Relatives of  Egyptian Coptic Christian workers who were kidnapped in the Libyan city of Sirte  call for their  release in Cairo. Photograph:  Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters

Egypt has offered to evacuate thousands of its citizens from Libya after Islamic State (IS) released pictures showing 21 kidnapped Egyptian Christians(...)

People pose around a poster of journalists Nadhir Ktari (left) and Sofiane Chourabi, who went missing in Libya in September, during a demonstration over their disappearance, in Tunis on January 9th. Photograph: Anis Mili/Reuters

Libyan militants calling themselves part of the Islamic State have saidthat they were holding captive 21 Egyptian Christians, raising new fears about (...)

Israeli flares float down over Gaza tonight  in Sderot, Israel. Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Egypt is proposing a temporary ceasefire as a first step in ending the latest Israeli-Palestinian conflict that has left more than 175 people dead.The(...)

Turkey’s ambassador to Egypt Huseyin Avni Botsali has been asked to leave. Photograph:  Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters

Egypt said today it was expelling Turkey’s ambassador and accused Ankara of backing organisations bent on spreading instability - an apparent referenc(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry participates in an impromptu game of soccer with staff as he waits for his plane to refuel at Vienna airport during a flight from Islamabad to London. In an interview with Pakistani media, Mr Kerry indicated support for Egypt’s new army leaders. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters.

The United States today said it would work with other nations to resolve Egypt’s crisis peacefully, injecting new energy into a push to end a bloody (...)

A supporter of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi holds a copy of the Koran during a protest at the Rabaa Adawiya square, where they are camping at, in Cairo today. Photograph: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood plans new protests tomorrow as it vowed to peacefully resist the “military coup” that deposed Islamist president Mohamed M(...)