Saudi King Salman with  Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Both condemned the weekend attacks in Paris. Photograph:  Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images

Middle Eastern leaders condemned Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris. Saudi King Salman called them “repugnant”, offering condolences to François H(...)

People lay flowers and candles in memory of the victims of the Russian MetroJet Airbus A321 crash in Pulkovo airport, St Petersburg. Photograph: Anatoly Maltsev/EPA

Islamic State’s Egyptian affiliate on Wednesday dismissed in an audio message doubts that it had downed a Russian passenger jet over Egypt’s Sinai Pen(...)

Campaign meeting of the Love of Egypt party in the city of Qena. Voting is to begin on Sunday. Photograph: Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images

Voting in Egypt’s overdue parliamentary election is scheduled to begin on Sunday at a time when there is strong voter fatigue among Egyptians who co(...)

A supporter of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak celebrates after a court in Cairo found in his favour. Photograph: EPA

Egypt’s supreme court yesterday ordered the retrial of ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons in a case involving the embezzlement o(...)

Egyptian president Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi (right) making a donation to a fund to support the Egyptian economy at a bank in Cairo earlier this month. Sisi had just announced cuts to subsidies in an attempt to improve the  economy. Photograph: Egyptian presidency/EPA

Under pressure from western powers and international lenders and investors, the Egyptian government is waging a “war on subsidies” that critics say(...)

French foreign minister Laurent Fabius meeting Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in Cairo on Friday to seek end to violence in Gaza. Photograph: EPA/Ghanaim/Palestinian Authority

Regional rivalries sharpened yesterday when Qatar’s emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani hosted discussions between Palestinian president Mahmoud Abb(...)

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak (85) is escorted by medical and security personnel into an ambulance to be taken by helicopter ambulance from Maadi Military Hospital to the Cairo Police Academy at the weekend. Photograph: Amr Nabil/AP

    It was billed as the “Trial of the Two Regimes”. In one courtroom, at the police academy in New Cairo on the sprawling cap(...)

Members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi hold up masks of him as they gather at the Rabaa Adawiya square, where they are camping, in Cairo. Photograph: Reuters/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Egypt’s fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood camp appears to have missed its chance to reach an accommodation with the liberal caretaker government backe(...)

Nobel laureate Mohamed ElBaradei was yesterday confirmed as Egypt’s vice president for foreign affairs and liberal economist Hazem El-Beblawi named a(...)