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 Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi speaks after he was sworn in for a second presidential term, in Cairo. Photograph: Presidency of Egypt/EPA

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was sworn in for a second term as Egyptian president on Saturday amid a crackdown on his opponents, after a landslide victory in(...)

Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi: in the March presidential election, he won 97 per cent of votes in a deeply flawed poll. Photograph: Charles Platiau

For the past decade, Wael Abbas has been a fierce critic of Egypt’s authoritarian leaders, using YouTube to highlight police torture, and building up (...)

Supporters of Egyptian president Abdel Fatah al-Sisi celebrate in Cairo’s Tahrir square on Monday following his re-election for a second term. Photograph: Mohamed el-Shahed/AFP/Getty Images

Egyptians were no doubt glued to their televisions, gripped with suspense, as they awaited the results of their presidential election last week. Woul(...)

Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi casting his ballot during the first day of the presidential election at a polling station in Cairo on Monday. Photograph:  EPA/Egyptian Presidency

Egyptians began casting ballots Monday in a three-day, no-contest presidential election predestined to grant incumbent Abdel Fattah al-Sisi another fo(...)

Supporters of Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi celebrate in Tahrir square in Cairo on the seventh anniversary of the uprising that ended the 30-year reign of Hosni Mubarak. Photograph: Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters

Egypt has come full circle since the uprising erupted across the country on January 25th, 2011: from rule by a weary, elderly air force autocrat to th(...)

Former  Egyptian armed forces chief of staff Sami Anan last week said that he planned to contest the March presidential poll. File photograph: Amr Nabil/AP Photo

The Egyptian army has arrested a former chief of staff, accusing him of “open incitement against the armed forces”, in what his campaign said was an a(...)

 Al Rawdah mosque, where a bomb exploded, in Bir Al-Abed, Egypt, November 25th, 2017. Photograph: Reuters/Mohamed Soliman

After militants massacred 305 people at a packed mosque on Friday in a stunning assault on a sacred place, President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi responded a(...)

Ibrahim Halawa celebrates moments after his acquittal by an anti-terrorism court at the Wadi Natrun prison outside Cairo on September 18th. Photograph: Declan Walsh/The New York Times

The Egypt that Ibrahim Halawa will leave within days after spending four years in prison is a military-run state where human rights are regularly brea(...)

Palestinian Christian and Muslim men hold placards during a gathering in the West Bank town of Bethlehem on April 10th, in solidarity with the victims of  bombings of two  Coptic Christian churches in Egypt, which killed dozens. Photograph: Musa al Shaer/AFP/Getty Images

Egypt’s parliament on Tuesday unanimously approved a three-month state of emergency, broadening the power of authorities to crack down on what it call(...)

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak looking towards his supporters outside the area where he was hospitalised at Maadi military hospital on the outskirts of Cairo, in October 2016. Photograph:  Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters

Egypt’s ousted president Hosni Mubarak became a free man on Friday when he was released from custody at a military hospital in Cairo’s Maadi suburb a(...)

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