Egypt is sounding the drums of war in Libya, but any military incursion faces daunting military and political obstacles.
Egypt has numbers but it can't sustain a war, even with the help of Gulf funding.
The late Mohamed Morsi's rise to power represented an end to Egypt's kleptocratic free-for-all.
Cairo has been reduced to a mere observer in the Libyan conflict as Turkish drones in the service of the UN-recognised Tripoli government alter the battleground equation.
Arab states carefully deny any meaningful ties to Israel, but reality is surprisingly different.
While the attack on the pipeline was one the first in many years, its timing suggests that security concerns underline any energy agreement.
Israel's draconian control over freedom of movement has haunted Palestinians for decades. Now its debilitating effect on society means many Palestinians are finding love, and getting married, over social media.
The UN has deferred an anti-torture conference in Egypt, a country long accused of torturing political dissidents.
One airline after another has expressed concerns about the ‘situation in Cairo’ without anyone being able to specify what they are talking about, putting Egypt-bound tourists in a fix.
Militants attacked forces stationed south-west of the city of Arish, the Egyptian interior ministry said in a statement.
At least eight Egyptian security personnel were killed on Wednesday in the Sinai Peninsula, the centre of a long-running militant insurgency, the interior ministry confirmed. Other sources place the death toll at 10 officials.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el Sisi's brand of rule thrives on chaos and perceived threats.
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