A crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood continues in the country since Abdel Fattah el Sisi ousted Mohamed Morsi's government in 2013 in a military takeover and became president.
Egypt responds with disapproval and shock after 31 countries, including US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, expressed concern on Cairo’s use of terror legislation against a broad range of critics, including rights activists and journalists.
Supporters of Egypt's Abdel Fattah al Sisi are expected to win in the second phase of a parliamentary election. The first phase of voting took place last weekend.
Muslim Brotherhood's acting leader Mahmoud Ezzat was believed to have fled the country but after seven years of speculation on his whereabouts, he has been arrested in Cairo.
In keeping with a regional crackdown, Jordan has been tightening restrictions on the Brotherhood over the last few years, forbidding their public rallies, arresting vocal government dissenters and shutting down offices.
With Sisi at the helm, the Egyptian military has tightened its grip over the economy and politics, but the president’s hold over the country is still a matter of debate.
A look at two different eras of state repression and how the worst has come true for Egyptians.
Inspired by the Tunisian revolt, the 2011 movement in Egypt started as a revolution, eventually triggering a crisis that makes experts question if the state has failed. We trace the protests, political turnovers and waves of repression since 2011:
The late Mohamed Morsi's rise to power represented an end to Egypt's kleptocratic free-for-all.
A year after the death of Egypt’s first and only democratically elected president, TRT World looks at how Sisi has performed on some of the key issues Morsi was accused of failing on.
Morsi endured an institutional onslaught and propaganda campaign that undermined him at every turn – and ultimately buried Egypt’s short-lived democratic experiment.
The arrest of Mohamed Monir comes as Egypt steps up a press crackdown that it has been waging since Abdel Fattah el Sisi became president in 2014.
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