Egypt has raised alarm over the gravity as well as the unprecedented humanitarian and security repercussions of the expanded ground operations in the Gaza Strip.
One of the most enduring features of the Middle East over the past decade has been the close relationship between the Egyptian regime of Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and Israel.
The crackdown on press freedom continues in Egypt, a country ranked as the world’s third-worst jailer of journalists, as the Supreme Council for Media Regulation has suspended the Cairo-based news outlet Mada Masr on Sunday for six months over allegedly “operating without a license, publishing fabricated news and inflicting harm …
Israel-Palestine war: Egypt’s media regulator blocks Mada Masr over coverage of Israel’s bombing of Gaza
Independent Egyptian news website Mada Masr has been referred to the country’s public prosecutor, and had its website blocked for six months, according to the online newspaper.
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi received a phone call from US President Joe Biden on Sunday to discuss the situation in the Gaza Strip.
Although it will prove a challenging partner, Cairo has critical interests and strong leverage in Gaza.
During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the Egyptian government enforced a partial shutdown that caused severe economic distress, particularly among the poorest segments of the population.
The value of the US dollar against the local currency in the Egyptian informal market skyrocketed over the past two weeks, a major blow to the country’s already ailing economy, and the increase is believed to be a direct consequence of the ongoing deadly Israeli war on the neighbouring besieged …
Egyptian President Abdel Fatah el-Sisi on Wednesday warned his armed forces and the general public to rein in their anger and enthusiasm, in an apparent reference to the outrage felt in Egypt at the Israeli military onslaught on neighbouring Gaza.
The Egyptian public is outraged by the ongoing Israeli bombardment of Gaza and the potential ground offensive. Government-sanctioned protests on behalf of the Palestinians have, in the past, served as opportunities to express ordinarily stifled dissent against the Egyptian government itself—and they could do so again.