Egyptian army chief   Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who has been promoted to the rank of field marshal, fuelling speculation he is about to retire from the military and run for president. Photograph: Reuters

Three years after the “Arab Spring” toppled Hosni Mubarak, a secretive field marshal with a cult-like following is expected to announce his candidacy (...)

A police officer aims a shotgun at supporters of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi during clashes in Nasr city area, east of Cairo, this morning. Photograph: Asmaa Waguih/Reuters

Egyptian security forces shot dead dozens of supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi today, witnesses said, days after the army chief ca(...)

Revolutionary road signs: ‘Crush Flower’ by Bahia Shehab

On the walls of Cairo a dialogue is taking place. Street artists paint radical messages and images, reactionary forces erase them, then the artists re(...)