Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met with the leaders of Egypt and Jordan to discuss rebuilding war-ravaged Gaza, largely avoiding talk of a long-term Israeli-Palestinian agreement.
The secretary of state will also use his trip to the region this week to work on humanitarian aid for Gaza but has no plans to pursue full-fledged peace talks.
By saying it is defending Jerusalem, Hamas has made it harder for Arab countries not to denounce Israel. But in a changed region, the response so far has been rhetorical only.
Tourism in Egypt has been buffeted by political instability and terrorism. But the pandemic has dealt the industry its biggest blow in years.
But the made-for-TV spectacle also underlined the jarring divide between Egypt’s celebrated past and its uncertain present.
In 2011, Tahrir Square was at the vanguard of popular uprisings known as the Arab Spring. But hopes for a democratic Egypt were crushed and the historic square given a sterile new look.
For many Egyptians, a video offered a rare and uncensored view of the coronavirus’s real toll at the peak of Egypt’s second wave of the pandemic.
The United States has been far too lenient against Egypt’s brutal dictator.
The arrest of the civil rights advocates received international attention, as Western policymakers, celebrities and the incoming Biden administration pressed for their release.
Before his recent arrest, Gasser Abdel-Razek had no illusions about the risks in being a leading rights advocate under the increasingly repressive el-Sisi regime.
President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt is using human rights activists in a game of geopolitical brinkmanship. What will the new administration do about it?
The head of a human rights group and two of its other staff members have joined thousands of opposition figures, protesters and activists already in prison.
Lobbyists and consultants are highlighting their ties to the incoming president, which have become lucrative.
President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi vowed to put improved health care “at the heart” of his agenda. It hasn’t worked out like that in a country where the military’s needs always come first.
In a moment of rage, Nadeen Ashraf created an Instagram page naming a man accused of being a sexual harasser. Within a week, it had 70,000 followers.
I wish it were a fever dream in my Covid-clouded mind. But, no, our president believes empathy, like patriotic sacrifice, is for suckers.
After a decade of construction, the hydroelectric dam in Ethiopia, Africa’s largest, is nearly complete. But there’s still no agreement with Egypt, which calls the structure a national security threat.
Three months of lockdown slowed its pulse, stripped its grit and exposed a new side to a weary city. But without the noise, bustle and grind, was it really Cairo?
Charged with “inciting debauchery,” Sarah Hegazi was jailed and tortured.
Khalifa Hifter saw the collapse this week of his 14-month campaign to capture Tripoli from a government backed by the U.N. and Turkey.
As the West settles into a grinding battle with the disease, the virus surges across the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and South Asia.
Memories of 2011’s Arab Spring, and its fragile hopes, have been revived in the minds of many Egyptians as they’ve watched a strikingly similar dynamic play out in the United States.
Investigators scrutinized ties between Walid Phares and the Egyptian government. He was never charged with a crime.
Egyptian officials have jailed the relatives of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s loudest critics in exile. It is his latest effort to silence all opposition.
Under pressure from the Trump administration, Egypt released Reem Desouky, an arts teacher from Pennsylvania who was jailed over a Facebook page critical of the country’s authoritarian president.
Shady Habash had been held without trial at a maximum-security prison for two years. His lawyer said the cause of death was unknown.
Civilian and military leaders are jostling for power as the capital, Khartoum, begins a three-week lockdown on Saturday.