Palestine

Palestinian groups agree on elections in 2018

Preparations to start for presidential, legislative elections by the end of next year, groups decide during Cairo talks.

Palestinian factions agree on elections in 2018

Al Jazeera World

Egypt: Hasaballah, the People's Music

How a legendary Cairo brass band gave birth to an entire musical genre, which still resonates with Egyptians today.

Gaza

Gazans worried as Rafah crossing to close

A temporary opening of Gaza's Rafah crossing on the border with Palestine and Egypt may be extended by two days.

Gaza

Rafah border crossing to remain open for two more days

Egypt opened the Gaza border on Saturday after Hamas handed control of the crossing over to the Palestinian Authority.

Rafah border crossing to remain open for two more days

Middle East

Arab League to discuss Iranian 'violations'

At Saudi Arabia's request, Arab foreign ministers are holding an emergency meeting in Cairo.

Gaza

Egypt reopens Gaza's Rafah crossing for three days

The crossing, which is being run by the Palestinian Authority, is expected to remain open for three days.

Egypt opens Rafah for first time under unity deal

Mohammed bin Salman

Egypt's former security chief advising Saudi crackdown

New York Times reports notorious Habib el-Adly is consulting Crown Prince Salman during mass 'corruption' arrests.

Egypt's former security chief advising Saudi crackdown

GCC

Qatar-Gulf crisis: Your questions answered

A breakdown of the latest diplomatic crisis and what it means for the region.

Qatar

Qatari emir: Siege countries don't want end to crisis

Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani says Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt are not interested in resolving Gulf dispute.

Egypt

Where does Egypt stand on Lebanon spat?

Questions emerge about whether Egypt shares Saudi's positions on several key issues affecting the Middle East.

Where does Egypt stand on Lebanon spat?

Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

Is Egypt's Sisi serious about not seeking third term?

Egypt's president promises to stick to the constitutional limit of two four-year terms.

Sisi says will honour constitution, not seek third term

Opinion

Secular despots - coming soon to an Arab state near you

Despots secularising the Middle East might sound appealing to the Economist, but it has little to do with reality.

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi

Middle East

Big void discovered in Egypt's Great Pyramid

Scientists find 30m-long chamber inside Khufu's Pyramid in Giza by using radiography technology, Nature reports.

Big void discovered in Egypt's Great Pyramid

ISIS

Egypt's Sisi orders security reshuffle after attacks

Egyptian president replaces head of top security body after ambush left scores of soldiers dead southwest of Cairo.

Egypt's Sisi orders security reshuffle after attacks

Politics

Macron avoids 'lecturing' el-Sisi on human rights issues

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday it was not up to him to 'lecture' Egypt on civil liberties during his meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.