Militants in Libya in a screen grab taken from a video reportedly released by  Islamic State. The video purportedly depicts the execution of about 30 Ethiopian Christians.  Photograph: Al-Furqan Media/AFP/Getty Images

Islamic State has released a video purporting to show its militants shooting and beheading what appeared to be about 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya.(...)

The bomb exploded south of the town of Sheikh Zuweid.

A bomb targeting an armoured military vehicle killed five soldiers and wounded three others in Egypt’s North Sinai on Sunday, security sources said, a(...)

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie flashing the four-finger sign from behind dock bars during a trial session in Cairo, Egypt. Photograph: EPA/STR

An Egyptian court has sentenced Mohamed Badie, the leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, and 13 other senior members of the group to death for in(...)

Arab League secretary general Nabil Elaraby (l) and Egypt’s foreign minister Sameh Shoukry answer questions from journalists during a news conference after the closing session of the Arab Summit in Sharm el-Sheikh. Photograph: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters

Arab leaders at a summit in Egypt announced the formation of a unified military force to counter growing security threats from Yemen to Libya, and as(...)

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (right) receiving Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (left), in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. Arab leaders started the annual summit conference in the Egyptian Red Sea resort town of Sharm al-Sheikh, with several of the countries in the grip of chaos. Arab leaders are expected to discuss a draft resolution to set up a pan Arab military force to intervene in regional crises. Photograph: Egyptian presidency/EPA

Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi told an Arab League summit on Saturday that Cairo backed calls for a unified Arab force to confront regional se(...)

 Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (R) greeting Jordanian King Abdullah II (L) in Cairo, Egypt on Thursday. Photograph: EPA/Egyptian presidency handout.

Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court ruled on Sunday that an article in a law defining voting districts was unconstitutional, opening the way for a po(...)

Relatives and supporters of Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah react after the verdict in his trial  in Cairo on Monday. Abdel Fattah was sentenced to five years in jail  for violating limits on demonstrations, part of one of the toughest crackdowns on dissent in Egypt’s history. Photograph: Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images

An Egyptian court sentenced a prominent activist to five years in jail on Monday for violating limits on demonstrations, part of one of the toughest (...)

Egyptians protest what they characterise as Government inaction in reaction to the kidnapping of Copts in Libya on Friday. Photograph: Ahmed Masri/Almasri Alyoum/EPA

Egyptian jets bombed Islamic State targets in Libya on Monday, a day after the group there released a video showing the beheading of 21 Egyptian Chri(...)

Former  president of Egypt Mohamed Mursi has been put on trial on charges of endangering national security by leaking state secrets and sensitive documents to Qatar. Photograph: Namir Galal/Almasry Alyoum/EPA

An Egyptian court has put ousted president Mohamed Mursi on trial on charges of endangering national security by leaking state secrets and sensitive d(...)

Mohammed Fahmy talks to the judge in a courthouse near Tora prison last May. A holder of joint Egyptian-Canadian nationality, he may be released and deported. Photograph: Hamada Elrasam/AFP

The retrial of two Al Jazeera journalists jailed in Egypt will start on Thursday. Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed were sentenced to seven and 10 years(...)