Ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi stands in a cage in a courthouse in Cairo during his trial. Photograph: Egyptian interior ministry/via Reuters

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood has condemned the decision of a Cairo appeal court to uphold the ruling banning the movement and its affiliates and calling(...)

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 (...)

An opponent of Egypt’s ousted president Mohammed Morsi waves a national flag as a military helicopter flies over Tahrir Square in Cairo. Photograph: Amr Nabil/AP

The city that gave rise to the Muslim Brotherhood is a sleepy place most of the year, let alone at the beginning of Ramadan – and at a time that its l(...)

Islamist protesters, one with a picture of ousted president Mohamed Morsi, show bloodied hands after troops opened fire in Nasr city, Cairo. Photograph: AP

What is the Muslim Brotherhood? Known as al-Ikhwan al-Muslimun in Arabic, the Muslim Brotherhood is a movement that blends political activism with cha(...)