Egypt divided

While human rights and political freedoms remain under intense pressure, a combination of geopolitical chance and domestic economic measures have helped Abdel Fattah al-Sisi consolidate his rule and raise Egyptians’ hopes of a return to stability and the chance of prosperity

Egypt to hold elections in October

Parliamentary vote comes amid criticism of crackdown on dissent

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Women, who were found guilty of obstructing traffic during a pro-Islamist protest in October, gesture during their appeal hearing at a court in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, 230 km (143 miles) north of Cairo December 7, 2013 ©Reuters
Weak parties and rift in society have led to political vacuum

Egypt’s Sisi approves anti-terror law

Critics say stringent legislation curtails basic human rights

Egypt pins hopes on Suez Canal expansion

Officials hope revitalisation will jump-start economy but analysts sceptical

Isis claims Cairo consulate blast

Attack will raise fears that foreigners are now being targeted

Investigators work at the site of a bomb attack in Cairo, capital of Egypt, on June 29, 2015. Egypt's Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat succumbed to injuries he sustained earlier on Monday in a bomb attack in Cairo, official MENA news agency reported. (Xinhua/Sipa USA/TNS) Photo via Newscom

Terrorism law provokes outcry in Egypt

Legislation would grant police wider powers and speed up trials

Egyptian army hits at foreign media

Military says overseas journalists acting to dent morale

Egypt militants kill at least 64 soldiers in Sinai

Clashes raise fears of spiralling violence

Egypt’s top prosecutor dies in car bomb

Escalation in campaign of violence targeting members of judiciary

Egypt’s talk shows stifled by crackdown

Muffling of debate marks end of brief love of political programmes

Egypt court upholds Morsi death sentence

Judge confirms penalty on more than 100 others

Egyptian court clears Sainsbury’s chief

Mike Coupe acquitted in case on dispute over failed venture

Suicide bomber strikes at Egypt temple

Four locals hurt as attack on Luxor site is thwarted by police

Rifts widen in Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood

Younger generation rejects calls to adhere to non-violence

Egypt’s new capital: metropolis or mirage?

A grand vision to build a $45bn city in the desert aims to solve Cairo’s overcrowding problems

Cairo student’s death puts abuses in focus

Rise in political violence stirs wider concerns about Sisi regime

Egypt sentences Morsi to death

Charges relate to 2011 prison break

Egypt’s Morsi sentenced to 20 years in jail

First elected leader guilty of using violence against protesters

US restores $1.3bn military aid to Egypt

White House looks to repair ties with authoritarian Sunni regimes

Gulf states put money on Sisi’s Egypt

Ruling families pledge investments and deposits worth $12bn

Egypt plans new administrative capital

Proposal for city of 7m people to relieve pressure on Cairo

Foreign investors return to Egypt

Bidding war starts over two food groups

Spate of Egypt blasts alarm officials

Lone wolf cells worry security forces ahead of global conference

Egypt sacks interior minister Ibrahim

Security veteran oversaw deaths of Islamist protesters in Cairo

Icon of Egypt’s revolution jailed

Alaa Abdel Fattah sentenced to five years in prison

IMF endorses Egypt’s economic reforms

Fund predicts growth will reach 3.8 per cent of GDP