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Egypt’s Sisi Is Getting Pretty Good … at Being a Dictator

But will the army continue to back the president if the economy starts to tank?

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In Sisi’s Egypt, Blasphemy Is Still a Crime

The Muslim Brotherhood is gone -- but the government is still jailing people for offending Islam.

Passport

In Egypt, Out with One Imprisoned President and in with Another

Hosni Mubarak and Mohammed Morsi ruled over two very different Egypts, but both found themselves before the country's legal system.

The Cable

U.S. Resuming F-16, Tank Shipments to Egypt

Just in time for Egypt's military campaign against Houthi rebels in Yemen, the White House announced Tuesday it would allow shipments of U.S. fighter jets, ...

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A Ray of Light for Africa’s Dam of Discord

Egypt and Ethiopia make peace over a hugely controversial Nile dam. And Cairo’s about-face has everything to do with security.

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Saudi Arabia’s Big Gamble​

With a new king and a young, untested defense minister, Riyadh has plunged headlong into war in Yemen. At stake is nothing less than the kingdom's position of leadership in the Arab world.

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Yemen Strife Reminds Oil Markets That Mayhem Matters

Military action by Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states in Yemen spooked oil traders, a reminder that a world in flames can still rattle energy markets.

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