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Bomb hit tourist bus near Giza pyramids in Cairo, Egypt. Photograph: Volker Kreinacke

A roadside bomb has hit a tourist bus near the Giza pyramids, Egyptian officials have said. The blast on Sunday wounded at least 17 people, including (...)

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(...)

A group of Egyptian lawmakers raise their hands to vote during a parliament session to discuss and vote on proposed constitutional amendments in Cairo on Thursday. Photograph: Khaled Mashaal/EPA

The Egyptian parliament approved sweeping measures on Thursday that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi to extend his leadership until 2034, fu(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron and his wife first lady Brigitte Macron with Grand Sheik Ahmed al-Tayeb in Cairo. Photograph: Amr Nabil/Reuters

Emmanuel Macron lunched with Egyptian human rights defenders in Cairo on Tuesday at the end of a three-day visit marked by a significant shift in Fran(...)

A worker carves a statuette from alabaster, the same material the Pharaohs used to build their temples and tombs, at a workshop in Luxor, Egypt. Photograph: Reuters

Archaeologists have discovered a well-preserved, 4,400-year-old tomb of a royal priest and his family in Egypt, in a “one of a kind” find, Egyptian au(...)

The cordoned-off Bataclan concert hall in Paris, November 16th, 2015. The “Beyond Chaos: In the Aftermath of the Arab Upheavals” launch occurred on the third anniversary of the massacres. Photograph: Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty Images

When the French academic Gilles Kepel went to Damascus to study Arabic in 1977, the two most salient features of the Middle East were the Arab-Israeli(...)

A protest in support of Egyptian activist Amal Fathy. Photograph: Getty Images

An Egyptian court has sentenced an activist to two years in jail over a video she posted on social media criticising the government for failing to pro(...)

 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(...)

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