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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(...)

‘What is happening in Egypt is the fall of what is known as political Islam,” Syrian president Bashar al-Assad pronounced confidently on Wednesday. As(...)

Israeli prime minister Benyamin Netanyahu has asked his ministers to stick to the official line that the unfolding events are an internal Egyptian affair. Photograph: Menahem Kahana-Pool/Getty Images

Although Israeli ministers and generals have been ordered not to comment on developments in Egypt, anonymous officials expressed satisfaction over the(...)

Members of the Muslim Brotherhood stage a rally in support of Mohamed Morsi in Cairo earlier this week. Photograph: Yusuf Sayman/The New York Times

Just as Islamists of all hues across the Middle East watched eagerly as Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood swept the country’s first post-Mubarak elections an(...)

People react as Egyptian military aircraft fly over Tahrir Square in Cairo on  the day after President Mohammed Morsi was ousted from power. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Egyptian prosecutors escalated what appeared to be a widespread round-up of top Muslim Brotherhood members today, acting hours after the military depo(...)

Egypt’s president Mohamed Morsi (right) with defence minister Abdel Fattah el-Sisi last October. Photograph: Reuters

Gen Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, architect of the military intervention in Egypt’s worsening political crisis, was little known outside the army when he was (...)

A crowd gathers to hear a televised speech by Egypyian president Mohamed Morsi on a screen in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. Photograph: Tara Todras-Whitehill/The New York Times

As Egyptians prepare to demonstrate for and against President Mohamed Morsi, who marks his first anniversary in office on Sunday, the army makes conti(...)

Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah, who was appointed on June 2nd, has been asked to continue in office in a caretaker capacity until a new government is formed. Photograph: Mohamad Torokman/Reuters

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas yesterday accepted the resignation of prime minister Rami Hamdallah, precipitating a fresh crisis in the Fatah-dom(...)

People walk past graffiti depicting Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi near Tahrir Square in Cairo today. Photograph: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters

Egypt’s army issued a sharp warning to rival political factions on Sunday that it may step in to impose order, as clashes ahead of major opposition ra(...)

Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah, who has offered his resignation. Photograph: Mohamad Torokman/Reuters

Two weeks after being sworn in as Palestinian prime minister, Rami Hamdallah has offered his resignation to President Mahmoud Abbas. According to Pale(...)

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