Weeks after Donald Trump welcomed him to the White House and praised his good work, Egypt's Abdul Fattah al-Sisi quietly gave himself new powers that judges and rights groups say threaten whatever Egyptian court independence remains.
Two Coptic churches were bombed in Egypt on Sunday. The explosions occurred as worshipers had been celebrating Palm Sunday, one of the holiest days of the Christian calendar. Egyptian officials have denounced the attacks and Pope Francis sent his "deep condolences."
Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi met his counterpart and admirer Donald Trump in Washington Monday for a "reboot" of relations following years of tension with the American president's predecessor.
If only passports could talk, they would have stories to tell. By digging into the historical aspects, the dates and the travel stamps, passport collector Tom Topol has made some interesting discoveries.
In 2011, when hundreds of thousands took to the streets and deposed Mubarak, many involved in the protests finally thought they would get real change. Six years later, many young people say the revolution brought nothing but dashed hopes.
Tahrir Square revolutionaries compare Donald Trump to Egypt’s jailed President Mohammed Morsi, a Muslim Brotherhood leader who decreed himself unlimited powers and was toppled by the military a year into his term.
A new survey asked for opinions about how women should dress in public in the Middle East. The choices included images of women wearing different kinds of head coverings. The results and approach have been widely criticized. So Lebanese satirist Karl Sharro decided to do his own "survey" on what American women should wear.
Emadeldin Elsayed, an Egyptian student in California, posted a comment on Facebook threatening to kill presidential hopeful Donald Trump. The US authorities arrested him the next day. Now he has agreed to leave the country voluntarily.
The drama has been intense on the field during the World Cup... and then there have been the games. The Wall Street Journal tallied up the theatrical moments of feigned injuries — and Brazil is the clear winner. At least in Brazil, women can attend the matches. Not so in Iran. And the US warns travelers away from visiting much of Africa, all in today's Global Scan.
Dozens of Palestinians with US passports or legal residency in the US have managed to get out of the Gaza Strip since the most recent violence began, but there are dozens more still there. And it's not clear if or when they will be able to leave.