Egyptian mourners attending the funeral for one of the soldiers killed in a suicide attack in Sinai. Photograph: Eadwan Abou Magd/EPA

Egypt announced yesterday it was postponing talks in Cairo on cementing the Gaza ceasefire after closing its border with the Palestinian enclave in re(...)

Egyptian  President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi (centre) at an emergency meeting of the National Defense Council yesterday. Photograph: AP Photo/Mena

Egypt has declared a three-month state of emergency in the north and centre of the Sinai peninsula after a suicide car bombing killed 30 soldiers.The (...)

Egyptian policemen inspect the site of bombing outside Cairo University. Photograph: Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

An explosion outside Cairo University wounded 10 people on Wednesday, among them police and civilians, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.The b(...)

 US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks in Cairo   after the International donors conference on financing the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip. Photograph:  EPA

US secretary of state John Kerry yesterday called for a renewed commitment to achieving Middle East peace, saying a lasting deal between Israel, the P(...)

Refugees wait near the Turkish-Syrian border after fleeing Syria, near Sanliurfa, Turkey, yesterday. More than  130,000 Syrian Kurds fleeing the Islamic State militant group have crossed into Turkey in the past three days, the deputy Turkisk prime minister said. Photograph: Ulas Yunus Tosun/EPA.

Syrian Kurdish fighters say they have halted an advance by Islamic State fighters to the east of a predominantly Kurdish town near the border with Tur(...)

Gamal Siam, a Cairo University professor, next to a picture of his his deceased son Sherif, in Cairo. Egyptian police arrested 29-year-old Sherif Siam while clearing a Cairo protest camp one year ago. Four days later, he and 36 others suffocated in a packed police van on the way to jail. Photograph: Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters

Since the beginning of the year, Egypt’s security situation has improved considerably. The turmoil following the 2011 uprising has diminished due t(...)

 Protesters supporting the Muslim Brotherhood  demonstrate in the Al-Madey neighbourhood of Cairo yesterday. Photograph: Azza Fadaly/EPA

Four people were reportedly killed in Cairo during protests to mark the first anniversary of the bloody dispersal of the Muslim Brotherhood protest ca(...)

 Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak is transported from a helicopter to an ambulance on his way to his trial in Cairo yesterday. Photograph: Ahmed Asadi/EPA

Speaking from the dock, ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak yesterday defended his record during his 30-year rule and denied he had ordered the ki(...)

Supporters of Mohammed Morsi protest outside his trial in Cairo in November 2013. Photograph: Tara Todras-Whitehill/The New York Times

The killing of hundreds of Egyptian demonstrators at two protest camps last year was systematic, ordered by top officials and probably amounts to crim(...)

Human Rights Watch has criticised the   crackdown on dissent by authorities since  Abdel Fattah al-Sisi seized power in July last year. Photograph: Reuters

Human Rights Watch has accused Egypt’s government of trying to silence all criticism, after two of its top staff were held at Cairo airport for 12 hou(...)