Boutros Boutros-Ghali: determined to subdue aggression and pursue peace after the fall of Soviet communism and the relaxation of east-west tensions. Photograph: Reuters

Boutros Boutros-Ghali, who as died aged 93, led the United Nations during a period that began with high hopes as the cold war ended but failed to cope(...)

 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(...)

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(...)

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 (...)

Egypt’s interior minister Mohamed Ibrahim survived an assassination attempt in Cairo today when a car bomb exploded near his convoy. Photograph: El-Youm el-Sabaa/Reuters

The Egyptian interior minister survived an assassination attempt unhurt today when a remote-controlled bomb blew up as his convoy drove through Cairo’(...)

A portrait of Mohammed Badie,  left, spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, behind the face of former president Hosni Mubarak, in graffiti on the walls of Cairo’s Tahrir Square, on Tuesday.  Photograph: Bryan Denton/The New York Times

The Muslim Brotherhood is fighting for its life, once again, against the modern secular Egyptian state founded by Muhammad Ali Pasha during the first (...)

Bodies lay in a makeshift morgue in the Nasr City neighbourhood of Cairo. Police initially fired tear gas to force pro-Morsi marchers to retreat early on Saturday but, when they replied by throwing stones and bricks, the police responded with birdshot and live rounds. Photograph: Narciso Contreras/The New York Times

Two Egyptians were killed and 28 wounded yesterday as UN secretary general Ban Ki-Moon condemned violence against supporters of deposed president Moha(...)

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(...)