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• The Muslim Brotherhood has been brutally supressed in Egypt, following the deposition of Mohammed Morsi. Hundreds of his supporters have been sentenced to death.

• The new constitution gained massive approval from those Egyptian voters who turned out for the referendum in January 2014

• There is widespread concern at the threat from terrorism, especially in the Sinai Peninsula

• Egyptian public opinion still seems to be broadly supportive of the new regime and the leader of the coup against Mohammed Morsi, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, looks likely to win the forthcoming election easily.

• UK politicians have expressed concern about the removal of the Muslim Brotherhood president and the death sentences handed down to some of his supporters.

• The UK has warned against travel to certain areas of the country and has suspended some arms export licences.

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