Egypt, Qatar hold first meeting since ending Gulf row

Delegations meet in Kuwait weeks after agreement made in Saudi Arabia’s Al-Ula to end blockade of Qatar. Qatar and Egypt have held talks for the first time since an agreement last month to end the Gulf crisis that emerged after Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt severed economic and diplomatic ties with […]

Egypt’s el-Sisi offers support to Libya’s new prime minister

El-Sisi’s welcoming of new interim government in Tripoli represents a recalibration of Egyptian policy, say analysts. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has met incoming Libyan Prime Minister Abdulhamid Dbeibah in Cairo and offered his country’s support in achieving stability in its troubled neighbour,‮ ‬the presidency said in a statement. Egypt welcomed the announcement of a […]

Secrets of the Arab Café

The stories behind four iconic cafés in Marrakesh, Cairo, Algiers and Hebron and their role in conversation and culture. . Source link

US sells $200m in weapons to Egypt despite human rights abuses

The $197m sale of Raytheon-made Rolling Airframe Missiles was requested by the Egyptian navy to improve coastal defences. The United States approved an arms sale worth nearly $200m to Egypt but vowed to press human rights issues after an American activist reported his family had been harassed. The Biden administration – which has vowed to […]

Egypt unearths ‘world’s oldest’ mass-production brewery

Egyptian-American team finds a high-production brewery believed to be more than 5,000 years old. A high-production brewery believed to be more than 5,000 years old has been uncovered by a team of archaeologists at a funerary site in southern Egypt, the tourism ministry said on Saturday. The site containing several “units” consisting of about 40 […]

Flowers, soldiers, days of rage: A picture of Egypt’s Arab Spring

In January 2011, anti-government protests began in Egypt, inspired by the uprising in Tunisia a month before. At the same time similar demonstrations started across the Middle East and North Africa. Ten years on, photographers who documented the Arab Spring reflect on what they saw and what the events of the time meant to them. […]

In Pictures: Graffiti tells the story of Egypt’s revolution

During 18 gripping days in early 2011, dramatic images emerged from Egypt set against a soundtrack of public rage. Round the clock news coverage of the demonstrations centred on Cairo’s Tahrir Square, as the world waited to see if the region’s most populous country would follow Tunisia’s lead in throwing off the rule of their […]

‘It was a dream’: The day Egyptians overthrew a president

On February 11, 2011, after 18 days of protests demanding an end to President Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year rule, elation filled the streets of Egypt. Then-Vice President Omar Suleiman announced Mubarak’s resignation on state television, saying: “In the difficult circumstances our country is facing, President Muhammad Hosni Mubarak has decided to give up the office of […]

Egypt ‘indefinitely’ opens Rafah border crossing with Gaza Strip

Move comes as Palestinian factions including Fatah and Hamas agree to ‘respect and accept’ results of upcoming polls at Cairo talks. For the first time in years, Egypt has “indefinitely” opened its Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip, the only passage to the outside world for the residents of the coastal enclave that is […]

‘Catastrophic’: Outrage grows over Egypt’s new tourist attraction

Public outrage is on the rise in Egypt over plans for a new tourist attraction in the heart of the capital, Cairo, amid a government-led construction drive that opponents say threatens the city’s cultural heritage. Last month, Cairo’s Governor Khaled Abdel Aal launched the Cairo Eye project – a 120-metre high Ferris wheel to be […]

Egypt capitalises on bond boom with $3bn borrowing plan

Low borrowing costs and hopes of a vaccine-driven global economic rebound are emboldening investors to bet on risky assets. Egypt will raise $3 billion by selling dollar bonds maturing in as long as 40 years as it seeks to take advantage of low borrowing costs and investors’ hunger for returns. The North African nation launched […]

Bayern Munich beat Al Ahly to reach Club World Cup final

Bayern Munich reached the Club World Cup final after goals in each half by Robert Lewandowski sealed a 2-0 victory over African champions Al Ahly at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, a host venue for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The German side will face Mexico’s Tigres in the final on Thursday after the […]

