Protesters clash with riot police in Cairo, January 2011. Photograph: Ben Curtis/AP Photo

“I participated in the January revolution,” Egyptians have boasted on social media ahead of today, January 25th, the fifth anniversary of the first da(...)

Campaign meeting of the Love of Egypt party in the city of Qena. Voting is to begin on Sunday. Photograph: Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images

Voting in Egypt’s overdue parliamentary election is scheduled to begin on Sunday at a time when there is strong voter fatigue among Egyptians who co(...)

Hala Shukrallah, the first woman to head an Egyptian political party,  says: “This is going to be a constant struggle between forces of progress and forces that seek to safeguard their interests.” Photograph: Mahmoud Khaled/AFP/Getty Images

Among the leaders of the post-election opposition to Egypt’s newly elected president Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, a former army chief, is Hala Shukrallah, wh(...)

People celebrate in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Wednesday after Egypt’s army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi declared his candidacy for the presidential election. Photograph: Asmaa Waguih/Reuters

A Muslim Brotherhood leader yesterday threatened continuing unrest in response to the presidential candidacy of Egypt’s former army chief Abdel Fat(...)

The destroyed Evangelical Church in Mallawi at Minya governorate, about 245 km  south of Cairo.

Egypt’s Coptic Christians in provincial cities and towns have been the victims of assault, attacks on their homes and shops, and burnings of cars and (...)

Mohamed ElBaradei: a civil court decided to consider a case for “breach of national trust” filed against former interim vice-president. Photograph: Peter MacDiarmid/Getty Images

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood yesterday condemned the arrest of the movement’s spiritual guide Mohamed Badie. He was taken from a hideout in Cairo’s Nasr(...)

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 (...)

Wounded supporters of  ousted president Mohammed Morsi at a field hospital following clashes with security forces in Cairo yesterday. Photograph: Narciso Contreras/the New York Times

A state of emergency was proclaimed yesterday in Egypt and night-time curfews imposed across the country after security forces stormed two Muslim Brot(...)

Supporters of ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi cheer during a sit-in near Rabaah al-Adawiya mosque in the Nasr City neighbourhood of Cairo yesterday. Photograph: Narciso Contreras/The New York Times

Egyptians were on tenterhooks yesterday as they expected the security forces to begin a campaign to end the two main Cairo sit-ins protesting the oust(...)

Mohamed ElBaradei, a leader of the National Salvation Front (left) shakes hands with interim Egyptian president Adly Mansour after being sworn in as vice-president in Cairo yesterday. Photograph: AP Photo/Egyptian Presidency

Egyptian prosecutors yesterday froze the financial assets of 14 senior Muslim Brotherhood leaders and began investigating deposed president Mohamed Mo(...)