Egypt's generals have a new enemy: the legions of angry soccer fans who have injected fervour into recent protests demanding the military step down.
Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi has given himself high grades, spending much of a nearly two-hour speech talking about fuel, trash and bread.
Egypt's worst violence in months has escalated clashes between political forces and the ruling military ahead of a landmark presidential election.
Egypt's ruling generals are seeking to enshrine a future role for themselves with considerable independence from civilian leaders.
The trial of Egypt's ousted leader Hosni Mubarak of complicity in the killing of protesters this year has been adjourned until December 28.
Egypt's top prosecutor has charged nine senior police officers with assisting a murderous mob of soccer fans who killed 74 rivals last month.
Arab leaders will call for Syria to implement a ceasefire, but there's little faith that President Bashar al-Assad will halt his crackdown.
Egyptians whose chants for change are ringing through Cairo's Tahrir Square months after they brought down Hosni Mubarak have received a warning.
For leaders who seek military intervention in Syria, Baghdad provides a cautionary tale, with violence and sectarian hate persisting a decade later.
Egypt's former strongman Hosni Mubarak has returned to the defendant's metal cage as his trial has resumed after a three-month break.