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    1. July 10, 2016

      Egyptian foreign minister makes push for peace in Israel

      Egypt’s foreign minister travelled unexpectedly to Israel on Sunday in an effort to revive stalled peace efforts, the...

    2. June 21, 2016

      Egyptian court halts transfer of Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia

      An Egyptian court has voided a contentious border demarcation agreement that would have handed two strategic Red Sea...

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    1. June 1, 2016

      How Israel can marshal the ‘good news’ from the Middle East

      It is not often I hear the words “good news” associated with the Middle East. In fact, I can’t think of anything that...

    2. May 16, 2016

      Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin and the lure of the strongman

      The rise of Donald Trump has been accompanied by predictable murmurs of “only in America”. But the Trump phenomenon is...

    3. May 4, 2016

      Egypt’s journalists demand presidential apology after arrest of two reporters

      The journalists’ union in Egypt has demanded a presidential apology and the sacking of the interior minister, as a...

    4. April 27, 2016

      Egyptian satire and the slim textbook of propaganda

      Chill out, dude, it’s a joke, quips Bassem Youssef when, barely a minute into his show the first jeer comes. For the...

    5. April 25, 2016

      Egypt protesters clash over Saudi move

      Egyptian police fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of demonstrators who gathered to protest against the government’s...

    6. April 22, 2016

      New revolutionaries generate much heat but little action

      At a low point in their romance, Alvy Singer (aka Woody Allen) says to Annie Hall: “A relationship, I think, is like a...

    7. April 21, 2016

      Sisi loses his lustre as discontent grows in Egypt

      No one can accuse Mahmoud al-Kardoussi of opposing the regime of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. The editor-in-chief of...

    8. April 15, 2016

      Protesters return to the streets of Cairo in echo of 2011 revolt

      Slideshow: Cairo protests over Red Sea islands Thousands of Egyptians protested in central Cairo on Friday in a rare...

    9. April 13, 2016

      Sisi blames social media users for discord over Italian student Regeni’s death

      Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, Egypt’s president, has blamed social media users and the press for accusations that security...

    10. April 8, 2016

      Italy recalls ambassador to Cairo over student murder

      Italy is recalling its ambassador to Egypt for “consultations”, escalating tensions between two of the most powerful...

    11. March 14, 2016

      Egypt moves to relieve dollar shortage with devaluation

      Egypt on Monday devalued its currency by 13 per cent and announced it would adopt “a flexible exchange rate” in a major...

    12. March 11, 2016

      Egypt escalates crackdown on dissent

      When Negad al-Boraie, an Egyptian human rights lawyer, teamed up with two judges to draft an anti-torture law that they...

    13. February 18, 2016

      By cracking down, Sisi risks a new uprising in Egypt

      Giulio Regeni, an Italian graduate student in Egypt studying trade unions, went out to meet a friend in Cairo on...

    14. January 25, 2016

      Egypt’s security forces dominate fifth anniversary of revolution

      The fifth anniversary of Egypt’s revolution passed quietly on Monday with scattered demonstrations by supporters of...

    15. December 17, 2015

      Cameron stops short of banning Muslim Brotherhood

      David Cameron, the UK prime minister, has used the final day of the parliamentary year to publish findings of a...

    16. November 19, 2015

      Paris attacks must shake Europe’s complacency

      There is an impulse in Europe’s political discourse, by no means the exclusive property of the left, that assumes...

    17. November 6, 2015

      Cameron’s well-judged call on Sharm el-Sheikh

      David Cameron has had some tense diplomatic encounters in his five years as prime minister. Few can have been as tricky...

    18. November 5, 2015

      Sharm el-Sheikh alert eclipses Sisi visit

      British airlines will begin bringing home 20,000 tourists from Sharm-el-Sheikh on Friday after UK authorities gave...

    19. November 3, 2015

      Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s autocracy is no way forward for Egypt

      Today’s visit to Britain of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the president of Egypt, was mired in controversy before it began, and...

    20. November 3, 2015

      David Cameron to host Egypt’s Sisi despite outcry on human rights

      David Cameron will meet Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Thursday in the first significant talks between the two leaders, as the...

    21. October 19, 2015

      Government scrambles to boost turnout in Egypt poll

      The authorities in Egypt were scrambling to increase turnout in the country’s much-delayed parliamentary election on...

    22. October 16, 2015

      Old guard eye comeback in Egypt polls

      Ihab al-Omda, a wealthy Egyptian businessman and Mubarak-era stalwart, is preparing for his political comeback. Elected...

    23. September 17, 2015

      Barack Obama gets it right and wrong about Iran

      For Barack Obama the deal ending the nuclear stand-off with Iran was a signal achievement. The question now is whether...

    24. August 17, 2015

      Sisi’s crackdown in Egypt will not bring stability

      President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi appears determined to do everything he can to entrench his own version of one-man rule...

    25. August 17, 2015

      Egypt’s Sisi approves strict anti-terror law

      Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has approved a controversial antiterrorism law which imposes harsh penalties on...

    26. August 4, 2015

      Egypt: New foundations

      For more than 20 years, Sayed Shaalan, a small-business owner, and his neighbours, have been prevented by a government...

    27. July 24, 2015

      Why comics and cartoons are flourishing in the Middle East

      For Asia Alfasi, the reason politics dominates comics in the Arab world is simple. “Our lives are a lot more...

    28. July 1, 2015

      Cairo soap opera casts Islamists as the bad guys

      The scene is a model of harmony in a cosmopolitan Middle East. Muslims, Christians and Jews live side by side, the...

    29. June 29, 2015

      Full steam ahead on project to expand the Suez Canal

      Egypt is preparing for the August 6 inauguration of its project to expand the Suez Canal to allow two-way traffic and...

    30. June 22, 2015

      The west opens up to Egypt’s President Sisi

      Two years after taking power in Egypt in a military coup, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is being embraced by western...

    31. April 24, 2015

      Egypt’s ‘hanging judge’ accused of politicised verdicts

      The judge glowers at the weeping young defendant in the Tora Police Academy in Cairo. Naemah Sayed’s lawyer tells the...

    32. April 1, 2015

      US restores $1.3bn military aid to Egypt

      The White House said on Tuesday that it was restoring the military aid to Egypt that it suspended after the military...

    33. March 29, 2015

      Middle East tensions heighten as pressure builds over Yemen

      Tensions sharpened across the Middle East on Sunday after Arab leaders sought to raise the pressure on Iran by...

    34. March 13, 2015

      Gulf states put their money on Sisi’s Egypt with pledges worth $12bn

      Arab Gulf states kicked off a high profile investor conference in Egypt on Friday with a strong show of support for the...

    35. March 11, 2015

      Naguib Sawiris: the Egyptian tycoon with a sharp political edge

      It is not usual for Egyptian businessmen to court political controversy, and more so if they come from the country’s...

    36. February 10, 2015

      Putin and Sisi linked by common thread of illiberal democracy

      When strongmen get together, pomp and mutual admiration are never far behind. So it was when President Vladimir Putin...

    37. January 30, 2015

      Violence spirals as Egypt’s army and militants clash in Sinai

      Ahmed Abudraa was on his way to visit relatives near the north Sinai town of Sheikh Zuwaid when he came across a...

    38. January 23, 2015

      Mubarak sons freed two days before Egypt revolution anniversary

      The two sons of Egypt’s deposed ruler walked free from prison on Friday, two days before the fourth anniversary of...

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