Egypt registers highest number of coronavirus cases in single day

Egyptian health officials reported 910 new cases Wednesday, bringing the total number of registered coronavirus infections in the country to more than 19,000.

Al-Monitor Staff | Coronavirus | May 28, 2020
al-monitor A man wearing a protective face mask and gloves stands outside the Institute of Research for Tropical Medicine amid concerns about the spread of the novel coronavirus in Cairo, Egypt, May 26, 2020. Photo by REUTERS.

As Hifter loses ground in Libya, Egypt weighs options to support him

While Egypt supports Libyan commander Khalifa Hifter against the Turkish-backed Government National Accord, it will refrain from interfering directly in the war.

A correspondent in Egypt | | May 28, 2020

Cairo cracks down on social media influencers

Internet personalities in Egypt, especially women, are the target of a government campaign against debauchery and other charges that rights activists say violate free speech.

Shahira Amin | Social Media | May 26, 2020

Egypt makes major archaeological discovery amid coronavirus crisis

A joint Egyptian-Spanish archaeological mission announced a major discovery in the Bahnasah region, in Minya governorate, consisting of a unique cemetery.

Rasha Mahmoud | Archaeology | May 26, 2020

Is Turkey on moderation path in its foreign policy?

Conciliatory messages coming out of Ankara recently may appear as an effort to moderate Turkish foreign policy vis-a-vis the United States, Europe and Israel, but they are likely to be just maneuvering to weather the many stalemates in Turkey's foreign ties.

Fehim Tastekin | Defense/Security cooperation | May 23, 2020