Egypt’s toppled president Mohammed Morsi stood inside a glass-encased metal cage today, separated from other defendants for the start of a new trial over charges concerning prison breaks during the country’s 2011 revolution.
The anniversary of Egypt’s 2011 uprising brought a violent display of the country’s divisions, as giant crowds danced at government-backed rallies and security forces crushed demonstrations by rival Islamists and some secular activists.
Egyptian security forces have raided an apartment in eastern Cairo, arresting a key Muslim Brotherhood figure who had been on the run since the July coup that removed the country’s Islamist president, the interior ministry said.
Security forces and Islamist protesters have clashed around the country, leaving 51 killed, as a national holiday celebrating the military turned to mayhem.
Egypt’s interim president has extended a nationwide state of emergency for two more months, citing continued security concerns, as a senior Egyptian official warned of more terrorist attacks in the wake of a failed assassination attempt against the interior minister and suicide bombings in the Sinai Peninsula.
In parallel trial sessions, Egyptian courts have heard cases against ousted President Hosni Mubarak and top leaders of his arch rival, the Muslim Brotherhood, related to killings during the 2011 and 2013 protest campaigns that led to their respective downfalls.
Hundreds of supporters of ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi took to the streets of Cairo today, holding scattered rallies across the city.
An international human rights group has chronicled attacks on 42 churches, dozens of Christian institutions and schools as well as homes and business owned by Christians in Egypt amid an intimidation campaign believed to be waged by supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.
Egypt’s Prime Minister has ordered that ex-President Hosni Mubarak be placed under house arrest when he’s released from prison following more than two years in detention.
Egyptian authorities have arrested two more prominent Islamist figures a day after detaining the Muslim Brotherhood’s supreme leader and spiritual guide, Mohammed Badie.
The sister of the four Halawa siblings being held in custody in Egypt has described the charges facing them as "ludicrous".
EU Foreign Ministers will meet in Brussels today to discuss the ongoing crisis in Egypt.
The supreme leader of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood has been arrested, dealing a serious blow to the group as it tries to maintain street protests over the removal of president Mohammed Morsi.
Meanwhile, Irish diplomats have yet to locate the four Irish siblings who were detained after security forces stormed a mosque in Cairo at the weekend.
Gardaí have been called to the Egyptian embassy in Dublin following reports of angry protests.
The Irish-Egyptian siblings being held in a Cairo prison will be taken to a prosecutors’ office in Cairo at 2pm today, with a representative from the Irish Embassy in Egypt.
A 17-year-old Irish boy caught up in violence in Cairo and detained by the Egyptian authorities might have been “beaten to hell”, his sister has claimed.
Fears are growing for the safety of four Irish-Egyptian siblings held in military custody in Cairo.
Egyptian authorities have raided homes of Muslim Brotherhood members in an apparent attempt to disrupt the group ahead of mass rallies by supporters of the country’s ousted president.
Four Irish siblings caught up in the violence in Cairo are being held by Egyptian authorities, their family said.
It has been confirmed that four Irish siblings from the Halawa family are all in military custody in Egypt.
The family of four Irish siblings caught up in the violence in Cairo believe at least one of them is now in jail.
The European Union says it will “urgently review” its relations with Egypt where more than 800 people have died in clashes between security forces and supporters of deposed President Mohammed Morsi.
After torching a Franciscan school, Islamists paraded three nuns on the streets like “prisoners of war” before a Muslim woman offered them refuge.
Four Irish citizens are among those who have been cleared from a besieged mosque in Cairo.
The Egyptian authorities are considering disbanding the Muslim Brotherhood group, a spokesman for the Egyptian Cabinet says.
Gunfire has been heard at a Mosque in Egypt where four Irish citizens are trapped.
The brother of al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahri has been arrested in Egypt, officials say.
One of the four Irish citizens trapped inside a mosque in Cairo has said the protestors have "personally threatened to slaughter" her if they see her.
