An Israeli mobile artillery unit firing towards the Gaza Strip yesterday. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

Qatar and Turkey continue to play a role in the search for a ceasefire in Gaza, despite yesterday’s breakdown just a few hours into what was to have b(...)

A Palestinian child who was injured in the Gazan conflict is prepared to be moved by ambulance from a hospital in north Sinai to Cairo after crossing the Gaza-Egypt border. About 100 wounded Palestinians have been allowed enter Egypt from Gaza for hospital treatment. Photograph: Muhamed Sabry/AP

Israel’s onslaught on Gaza finds Egypt between a rock and a hard place. The foreign ministry has condemned Israel’s “excessive” and “unjustified” use (...)

Egyptian presidential candidate Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. While local polls show Sisi to be the overwhelming popular choice, a recent opinion survey conducted by the Pew Research Centre showed only 54 per cent of Egyptians favoured him. Photograph: Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Calm and relaxed ahead of the presidential poll, Cairo is festooned with banners bearing the portrait of candidate Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, the presumed (...)

Irish Roots

The whole of Ireland now has a population about size of Rio de Janeiro. The number of people with Irish ancestors outside Ireland is more than of all (...)

Egyptian supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood clash with security forces in Cairo. Photograph: Khaled Elfiqi/EPA.

Egyptian police used tear gas today to end clashes in Cairo between supporters and opponents of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, the state new(...)

Former  president Mohammed Morsi: “This coup will fall by the strength of the Egyptian people and their fight for rights and freedom.”  Photograph: Maya Alleruzzo/AP

Egypt’s deposed president has accused the army chief who overthrew him of treason, in a speech made on his behalf by his legal team. In only his secon(...)

Ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi stands in a cage in a courthouse in Cairo during his trial. Photograph: Egyptian interior ministry/via Reuters

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood has condemned the decision of a Cairo appeal court to uphold the ruling banning the movement and its affiliates and calling(...)

A man carries the daughter of his dead brother, a Muslim Brotherhood supporter, at Al Imam mosque in Cairo yesterday. Well over 100 bodies lay wall-to-wall inside the mosque. Photograph: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters

The smell of death inside the Al Imam Mosque in Cairo crept through every seam in the building. A crowd of desperate, screaming relatives gathered out(...)

People gather at a tent during a sit-in near the Rabaah al-Adawiya mosque in the Nasr City neighborhood of Cairo. Photograph: Narciso Contreras/The New York Times

Muslim Brotherhood leaders of the large encampment at Cairo’s Nasr City yesterday declared a state of emergency and reinforced barricades, expecting a(...)

Supporters of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi hold  up posters of him during a protest at the Rabaa al-Adawiya square where they are camping, in Cairo on Tuesday.  Photograph: Reuters

Egypt’s caretaker prime minister Hazem Beblawi said yesterday the decision to disband Cairo’s protest camps was final and called on Egyptians demandin(...)