Egypt's alternative facts

Egypt's new authoritarianism has exacerbated societal divisions by systematically propagating alternative facts.


Egypt: Attacks on Copts in Sinai 'a message from ISIL'

The state's 'war on terrorism' in Sinai has proved unsuccessful, say analysts.


Egypt NGO law 'worst in country's history'

The law is part of a wider crackdown on human rights groups, activists say.


What happened to Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood?

Internal ideological and political disagreements might lead to the break-up of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.

by Khalil al-Anani

Human Rights

Egypt government accused of extrajudicial killings

Ministry labels 10 slain youths 'terrorists' but El Arish residents vow to 'bring to justice all those who killed' them.


Egypt frees 2011 uprising activist Ahmed Maher

Ahmed Maher released after three years in prison for attending protest in defiance of law banning public gatherings.

Middle East

Egypt's Sisi names bomber behind Cairo church attack

President admits "much pain" but does not link attack on Coptic Christian chapel near St Mark's Cathedral to any group.


New armed group claims deadly Cairo blast

Hasm movement said it carried out a bomb attack near a security checkpoint in Cairo, killing six police officers.


Egypt's Sisi expresses support for Syria's military

Egyptian leader says his priority is to support "national armies", noting a solution must be "political" in Syria.

Middle East

Egypt-Israel relations 'at highest level' in history

On the 39th anniversary of Sadat's speech in Jerusalem, the two countries have never been closer, analysts say.


Egyptian police arrest scores of anti-Sisi protesters

At least 130 people are arrested as rallies erupt across the country against poor economic conditions and rising costs.


Egypt's economic policy: See no evil, hear no evil

The pound's devaluation makes sense in the long term but there will be consequences for the poor and middle class.

by Adel Abdel Ghafar


New group claims killing of Egyptian police officer

"Field execution" of security officer in Beheira province is latest in a series of attacks claimed by Hasam Movement.

Middle East

Senior Muslim Brotherhood leader killed in Egypt

Government says two men killed in shoot-out but Brotherhood says they were killed in detention.

Middle East

Report: 'Cruel and inhuman' treatment in Egypt's prison

Prison authorities refused to provide inmates with medical care, possibly causing their deaths, HRW report finds.