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Egypt since Morsi's ouster

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Key developments in Egypt since the army ousted president Mohamed Morsi on July 3:

July 3

- Defence minister and army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ousts Morsi amid a wave of mass protests, appointing a caretaker president, chief justice Adly Mansour.

- Sisi freezes the Islamist-drafted constitution.

- Morsi is detained and warrants are issued for 300 Muslim Brotherhood officials.

July 5

- Brotherhood supreme guide Mohammed Badie blasts the takeover as a "coup".

- Clashes nationwide kill 37 and injure hundreds.

July 8

- Fifty-seven Morsi loyalists killed and 480 wounded outside Cairo's Republican Guard headquarters.

July 9

- Mansour sets out a charter for a political transition and vows elections by early 2014. The Brotherhood rejects the decree.

July 26

- A court orders Morsi's detention for questioning over allegedly working with Palestinian Islamist militant group Hamas in jailbreaks and attacks on police.

July 27

- Eighty-one civilians and a policeman killed in clashes at a pro-Morsi demonstration in Cairo.

August 14

- Security forces move on pro-Morsi protest camps in Cairo. The authorities say 627 were killed in one camp and dozens more in another.

- A month-long state of emergency and a curfew is declared.

- Interior ministry says 43 policemen were also killed.

August 15

- Police authorised to fire live rounds at demonstrators attacking public property or security forces.

August 19

- Militants kill at least 26 policemen in the Sinai, including 25 in one single incident.

August 20

- Badie is arrested.

September 5

- Interior minister Mohamed Ibrahim escapes an assassination attempt.

September 23

- A court bans all Brotherhood activities and orders its assets seized.

October 6

- Nearly 60 people are killed when security forces crack down on Morsi supporters marching towards Cairo's Tahrir Square.

November 4

- Morsi stands trial on charges of inciting the murder of protesters outside his presidential palace in December 2012.

November 14

- State of emergency expires.

November 20

- A car bomb in the Sinai kills 11 soldiers.

November 24

- Mansour approves a disputed law giving authorities the power to ban protests.

December 11

- Trial of Badie and his deputies ends when judges quit in protest at chaos in the dock.

December 14

- Officials say a referendum on a constitution reinforcing the army's political role will be held on January 14-15. Morsi supporters say two days later they will boycott it.

December 18

- Prosecutors say Morsi and ex-aides will stand trial for "espionage" that helped a "terror" campaign. Three days later they say Morsi and 132 others will also be tried for a jailbreak and the murder of officers during the 2011 uprising.

December 23

- The army says it has killed 184 "terrorists" in North Sinai since August.

December 24

- Interior minister Ibrahim pledges to "eliminate the terrorists" after a car bomb rips through a police building in Mansoura, north of Cairo, killing at least 14 people.

- The Brotherhood condemns the attack.

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