Egyptian Coptic Pope Tawadros II (left), and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (centre), speak at the Coptic Cathedral of Saint Marcos in Cairo. Photograph: Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

A sharp freezing wind tugs at the coats and hats of Egyptians braving Cairo’s streets as the country celebrates the Orthodox Coptic Christmas. Leaves (...)

The destroyed Evangelical Church in Mallawi at Minya governorate, about 245 km  south of Cairo.

Egypt’s Coptic Christians in provincial cities and towns have been the victims of assault, attacks on their homes and shops, and burnings of cars and (...)

Supporters of President Mohamed Mursi carry a banner with his pictures during a protest to counter anti-Mursi protests elsewhere in Alexandria, on July 2nd, 2013. Photograph: Reuters

Egypt’s embattled president Mohamed Morsi struck a defiant note early today, vowing to stay in power and defend constitutional legitimacy. But even as(...)