Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (R) greeting Jordanian King Abdullah II (L) in Cairo, Egypt on Thursday. Photograph: EPA/Egyptian presidency handout.

Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court ruled on Sunday that an article in a law defining voting districts was unconstitutional, opening the way for a po(...)

Sisi turns the screw in Egypt

A new law giving authorities sweeping powers to crack down on individuals and groups who “undermine national unity” or threaten public order “by any m(...)

Relatives and supporters of Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah react after the verdict in his trial  in Cairo on Monday. Abdel Fattah was sentenced to five years in jail  for violating limits on demonstrations, part of one of the toughest crackdowns on dissent in Egypt’s history. Photograph: Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images

An Egyptian court sentenced a prominent activist to five years in jail on Monday for violating limits on demonstrations, part of one of the toughest (...)

François Hollande. He telephoned Egyptian president Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to “renew the expression of his solidarity”

France’s defence minister signed a €5.2-billion arms deal with Egypt on Monday, hours after the Egyptian air force bombarded Islamic State targets in(...)

Neighbours and friends of the relatives of Egyptian Coptic men killed in Libya attend Mass in south Cairo. A banner with pictures of the men who were killed is displayed on the church wall. Photograph: Asmaa Waguih/Reuters

The raids by the Egyptian air force on Islamic State (IS) camps and arsenals is an escalation in Cairo’s 20-month campaign against the cult. The st(...)

Egyptian relatives of the members of security forces killed in North Sinai province during an attack arrive at Cairo military airport in  Egypt. Photograph: Mohamed El-Shahed/AFP/Getty Images

The highways between town and Cairo’s international airport were yesterday flanked with posters welcoming Russian president Vladimir Putin, visiting a(...)

Soccer fans  attempt to enter the Air Defence Stadium on the outskirts of Cairo. Photograph: Reuters

Twenty-two people were killed outside an Egyptian soccer match yesterday when security forces barred fans from entering the stadium, the public prosec(...)

Tina Turner has lived in Switzerland for nearly two decades and gave up her US citizenship in 2013. 2:03

Secret documents reveal that global banking giant HSBC profited from doing business with arms dealers who channeled mortar bombs to child soldiers in (...)

Mohammed Fahmy talks to the judge in a courthouse near Tora prison last May. A holder of joint Egyptian-Canadian nationality, he may be released and deported. Photograph: Hamada Elrasam/AFP

The retrial of two Al Jazeera journalists jailed in Egypt will start on Thursday. Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed were sentenced to seven and 10 years(...)

Omaima (left) Fatima and Somaia Halawa sisters of Ibrahim Halawa whose trial in Egypt has been postponed. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The trial of Irish national Ibrahim Halawa was yesterday postponed until March 29th and the venue was moved from the police academy on the outskirts o(...)