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In-depth: The Seif family became prominent figures in Egypt's uprising, confronting oppressive regimes which have made them pay dearly - sometimes with years behind bars.

Barack Obama's recollection of his early White House years reopens the debate about the former US president's controversial Middle East policy.

Egypt's Sisi ratifies law barring soldiers from seeking office

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt's Sisi ratifies law barring soldiers from seeking office

Active and former military staff will only be allowed to run for office with the army's approval, in a bid to bar any of Sisi's rivals from the presidency.

Sisi the so-called secularist sets his sights on Al-Azhar

Sam Hamad

Sisi the so-called secularist sets his sights on Al-Azhar

Comment: Not content with an already severely restricted public sphere, Sisi has moved to bring this 1,000-year-old Egyptian centre of learning ...

Egypt to allow military personnel to run in elections

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt to allow military personnel to run in elections

Egypt's parliament on Monday approved amendments allowing active or former military personnel to run for the presidency and parliament pending ...

Sam Hamad

Mubarak is dead, but the pharaoh state lives on

Comment: The pharaoh is dead, but the Egypt of rampant corruption and every day savagery that Mubarak had a definitive hand in creating is thriving, writes Sam Hamad.

Charlie Hoyle

Copts in Egypt: Trapped between a strongman and saviour

Sisi has long crafted an image as the protector of Coptic Christians, a community trapped between the state and society with protection from ...

Sam Hamad

Today, remembering Egypt's revolution is a form of resistance

Comment: Almost a decade after the January 25 revolution, the problems that fueled it have been wildly exacerbated under Sisi's tyrannical rule, ...

Amr Salahi

Egypt's history of erasing presidents from Naguib to Morsi

In-depth: After Morsi's death last month, Egyptian media has tried to minimise his legacy and erase his memory – but he's not the first Egyptian ...

Morsi wasn't perfect, but he was Egyptians' best hope

Sam Hamad

Morsi wasn't perfect, but he was Egyptians' best hope

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

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.

Egypt's pharaoh engineers his future

Sam Hamad

Egypt's pharaoh engineers his future

Comment: Sisi's efforts to abolish term limits and rule for an unlimited duration are both predictable and disturbing, writes Sam Hamad.

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 ...

A cabinet of kleptocracy in Sisi's pseudo-parliament

Sam Hamad

A cabinet of kleptocracy in Sisi's pseudo-parliament

Comment: In Egypt's recent election Sisi was simply re-anointed as president without any fuss, but the ghosts of the revolution will persist, ...

Shafiq saga sheds light on Egypt's shady media

Gehad Quisay

Shafiq saga sheds light on Egypt's shady media

Comment: Egyptian media has supported the Sisi regime, but when Shafiq, an old ally, threatened Sisi's dominance, the true nature of Egyptian ...

Sam Hamad

Rattled by Shafiq, Sisi's regime is far from stable

Comment: President Sisi's rule may not be on the brink of collapse, but its recent handling of Ahmed Shafiq shows the foundations are cracking, writes Sam Hamad.

Gehad Quisay

Can the Egyptian military regime implode?

Comment: Key members of Egypt's security apparatus have begun voicing dissent. Could the discord among top ranks signal the beginning of the end ...

The New Arab

The Egypt Report: Playing the blame game

Our new weekly round-up of news from Egypt

For the love of the game

Gehad Quisay

For the love of the game

Comment: Unlike Mubarak before him, Sisi can't use football as a PR tool, but the regime can still exploit it to rally blinding patriotism, ...

Jamal Boukhari

Egypt's conscripts serving the army's economic empire

The long read: Instead of creating paid jobs for civilians, Sisi is using Egyptian army conscripts to build his engineering megaprojects. The ...

Egypt comes one step closer to total military control

Gehad Quisay

Egypt comes one step closer to total military control

Comment: Sixty-three years after Nasser passed the reins of the state to his fellow military officers, Sisi seeks to expand on that legacy, but ...

Egypt sentences 43 protesters to life in prison

The New Arab

Egypt sentences 43 protesters to life in prison

Egypt hands hefty sentences and fines to protesters accused of committing vandalism and attacking security forces in 2011 protests that removed ...

Coptic Christians – Egypt's forsaken community

Gehad Quisay

Coptic Christians – Egypt's forsaken community

The latest attacks on Egyptian Copts was shocking, but hardly new. Copts face discrimination daily from their fellow countrymen and from the ...

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