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Supporters of ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi cheer during a sit-in near Rabaah al-Adawiya mosque in the Nasr City neighbourhood of Cairo yesterday. Photograph: Narciso Contreras/The New York Times

Egyptians were on tenterhooks yesterday as they expected the security forces to begin a campaign to end the two main Cairo sit-ins protesting the oust(...)

Israeli justice minister Tzipi Livni (c) speaks to reporters in the lobby of the United Nations after her meeting with UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon (unseen) in New York on July 29th, 2013. Livni was en route to Washington for peace talks with the Palestinians. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

It’s almost 20 years since then-Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat signed an historic peace agreement on the Wh(...)

A police officer aims a shotgun at supporters of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi during clashes in Nasr city area, east of Cairo, this morning. Photograph: Asmaa Waguih/Reuters

Egyptian security forces shot dead dozens of supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi today, witnesses said, days after the army chief ca(...)

An Apache helicopter flies over Tahrir Square during a protest to support the army  in Cairo tonight. Photograph:  Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters.

Hundreds of thousands of Egyptians took to the streets in rival mass rallies tonight, hours after the state news agency said ousted Islamist president(...)

Egyptian army soldiers wear gas masks before clashes with members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi at Republican Guard headquarters in Nasr City, a suburb of Cairo, yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

For those trying to persuade Libya’s radicals to embrace democracy, the overthrow of neighbouring Egypt’s first democratically elected – and Islamist (...)

Young Palestinians taking part in a military-style graduation ceremony organised by Hamas in the southern Gaza Strip. Hamas, a Muslim Brotherhood offshoot, will be considering its options after recent events in Egypt. Photograph: Suhaib Salem/Reuters

The removal of Egypt’s first democratically elected – and Islamist – president at the hands of the military last week has sent tremors far beyond the (...)

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(...)

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