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(...)

Pope Francis and other senior Christian and Muslim clerics have urged members of the ancient Christian communities of the Middle East to stay on in the region despite conflict and discrimination. Photograph: Reuters/Osservatore Romano

Ahead of Christmas, senior Christian and Muslim clerics have urged members of the ancient Christian communities of the Middle East, the cradle of t(...)

Omaima (left), Fatima and Somaia Halawa  holding a picture of their brother Ibrahim  who is  in prison in Egypt. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Friends and family of Irish citizen Ibrahim Halawa, awaiting trial in Egypt, staged a vigil outside the Egyptian embassy in Dublin on Saturday afterno(...)

Ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi gestures during his trial on charges of spying and terrorism. Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood organisation has been desigated a terrorist group by Cairo. Photograph: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters

Egypt is beset by foreign terrorists on its borders, organised domestic terrorists in Sinai and lone wolf terrorists who plant homemade bombs at vulne(...)

Cairo University students shout slogans against the government and light a flare in protest at a court’s decision to drop a case against former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak over the killing of protesters in the 2011 uprising that ended his 30-year rule. Photograph: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters

Events in Egypt this week have led to intensified accusations that the authorities are going easy on figures from the regime of deposed former preside(...)