Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el Sisi's most high-profile challengers are former army chief of staff Sami Anan and human rights lawyer Khaled Ali, but the former military strongman is widely expected to win in the first round of the election.
Egypt's detention of 29 people accused of spying for Turkey has strained ties between the countries once more. Here’s a look at their changing relations since the Arab Uprising.
Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak is free after almost six years in detention. He ruled Egypt for almost 30 years, but was swept from power in 2011 after mass protests erupted as part of the Arab Uprising.
Mubarak-era figures are slowly being cleared of charges, while a series of laws limiting political freedoms have raised fears among activists that the old regime is back.
Court of Cassation upholds death sentences of eight other defendants in the case pertaining to an attack on a police station in Kerdasa during anti-coup protests in July 2013.
The Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood's political wing is seeing a surge of support from unlikely corners of society; amplifying the group's new message of "Reform" and carrying it on a wave of approval to seats in the country's parliament.
Jordanian police closes headquarters of Muslim Brotherhood in Amman
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