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 Al Rawdah mosque, where a bomb exploded, in Bir Al-Abed, Egypt, November 25th, 2017. Photograph: Reuters/Mohamed Soliman

After militants massacred 305 people at a packed mosque on Friday in a stunning assault on a sacred place, President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi responded a(...)

Ibrahim Halawa celebrates moments after his acquittal by an anti-terrorism court at the Wadi Natrun prison outside Cairo on September 18th. Photograph: Declan Walsh/The New York Times

The Egypt that Ibrahim Halawa will leave within days after spending four years in prison is a military-run state where human rights are regularly brea(...)

Palestinian Christian and Muslim men hold placards during a gathering in the West Bank town of Bethlehem on April 10th, in solidarity with the victims of  bombings of two  Coptic Christian churches in Egypt, which killed dozens. Photograph: Musa al Shaer/AFP/Getty Images

Egypt’s parliament on Tuesday unanimously approved a three-month state of emergency, broadening the power of authorities to crack down on what it call(...)

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak looking towards his supporters outside the area where he was hospitalised at Maadi military hospital on the outskirts of Cairo, in October 2016. Photograph:  Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters

Egypt’s ousted president Hosni Mubarak became a free man on Friday when he was released from custody at a military hospital in Cairo’s Maadi suburb a(...)

Silvio Berlusconi: his lawyer claims he is being “tried for generosity”. Photograph:  Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty

The seven-year-long judicial saga involving a 24-year-old Moroccan woman and former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has not gone away. On Sat(...)

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel meeting with Barack Obama last year.  The Obama administration’s decision to not block a United Nations Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements laid bare all the grievances the two men have nursed since shortly after they each took office in 2009. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

In a way, Binyamin Netanyahu and Barack Obama deserve each other. Both promised great things. Both proved themselves masters of their respective polit(...)

File image of ancient artefacts and statues on display in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. File photograph: Mohamed Hossam/EPA

Egypt has unearthed a more than 7,000-year-old city and cemetery dating back to its First Dynasty in the southern province of Sohag, the Egyptian anti(...)

Former Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi raises his hands inside a defendants cage in a makeshift courtroom at the national police academy, in Cairo. Photograph: Ahmed Omar/AP Photo

An Egyptian court has struck out a life sentence and ordered the retrial of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi on charges of conspiring with for(...)

A ship  passes through the Straits of Tiran into the Aqaba Gulf at the Red Sea resort town of Sharm El-Sheikh: the uninhabited islands of Tiran and Sanafir lie along narrow shipping lanes leading north to the port cities of Eilat and Aqaba in Israel and Jordan, respectively. Photograph: Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

An Egyptian court has rejected as “unconstitutional” a border agreement that would have transferred two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia. The ruling (...)

The plane’s recorders were badly damaged in the crash in May. Photograph: AFP Photo/Media Centre of the Egyptian Ministry of Civil Aviation

Egyptian aviation investigators will finish on Monday repairing memory units from the black box recorders of an EgyptAir flight that crashed into the (...)

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