Egypt

Mass arrests in Egypt to quash civil society: HRW

At least 40 arrested since late October, with 'repression' extending to human rights defenders, Human Rights Watch says.

Dozens of human rights activists, lawyers arrested by Egypt: HRW

Egypt

'Sadness and pain' as Egypt's Copts bury bus attack victims

Seven people were killed and at least 18 others wounded in Friday's attack, the latest to target Coptic Christians.

'Sadness and pain' as Egypt's Copts bury bus attack victims

Middle East

Egypt releases author and publisher held over book on economy

Court orders the economist and his publisher's release pending investigation into accusations of publishing 'fake news'.

Egypt releases author and publisher held over book on economy

Middle East

Khashoggi case: How 'loyal' Arab media echoed the Saudi line

Riyadh's financial clout among the Arab media helped the kingdom get favourable coverage of the Khashoggi affair.

Khashoggi case: How 'loyal' Arab media echoed the Saudi line

Egypt

Egypt arrests economist over 'critical book'

Author's wife says policemen who arrived at their home said arrest was in connection with book seized by authorities.

Egypt arrests economist Abdel Khalik Farouk over 'critical book'

Middle East

Egypt says security forces killed 450 fighters in Sinai peninsula

Army spokesman said more than 1,200 explosives devices, 1,900 vehicles were destroyed as part of operation 'Sinai 2018'.

Egypt says security forces killed 450 fighters in Sinai peninsula

Egypt

Son of Egypt's former President Morsi arrested

Abdullah Morsi was arrested for 'spreading false news', security sources say, after interview about father's detention.

Egyptian ex-President Morsi's son questioned, released by police

Egypt

Egypt: Court upholds Mubarak and sons' corruption convictions

Court's rejection of their appeals blocks a potential political challenge to current President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

Egypt: Court upholds Mubarak and sons' corruption convictions

United States

Woodward: Trump mocked Egypt's Sisi, calling him a 'killer'

Reporter Bob Woodward says Trump made the comments while trying to secure the release of an American-Egyptian activist.

Woodward: Trump mocked Egypt's Sisi, calling him a 'killer'

Inside Story

Will death sentences deter Sisi's opponents in Egypt?

Human rights groups have strongly condemned the latest wave of death sentences imposed in Egypt.

Will death sentences deter Sisi's opponents in Egypt?

The Listening Post

Myanmar: Journalists Paying the Price for Reporting Genocide

The sentencing of two Reuters reporters in Myanmar. Plus, the British media and their monarchy.

Egypt

Egypt: Opposition calls for release of former diplomat

Maasoum Marzouk was arrested on Thursday after calling for a referendum on President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi's rule.

Egyptian opposition calls for release of former diplomat Marzouk

Egypt

Egypt: Security forces kill 5 armed men in the south

Interior ministry said attackers killed after they opened fire on security forces during an early morning raid.

Egypt: Security forces kill 5 armed men in the south

Egypt

Egypt: Former diplomat arrested after call for referendum on Sisi

Maasoum Marzouk also proposed release of all political prisoners and protests at Tahrir Square if demands weren't met.

Egypt: Former diplomat arrested after call for referendum on Sisi

Cyprus

Cyprus extradites EgyptAir hijacker who took photos with hostages

Seif el-Din Mustafa was transferred to Egyptian custody and flown back to Cairo late on Saturday, authorities said.

Cyprus extradites EgyptAir hijacker who took photos with hostages