The Suez Canal crisis: Strategic effects on a global scale

The crisis of the Ever Given ship stranded in the Suez Canal has come to the attention of the global media, as it reveals its strategic importance in running...

Egypt’s railways turn out to be a gate to death

The Egyptian Ministry of Health announced the death of 32 citizens and the injury of 66 others in a train collision Friday in Sohag Governorate, southern Egypt....

‘Guardianship is my right’: Egyptian women revolt against taboos

“I cannot travel… I cannot take my daughter out of school… I cannot open a bank account for my son.” These are some of the problems that women of...

Non-union journalists forgotten in Egypt’s prisons

After three years of silence, hoping to get her detained husband out but to no avail, Asmaa Mohamed, the wife of the Egyptian journalist Mohamed Saeed, spoke...

Not prisons but tombs: Egypt’s detainees die from medical negligence and bad conditions

Since the coup against Mohamed Morsi, the first elected civilian president in Egypt in 2013, Egyptian prisons have been crowded with large numbers of opponents of the authorities, hundreds of...

The success of Egyptian opposition TV channels reflects the failure of official media

"The Failure" was the broad headline that describes the state-sponsored media machine in Egypt over the past few days. The regime acknowledged the weakness of the media supporting it and...

Will Al-Sisi’s debts limit Egypt’s options in the GERD crisis?

Debt is a heavy word on Egyptians. It carries a legacy from the decades of the occupation, about 150 years ago, as the British used excessive borrowing on the part...

Tears and pain: Mother’s Day in Al-Sisi’s prisons

Blogs on social media documented the tears and pain that thousands of mothers suffer in Egypt as the country celebrates Mother's Day in a way that embarrasses the regime....

Egypt and the IMF: Good indicators, bad social conditions

In November 2016, Egypt signed a $12 billion loan agreement with the International Monetary Fund. This three-year agreement included the IMF’s primary conditions, such as floating the exchange rate of...

Al-Sisi’s decision to raise the minimum wage suggests imminent wave of high prices

With great irony and a faint smile, Said El-Messiri, an employee at a government institution in Egypt, commented on the presidency's announcement of raising the minimum wage as part...