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(...)

Foreign and local journalists wait before the start of the trial of the journalists accused of allegedly supporting a terrorist group and spreading false information, outside Torah prison, southern Cairo, Photograph: Mohamed Kamal/EPA

Egypt put three Al Jazeera journalists on trial today on charges of aiding members of a “terrorist organisation”, in a case that human rights g(...)

Smoke rises after an explosion yesterday on a tourist bus in the Red Sea resort town of Taba in south Sinai, Egypt, in which three people were killed. Photograph: Reuters

A bomb on a tourist bus in Egypt’s Sinai killed at least two South Koreans and the Egyptian driver yesterday, army and security sources said, i(...)

A riot police officer stands guard outside a police academy, where the trial of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi and members of the Muslim Brotherhood is taking place. Photograph: Reuters

An explosion on a tourist bus in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula killed three Koreans and the Egyptian driver today, the Interior Ministry said, an ap(...)

Police officers and people gather in front of the destroyed Islamic Museum building, after a bomb blast occurred at the police headquarters nearby, in downtown Cairo, this morning.  Photograph: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters

A suicide car bomber blew himself up in the parking lot of a top security compound in central Cairo today, killing at least four people in one of the (...)