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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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Islamic State Sinai Affiliate Claims to Have Hit Egyptian Ship With Missile

It's the latest escalation in a brutal fight between the Egyptian government and Islamist militants.

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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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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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Even in the Fake Kingdom of North Sudan, Disney Princesses Are White

Jeremiah Heaton wanted to start his own kingdom to make his daughter a princess, and ended up being called a colonialist. But that didn't stop Disney from wanting to make a movie about it.

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