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Egypt since Morsi's ouster

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Key developments in Egypt since the army ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi on Wednesday.

- Wednesday July 3:

- 1909 GMT: Defence Minister and army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ousts Morsi, and declares the head of the Supreme Constitutional Court caretaker leader.

- Sisi, in a televised speech in which he is bounded by religious chiefs and opposition leader Mohammed ElBaradei, also announces a freezing of the Islamist-drafted constitution and early presidential elections, without setting a date.

- Police round up key Morsi aides and leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood.

- Tens of thousands of Cairo protesters erupt in celebration, while Morsi supporters attack security buildings in the north. Ten people killed in clashes, bringing to 57 the death toll since June 26.

- Morsi denounces "a coup" and in a prerecorded speech says: "I am Egypt's elected president." He asks Egyptians to defend his legitimacy.

- Morsi and his team put under house arrest, a Brotherhood official says.

- US President Barack Obama says he is "deeply concerned" and urges a quick return to an elected civilian government.

- Thursday July 4:

- A senior officer says the army is "preventively" holding Morsi. Gehad El-Haddad, son of a top Morsi aide, says Morsi has been detained at the defence ministry.

- State media report that warrants have been issued for the arrest of 300 Muslim Brotherhood officials.

- Chief justice Adly Mansour sworn in as interim president.

- Military police arrest Brotherhood supreme guide Mohammed Badie "for inciting the killing of protesters".

- The Brotherhood denounces a "police state" and Islamist alliance the National Alliance to Support Legitimacy calls for "peaceful protests" nationwide on Friday.

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