Despite the strong alliance between the two countries, especially after President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi assumed the presidency in 2014, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia follows a policy of mistrust of allies and enemies alike.
Anything goes in Egypt’s theater of the absurd. Two young girls have been sentenced to up to 10 years behind bars for promoting the Likee app on TikTok. A Cairo judge qualified it as “human trafficking.”
Sheikh Yacoub entered the Cairo Tora Court complex as a witness and was about to leave as either a terrorist or a traitor to his fans. He chose the latter. “I don’t know anything about Salafism,” he said.
Following almost ten years of “cold war,” Cairo and Doha have embarked on a road of reconciliation. What perils and rewards lie ahead? What will be the consequences for the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Jazeera?
Despite a decade of detention, Albert Arieh clung on to living in Egypt during some its most difficult moments and refused to give up his nationality, even when the country’s Jews were pressured to leave.
The Egyptian army does not allow people in North Sinai to carry weapons to protect themselves against ISIS. Yet, it also hardly intervenes to protect or negotiate the return of the kidnapped. Copts are particularly hard hit.