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(...)

Supporters of the deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi pray next to his picture during a protest in Cairo yesterday. Photograph: Suhaib Salem/Reuters

Tens of thousands of Egyptians gathered at various sites across the capital in demonstrations both in support of and against the army generals who de(...)

Newly-appointed prosecutor general Hisham Barakat (L) is sworn in in front of Egypt’s interim president Adly Mansour (R) at El-Thadiya presidential palace in Cairo. Photograph: Reuters

Egypt’s grand mufti Abdulrahman Albir yesterday deepened the gulf between the country’s secular and fundamentalist political camps by announcing, o(...)