Abdel Fattah al-Sisi: toppled Egypt’s first freely elected president, Mohamed Mursi  in 2013. Photograph: EPA/Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool

Egypt will hold a long-awaited parliamentary election, starting on October 18th and 19th, the election commission said on Sunday, in the final step in(...)

Security forces in Cairo are on alert following the latest bomb attack in the Egyptian capital. Photograph: Reuters

Three policemen were wounded on Monday when a bomb exploded under a traffic sentry post near a Cairo court, security sources said, the latest in a ser(...)

A general view of the Suez Canal. Photograph: Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Nationalist celebrations to inaugurate a major extension of the Suez Canal intended to power an economic turnaround in Egypt began today, as Egyptian (...)

Egyptian Muslims perform Eid-al-Fitr prayers in front of mosques in the old Islamic area of Cairo, Egypt. Photograph: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters.

Six supporters of Egypt’s outlawed Muslim Brotherhood were killed in clashes with police near the Giza pyramids in Cairo on Friday, security source(...)

The bomb exploded south of the town of Sheikh Zuweid.

A bomb targeting an armoured military vehicle killed five soldiers and wounded three others in Egypt’s North Sinai on Sunday, security sources said, a(...)

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie flashing the four-finger sign from behind dock bars during a trial session in Cairo, Egypt. Photograph: EPA/STR

An Egyptian court has sentenced Mohamed Badie, the leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, and 13 other senior members of the group to death for in(...)

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(...)