Arab League secretary general Nabil al-Arabi (left)  with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in Cairo on Wednesday.  Abbas is widely criticised by Palestinians for not condemning Israel’s offensive in Gaza. Photograph: Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

Egyptian foreign minister Sameh Shoukri yesterday denounced Israel’s ground offensive in Gaza and demanded that Palestinians and Israelis accept Cairo(...)

Supporters of Egyptian Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi celebrate at the end of the second day of voting in Egypt’s constitutional referendum.

Egyptian voters have overwhelmingly approved the country’s new constitution in the referendum held Tuesday and Wednesday, the election commission repo(...)

 An Egyptian soldier keeps watch as a woman leaves a polling station during the referendum on the draft constitution in Sharqiya. Photograph: EPA

A bomb explosion outside the high court in the poor Cairo neighbourhood of Imbaba does not deter Egyptians from voting in the latest constitutional re(...)

Gen Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi: “If I run for the presidency, it would be at the request of the people and with a mandate from my army, as we work within a democracy.”  Photograph: EPA/Egyptian army

Egypt’s military chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi has said he will consider standing for president if he is given a popular mandate as Egyptians prepare fo(...)

The damaged interior of the Saint Moussa Church is seen a day after it was burned in sectarian violence following the dispersal of two Cairo sit-ins of supporters of the ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, in Minya, south of Cairo, yesterday. Photograph: Roger Anis, El Shorouk Newspaper/AP

Churches and Coptic Christian homes and property have come under concerted attack in Egypt since security forces dispersed Muslim Brotherhood sit-ins (...)

Supporters of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi hold up his photo during a march to show solidarity with his supporters in Egypt, in Sana’a, Yemen, yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

The ongoing struggle for Egypt is not, fundamentally, for the presidency or seats in parliament but for the souls of its people, its polity, and its v(...)

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(...)

US senator John McCain speaks as compatriot Senator Lindsey Graham  looks on during a news conference in Cairo yesterday. Photograph: Asmaa Waguih/Reuters

Egyptian interim vice-president Mohamed ElBaradei has said he hopes two Muslim Brotherhood sit-ins pressing for the reinstatement of president Mohamed(...)

Anti-Morsi protesters chant slogans during a mass protest to support the army in Cairo’s Tahrir Square yesterday. A banner stretched across an entrance to the square read: “The people, the source of all power, mandate the army and the police to purge terrorism” Photograph: Reuters/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Five people died in clashes in Alexandria and dozens were injured across Egypt as hundreds of thousands poured into streets and squares to support and(...)

Soldiers  patrol  tension-filled streets in Cairo. Photograph: Asmaa Waguih/Reuters

Egypt’s rival political camps are set to face off today in a duel of the squares, with each trying to muster mass support for its claim to legitimacy.(...)