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Patrick Kingsley

Mosque and state embrace in Egypt

Despite cracking down on fundamentalists, the country's rulers base their support on Islam.

State of confusion: Is it IS, Isis, Isil, QSIS or QSIL?

Some call it Isis. Others say it's Isil. The group itself prefers Islamic State, or IS. And in the Middle East, its critics call it Da'ash.

Egypt plans Suez Canal expansion to boost economy

Eyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has unveiled a project to add a 72km lane to allow more ships through the canal each day.

More troops, fire power for Israel

The security Cabinet has bolstered the state's resources in order to expand its attacks on Gaza.

Journalists’ high-profile trial a sham

Al-Jazeera staffers are found guilty despite clearly flawed evidence presented by the prosecution.

Egypt: Army chief singled out for treason

Morsi accuses defence minister of betraying Egypt, saying there will be no peace until he is reinstated.

Egypt’s future looks utterly bleak

The Egyptian state seems unwilling to rein in its onslaught and the Muslim Brotherhood is unlikely to curtail its street presence.

‘Later, they set fire to the hospital’

Egypt’s military has been brutally thorough in its crackdown on the deposed president’s supporters.

80 sexual assaults in one day – the other story of Tahrir Square

Egypt's women increasingly at risk of rape and sexual assault as rights groups warn of a step up in attacks.

Iran condemns killing of Shi’ite Egyptians near Cairo

Iran's foreign ministry has criticised the killing of four Shi'ite Egyptians by a hostile crowd, saying such extremism violated the tenets of Islam.

Egypt’s army to intervene if anti-Morsi rallies turn violent

Egypt's army says it will step-in if demonstrations turn riotous because protests against Mohamed Morsi are "an attack on the will of the people".

Egypt resorts to orthodox travel

Since the 2011 uprising, Egypt’s coastal resorts have begun courting the conservative Muslim tourist.

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