Egypt

 
Rival factions have reached a deal in Palestinian reconciliation
Rival factions have reached a deal in Palestinian reconciliation
Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah have reached agreement on aspects of their bid...
Europe is training military forces in weak states – and that’s risky
Europe is training military forces in weak states – and that’s risky
Within hours of the death of Guinea’s president in 2008, four officers trained by the German military launched a coup d’état. Led by Captain...
Racism is behind outlandish theories about Africa’s ancient architecture
Racism is behind outlandish theories about Africa’s ancient architecture
Some of the most impressive buildings and cities ever made by humans can be found in Africa: the ruined city of Great Zimbabwe,
Droughts, floods to plague Nile
Droughts, floods to plague Nile
The Nile River’s annual flood was the backbone of civilisation in Egypt. Surrounded by desert, this phenomenon ensured that a thin ribbon of...
State of emergency in Egypt after IS church bombings kill 44
State of emergency in Egypt after IS church bombings kill 44
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced a three-month state of emergency following twin church bombings by the Islamic State group that...
Egyptians' rights deemed illegal
Egyptians' rights deemed illegal
Since the summer of 2013, following the military coup led by President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the ruling regime in Egypt has managed to handcuff the...
EgyptAir plane hijacker demands to see estranged Cypriot wife
EgyptAir plane hijacker demands to see estranged Cypriot wife
A Cyprus government official has confirmed that the hijacker who had seized an EgyptAir plane on Tuesday and diverted it...
Letters to the editor: July 10 to 16 2015
Letters to the editor: July 10 to 16 2015
Tinyiko Maluleke is a very angry man. In his article on the Farlam commission report (
Museums and looted art: the ethical dilemma of preserving world cultures
Museums and looted art: the ethical dilemma of preserving world cultures
Every month produces new cases of the "repatriation" of antiquities from American museums to their countries of origin.
With Morsi death sentence, Brotherhood dream fades
With Morsi death sentence, Brotherhood dream fades
An Egyptian criminal court has affirmed a death sentence against former president Mohamed Morsi, a ruling that risks sparking more violence in a...
African conflicts set to dominate agenda at AU summit
African conflicts set to dominate agenda at AU summit
The leaders of the 54 members states of the African Union (AU) will be meeting for their 25th ordinary summit just after the expected launch in...

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