Coronavirus pandemic

Egypt's el-Sisi says handling coronavirus crisis 'transparently'

President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi urges Egyptians to stay home for two weeks after more than 300 COVID-19 cases reported.

Egypt's el-Sisi says handling coronavirus crisis 'transparently'

Podcast

The online influencer who took on Egypt's president

The Take discusses the viral videos that sparked rare protests in Egypt.

The online influencer who took on Egypt's president

Egypt

Egypt upholds detention of researcher Patrick George Zaki

Renewed calls for release of Egyptian student detained upon arrival from Italy after Mansoura court rejects appeal.

Egypt upholds detention of researcher Patrick George Zaki

Egypt

Egypt arrests, tortures human rights advocate: Rights group

Patrick George Zaki, researcher for Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, arrested in Cairo upon return from Italy.

Egypt arrests, tortures human rights advocate: Rights group

Middle East

Egyptian businessman Mohamed Ali steps away from politics

Former army contractor whose videos sparked anti-gov't rallies last year says bid for January 25 protests 'failed'.

Egyptian businessman Mohamed Ali steps away from politics

Egypt

Pompeo expresses outrage over death of US citizen jailed in Egypt

US national Moustafa Kassem died following a protracted hunger strike after being imprisoned for more than 6 years.

Pompeo expresses outrage over death of US citizen jailed in Egypt

Egypt

Egyptian whistle-blower gets 5-year sentence in absentia

Mohamed Ali, whose videos about army's misuse of funds led to rare protests in Egypt, was sentenced for tax evasion.

Egyptian whistle-blower gets 5-year sentence in absentia

Egypt

Egypt: Targeting the final line of defence

The government of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is accused of cracking down on lawyers and human rights defenders.

Egypt: Targeting the final line of defence

AJ Impact

Egypt and UAE to set up $20bn joint investment platform

The Emirates and Saudi Arabia remain key backers of the economic reforms of Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi.

Egypt and UAE to set up $20bn joint investment platform

Egypt

Egypt PM says will not allow protests to spread 'chaos'

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli denounces Egypt's demonstrations as part of 'brutal war' designed to create 'confusion'.

Egypt PM says will not allow protests to spread 'chaos'

Egypt

'Biggest crackdown' under Sisi condemned after thousands arrested

Amnesty International says Egyptian authorities have arrested more than 2,300 people over a period of two weeks.

'Biggest crackdown' under Sisi condemned after thousands arrested

Egypt

CPJ calls for release of jailed Egyptian journalists

At least 6 journalists have been arrested for covering anti-government protests that erupted on September 19.

CPJ calls for release of jailed Egyptian journalists

The Listening Post

What do Mohamed Ali's viral videos mean for Egypt's future?

People took to the streets in Egypt after a former military contractor posted videos describing political corruption.

Middle East

Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah rearrested amid crackdown

Prominent Egyptian dissident arrested even as he was serving his overnight probation, family and rights activists say.

Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah rearrested amid crackdown

The Listening Post

Egypt: Mohamed Ali and the return of the protesters

Viral videos revealing rampant corruption trigger protests in Egypt. Plus, Canadian far-right outlet Rebel Media.