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Sisi Favorite to Win Egypt Presidential Race After Main Opponents Arrested

Sisi Favorite to Win Egypt Presidential Race After Main Opponents Arrested

Campaigning began in Egypt's presidential election on Saturday with incumbent Abdel Fattah al-Sisi likely to romp to victory in the absence of a serious challenger in the two-candidate race.
In the battle for free speech in Egypt, everyone lost this week

In the battle for free speech in Egypt, everyone lost this week

The space for civil society and free expression in Egypt has shrunk even further this week. On Thursday, Al Monitor reported that a new protocol has been put in place between the Nasser Military
Strongmen Are Weaker Than They Look

Strongmen Are Weaker Than They Look

Authoritarians are on the rise around the world, but history shows they’re mostly helpless.
Need a North Korean Missile? Call the Cairo Embassy

Need a North Korean Missile? Call the Cairo Embassy

A statue of the muzzle and bayonet of an AK-47, given to Egypt by North Korea, honors the military partnership between the two countries.
Need a North Korean Missile? Call the Cairo Embassy

Need a North Korean Missile? Call the Cairo Embassy

A statue of the muzzle and bayonet of an AK-47, given to Egypt by North Korea, honors the military partnership between the two countries.
Egypt detains state TV host in latest crackdown on media

Egypt detains state TV host in latest crackdown on media

Regulator defends pro-state TV host who was briefly detained for allegedly insulting policeEgyptian authorities briefly detained a pro-government TV talkshow host accused of insulting the police, in
Archaeologists discover oldest artistic tattoos ever on 5,000-year-old Egyptian mummy

Archaeologists discover oldest artistic tattoos ever on 5,000-year-old Egyptian mummy

We often think of tattoo art as a relatively new phenomenon but evidence of tattoos on humans dates back several thousands of years. Now, the discovery of artistic tattoos on an two Egyptian mummies
British MPs ask Egypt for access to jailed ex-president over health concerns

British MPs ask Egypt for access to jailed ex-president over health concerns

Politicians petition Egypt to let them see Mohamed Morsi, amid concerns his health has deterioratedA cross-party group of senior British MPs has petitioned the Egyptian government to allow access to
Guardian: Saudi Crown Prince Embarks on Tour to Woo Foreign Leaders

Guardian: Saudi Crown Prince Embarks on Tour to Woo Foreign Leaders

Saudi Arabia’s young Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is touring key capitals this week as part of a charm offensive as his own father the Sultan ages and prepares for a transition of power, reports
How Egypt's Strongman Is Turning Sports Into Propaganda

How Egypt's Strongman Is Turning Sports Into Propaganda

Imagine, if you can, the USSF and new president Carlos Cordeiro, backed by a slew of MLS owners, calling a press conference and announcing their undying loyalty to Donald Trump, and urging all
Saudi Crown Prince Visits Christian Cathedral in Egypt, Meets with Coptic Pope

Saudi Crown Prince Visits Christian Cathedral in Egypt, Meets with Coptic Pope

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is steadily making his way westward in a “charm offensive” intended to convince political leaders and investors across the world that his country is modernizing,
A new report says Egypt is secretly forcing citizens to mine cryptocurrency

A new report says Egypt is secretly forcing citizens to mine cryptocurrency

The Egyptian government, or entities linked to it, has hijacked local internet users’ connections to secretly mine cryptocurrency “en masse,” according to a new report…
Egypt launches unprecedented crackdown on media ahead of Sisi re-election bid

Egypt launches unprecedented crackdown on media ahead of Sisi re-election bid

Disinformation, militarisation of the press and outright repression: These are the tools of media control in President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s Egypt as he heads into a virtually uncontested election.
Athiest kicked off live TV show and told to ‘see a psychiatrist’

Athiest kicked off live TV show and told to ‘see a psychiatrist’

He'd been invited on as a guest but he never had a chance to speak.

Monero Mining Malware Attack Linked to Egyptian Telecom Giant

Thousands of devices allegedly affected by malware across Egypt, Turkey and Syria.
Contributing Op-Ed Writer: A #MeToo Moment for Egypt? Maybe

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: A #MeToo Moment for Egypt? Maybe

Women protesting against sexual harassment in Cairo, in June 2014. Allegations of sexual misconduct have recently been directed at two prominent human rights lawyers in the country.
Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Gina Haspel’s Rise Is No Victory for Feminism

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Gina Haspel’s Rise Is No Victory for Feminism

A Kenyan Muslim held up a sign during a protest against terrorism-related extraordinary renditions, Nairobi, Kenya, in 2007.
Egypt’s Sisi Says He Will Personally Join Battle Against Sinai Militants

Egypt’s Sisi Says He Will Personally Join Battle Against Sinai Militants

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi said on Thursday that he is prepared to personally join the battle against Islamic State militants in the Sinai Peninsula. Before assuming the presidency
Haley: Vote With U.S. at U.N. or We’ll Cut Your Aid

Haley: Vote With U.S. at U.N. or We’ll Cut Your Aid

In a proposed aid overhaul, Nikki Haley embraces an “America first” foreign policy.
Facebook Has a Genocide Problem

Facebook Has a Genocide Problem

The optimism surrounding tech’s potential for spreading freedom and democracy was hard-wired into the Arab Spring. In its early weeks and months, talk of technology and revolution were inseparable. On