Egypt

Rights groups blast Egypt's human rights record

As Sisi arrives in Paris, groups urge France to leverage its clout with Egypt to address human rights abuses.

Rights groups blast Egypt's human rights record

Inside Story

Is Egypt's security crackdown working?

Dozens of troops were killed in a gun battle with fighters in the country's western desert.

Middle East

Egypt-Israel relations 'at highest level' in history

As Egypt's Sisi and Israel's Netanyahu meet in public for the first time, analysts say relations have never been closer.

Egypt-Israel relations 'at highest level' in history

Middle East

Report calls torture 'a systematic practice' in Egypt

HRW urges UN and government to prosecute security officers and other officials accused of committing torture.

HRW: Torture is 'systematic practice' in Egypt

Middle East

US aid cuts to Egypt 'will not alter Sisi's behaviour'

US move to suspend economic and military aid to Egypt has little to do with human rights, analysts say.

US aid cuts to Egypt 'will not alter Sisi's behaviour'

Inside Story

Is the US punishing Egypt by cutting aid?

Washington is withholding millions of dollars in aid to Cairo over concerns of human rights abuses.

Middle East

US to withhold $290m in Egyptian aid over human rights

US will cut $95.7m in aid and delay another $195m due to Egypt's failure to make progress on respecting human rights.

Middle East

Egypt and Palestine discuss Hamas-Cairo rapprochement

Abbas-El-Sisi meeting comes after signs of a rapprochement between Cairo, Hamas and ex-Fatah strongman Mohammed Dahlan.

Egypt and Palestine discuss Hamas-Cairo rapprochement

Egypt

What is it like to live under President Sisi?

Since Sisi took office, Egypt has seen scores of activists arrested, more prisons built and ongoing economic turmoil.

What is it like to live under President Sisi?

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

Egypt's crackdown on dissent 'likely to backfire'

Blocking of websites is part of a campaign to silence public dissent before presidential elections, analysts say.

Egypt: Crackdown continues amid controversial land deal

Middle East

Egypt: Parliament committee approves Saudi islands deal

Violence erupts after committee agrees Cairo to hand over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia after heated debate.

Egypt: Parliament committee approves Saudi islands deal

Media

Egypt bans Medium as media crackdown widens

Dozens of websites, including opposition publications, banned since May 24 in 'clear attack on media', watchdog says.

Egypt bans Medium as media crackdown widens

Egypt

Why is Egypt's new NGO law controversial?

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi signed a law that heavily restricts the operations of more than 47,000 NGOs.

Why is Egypt's new NGO law controversial?

Sinai Peninsula

Video shows Egyptian troops executing detainees

Footage posted online purportedly shows soldiers executing detainees in Sinai and then trying to cover up the facts.