The Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi delivering a speech in Cairo after the killing of Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya. Photograph: EPA/Egyptian presidency handout

Egyptian jets bombed Islamic State targets in Libya on Monday, a day after the group released a video showing the beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians,(...)

Former  president of Egypt Mohamed Mursi has been put on trial on charges of endangering national security by leaking state secrets and sensitive documents to Qatar. Photograph: Namir Galal/Almasry Alyoum/EPA

An Egyptian court has put ousted president Mohamed Mursi on trial on charges of endangering national security by leaking state secrets and sensitive d(...)

Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste has been released from a Cairo jail after 400 days in prison on charges that included aiding a terrorist group. Photograph: Al Youm Saabi Newspaper/Reuters

Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste was released from a Cairo jail on Sunday and left Egypt for his native Australia after 400 days in prison on charg(...)

 Ethiopian Foreign Minister, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (right), holds talks with Egyptian president, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (left), shortly after his arrival in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Thursday. Photograph: EPA

Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi cut short a visit to Ethiopia for an African Union summit on Friday, following a wave of deadly attacks in the(...)

Palestinians examine damaged buildings in Gaza city. Photograph: Sergey Ponomarev/The New York Times

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has threatened to exact an “intolerable price” from the Gaza Strip’s dominant Hamas Islamists should there (...)

 An Israeli artillery unit  fires a shell towards the Gaza Strip from a location in southern Israel. Photograph: Jim Hollander/EPA 1:34

Israel has tonight agreed to a proposed six-hour cessation of hostilities in the Gaza Strip for humanitarian reasons, a Israeli senior official said(...)

A Palestinian watches as firefighters respond to the scene of an Israeli attack in Gaza City yesterday. Photograph: Wissam Nassar/The New York Times 0:59

Israel resumed air strikes in the Gaza Strip today, six hours after agreeing to an Egyptian-proposed truce that failed to halt Hamas rocket attacks.“H(...)

Israeli flares float down over Gaza tonight  in Sderot, Israel. Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Egypt is proposing a temporary ceasefire as a first step in ending the latest Israeli-Palestinian conflict that has left more than 175 people dead.The(...)

A female protester holds a sign reading ‘Yes to castrating the sexual harasser’ as she joins others protesting against sexual harassment, after a woman was sexually assaulted by a mob during Sunday’s celebrations marking the new president’s inauguration in Tahrir Square in Cairo. Photograph: Asmaa Waguih/Reuters

Egypt has asked YouTube to remove a video showing a naked woman with injuries being dragged through Cairo’s Tahrir Square after being sexually assault(...)

Egyptian army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi who is expected to declare his candidacy for president. Photograph: Reuters

Egypt’s government has resigned, the prime minister said today, a step likely to pave the way for army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi(...)