This latest leak, contrary to past leaks, many of which were from within the military rather than the interior ministry and appeared designed to portray Mr. Al Sisi in a negative light and undermine his credibility, seems inadvertent.
Indeed, the Saudis, long touted by some would-be realists as just the sort of implacable autocrats the Middle East needs for long-term stability, have themselves been furiously stirring the pot in recent months and years.
The Sisi government's persecution of activists is a recipe for catastrophe. Washington needs to act decisively, publicly, and quickly to prevent Egypt's human rights crisis from deepening further. It could start by speaking out against what's happening this week.
COPENHAGEN -- Egypt's president said to the family of the murdered Italian student, "We'll find who killed Giulio." For Italians, those words were followed only by deception and delays.
It's possible not much will happen Monday, that predicted demonstrations will be tiny or quashed, but President Sisi's government is obviously rattled and nervous that reaction against his handing over of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia will ignite widespread disruption across the country.
By James M. Dorsey Militant, street battle-hardened Egyptian soccer fans set the stage for growing protests against the government of general-turned-...
Nothing short of severe, collective European action against the Egyptian regime will force anyone in that country to change course.
President Barack Obama will not bring a new US policy with him to the summit with the Gulf nations next week in Riyadh, a policy that would otherwise ...
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which was once at the front and center of the Arab world and a significant player on the global stage due to its oil riches, has been steadily losing its regional influence and prominent role.
By fabricating surreal and ridiculous versions of the "truth," the Egyptian regime has embarrassed even those who usually indulge its flagrant brutality, such as the current Italian government.
The ending or decline of malaria is a major cause of the rising population throughout the African continent.
The misuse of land, symptomatic of any Middle Eastern country with agricultural territory, as well as construction of roads, airports, housing, and prestige projects on arable stretches in several countries has been robbing terrain of valuable assets as foreseen by a very astute Egyptian scientist.
Few places conjure up such iconic and romantic images as Egypt. The pyramids, camels crossing the desert, felucca sailboats with their triangular s...
After a Russian commercial airliner was downed over Egypt's Sinai last October, Western media reported that the Islamic State bombing was retaliation ...
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi's brutal regime in rare gestures towards his opponents has twice this year recognized the potential street power of his country's militant, street battle-hardened soccer fans.
It is as if Giulio Regeni was crucified for us all, but instead of taking away our sins, he exposed the sins of Egypt's and the world's ruling elites.