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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(...)

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(...)

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