Abdel Fattah al-Sisi: he defends his crackdown as necessary for the protection of Egyptians. Photograph: Mohammed al-Shaikh/AFP/Getty

Hot on the heels of China’s president Xi Jinping’s triumphant visit to Britain last month, the procession of tyrants through the doors of 10 Downing S(...)

The security forces said they had believed the vehicles were being used to transport terrorists. File Photograph:  Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images

Egyptian security forces opened fire on a caravan of tourist vehicles in the country’s Western Desert late on Sunday night, killing at least 12 people(...)

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

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

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.

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

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(...)