A man reads a local newspaper showing a photograph of newly elected US president Joe Biden, in Kabul, on Sunday. Photograph: Getty Images

World leaders welcomed Joe Biden’s election as US president as a chance to enhance co-operation on climate change, the coronavirus pandemic and other (...)

Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi:  scriptwriters were ordered to glorify the military, to attack the Muslim Brotherhood and to promote conservative family values. Photograph: Fethi Belaid/AFP/Getty

In his desire to wield sweeping power, president Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt has suppressed politics, cowed the media and jailed legions of opponent(...)

The fear among many of Egypt’s Coptic Christians is that the two suicide bombings which killed 44 people and injured more than 100 at churches on Palm(...)

Trump presidency could work for investors who know where to look in the developing world. Photograph: Reuters

Donald Trump’s victory in US presidential elections may be good news for investors who know where to look in the developing world. The Turkish owner (...)

Tourism is an important source of foreign currency for the Egyptian economy already suffering from a dollar crunch that has slowed down economic activity. Photograph: iStock

Egypt’s tourism minister said last week’s EgyptAir plane crash is unlikely to affect government plans to attract millions of visitors next year. The (...)

The family of Irish teenager Ibrahim Halawa, who was jailed two years ago over political protests in Egypt, attended a briefing about his case at the European Parliament on Tuesday.

The family of Irish teenager Ibrahim Halawa, who was jailed two years ago over political protests in Egypt, attended a briefing about his case at the (...)

Al-Jazeera journalists Mohammed Fahmy and Baher Mohammed wait for the verdict. Photograph: Reuters/Asmaa Waguih

Egypt’s foreign ministry has rejected as “politically motivated” the statements issued by foreign countries and bodies critical of the three-year pri(...)

A member of  the Popular Resistance Committees loyal to Yemen’s fugitive president Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi keeps position in the city of Taiz.  Photograph: Abdel Rahman Abdallah/AFP/Getty Images

The situation in Yemen’s besieged port city of Aden was confused yesterday after it was reported and then denied that Saudi-commanded ground troops h(...)

Egyptian relatives of the members of security forces killed in North Sinai province during an attack arrive at Cairo military airport in  Egypt. Photograph: Mohamed El-Shahed/AFP/Getty Images

The highways between town and Cairo’s international airport were yesterday flanked with posters welcoming Russian president Vladimir Putin, visiting a(...)

Egyptian youths shout slogans at a protest in Cairo yesterday commemorating the anniversary of the 2011 uprising. Photograph: Mohamed Shokry Algarnoussi/EPA

At least 18 people, including three policemen, were killed and 38 injured when demonstrators clashed with police enforcing a ban on unauthorised pr(...)

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