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Comment: Morsi had his flaws, but in all the key ways he represented an emerging Egyptian democracy that challenged decades of ingrained tyranny, writes Sam Hamad.

Morsi: From Egypt's president, to Sisi's prisoner

The New Arab & agencies

Morsi: From Egypt's president, to Sisi's prisoner

Mohamed Morsi, who died on Monday aged 67, was Egypt's first democratically-elected president but spent just one year in office after the 2011 uprising before the army toppled him.

#25Jan: Ten big names during the 2011 Revolution

The New Arab

#25Jan: Ten big names during the 2011 Revolution

From dictators to activists, here are ten key figures who played a part in the 2011 revolution, when Egypt shook the world.

Barack Obama, 'lackey' of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood

Alain Gresh

Barack Obama, 'lackey' of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood

Book Club: NYT correspondent David Kirkpatrick's book is a revealing look at an ill-informed and bitterly divided Obama administration in the ...

Daniel Brumberg

Five years after Sisi's coup: Soul searching, resistance, division

Comment: Both Islamist and secular leaders have reason to consider how their actions or non-actions contributed to the collapse of Egypt's democratic experiment, writes Daniel Brumberg.

Francois Burgat and Bjorn Olav Utvik

Keeping Abul Fotouh behind bars puts Egypt in chains

Comment: Five years after a military coup d'etat, the achievements of Egypt's 2011 revolution have been liquidated, and no dissenting voices are ...

Amr Khalifa

Building a virtual political party for Egypt

Comment: In a police state where freedom of speech is severely restricted, encryption technology provides a platform for organising away from ...

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt's election produces surprise runner-up: Mohamed Salah

More than one million voters wrote in the name of football star Mohamed Salah in this Egypt's presidential election.

Egypt's President Sisi re-elected: state media

The New Arab

Egypt's President Sisi re-elected: state media

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has secured re-election in a vote widely viewed as neither free or fair.

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt begins counting votes in lacklustre presidential election

Authorities have started counting ballots after the conclusion of a lacklustre election contested by the current president and a supporter of ...

Sisi's only election pledge is to widen his crackdown

Amelia Smith

Sisi's only election pledge is to widen his crackdown

Comment: Egypt's election farce only shows the president's weakness, writes Amelia Smith.

Egypt not ready for democracy, says strongman Sisi

The New Arab

Egypt not ready for democracy, says strongman Sisi

Egypt's president has said his country is not ready for democracy ahead of next week's elections, in which he is virtually certain to win a ...

Egypt sets up hotline to combat 'fake news'

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt sets up hotline to combat 'fake news'

Egypt has set up a hotline to gather reports of "fake news" as journalists come under increased scrutiny before the country's elections.

'Only dozens' attend rally for Egypt's sole presidential opponent

The New Arab & agencies

'Only dozens' attend rally for Egypt's sole presidential opponent

Only a few dozen people attended a rally in support of Moussa Mustafa Moussa, the sole candidate running against Sisi and a government supporter ...

The New Arab

Egypt arrests barred presidential challenger's aide after 'blackmail threat'

Egyptian police have arrested the country's former anti-graft chief after he suggested that a presidential hopeful he campaigned for had documents implicating current leaders.

The New Arab

Son of jailed Egyptian presidential hopeful Anan arrested

Samir Anan has been arrested after being investigated for making anti-regime tweets, in the latest crackdown on any remaining opposition to ...

Émile Taalab

Sisi or Sisi's supporter? Egypt's presidential dilemma

Analysis: After the alarming sidelining of any serious challengers to Sisi in upcoming presidential elections, Émile Taalab asks: will Egyptians ...

The New Arab

Egypt: Barred presidential challenger spokesman attacks Sisi over crackdown

ِThe spokesman of a barred candidate in Egypt's presidential election has accused President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of hypocrisy over measures ...

Egypt's regime-sanctioned opposition leader 'set to run against Sisi'

Karim Traboulsi

Egypt's regime-sanctioned opposition leader 'set to run against Sisi'

A politician has signalled his intention to provide Sisi's guaranteed re-election with a thin veneer of respectability after credible rivals ...

Jamal Boukhari

A shoo-in for Sisi in Egypt's presidential election

Comment: Sisi's adversaries could gain widespread support, but so far, many of those who put themselves forward are already out of the running, ...

Egypt arrests ex-general Sami Anan for running against Sisi

The New Arab

Egypt arrests ex-general Sami Anan for running against Sisi

Sami Anan's campaign organisers said he was detained after the army summoned him for questioning over his presidential bid.

Egypt's President Sisi announces bid for re-election Egypt's President Sisi announces bid for re-election

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt's President Sisi announces bid for re-election

Egypt's President Sisi, who came to power in a military coup, has announced his candidacy for re-election when the first round of polls open in ...

Anwar Sadat's nephew pulls out of Egypt presidential election

The New Arab & agencies

Anwar Sadat's nephew pulls out of Egypt presidential election

Sadat said he had concerns for the safety of his campaign team at a time when elections were to be held with Egypt under a state of emergency.

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