Egypt's army overthrew elected Islamist President Mohamed Morsi on Wednesday and announced a political transition with the support of a wide range of political, religious and youth leaders.
Egypt's armed forces overthrew Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, sparking wild rejoicing in the streets at the prospect of new elections as a range of political leaders backed a new political transition.
Main elements of Egyptian army's road map
The US State Department on Wednesday ordered the evacuation of nonessential staff and family members from the American embassy in Egypt following the military's ouster of President Mohamed Morsi.
Egypt's ousted President Mohamed Morsi said he is still the legitimate president of Egypt, in a prerecorded statement on Wednesday evening broadcast by pan-Arab news channel Al Jazeera.
The peaceful ouster of Egypt's Islamist President Mohamed Morsi on Wednesday won't influence Hamas or the Gaza Strip, an official from the Islamic movement said.
The United States was "very concerned" about developments in Egypt's political turmoil, the State Department said on Wednesday.
The UN special envoy to Iraq condemned Wednesday a wave of attacks that claimed dozens of lives across Iraq on Tuesday, urging Iraqi leaders to take measures to protect people.
Egypt's ousted President Mohamed Morsi said that the newly-announced military roadmap for running the country during a transitional period is "a complete military coup" .
Adly Mansour, head of Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court, will take oath as temporary head of the country on Thursday, state-run Ahram online reported on Wednesday night.
A senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood's political party warned on Wednesday that the Egyptian people would not stay calm in the face of a "military rebellion".
Iran criticized new round of US sanctions which came into effect on Monday, saying that imposing fresh sanctions only complicates its nuclear issue.
Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi vowed to stay in power and defend constitutional legitimacy on Wednesday as generals worked on plans to push the Islamist aside within the day and suspend the constitution.