Supporters of Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi celebrate in Tahrir square in Cairo on the seventh anniversary of the uprising that ended the 30-year reign of Hosni Mubarak. Photograph: Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters

Egypt has come full circle since the uprising erupted across the country on January 25th, 2011: from rule by a weary, elderly air force autocrat to th(...)

An Iraqi woman, carrying an infant, walks by the destroyed al-Nuri Mosque as she flees from the Old City of Mosul on July 5, 2017. Photograph: Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty

The defeat of the Islamic State’s self-proclaimed caliphate in Syria and Iraq has led to the smuggling of fighters into neighbouring countries from wh(...)

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(...)

Murdered Italian researcher Giulio Regeni’s personal belongings which Egypt’s interior ministry has said were found at a gang member’s house. Photograph: Egyptian interior ministry via AP

Egypt has postponed a meeting in Rome at which a Cairo delegation was due to hand over evidence relating to the torture and murder of the Italian rese(...)

François Hollande. He telephoned Egyptian president Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to “renew the expression of his solidarity”

France’s defence minister signed a €5.2-billion arms deal with Egypt on Monday, hours after the Egyptian air force bombarded Islamic State targets in(...)

Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste has been released from a Cairo jail after 400 days in prison on charges that included aiding a terrorist group. Photograph: Al Youm Saabi Newspaper/Reuters

Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste was released from a Cairo jail on Sunday and left Egypt for his native Australia after 400 days in prison on charg(...)

Mourners carrying the body of King Abdullah during his funeral at Riyadh’s Imam Turki bin Abdullah mosque. AFP/Getty Images

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has died aged 90 after a short illness. The news, announced late on Thursday on state television, came after the king wa(...)

Two Egyptians workers who fled fighting in Libya arrive at Cairo airport yesterday. Photograph: EPA/Mohamed Assadi

Egypt should consider the possibility of a military response to the unrest in neighbouring Libya, one of the country’s elder statesmen has argued, pr(...)

A Palestinian man inspects the damage following an Israeli missile strike that killed four boys from the same extended Bakr family in Gaza City yesterday. Photograph: AP Photo/Khalil Hamra

Four Palestinian children were killed yesterday in an Israeli air strike on a Gaza beach, providing horrific images that Israel fears may turn world(...)

BBC staff and colleagues from other news organisations take part in a one-minute silent protest yesterday outside New Broadcasting House in London against the seven-year jail terms given to three al-Jazeera journalists in Egypt. Photograph: Rob Stothard/Getty Images

The future of three al-Jazeera journalists jailed in Egypt looks bleak after Egypt’s strongman president Abdel Fatah al-Sisi refused a pardon, igno(...)

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