A file image from 2014 showing, Al-Jazeera English producer Baher Mohamed, (left), Canadian-Egyptian reporter Mohammed Fahmy (centre), and correspondent Peter Greste (right),  in court along with several other defendants during their trial on terror charges, in Cairo. An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced the three Al-Jazeera  journalists to three years in prison. Photograph: AP 2:09

An Egyptian court has sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison, the last twist in a long-running trial criticised world(...)

Egyptian policemen stand in front of the bomb-damaged national security building in northern Cairo’s district of Shubra. Photograph: Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images 1:08

A car bomb detonated with a thunderous explosion in front of a security building in Cairo early Thursday morning, authorities said. It was the lates(...)

Cairo university students and members of the Muslim Brotherhood shout slogans against the military in a demonstration in Cairo in October, 1913. Many young members of the Brotherhood blame their elders for bungling the Arab Spring revolt and their chance to govern.  Photograph: Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters

A veteran leader of the Muslim Brotherhood was so alarmed by the rising calls for violence from the group’s youth that he risked arrest to urge the mo(...)

Irish student Ibrahim Halawa  was arrested after a protest in August 2013 and has been held in an Egyptian prison since then. 2:27

Irish teenager Ibrahim Halawa’s trial in Egypt has been postponed until August 2nd. The 19-year-old from Firhouse in south Dublin was arrested after (...)

Morsi is already serving a 20-year sentence following his conviction on April 21st on charges linked to the killing of protesters outside a Cairo presidential palace in December 2012. Photograph: Oliver Weiken/EPA

An Egyptian court has sentenced ousted president Mohamed Morsi to death over his part in a mass prison break that took place during the 2011 uprising (...)

Ibrahim Halawa: being tried as part of a mass court action against almost 500 people.

The Department of Foreign Affairs is considering sending a senior official to Cairo ahead of Irish student Ibrahim Halawa’s scheduled appearance in an(...)

Ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi: Morsi has been sentenced to 20 years in prison, along with 12 others, over the killing of protesters outside the presidential palace in 2012. Photograph: EPA/Fouad Alganousi/Almasri Alyoum 1:05

Ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi has been sentenced to 20 years in prison by an Egyptian criminal court over the killing of protesters in 2012(...)

Sisi turns the screw in Egypt

A new law giving authorities sweeping powers to crack down on individuals and groups who “undermine national unity” or threaten public order “by any m(...)

Amal Clooney, who compiled the report for the International Bar Association before acting for one of three Al-Jazeera journalists jailed in the country, said she recommended Egypt’s judiciary be more independent of the government.  Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The human rights lawyer wife of actor George Clooney has said she was threatened with arrest when trying to publish a report into Egypt’s judicial sys(...)

Friends and colleagues of Al-Jazeera journalists Peter Greste, Baher Mohammed and Mohammed Fahmy hold a protest outside the Egyptian embassy in London. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire 1:19

An appeals court in Egypt has ordered a retrial in the case of three imprisoned Al-Jazeera English journalists.The decision came after a hearing at Eg(...)