Despite cracking down on fundamentalists, the country's rulers base their support on Islam.
Some call it Isis. Others say it's Isil. The group itself prefers Islamic State, or IS. And in the Middle East, its critics call it Da'ash.
Eyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has unveiled a project to add a 72km lane to allow more ships through the canal each day.
The security Cabinet has bolstered the state's resources in order to expand its attacks on Gaza.
Al-Jazeera staffers are found guilty despite clearly flawed evidence presented by the prosecution.
Morsi accuses defence minister of betraying Egypt, saying there will be no peace until he is reinstated.
The Egyptian state seems unwilling to rein in its onslaught and the Muslim Brotherhood is unlikely to curtail its street presence.
Egypt’s military has been brutally thorough in its crackdown on the deposed president’s supporters.
Egypt's women increasingly at risk of rape and sexual assault as rights groups warn of a step up in attacks.
Iran's foreign ministry has criticised the killing of four Shi'ite Egyptians by a hostile crowd, saying such extremism violated the tenets of Islam.