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A warning to Middle East rights activists: Joe Biden will not help you

As a US presidential candidate and as president, Joe Biden indulged in grandiloquent statements about human rights and democracy around the world. He identified the struggle between democracy and autocracy as a defining challenge of our times, vowing that “favourite dictators”, as former President Donald Trump dubbed Egyptian President Abdel …

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‘7 years of abundance’ — The unusual media campaign celebrating Sisi’s anniversary

The headlines emblazoned across nearly all state and private newspapers in Egypt today, June 30, are emblazoned with praise for President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and laud the “new republic,” a term Sisi himself used in a speech several months ago to describe the scope of his ambition to transform Egypt.

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US lawmakers and rights groups call on Egypt to commute planned executions

US lawmakers and human rights groups are calling on Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to commute the planned executions of a dozen members of the Muslim Brotherhood who were charged with hundreds of others in a “sham” mass trial.

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