Relatives of the men executed for the killing of public prosecuter Hisham Barakat gather at Zynhom morgue in Cairo, Egypt,  on Wednesday to wait for their bodies to be released. Photograph: Amina Ismail/Reuters

Egyptian authorities executed nine men convicted over the 2015 killing of the country’s chief prosecutor on Wednesday amid a surge in the number of d(...)

 Ibrahim Halawa  has been acquitted of all charges in Egypt after four years in jail.

The Egyptian legal authorities have not yet begun to process the paperwork for Ibrahim Halawa’s release from jail. “The first stage hasn’t even been (...)

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(...)

A general view shows the wreckage of a government warplane after Al-Nusra front (Al-Qaeda’s Syria affiliate) reportedly shot it down. Photograph: Omar Haj Kadour/AFP/Getty Images

Syrian rebels have shot down a government fighter jet over southern Aleppo province as renewed fighting across swathes of the country threatened to up(...)