Gamal Siam, a Cairo University professor, next to a picture of his his deceased son Sherif, in Cairo. Egyptian police arrested 29-year-old Sherif Siam while clearing a Cairo protest camp one year ago. Four days later, he and 36 others suffocated in a packed police van on the way to jail. Photograph: Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters

Since the beginning of the year, Egypt’s security situation has improved considerably. The turmoil following the 2011 uprising has diminished due t(...)

 Protesters supporting the Muslim Brotherhood  demonstrate in the Al-Madey neighbourhood of Cairo yesterday. Photograph: Azza Fadaly/EPA

Four people were reportedly killed in Cairo during protests to mark the first anniversary of the bloody dispersal of the Muslim Brotherhood protest ca(...)

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 (...)

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(...)