Four Irish citizens are among hundreds of people trapped in an Egyptian mosque fearful they will be attacked if they leave.
The Department of Foreign Affairs has said it has made contact with a group of Irish people trapped inside a Mosque in Cairo.
Supporters of Egypt’s ousted Islamist president are vowing to defy a state of emergency with new protests today, the day after marches in Cairo devolved into the fiercest street battles that the capital has seen in more than two years.
At least 37 people have died across Egypt as tens of thousands of Muslim Brotherhood supporters clashed with vigilante residents in the fiercest street battles to engulf Cairo since the country’s Arab Spring uprising.
Turkey’s Foreign Ministry said its ambassador to Egypt is returning to Ankara today after both countries recalled their envoys following the violent crackdown on supporters of ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi.
The UN Security Council is calling on both the Egyptian government and the Muslim Brotherhood to exercise “maximum restraint” and end the violence spreading across the country.
Egyptian authorities have authorised police to use deadly force to protect themselves and key state institutions from attacks.
A state of emergency and curfew are in place in Egypt after riot police smashed two protest camps hosting supporters of the deposed Islamist president, sparking street violence that officials said killed over 400 people
It has been reported that the Egyptian Vice President Mohamed El Baradei has resigned.
Egypt has announced a month-long state of emergency across the nation on state TV.
Egyptian security forces have moved with deadly force to clear two sit-in camps of supporters of the country’s ousted president Mohammed Morsi, leading to wildly differing claims about the death toll.
Yemen’s Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkul Karman has been denied entry into Egypt after she landed at Cairo airport, officials said.
An Egyptian police official has said that if followers of ousted President Mohammed Morsi abandon their protests, his Muslim Brotherhood group will be able to have a normal role in the political process.
Ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi has been detained over alleged contacts with Hamas to help in his escape from prison in 2011, the country’s official news agency reported today.
Egypt is braced for a day of rival rallies and potential street clashes as Islamists condemned military leaders’ call for huge pro-army demonstrations.
A bomb blast outside the security headquarters in one of Egypt’s Nile Delta cities has wounded 19 people, raising fears of deteriorating security after president Mohammed Morsi’s removal.
Egypt’s interim president pledged to protect his country against those who sought chaos and violence in the aftermath of a popularly-backed military coup, promising justice and reconciliation for all.
Egypt’s interim president is swearing in a new cabinet, the first since the removal of his predecessor by the military nearly two weeks ago.
Clashes between police and supporters of Egypt’s ousted president have left at least seven people dead, officials said today.
Egypt’s military chief has tried to justify his decision to remove Mohammed Morsi from office, saying the Islamist leader had violated his popular mandate.
Islamist lawmakers in Egypt’s disbanded upper house of parliament have demanded the army reinstate ousted President Mohammed Morsi, and called on other legislatures around the world not to recognise the country’s new military-backed leadership.
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood has rejected a compromise deal from the interim leadership that sets a fast track for amending the Islamist-drafted constitution and holding new parliamentary and presidential elections by early next year.
Egypt’s interim president has issued a swift timetable for the process of changing the constitution, setting parliamentary and presidential elections for early 2014.
Egypt’s top Muslim cleric has warned the country faces civil war and said he will go into seclusion at his home until the bloodshed ends as a show of protest.
At least 34 people have been killed in an attack outside the headquarters of the Republican Guard in Cairo, an Egyptian Health Ministry official has said.
Pro-reform leader Mohamed ElBaradei has been named interim prime minister of Egypt.
Egyptians were on edge today after supporters and opponents of ousted president Mohammed Morsi fought overnight street battles that left at least 30 dead across the increasingly divided country.
Tens of thousands of Islamists have streamed across a Nile River bridge towards Cairo’s Tahrir Square, threatening a showdown.
Egyptian troops have opened fire on supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi as they marched on a Republican Guard facility.
Egypt's army has said it will protect peaceful protests ahead of planned rallies by supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi.
The supreme leader of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood has been arrested and flown to Cairo on a military helicopter, security officials say.