Opinion

Trouble on the Nile

A new dam project, a dictatorship struggling to survive and a GCC crisis are flaring up tensions in the Nile basin.

Ahmed H Adam

by Ahmed H Adam

Ahmed H Adam

Egypt

Egypt: Notorious former security chief cleared by court

Habib el-Adly, feared interior minister from 1997-2011, was convicted last year of corruption then disappeared.

Egypt: Notorious former security chief cleared by court

Reporter's Notebook

Leaks reveal workings of Egypt's most powerful force

Recordings of phone calls show how public figures are told by intelligence officers what to say on TV.

Leaks reveal workings of Egypt's most powerful force

Politics

Eritrea, Egypt presidents meet amid Red Sea tensions

Afwerki meets his Egyptian counterpart in Cairo as tension between Red Sea region countries continues to rise.

Eritrea, Egypt presidents meet amid Red Sea tensions

Arts & Culture

Guardian of the 'beautiful Arabic language' remembered

An Egyptian poet and the host of the popular radio programme, Our Beautiful Language, Shousha would have been 82 today.

Farouk Shousha and the beautiful Arabic language

Egypt

Ahmed Shafik pulls out of Egypt presidential race

The former prime minister says he 'is not the ideal person to lead the state during the coming period'.

GCC

Qatar: UN report proof Saudi-led blockade illegal

The National Human Rights Committee of Qatar (NHCR) calls the UN report proof the blockade is illegal.

Qatar: UN report proof Saudi-led blockade illegal

Egypt

Egypt's Shafik withdraws presidential election bid

A New York Times report says Shafik could have been influenced by the government to withdraw from the race. It is the latest in a series of leaks.

Egypt

Egypt sets date for presidential election

Egypt will hold presidential elections in March, with a possible runoff in April.

Egypt sets date for presidential election

Egypt

Turkey-based TV airs Egypt tapes on Jerusalem

Mekameleen TV airs tapes of Egypt official telling influential TV hosts to persuade viewers to accept US Jerusalem move.

Turkey-based TV airs Egypt tapes on Jerusalem

Inside Story

Does Egypt support Donald Trump's Jerusalem move?

Leaks suggest leaders in Cairo do not object to US recognition of the city as Israel's capital.

Egypt

Egypt officer: How's Jerusalem different from Ramallah?

New York Times says tapes it obtained reveal how intel official told hosts to persuade Egyptians to accept Trump's move.

Egypt hosts 'told to convince viewers' over Jerusalem

Egypt

UN rights office raises alarm over Egypt executions

Statement from the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights comes after 20 people were reportedly put to death.

UN rights office raises alarm over Egypt executions

Football

Egyptian star wins African Footballer of the Year prize

Salah, 25, was awarded the Confederation of African Football Player of the Year accolade at a ceremony in Accra, Ghana.

Egypt's Salah wins African Footballer of the Year prize

Egypt

Egypt extends state of emergency for three months

The state of emergency was introduced in April 2017 after 45 people were killed in attacks on churches.

Egypt extends state of emergency for three months