Migrants clamber on to a dinghy to sail for the Greek island of Chios from the western Turkish coastal town of Cesme on Wednesday. Greece and Bulgaria complain that Turkey does nothing to halt the flow into their countries of refugees. Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters

In celebration of the parliamentary election victory of the Justice and Development Party (AKP), Ankara arrested three dozen opposition figures and mo(...)

Neighbours and friends of the relatives of Egyptian Coptic men killed in Libya attend Mass in south Cairo. A banner with pictures of the men who were killed is displayed on the church wall. Photograph: Asmaa Waguih/Reuters

The raids by the Egyptian air force on Islamic State (IS) camps and arsenals is an escalation in Cairo’s 20-month campaign against the cult. The st(...)

Cairo university students and members of the Muslim Brotherhood shout slogans against the military in front of Cairo University in Cairo earlier this week. Photograph: Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters

The US said last night it would withhold deliveries of tanks, fighter aircraft, helicopters and missiles as well as $260 million (€192 million) in cas(...)

Officials at Cairo’s international airport have said a flight to London was delayed after security services received a tip-off concerning a possible b(...)

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak (85) is escorted by medical and security personnel into an ambulance to be taken by helicopter ambulance from Maadi Military Hospital to the Cairo Police Academy at the weekend. Photograph: Amr Nabil/AP

    It was billed as the “Trial of the Two Regimes”. In one courtroom, at the police academy in New Cairo on the sprawling cap(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry participates in an impromptu game of soccer with staff as he waits for his plane to refuel at Vienna airport during a flight from Islamabad to London. In an interview with Pakistani media, Mr Kerry indicated support for Egypt’s new army leaders. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters.

The United States today said it would work with other nations to resolve Egypt’s crisis peacefully, injecting new energy into a push to end a bloody (...)

Baklis, the daughter of assassinated Tunisian opposition politician Mohamed Brahmi, holds a Tunisian flag while mourning his death in Tunis today. Photograph: Zoubeir Souissi/Reuters.

Tunisian opposition politician Mohamed Brahmi was shot dead outside his home in Tunis today. It is the second such assassination this year, and spar(...)

Egyptian army soldiers take their positions near armoured vehicles to guard the entrances of Tahrir Square in Cairo on Monday. Photograph: Hassan Ammar/AP

The United Nations, United States, European Union and Egyptian political figures have called for an independent investigation into the deaths of 54(...)

The air force puts on a show in the colours of the Egyptian flag as opponents of Egypt’s ousted president Mohamed Morsi rally in Tahrir Square, Cairo, yesterday. Photograph: AP

Hundreds of thousands of Egyptians yesterday took to the streets of Cairo and other cities and towns to support or oppose the ousting of president Moh(...)

Islamist protesters, one with a picture of ousted president Mohamed Morsi, show bloodied hands after troops opened fire in Nasr city, Cairo. Photograph: AP

What is the Muslim Brotherhood? Known as al-Ikhwan al-Muslimun in Arabic, the Muslim Brotherhood is a movement that blends political activism with cha(...)