo in a show of unity between Muslims and Christians and to express anger at the ruling military council after 25 people died when a protest by Coptic Christians led to clashes with the army.
Egyptian activists vowed on Sunday to stay camped in Cairo's Tahrir Square, accusing the army rulers of failing to sweep out corruption, end the use of military courts and swiftly try those who killed protesters.
The trial of Hosni Mubarak and others over their involvement in killing protesters will be held in Cairo next week, a senior official said today, ending talk it could be moved to a resort where the former president is hospitalized.
The judge trying Egypt's Hosni Mubarak said that the court would reconvene to hear the case of the former president on Aug. 15 and said the fallen leader would be moved from a hospital on the Red Sea to one near Cairo.
Palestinian leaders formally ended a four-year rift between the secular Fatah and Islamist Hamas groups at a ceremony in Egypt, a reconciliation they see as crucial to their drive for an independent state.
Rare paintings by some of Egypt's most renowned artists thought to have belonged to the country's royal family have been found by workers renovating a Cairo museum. Officials said the trove of 222 works dated back to before Egypt's monarchy was toppled in 1952.
Police in Cairo fired tear gas at hundreds of stone-throwing Egyptian youths after a night of clashes that injured more than 1,000 people, the worst violence in the capital in several weeks.
Forensic evidence gathered at an Egyptian church where 23 people were killed on New Year's Day suggests the bomber may have detonated his device prematurely and not intended to kill himself, said the main state-run newspaper.
Egypt's government struggled to regain control of an angry nation, inviting Islamist opponents to political talks as protesters demanding the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak battled with his supporters on the streets.