Smoke is seen over Ramses Square tonight after Islamist protests descended into a bloodbath across Egypt with around 50 killed alone on a “Day of Rage” called by followers of ousted President Mohamed Morsi. Photograph: Steve Crisp /Reuters

Islamist protests descended into a bloodbath across Egypt today, with about 50 people killed in Cairo alone on a “Day of Rage” called by followers of (...)

An Egyptian woman identifies the body of a family member, a supporter of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi killed during a violent crackdown by Egyptian security forces.  In retaliation, Muslim Brotherhood supporters yesterday torched government buildings and clashed with security forces across the country. Photograph:  Ed Giles/Getty Images

Supporters of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood have torched government buildings and clashed with security forces across the country in a second day of d(...)

Supporters of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood stormed and torched a government building in Cairo today, while families tried to identify hundreds of mut(...)

Riot police and army personnel take up positions during clashes with members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi around the area of Rabaa Adawiya square, where they are camping, in Cairo . Photograph: Asmaa Waguih/Reuters

The violent crackdown on sit-ins in Cairo became inevitable when the Muslim Brotherhood replied to an invitation for dialogue from sheikh al-Azhar Ahm(...)

US senator John McCain speaks as compatriot Senator Lindsey Graham  looks on during a news conference in Cairo yesterday. Photograph: Asmaa Waguih/Reuters

Egyptian interim vice-president Mohamed ElBaradei has said he hopes two Muslim Brotherhood sit-ins pressing for the reinstatement of president Mohamed(...)

Supporters of Egypt’s ousted president, Mohammed Morsi, attend Friday prayers at a camp near Cairo University in Giza yesterday. It is reported that secret negotiations to “avoid bloodshed” have been taking place between the state and the Muslim Brotherhood. Photograph: Amr Nabil/AP Photo

Thousands of Egyptians calling for the reinstatement of deposed president Mohamed Morsi yesterday took to the streets of Cairo and other cities in “ma(...)

Members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi mourn during a funeral yesterday for two people killed in recent clashes at Rabaa Adawiya Square, where they are camping in Nasr city area, east of Cairo. Photograph: Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood yesterday rejected an interior ministry proposal for a “safe exit” and “full protection” for supporters of deposed presiden(...)

Supporters of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi take part in an anti-army rally in Cairo last night. Photograph: Asmaa Waguih/Reuters.

Egypt’s new rulers today said vigils by supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi threatened national security, and signalled that they would end(...)

A police officer aims a shotgun at supporters of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi during clashes in Nasr city area, east of Cairo, this morning. Photograph: Asmaa Waguih/Reuters

Egyptian security forces shot dead dozens of supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi today, witnesses said, days after the army chief ca(...)

An Apache helicopter flies over Tahrir Square during a protest to support the army  in Cairo tonight. Photograph:  Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters.

Hundreds of thousands of Egyptians took to the streets in rival mass rallies tonight, hours after the state news agency said ousted Islamist president(...)