Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Badie was sentenced along with 36 other Brotherhood leaders today.  Photoraph:
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An Egyptian court sentenced Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie to life in prison today, the court’s judge said, for inciting violence that erupte(...)

Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (right) and US secretary of state John Kerry in conversation before a meeting at the presidential palace in Cairo. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/Reuters

US secretary of state John Kerry held talks yesterday with president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo over concerns about Egypt’s crackdown on the Muslim(...)

A  man passes under electoral billboards featuring Egyptian presidential candidate and former defense minister Abdel Fattah al-Sissi in Cairo today. Some 163 members of the Muslim Brotherhood were jailed today just over a week before the country’s presidential election. Photograph: Khaled Elfiqi/ EPA.

An Egyptian court jailed more than 160 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to up to 15 years in prison today, pressing a crackdown on the Islamist group bef(...)

Egyptian relatives react outside a court during the trial of supporters of toppled president Mohamed Morsi in Minya, Egypt. Photograph: Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

A judge in Egypt has sentenced to death 720 men, including the head of the Muslim Brotherhood, in a pair of mass trials (...)

Egyptian policemen stand guard outside a court during the trial of supporters of toppled president Mohamed Morsi in Minya, Egypt, yesterday. Photograph: EPA

The leader of Egypt’s outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and 682 others went on trial today on charges including murder, a day after more than 500 sup(...)

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(...)

Cairo university students and members of the Muslim Brotherhood shout slogans against the military in front of Cairo University in Cairo, defying Egypt’s army-backed authorities. Photograph: Reuters

The trial of Egypt’s deposed President Mohamed Morsi, charged with inciting the torture and killing of protesters, has been fixed for November 4th. At(...)

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, 85, is escorted by medical and security personnel into an ambulance to be taken by helicopter ambulance from Maadi Military Hospital to the Cairo Police Academy - turned - court in Cairo today.

Three leaders of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood and the movement’s former arch-foe Hosni Mubarak faced separate trials today on similar charges of involv(...)

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak waves to his supporters inside a cage in a courtroom in Cairo earlier this year. Photograph: Reuters

An Egyptian court ordered the release of former president Hosni Mubarak today, a judicial and a security source said, meaning he could leave prison la(...)

A man and his son drive past a building once used as offices for the Freedom and Justice Party that was linked to the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo. The Egyptian police yesterday arrested Mohammed Badie, spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, hours after a court ordered the release of former President Hosni Mubarak. Photograph: Bryan Denton/The New York Times

Concern for the fate of four Irish siblings detained during unrest in Cairo has increased following reports in the Egyptian media that they are amo(...)