Middle East

Egypt detains prominent lawyer for 'obscene gesture'

Detention follows complaint that Ali made an 'obscene hand gesture' outside a Cairo court in January, his lawyer says.

Egypt detains ex-presidential candidate Khaled Ali

Middle East

Egypt refers 48 to military court over church bombings

Chief prosecutor refers 48 suspects to military court for suspected involvement in deadly attacks on Christian churches.

Egypt refers 48 to military court over church bombings

The Listening Post

The silence in Sinai: Covering Egypt's 'war on terror'

We examine the challenges facing journalists trying to report the country's growing ISIL-affiliated insurgency.

The Listening Post

British media's coverage of Corbyn: Balanced or biased?

The Labour Party faces a right-leaning media with weeks until the election. Plus, the media black hole in Sinai, Egypt.

Middle East

Archaeologists uncover 17 mummies in central Egypt

The find is the latest in a number of discoveries that officials hope will help revive the struggling tourism industry.

Archaeologists uncover 17 mummies in central Egypt

Egypt

New judges' law aims to 'restore tyranny' in Egypt

The Judicial Bodies Law threatens the independence of judiciary turning it into an arena for expanding Sisi's powers.

How Sisi is using the law as a tool to restore tyranny

Middle East

Egypt air force destroys vehicles crossing from Libya

Military says 15 trucks carrying weapons from Libya demolished in air attacks but no details given on who was driving.

Egypt air force destroys vehicles crossing from Libya

Middle East

Egypt issues life sentence for Muslim Brotherhood chief

The Brotherhood's Mohammed Badie and two other prominent leaders sentenced to life in 'Rabaa operations room' retrial.

Egypt issues life sentence for Muslim Brotherhood chief

Middle East

Egypt temporarily reopens Gaza's Rafah crossing

Officials say more than 20,000 people desperately needing to travel abroad for treatment remain stuck in Gaza.

Egypt temporarily reopens Gaza's Rafah crossing

Aviation

French probe: No traces of explosives in EgyptAir crash

Investigators rule out Egyptian bombing theory as no explosives were found on remains of victims aboard EgyptAir MS804.

French investigators: EgyptAir MS804 crash an accident

Middle East

Artist hopes for Guinness record with 700-metre Quran

Self-taught Egyptian man spent three years reproducing the Muslim holy book on a huge paper scroll.

Artist hopes for Guinness record with 700-metre Quran

Middle East

Zahra Hussein: My father is afraid of being forgotten

Daughter of jailed Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein says she fears her father would die in prison.

Zahra Hussein: My father is afraid of being forgotten

Inside Story

Is Egypt using passports to punish its opponents?

Egypt's former vice president says he is having a difficult time renewing his passport.

Middle East

Police officers killed in drive-by shooting in Egypt

No responsibility claim for incident in busy Cairo district, the latest in a long line of attacks on security forces.

Egyptian police officers dead in Cairo shooting

Journalism Is Not A Crime

Advocacy group demands Egypt free Al Jazeera journalist

US rights group asks UN to pressure Egypt to free Mahmoud Hussein as Egyptian authorities extend his detention.

Advocacy group demands Egypt free Al Jazeera journalist