Ibrahim Mahlab said he hoped to form his government within three or four days. Photograph: Reuters

A former member of Hosni Mubarak’s political party has been appointed Egypt’s new prime minister, a day after the cabinet announced its resigna(...)

Outgoing Egyptian prime minister Hazem el-Beblawi waves as he leaves government headquarters in Cairo on Monday after announcing the government’s resignation. Photograph. EPA/STR

Egypt’s interim government headed by Hazem El-Beblawi has resigned in response to sharp criticism over its handling of the economy in a move likely(...)

Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood carry an injured protester who was shot in Cairo on Saturday on the third anniversary of Egypt’s uprising. Photograph: Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Standing in the forecourt of Cairo’s Zeinhom mortuary, waiting to pick up the corpse of his friend, Amr Hussein could scarcely believe he was there(...)

Supporters of Egypt’s army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi holds a poster of Sisi in Tahrir square in Cairo, on the third anniversary of Egypt’s uprising yesterday. Photograph: Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters

Egypt’s interim president has announced the country will have presidential elections before parliamentary polls.The elections will be held before the (...)

Egyptian anti-riot police outside  Cairo University where clashes between the security forces and student supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi resulted in the death of one student. Photograph: EPA

Egypt’s new constitution would strengthen the army’s hand and could ban Islamist parties outright, according to a draft published in state media yeste(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry participates in a joint news conference with Egypt’s foreign minister Nabil Fahmy  in Cairo yesterday.  Mr  Kerry expressed guarded optimism  about a return to democracy in the country, as he began a tour partly aimed at easing tensions with Arab powers. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters

US secretary of state John Kerry has said that Washington is committed to co-operating with Egypt’s caretaker government and called for “inclusive,(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry (right) shakes hands with Egypt’s foreign minister Nabil Fahmy at their news conference in Cairo today. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters

US secretary of state John Kerry has met his Egyptian counterpart in Cairo and said Egypt was a “vital partner” that Washington was committed to worki(...)

Army Chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi:  the prime mover of the crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood. Photograph: Reuters

Cairo has criticised the Obama administration’s decision to suspend military aid to Egypt in response to the army’s crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhoo(...)

Cairo university students and members of the Muslim Brotherhood shout slogans against the military in front of Cairo University in Cairo earlier this week. Photograph: Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters

The US said last night it would withhold deliveries of tanks, fighter aircraft, helicopters and missiles as well as $260 million (€192 million) in cas(...)

Residents and tourists watch as smoke raises near a state security building after a blast in South Sinai yesterday. A witness said it was caused by a car bomb. Photograph: Reuters.

Deadly violence against the government broke out around Egypt yesterday as health officials raised to 53 the number said to have been killed the day b(...)