Mansour sworn in as head of interim government

Egypt’s chief justice Adly Mansour (67) has been sworn as interim president to take charge of the transition from exclusive Muslim Brotherhood rule to(...)

Supporters of President Mohamed Mursi carry a banner with his pictures during a protest to counter anti-Mursi protests elsewhere in Alexandria, on July 2nd, 2013. Photograph: Reuters

Egypt’s embattled president Mohamed Morsi struck a defiant note early today, vowing to stay in power and defend constitutional legitimacy. But even as(...)

A crowd gathers to hear a televised speech by Egypyian president Mohamed Morsi on a screen in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. Photograph: Tara Todras-Whitehill/The New York Times

As Egyptians prepare to demonstrate for and against President Mohamed Morsi, who marks his first anniversary in office on Sunday, the army makes conti(...)

Residents flee from clashes between the Lebanese Army and gunmen of hardline Sunni Muslim cleric Sheikh Ahmed al-Assir, in Abra near Sidon, southern Lebanon. Photograph: Mohamed Azakir/Reuters

In the latest bloody spillover from the Syrian conflict, Lebanese commandos supported by armoured vehicles yesterday seized a mosque compound in the s(...)