Sudan: Further GERD filling ‘direct threat’ to national security

Irrigation and water resources minister says the unilateral move by Ethiopia in July would ‘threaten the lives of half the population in central Sudan’. Sudan has said neighbouring Ethiopia should not unilaterally go ahead with the further filling a massive dam on the Blue Nile River, saying such a move would threaten its national security. […]

Al Jazeera’s Mahmoud Hussein released from jail in Egypt

Egypt has released Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein after more than four years in detention without formal charges or trial. Hussein, an Egyptian national held under preventive detention since December 2016, was released from jail on Saturday. In a statement, Mostefa Souag, acting director general of the network, said the release of Hussein was “a […]

Sudan warns Ethiopia against second filling of dam without deal

Irrigation minister said citizens living near Blue Nile downstream at risk as Addis Ababa plans to begin second filling of GERD. Sudan’s Irrigation Minister Yasser Abbas has warned Addis Ababa against a planned phase second filling of a controversial dam reservoir without signing an agreement with the stakeholders, adding that the move threatens the safety of Sudanese […]

The social media myth about the Arab Spring

In the aftermath of the January 6 right-wing insurrection on Capitol Hill in Washington, the role social media played in these events came into the media spotlight in the United States. For years, fringe ideologues had used online platforms undisturbed to promote their extreme ideologies and conspiracies and recruit a large number of sympathisers to […]

Egypt’s military dominates 10 years after revolution

The Egyptian military and its top brass reigned supreme over Egypt in the months after their historic decision to force longtime Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to step down on February 11, 2011. The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), a body of 25 senior members of Egypt’s military, decided to step in and ostensibly […]

Egyptian police arrest cartoonist on 10th anniversary of uprising

Human rights and media freedom groups demand immediate release of Ashraf Hamdi, who was taken from his home after posting video tribute to 2011 uprising. Rights groups have called for the immediate release of an Egyptian cartoonist who wrote on Facebook he was being arrested shortly after posting online a video tribute to the country’s […]

Egypt: Remembering the Arab Spring

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Remembering Tahrir Square, 10 years on

After watching the protests in Tahrir Square on January 25, 2011, from afar, Abdelrahman Ashraf, 34, a multimedia producer now based in Turkey, returned to Egypt to participate in the revolution. Here, he recalls how protesters stood firm in the face of water cannon, bullets and tear gas. The protests, which marked the explosion of […]

Analysis: ‘The heartbroken march on’: The uprisings are not over

Ten years ago, the fabric of a world order began to split apart. The ripping sounds first heard in Sidi Bouzid and Tahrir Square were the beginnings of a tear which would reverberate across the world, from New York to Hong Kong, precipitating a generational collapse in trust in the political system. By the end […]

In Pictures: Capturing the start of Egypt’s revolution

Inspired by the successful uprising in Tunisia, where demonstrators succeeded in bringing down the government, the 2011 revolution in Egypt started with marches, demonstrations and civil resistance on January 25. People came on to the streets demanding the overthrow of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. They complained of poverty, unemployment, corruption and autocratic governance by a […]

Egypt’s suicidal state

After a turbulent decade of revolution and counterrevolution, Egypt appears to have gone 360 degrees back to entrenched and brutal military dictatorship. In this uneven clash, Egyptian citizens fought those above the law and, ultimately, those above the law won. Those who pursued the dream watched it turn into a nightmare of intimidation, persecution, prison, […]

Egypt incarcerating prisoners in inhumane conditions: Amnesty

Rights group says thousands held for years in overcrowded prisons with abysmal conditions; given unhealthy food. Amnesty International decried Egyptian prison conditions on Monday, 10 years after the Arab Spring revolution began in the country. Thousands continue to be held for months or years under often inhumane conditions in overcrowded prisons, according to a report […]