Newly-appointed prosecutor general Hisham Barakat (L) is sworn in in front of Egypt’s interim president Adly Mansour (R) at El-Thadiya presidential palace in Cairo. Photograph: Reuters

Egypt’s grand mufti Abdulrahman Albir yesterday deepened the gulf between the country’s secular and fundamentalist political camps by announcing, o(...)

Nobel laureate Mohamed ElBaradei was yesterday confirmed as Egypt’s vice president for foreign affairs and liberal economist Hazem El-Beblawi named a(...)