Egyptian soldiers guard the morgue where the body of Italian student Giulio Regeni was brought, in Cairo. Photograph: Mohammed Hossam/EPA

An Italian student who went missing in Cairo has died and an investigation has been launched into signs of torture on his body, which was found dumped(...)

Esraa el Taweel, a disabled photographer who says she was forcefully abducted by the Egyptian government for two weeks before surfacing in a courthouse. Photograph: Sima Diab/The New York Times

After the security forces raided the home of Islam Khalil, a 26-year-old salesman, last summer, he seemed to vanish without a trace. Khalil, who lives(...)

German restorer Christian Eckmann carrying out restoration work on the golden mask of King Tutankhamun  after the beard was accidentally broken off and hastily glued back, at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. Photoghraph: Amr Nabil/AP

Eight Egyptian museum officials are to face a disciplinary tribunal for their role in a botched repair job that caused lasting damage to the famed gol(...)

Protesters clash with riot police in Cairo, January 2011. Photograph: Ben Curtis/AP Photo

“I participated in the January revolution,” Egyptians have boasted on social media ahead of today, January 25th, the fifth anniversary of the first da(...)

Iranian women wave flags  during a rally to protest the execution by Saudi Arabia  of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr. Photograph: AP Photo/Vahid Salemi

Whether you consider it a hot war or a cold war, a direct war or one by proxy, a war of religion or simply a battle for political domination of the re(...)

Egyptian police officers stand next to a bus with damaged glass following an attack on a hotel near the pyramids of Giza in Egypt on January 7th, 2016. Photograph: Nameer Galal/EPA

Gunmen opened fire on Israeli tourists as they boarded a bus in Cairo on Thursday but there were no casualties, security sources said. Egypt declared(...)

President Barack Obama meeting King Salman of Saudi Arabia in the Oval Office of the White House last September. The relationship between the countries has become increasingly strained, but the US seems a long way from abandoning it. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP

The Obama administration on Monday confronted the fundamental contradiction in its increasingly tense relationship with Saudi Arabia. It could not bri(...)

A  policeman inspects a car at a checkpoint at Sharm el-Sheikh airport yesterday. Egypt said it stood to lose $280 million a month from the halt in Russian and British flights. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi declared on Wednesday that the “lights will not be going out in Sharm el-Sheikh”, as he visited the Red Sea res(...)

 Abdel Fattah al-Sisi: the Egyptian president hailed the elections  as a milestone on the road to democracy. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images

Egyptians turned out in low numbers on Sunday to vote in the first phase of an election hailed by president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as a milestone on the(...)

Egyptians queue outside a polling station in the al-Haram neighbourhood in the southern Cairo Giza district. Photograph: Khaled DesoukiAFP/Getty Images

Egypt’s long-awaited parliamentary election got off to a slow start on Sunday, marking the final step in a process that was meant to restore democrac(...)