Egyptian army questions Mohamed Morsi over alleged Hamas terror links

News of overthrown president’s alleged help in 2011 attacks comes as showdown looms between Muslim Brotherhood and opponents The overthrown Egyptian president, Mohamed Morsi, is under investigation for aiding Hamas attacks on Egyptian security facilities during Egypt’s 2011 revolution, state media reported on Friday, in the first official update on his status since the Islamist … Continue reading

Small signs of change in Iran as Hassan Rouhani’s inauguration approaches

Hope is tempered by caution both among Iranians and in the west, where some see an opportunity to repair relations A young Iranian couple, Masoud Bastani and Mahsa Amr-Abadi, both journalists and both imprisoned on account of their writing, have seen very little of each other for the past four years. Like many Iranian prisoners … Continue reading

Egypt: Two dead as rival rallies clash – live updates

Egypt is braced for more violence as the military urges its supporters onto the streets, while supporters of the ousted president Mohamed Morsi also plan to rally Haroon SiddiqueBen Quinn

Morsi being investigated over claims of ‘colluding with Hamas’ in uprising

Deposed president alleged to have helped Palestinian Islamists murder Egyptian police during 2011 overthrow of Hosni Mubarak The overthrown Egyptian president, Mohamed Morsi, is under investigation for conspiring with Hamas during Egypt’s 2011 revolution, state media reported on Friday, in the first official update on his status since he was forced from office and detained … Continue reading

More than 100 Morsi supporters killed in Egypt clashes

Death toll above three figures in Cairo as Muslim Brotherhood accuses security forces of shooting to kill Egyptian security forces shot dead at least 100 supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi early on Saturday, the Muslim Brotherhood said, deepening the turmoil which has convulsed Egypt for weeks. Brotherhood spokesman Gehad El-Haddad said the shooting started … Continue reading

Syria crisis: jihadi rebels seize dam – Monday 11 February 2013

Follow how the day unfolded after fighters from al-Qaida-linked Jabhat al-Nusra took control of Syria’s largest dam Matthew Weaver