Middle East

Ex-Muslim Brotherhood leader Mahdi Akef dies at 89

Born in 1928, months after the founding of the Muslim Brotherhood, Akef was one of the group's most prominent members.

Ex-Muslim Brotherhood leader Mahdi Akef dies at 89

Middle East

Egypt acquits Irish-Egyptian after 4 years in prison

Ibrahim Halawa, detained at age 17, is expected to walk free after years of 'mockery of justice' in pre-trial detention.

Egypt acquits Irish-Egyptian after 4 years in prison

Middle East

Egypt 'worse off on every indicator' since 2013 coup

After a revolution and a military coup, Egypt faces abuses to a degree unseen in the Mubarak years, analysts say.

Egypt 'worse off on every indicator' since 2013 coup

Middle East

What is the Muslim Brotherhood?

The Muslim Brotherhood came up frequently during the GCC rift. Here is a breakdown of the group's ideology and roots.

What is the Muslim Brotherhood?

GCC

How Trump's Saudi visit triggered Qatar-Gulf crisis

For the Trump administration, the 'terrorist' label is little more than a foreign policy tool of the US and its allies.

Analysis: Qatar-Gulf crisis: Who are the 'terrorists'?

Middle East

Saudi FM: Qatar must stop supporting Hamas, Brotherhood

Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir lays down several steps for restoration of ties with Arab allies.

Saudi FM: Qatar must stop supporting Hamas, Brotherhood

Opinion

Why is Egypt involved in the latest GCC crisis?

Egypt's positions on Qatar and Al Jazeera have nothing to do with "terrorism" and everything to do with autocracy.

Mohamad Elmasry

by Mohamad Elmasry

Mohamad Elmasry

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

Opinion

What happened to Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood?

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

Khalil al-Anani

by Khalil al-Anani

Khalil al-Anani

Middle East

The Muslim Brotherhood and Trump's terror list

Outlawing the Brotherhood reflects a total failure to understand the historical complexities of the group's evolution.

The Muslim Brotherhood and Trump's terror list

Muslim Brotherhood

'Witch hunt' fears as US may outlaw Muslim Brotherhood

Senator Ted Cruz tables bill to ban Muslim Brotherhood, raising fears of a crackdown on Muslim civil society groups.

'Witch hunt' fears as US may outlaw Muslim Brotherhood

Sport

Egypt adds ex-football star Aboutrika to 'terror list'

Lawyer for four-time African Footballer of the Year says court's decision is 'contrary to the law' and will be appealed.

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.

Senior Muslim Brotherhood leader killed in Egypt

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.

 In Egypt's Guantanamo 'abuse is systematic'

Middle East

Can Jordan's new parliament spearhead political change?

Despite the Islamists' comeback to parliament,'no radical changes' are expected.

Can Jordan's new parliament spearhead political change?