SAMY MAGDY / The Associated PressFeb 25, 2020
His 30-year reign in unstable region came to an end in 2011 Arab Spring revolt, which has been followed by years of chaos and uncertainty. Dig deeper ( 5 Min. Read )
Juan Cole / Informed CommentSep 11, 2018
The treatment of a local high-schooler by administration staff and Secret Service agents at a rally in Montana is an example of the president's pernicious pettiness. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
SAMY MAGDY / The Associated PressMay 27, 2018
Hazem Abdel-Azim, known as a harsh critic of the government, is taken from his home in Cairo on accusations that include disseminating false news and belonging to an outlawed group. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
BRIAN ROHAN / The Associated PressMar 25, 2018
Seven years ago, Cairo’s Tahrir Square was filled with tens of thousands of Egyptians demanding change. Now it is plastered with portraits President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who is running for re-election this week, asserting continuity. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
HAMZA HENDAW / The Associated PressJan 23, 2018
Sami Annan becomes the latest in a string of potential competitors to President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi who have dropped out or been driven from the race. Dig deeper ( 4 Min. Read )
KEN THOMAS / The Associated PressJan 20, 2018
The vice president is the highest-level official to visit the U.S. ally in nearly a decade. His Mideast trip is not expected to include meeting with Palestinians. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
The Associated PressDec 29, 2017
The U.S. president speaks by phone with his Egyptian counterpart about the shooting. Responsibility for the church attack is being claimed by Islamic State. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Maggie Michael and Hamza Hendawi / The Associated PressNov 26, 2017
Friday's assault was the deadliest by Islamic extremists in the country's modern history, a grim milestone in the fight against an insurgency led by a local affiliate of Islamic State. Dig deeper ( 5 Min. Read )
By Juan Cole / Informed CommentMay 3, 2017
In Washington, D.C., you're supposed to diss the "bad" ones and praise the "good" ones as strong allies. But the president just seems to like them all. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
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