Egyptian journalist Ahmed Mansour speaks as he leaves a prison in Berlin. He spent two nights in custody. Photograph: Rainer Jensen/EPA

Germany has released an Al-Jazeera journalist arrested by Berlin police on Saturday on foot of a request from Egypt. The arrest of Mr Ahmed Mansour, (...)

Former  president of Egypt  Mohamed Morsi reacts  inside a defendants’ cage in a Cairo courtroom as a judge upholds a death sentence against him. Photograph: Ali Malki/Almasry Alyoum/EPA

An Egyptian court has upheld a death sentence against ousted president Mohamed Morsi in a trial stemming from the Muslim Brotherhood leader’s escape (...)

Journalist Ibrahim Aladrawi looks on behind bars with a sign reading “Journalist” taped over his mouth during his court appearance with Muslim Brotherhood members on the outskirts of Cairo, earlier this month. Photograph: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters

Egypt summoned the US ambassador in Cairo to show displeasure at Muslim Brotherhood figures coming to Washington for a private conference, sources fam(...)

The burned-out headquarters of Egypt’s National Democratic Party. The retrial of former leader of the party and president of Egypt Hosni Mubarak for allegedly diverting public funds has begun. Photograph: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters

An Egyptian court began a retrial of former president Hosni Mubarak and his sons for allegedly diverting public funds earmarked for the renovation o(...)

Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Gunmen armed with rocket-propelled grenades have attacked several military checkpoints in Egypt’s Sinai region, killing 15 soldiers and two civilians. Photograph: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters

Gunmen armed with rocket-propelled grenades attacked several military checkpoints in Egypt’s Sinai region, killing 15 soldiers and two civilians, secu(...)

 Archaeologist Howard Carter opening the coffin of Tutankhamen which he discovered in 1922: when a museum worker broke his beard moving the mask, a conservationist simply stuck it back on. Photograph: Time Life Pictures/Mansell/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images

Earlier this year there were reports of a botched conservation job to one of the world’s most famous artefacts of the ancient world, the magnificent g(...)

Omaima (left), Fatima and Somaia Halawa, sisters of Ibrahim Halawa, who is currently in prison in Egypt. ‘Now, with 493 other defendants in a grotesque mass trial, he faces the death penalty for alleged murder and terrorism.’   Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Ibrahim Halawa was 17 when he was arrested. He’s 19 now. He may be dead before he’s 20. An Irish citizen, he was visiting Cairo in August 2013 when(...)

 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 (...)