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Explained: Muslim Brotherhood, the group the US wants designated 'terrorist'

Muslim Brotherhood a movement that was founded in Egypt in 1928 by a schoolteacher named Hassan al-Banna, who preached that an Islamic religious revival would help Muslim nations improve their situation and defeat their colonial masters.

In Egypt voting, only turnout is in doubt

Saturday was the first of three days of voting in an Egyptian referendum on a series of constitutional amendments that, if passed as expected, will effectively extend President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi’s hold on power eight years beyond his current term, until 2030.


Egypt votes on key changes to constitution that may see Sisi in power till 2030

Egypt holds a three-day referendum from Saturday on constitutional amendments that could allow President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to stay in office until 2030. What are these amendments? Who is behind them?

Islamic State claims killing of Canadian geologist in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso officials said he had been shot, and his body was dumped in an area that the government says is under growing threat from Islamist militants.

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi elected new chairman of African Union

Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi's election brought to an end the one-year chairmanship of Rwanda's President Paul Kagame. African Union chairmen set agendas of issues to be addressed during their one-year tenure.

Egypt unveils dozens of newly discovered mummies

Khaled El-Enany, the minister of antiquities, said in the presentation that the tomb belonged to a family, most likely from the elite middle class, and contained the bodies of more than 40 men, women and children.


Amnesty says Egypt detained 113 in 2018 for their views

In a statement on Thursday, the London-based rights group said those who dared criticise the government in 2018 were sent to prison, often held in solitary confinement or subjected to forced disappearances.

In Cairo, Mike Pompeo blasts Obama's Middle East policies

Pompeo is touring the region to try to explain U.S. strategy after Trump's surprise announcement last month of an abrupt withdrawal of all 2,000 U.S. troops from Syria, which rattled allies, shocked top U.S. officials and prompted US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis's resignation.

Egypt's el-Sissi inaugurates cathedral, mosque in new capital

The inauguration ceremony, which ended with a display of fireworks, took on added significance because it fell on Christmas Eve for Egypt's predominantly Coptic Orthodox Christians.

Egypt security forces kill 40 suspected militants after tourist bus bombed

The ministry did not say whether the suspected militants were connected to Friday's attack, but said its forces killed 30 people during raids on their hideouts in Giza where it said "terrorist elements" were planning a series of attacks targeting state institutions and the tourism industry.

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Russian plane crashes in Egypt's Sinai region, all 224 passengers killed

A Russian passenger plane with 224 people aboard crashed in Egypt's Sinai region on Saturday

Egypt police thwart suicide attack near ancient Karnak temple; two dead

Militants tried to attack the ancient temple of Karnak in southern Egypt on Wednesday, with a suicide bomber blowing himself up and two gunmen battling police.


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Egypt teens take to street fashion in search of fame

Egyptian teenager Islam stands shirtless in an upscale Cairo neighbourhood wondering what to wear, a turquoise shirt or a black sweater. But this is not a regular fashion shoot. Over the past four years, many teens like Islam have become part of a growing circle of “Famous People” groups on social media, some looking to […]

Egypt awaits its revolution five years after Mubarak

Thursday was the fifth anniversary of Egypt’s “spring revolution”, but the spirit on the streets seemed to be one of resignation, not the fervour of the new. The promise of the end of the Mubarak era in 2011 has given way to disillusion, and yet the revolution appears to have stirred something of a political […]


Egypt's revolution: Youth feel betrayed by outcome

Many young Egyptians see the revolution as a major turning point, but they feel betrayed by the outcome, as Osama Bin Javaid reports.

Egypt pardons 100 prisoners including three journalists

Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has pardoned 100 prisoners, including three Al-Jazerra journalists.

Democracy in the doldrums as Egypt votes

Voter apathy and low turnout have marked day two of Egypt’s parliamentary election. Pic of a lone #Egyptian soldier guarding empty election station speaks volumes to dismal voter turn out #Egypt— Asma (@LibyanBentBladi) October 19, 2015. The lack of a credible opposition to the rule of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has prompted many Egyptians […]