This image made from video shows ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, centre, arriving for a trial hearing in Cairo, yesterday. Emerging from four months in secret detention, the deposed Islamist president defiantly rejected the court’s authority to try him. Photograph: AP photo/Egyptian interior ministry

After four months in secret detention, Egypt’s ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi appeared in court alongside 14 other members of the now banned (...)

Egypt’s president Mohamed Morsi (right) with defence minister Abdel Fattah el-Sisi last October. Photograph: Reuters

Gen Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, architect of the military intervention in Egypt’s worsening political crisis, was little known outside the army when he was (...)