Morsi, a leading figure in the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood movement, had been serving lengthy jail sentences since his ouster from power.
Spiritual leader Mohammed Badie and 35 others were found guilty for their alleged involvement in violent clashes that took place after the ouster of former President Mohammed Morsi in 2013.
Little is known about the so-called Technical Research Department, a shadowy Egyptian intelligence unit reporting directly to the president. But we do know European companies did business with it.
After suspending arms shipments over the 2013 ouster of President Morsi, the US is back to selling fighter jets and tanks to a country with a bad human rights record.
Three Al Jazeera English journalists were found guilty of "aiding a terrorist organization" and sentenced to three years in prison by an Egyptian court.
Just two days after the death of Egypt's top prosecutor, Hisham Barakat, the country has been shaken by a new wave of attacks which targeted military checkpoints and killed at least 50 soldiers.
There is no immediate word on casualties resulting from the attack, which targeted a tourist destination visited by millions of foreign and Egyptian people every year.
The Muslim Brotherhood leader received the death penalty for his alleged role in mass jailbreaks that were part of the 2011 uprising against longtime ruler Hosni Mubarak.
The court’s ruling came 18 months after a deadly incident at a police station near Cairo during the upheaval that followed the ouster of former President Mohammad Morsi.
Businesses are still hurting, and possible tax hikes on alcohol to plug Egypt’s strained public finances might mean more pain, but this country's alcohol industry has been here before.
The fractured country continues to wage war on itself.
For the past two days, Egyptians have been taking to the polls to officially pass judgment on the latest iteration of the country's constitution. They want stability, and they believe that is what the referendum will bring.