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Egypt's security clampdown mostly thwarts fresh protests

More than 2,000 people were arrested in the days after, according to right lawyers. The country's general prosecutor said his office had questioned no more than 1,000 people over the protests.

Crackdown leaves Egypt’s streets for Sisi rallies, not protests

At least 1,915 people have been detained, the Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights said. The general prosecutor announced that about 1,000 are being questioned for attending earlier protests.


Egyptians emboldened to defy el-Sissi in anti-government protests

Egypt has seen the first significant protests against Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in six years of authoritarian rule. An Egyptian businessman called for the rallies from exile in Spain, but the regime is putting up a fight.

Egypt protests came as a total shock. The man behind them is just as surprising.

Given the gravity of the possible consequences, observers were stunned that protesters had dared to show up at all, apparently moved by little more than a man with a webcam waging a campaign against el-Sissi from the safety of Spain.

Egypt: The security situation remains tense

Lufthansa and British Airways canceled flights to Cairo over the weekend, citing security concerns. Although they were reticent with details, the situation in Egypt, and particularly in North Sinai, is indeed unstable.

The sale of King Tutankhamun’s 3,000-year-old statue restarts debate on whether ancient artefacts belong to their country of origin

This is not the first time Egypt has demanded the return of an artefact. Neither is it likely to be the last. Countries world over, including India, have been demanding that artefacts — several of which were looted during the colonial period — be brought back to their countries of origin.


Al-Qaida accuses Egypt of killing ex-president Mohamed Morsi in jail

The militant group's media arm as-Sahab posted a statement on Thursday, urging Egyptians to rise against current President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi.

Egypt detains opposition leader accusing him of anti-government plot

Opposition figures and activists Hisham Foad, Hossam Moeness, Omar el-Shenety, Ahmed el-Akabawy and Hassan al-Barbarry were among those who had been arrested in recent days.

Egypt says it will participate in Trump's peace workshop

The state-run news agency quoted Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Hafez as saying Saturday that the Egyptian delegation will be led by a deputy finance minister.

Explained: How Egypt changed (and didn’t) during the Mohamed Morsi years

When he died — reportedly collapsing in court — he was on trial for espionage. He was buried under heavy security early on Tuesday. All through, he continued to insist he was Egypt’s President.

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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 […]