The country's political upheaval has driven prices high, but fundamentals underpinning black gold are weaker than ever
Mohamed Morsi rejected a military ultimatum to strike a deal with his opponents tonight and declared himself Egypt’s legitimate leader – despite the eruption in Cairo of deadly gun battles during rallies to shore up his teetering position.
Military rule would be more like the silly junta who took over after Mubarak
Everyone I spoke to in Brixton had a clear and political reason for being there
Tens of thousands of protesters massed outside the presidential palace and in Tahrir Square in Cairo on Tuesday, as Egyptians voiced their opposition to President Mohammed Morsi for a 12th straight day.
The vote escalates a confrontation that has already thrown Egypt into turmoil
Nearly two years after it became the insurrectionary hub which forced the downfall of a dictator, Tahrir Square was again transformed into an arena of political agitation yesterday – but this time it was against the Muslim Brotherhood and its elected president, Mohamed Morsi.
Top judges try to hammer out U-turn with Morsi in wake of public fury at constitutional decree
Returning to Cairo, Robert Fisk finds the city gripped by the demise of its former president – but fearing the outcome of the vote to decide his successor
Opponents of an Egyptian military declaration seeking to curtail the powers of the next president are to stage a mass demonstration in Cairo later today.
Egypt's ruling generals were yesterday accused of mounting a "soft coup" by assuming sweeping new political powers even as the Muslim Brotherhood claimed a dramatic victory in the weekend's presidential run-off – the country's first since the toppling of Hosni Mubarak last year.
Egypt's ruling generals were yesterday accused of mounting a "soft coup" by assuming sweeping new political powers even as the Muslim Brotherhood claimed a dramatic victory in the final round of the presidential polls – the country's first since the toppling of Hosni Mubarak last year.
I wouldn't be surprised if Monica Mason, the director of the Royal Ballet, was feeling pretty furious the last couple of days. Her young star, Sergei Polunin, walked away from the company two days ago without a word. There had been no particular sign, apparently, that he was unhappy or thinking of leaving; there were no negotiations that had broken down.
Tens of thousands of Egyptians rallied today to mark the first anniversary of the country's 2011 uprising, with liberals and Islamists gathering on different sides of Cairo's Tahrir Square in a reflection of the deep political divides that emerged in the year since the downfall of longtime leader Hosni Mubarak.
The year's most unforgettable photographs
Egypt's military rulers were ordered yesterday to stop the use of "virginity tests" on female detainees after one of the women subjected to the test took them to court.