Police detain students at Cairo’s al-Azhar University yesterday after their protest at the detention of Muslim Brotherhood leader Essam el-Erian. Photograph: Mohamed Abd El-ghany

The arrest yesterday by Egyptian security forces of Essam el-Erian completed the round-up of the most senior Muslim Brotherhood leaders. Mr Erian, a f(...)

EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton with Egypt’s then interim vice-president Mohamed ElBaradei during her visit to Cairo last month, when she initiated an attempted deal to resolve the Egyptian conflict. Photograph: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters

An EU-US brokered deal to end the stand-off between Egypt’s interim government and the Muslim Brotherhood over its protest camps at Cairo’s Nasr City (...)

Supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi take cover from Egyptian security forces fire during clashes in Rabaah Al-Adawiya in Cairo’s Nasr City district, Egypt.  Photograph:Manu Brabo/AP

Security forces killed scores of protesters and wounded thousands of others yesterday in a day-long assault on two sit-ins by Islamist supporters o(...)

‘What is happening in Egypt is the fall of what is known as political Islam,” Syrian president Bashar al-Assad pronounced confidently on Wednesday. As(...)

A military helicopter flies over Tahrir Square in Cairo this evening as clashes continued today between members of the Muslim Brotherhood and those opposed to the rule of ousted president Mohamed Morsi. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Seventeen people were killed in violence in Egypt today as supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi protested his overthrow by the army,(...)