Supporters of ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi cheer during a sit-in near Rabaah al-Adawiya mosque in the Nasr City neighbourhood of Cairo yesterday. Photograph: Narciso Contreras/The New York Times

Egyptians were on tenterhooks yesterday as they expected the security forces to begin a campaign to end the two main Cairo sit-ins protesting the oust(...)

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(...)

An Egyptian man holds pictures of former president Hosni Mubarak (top) and military chief Gen Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (centre). Despite Mubarak’s ousting in 2011, Gen al-Sisi – a faloul – retains a prominent role in the country’s power structure as military chief and defence minister. Photograph: Gianluigi Guercia//AFP/Getty Images

Sitting on the balcony of his family’s elegant flat watching pleasure boats strung with coloured lights and blaring loud music pass on the Nile, an(...)