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Good News for Egypt’s Gas Sector Could Be Bad News for Israel

The discovery of a “supergiant” gas field in Egyptian waters could give Cairo a political and economic boost at the expense of Israel’s own offshore reserves.

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ISIS in Egypt Claims to Have Beheaded Croatian Hostage

Tomislav Salopek, an employee of a French geosciences firm, was kidnapped in Cairo last month.

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President Sisi’s Canal Extravaganza

With spectacle and ceremony, Egypt's president unveiled an unnecessary infrastructure project in a country that is falling to pieces.

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Sisi’s Regime Is a Gift to the Islamic State

How extreme repression in Egypt is producing a new generation of terrorists.

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Egypt’s Coming Chaos

The assassination of a top official and a brazen attack by an Islamic State affiliate this week herald a prolonged period of bloodshed.

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The Mystery of Islam Salah al-Din Atitu

The Cairo university student left home to take a final exam. The next day, he turned up in a city morgue, with marks of torture on his body, and police peddling a suspicious story about how he got there.

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Egypt’s Quiet Social Revolution

The generation that launched the Tahrir Square revolution in 2011 is changing the country again.

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Sisi’s Islam

Egypt’s president is taking control of the country's mosques — and risks driving his enemies underground.

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