Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi: The law he ratified has been criticised by the Journalists Syndicate, media workers and human rights activists, who argue that key provisions would muzzle the press.  Photograph: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters

Egypt’s president, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, has ratified a new anti-terrorism law aimed at stemming the rising tide of terrorism in the country. The l(...)

 Egyptians, making the four fingered salute associated with the Government massacre of peaceful protesters supporting the now banned Muslim Brotherhood and carrying pictures of Mohamed Morsi with the words in Arabic reading ‘the legitimate President’, mark the second anniversary of Rabaa massacre, Giza, Egypt. Photograph: Eslam Gomaa/EPA

Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Sunday approved an anti-terrorism law that sets up special courts and provides protections to its enforcers(...)

A general view of the Suez Canal. Photograph: Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Nationalist celebrations to inaugurate a major extension of the Suez Canal intended to power an economic turnaround in Egypt began today, as Egyptian (...)

Police arrested Al-Jazeera’s Ahmed Mansour at a Berlin airport, the journalist said via Twitter, after Germany acted on an international arrest warrant issued by his home country Egypt. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP

A leading Al Jazeera journalist was arrested at a Berlin airport on Saturday at the request of Egypt. A lawyer for the Qatar-based satellite network (...)

Journalist Ibrahim Aladrawi looks on behind bars with a sign reading “Journalist” taped over his mouth during his court appearance with Muslim Brotherhood members on the outskirts of Cairo, earlier this month. Photograph: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters

Egypt summoned the US ambassador in Cairo to show displeasure at Muslim Brotherhood figures coming to Washington for a private conference, sources fam(...)

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(...)