Sunday drive: Scorpio(n) king in mummy land!

The car in front of me has a boy sticking his head out of the sunroof, breathing exhaust fumes and completely oblivious to the gnarl of traffic around him. There’s honking from aggressive drivers trying to muscle past my Mahindra Scorpio whilst helmetless bikers with two or more pillions (also without helmets) weave in and […]


Explained: Who is targeting the Muslim Brotherhood?

After the Egyptian uprising which overthrew President Hosni Mubarak in 2011, the Brotherhood won the country's first free presidential elections. It was toppled by the military following widespread protests and was outlawed soon after. US President Donald Trump is working to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign terrorist organization, a move that would bring […]


Egypt to vote on extending Sisi’s rule

Egypt’s Parliament, packed with loyalists of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, began on Tuesday a session to vote on changes to the Constitution that could keep the former military chief in power until 2030. The proposed amendments were initially introduced in February and updated this week after several rounds of debates. It includes changing Article 140 […]


Egyptian forces kill 40 militants after attack on tourists

Egyptian security forces killed 40 militants in two operations after four people died in a roadside bomb that struck a tour bus in Greater Cairo on Friday. The militants were planning attacks against churches, state institutions, economic interests, the armed forces and tourist sites, the Ministry of Interior said in a statement on Saturday. The […]


Four killed in bombing of tourist bus near Egypt’s pyramids

Three of the tourists were killed along with the tour guide, an Egyptian citizen, Attorney General Nabil Ahmed Sadeq said in a statement. An explosion on Friday targeting a bus carrying Vietnamese tourists on an excursion to the Giza pyramids left four people dead and 10 others wounded, Egyptian authorities said. Three of the tourists […]