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Laura Plummer was expecting a presidential pardon from 'hell hole' Egyptian jail, only for the British Embassy to inform her family that there had been a 'mistake'

President Sisi's pardon for jailed Brit Laura Plummer will save her from her three-year drug smuggling sentence, but also aims to mask rampant human rights abuses from western eyes.

National Police Day: Commemorating Egypt's fading '<em>revolution</em>' six-years on

Jo Schietti

National Police Day: Commemorating Egypt's fading 'revolution' six-years on

Arguably living conditions and restrictions on civil liberties are even harsher in Egypt today than they were before Hosni Mubarak's ouster, says Jo Schietti

Egypt's unsustainable military regime

Sahar F. Aziz

Egypt's unsustainable military regime

Comment: The military's audacious move from behind the curtain of influence to openly governing Egypt makes for an unsustainable and ...

Egyptian hospital closes doors after police assault

The New Arab

Egyptian hospital closes doors after police assault

An Egyptian police assault against a doctor has led to the shut-down of al-Matariya Teaching Hospital in Cairo, in a strike action led ...

The New Arab

Hundreds of Egyptians protest on anniversary of revolution

Egyptians have ignored tight security and government warnings and have gone out to voice their anger at the Sisi government on the anniversary of the 2011 uprising.

Al-Araby al-Jadeed/Agencies

Cairo bomb blast follows death of female protester

A bomb blast wounded a policeman on the anniversary of the January 25th Egyptian revolution, after the death ...

Al-Araby al-Jadeed/Agencies

Anger as Hosni Mubarak is cleared of murder

Hundreds of angry protesters converged on Tahrir Square in Cairo Saturday after a court dismissed a murder charge against ousted ...

Hossam el-Hamalawy

Why Sisi fears Gaza

Anti-Gazan hysteria in Egypt's media is rooted in regime fear that Palestinian example proves contagious. The counter-revolution and ...

<em>Revolution</em> or demonstration?

Adel Soliman

Revolution or demonstration?

In modern history, three events have marked Egypt's transition to the revolutionary age, and the vigour that gripped the country during the ...

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