article 14 September 2015 World, Egypt
Egyptian Soldiers
Egypt: security forces 'accidentally' kill 12 tourists

Egyptian security forces have "accidentally" killed 12 Mexicans and Egyptians and wounded 10, by mistaking a tourist convoy for militants.

article 29 August 2015 World, Egypt
Al Jazeera journalists sentenced to three years in prison

Three Al Jazeera journalists are sentenced to three years in prison by an Egyptian court for broadcasting false news.

article 16 July 2015 World, Egypt
Islamic State-linked group claims attack on Egypt ship

Sinai Province, an extremist group affiliated with Islamic State militants, claims to have launched a rocket at an Egyptian naval vessel in the Mediterranean, setting it ablaze.

article 01 July 2015 World, Egypt
Islamic State kill at least 70 in Egypt

At least 70 people die in a coordinated attack by Islamic State militants in Egypt's Sinai peninsula. Lasting several hours, the assault targets several military checkpoints.

article 16 May 2015 World, Egypt
Mohamed Morsi
Mohamed Morsi: death sentence for Egypt's former president

Egypt's first freely elected president, Mohamed Morsi, is sentenced to death along with 105 other members of the Muslim Brotherhood.

post 22 April 2015
Read more from Jonathan Miller on his blog Haunted by memories of a journey from Damascus to Bradford

Mirvat and her family fled Syria, eventually arriving in the UK via Lebanon, Egypt, Libya and Calais. She has begun a new life - but cannot forget what she went through to get here.

article 21 April 2015 World, Egypt
Mohamed Morsi
Mohamed Morsi, Egypt's ousted president, gets 20 years

Mohamed Morsi, who was toppled from the Egyptian presidency in 2013, is sentenced to 20 years in prison without parole for the killing of protesters in December 2012.

post 14 April 2015
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog Fears for Irish teenager Ibrahim Halawa, behind bars in Egypt

The plight of the Al-Jazeera three has focused the spotlight on the dark side of the Egyptian regime, including the case of Irish citizen Ibrahim Halawa.

article 01 April 2015 World, Iraq
Death sentence: alarming global rise in capital punishment

A mentally-ill British grandfather is among more than 19,000 people on death row in Pakistan, according to human rights group Amnesty International.