Five members of an Egyptian group whose satirical videos have mocked President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi have been arrested. Last week, they posted a video online that criticized the crackdown on anti-Sisi demonstrations and journalists.
It's been five years since the Arab Spring started, with hopes for tremendous change for residents of dictatorships throughout the region. Most of those protests failed, though two authors say it's too soon to judge.
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 28-year-old vanished on the fifth anniversary of the Tahrir Square protests. His body, showing signs of torture, was later found on the outskirts of Cairo in a scenario all too familiar to many Egyptians.
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.
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.
Another chapter In Egypt's fitful path to democracy played out in Cairo as Mohammed Morsi went to trial. The ousted former president insisted that the court had no jurisdiction over him and that he remained the legitimate president of Egypt.
The situation in Gaza is open-ended, with only the Israelis knowing when they will have achieved their objectives and end their ground invasion. But, regardless, the current situation presents the best opportunity in years for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to assert himself.
You're barely 20, you're Egyptian and you're a political cartoonist. You hone your craft during the 2011 revolution and learn all the tricks around criticizing authority. After the revolution, you think everything is fair game. But then your editors start rejecting your cartoons and you wonder why your older colleagues seem all too willing to tow the line. What do you do? Like any good millennial, you head to social media, zines, and the parallel media universe online. Meet Anwar and Andeel, two of Egypt's most daring political cartoonists.