The Listening Post

Sinai, Sisi and the media

In the wake of the Sinai attack, we look at President el-Sisi's tight grip on Egypt's media narrative.

Middle East

Leaders in the Arab Spring era: Where are they now?

In the wake of Saleh's death, we look at the fate of Arab leaders affected by Arab Spring protests.

Leaders in the Arab Spring era: Where are they now?

Egypt

Egypt's ex-PM Shafik still considering presidential bid

Shafik says he is still considering running in 2018 presidential poll but that he will need to explore his bid further.

Egypt's Ahmed Shafik still considering presidential bid

Politics

Ahmed Shafik in Cairo hotel and in good health: lawyer

Lawyer Dina Adly says her client confirmed that his health is good and that he has not been subjected to investigations.

Ahmed Shafik in Cairo hotel and in good health: lawyer

GCC

Kuwait's emir meets GCC chief ahead of Gulf summit

Six months into the Qatar-GCC crisis, the worst in the region in decades, Gulf leaders are set to meet in Kuwait City.

Egypt

Questions raised on whereabouts of Egypt's ex-PM Shafik

Presidential hopeful Ahmed Shafik disappeared upon arrival in Cairo after deportation from the UAE, his lawyer says.

Ahmed Shafik's whereabouts unknown after Egypt arrival

Egypt

Ex-Egyptian PM in Cairo after being deported by UAE

Shafik plans to run in the 2018 Egyptian presidential elections, challenging current President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

Ahmed Shafik heads to Egypt after UAE deportation

The Listening Post

'Respond with brute force': Sisi's narrative on Sinai

In the wake of the Sinai attack, is Egypt's media taking cues from Sisi's government? Plus, Mugabe's media legacy.

Opinion

The 'alternative facts' of a coup

Why are military rulers so keen to deny what they have really done?

Claudio Sopranzetti

by Claudio Sopranzetti

Claudio Sopranzetti

Human Rights

Irishman freed from Egypt returns to trauma and racism

Ibrahim Halawa adjusts to freedom, four years after being jailed in Egypt as a teenager, faced with trauma and racism.

Ibrahim Halawa on life in Egyptian prisons and freedom

Egypt

Egypt says 'no restrictions' on presidential hopeful

Foreign minister's remarks follow confusion over whether Egypt's ally UAE has placed a travel ban on Ahmed Shafik.

Shoukry: 'No legal reason' restricting Ahmed Shafik

Egypt

Confusion surrounds Ahmed Shafik's fate in the UAE

Former Egyptian PM says he is prevented from leaving the UAE, while Emirati minister Gargash says he is free to go.

Egypt

Ex-Egypt PM 'blocked from leaving UAE'

Ahmed Shafiq tells of travel ban in video message following announcement of his plan to run in 2018 presidential poll.

Egypt

Ayman Nour: Sisi has made Egypt 'a swamp of tyranny'

Opposition leader and ex-presidential candidate says Sisi is presiding over a failing government that harms Egyptians.

Ayman Nour: Sisi has made Egypt 'a swamp of tyranny'

Egypt

Egypt court drops citizenship case against Ayman Nour

Veteran opposition leader and former presidential candidate was accused of incitement and spreading fake news.

Egypt court drops citizenship case against Ayman Nour