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Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (centre) meeting with US secretary of state Anthony Blinken (second left) in Cairo on Wednesday. Photograph: Egyptian presidency/EPA

It took a war in Gaza for Joe Biden to make his first phone call to Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the president of Egypt. The US president had snubbed Sisi (...)

Authorities have so far been unable to remove the Ever Given and traffic through the Suez Canal  has been halted. Photograph: Maxar Technologies/AFP via Getty

Suez Canal salvage teams were alternating between dredging and tugging on Sunday to dislodge a massive container ship blocking the busy waterway, whil(...)

Tugboats and a specialised suction dredger are being used in an attempt to refloat the Ever Given. Photograph: Maxar Tech/AFP via Getty

The ship blocking the Suez Canal has moved during refloating efforts, according to the head of the Suez Canal Authority. Osama Rabie said on Saturday(...)

The Taiwan-owned MV Ever Given (Evergreen), a 400-metre-long and 59-metre wide vessel lodged sideways and impeding all traffic across the waterway of Egypt’s Suez Canal. Photograph: Maxar Technologies/EPA

Experts predict it could take weeks to dislodge the massive container ship Ever Given, which has been stuck on a sandbank in the Suez Canal, blocking(...)

The crash occurred north of the Egyptian city of Sohag. Photograph: Google Maps

At least 32 people were killed and 165 injured when two trains collided in central Egypt on Friday, health ministry officials said, as the prime minis(...)

Tunisians  gather at Mohamed Bouazizi Square in the central Tunisian town of Sidi Bouzid on December 17th 2020, during commemorations of the 10th anniversary of Bouazizi’s self-immolation which triggered a wave of protests across the North African country. Photograph: Fethi Belaid/AFP via Getty Images

When a Tunisian street vendor set himself alight a decade ago to protest over the confiscation of his handcart and fruit by police, he never imagined (...)

Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi: he has instigated a widespread crackdown on activists, journalists and critics.  Photograph: Getty Images

Egypt has freed three rights activists after widespread international condemnation over their imprisonment following a public meeting with 13 western (...)

A demonstration in the  centre of  Tripoli on Sunday. Photograph: Mahmud Turkia/AFP via Getty Images

The United Nations-backed government in Tripoli is refusing to attend talks on the future of Libya in Cairo on Tuesday after Egypt threatened military(...)

Egypt’s Great Pyramid at Giza is illuminated with  the words “Stay safe” and “Stay home”. Photograph: EPA/Khaled Elfiqi

Desperate Egyptians are killing cats in the mistaken belief they carry coronavirus. The lack of official transparency about the causes and cases of (...)

Egyptian honour guards escort the coffin of former president Hosni Mubarak during his funeral ceremony at Cairo’s Field Marshall Tantawi mosque. Photograph:  Khaled Desouki/AFP via Getty Images

Egypt held a military funeral on Wednesday for its former president Hosni Mubarak, bestowing the state’s final rehabilitation on the man who ruled for(...)

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