Jamal Elshayyal

Middle East

Pope Francis in Egypt to improve intercommunal ties

Pope Francis is in Egypt for a two-day visit aimed at improving ties between Muslims and Christians. It is the first time a head of the Roman Catholic Church has set foot in Egypt in 17 years.

Middle East

Turks to vote in referendum on Erdogan's powers

People in Turkey will vote in a referendum on Sunday to decide whether to switch from a parliamentary democracy to an executive presidency.

Middle East

Arab leaders tackle regional crises at Jordan summit

Arab leaders are in Jordan to discuss ways to tackle a series of long-running regional crises. Despite calls for unity, member states remain divided on key issues, including the six-year war in Syria.


Turkey referendum moment favours Erdogan

Turkey's president is on a campaign blitz in a quest to secure sweeping new powers. Recep Tayyip Erdogan travelled to the city of Canakkale to drum up support for a 'yes' vote in next month's referendum.