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As a farcical election approaches, Egypt reckons with a second term of the Sisi regime

As a farcical election approaches, Egypt reckons with a second term of the Sisi regime

With all legitimate candidates arrested or suppressed, and his one challenger vocally supporting him, it's a forgone conclusion that President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will be returned to office in next week's election.

Egypt’s government tightens authoritarian control

Egypt’s government tightens authoritarian control

With the Arab Spring and the attention of the international media now in the past, Egypt is still struggling with repressive governmental control and increasingly volatile attacks on human rights, writes freelance journalist Salma Islam.

If Al Jazeera closes, we all lose

If Al Jazeera closes, we all lose

We will all know less about the world and hear only more Western-centric news if Al Jazeera is forced to close, writes journalist and media-watcher Christopher Warren.

Egyptians brace for austerity as IMF loan comes with strings attached

Egyptians brace for austerity as IMF loan comes with strings attached

Egypt is in dire financial straits and needs a loan from the IMF. But that never comes without strings, writes freelance journalist Salma Islam.

‘Everyone is talking about a coming storm’: 5 years on from Egypt’s revolution

‘Everyone is talking about a coming storm’: 5 years on from Egypt’s revolution

Five years after Mubarak was ousted, has anything really changed in Egypt? Cairo-based journalist Walt Curnow reports.

Abbott’s double standard on a nuclear-free Middle East

Abbott’s double standard on a nuclear-free Middle East

Tony Abbott says he wants a nuclear-free Middle East. So what about Israel?

‘I’m not on the run’: Greste wants to answer his Egyptian charges

‘I’m not on the run’: Greste wants to answer his Egyptian charges

Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste is on trial in absentia in Egypt. The problem is that by not turning up for his trial in person, he could automatically be found guilty.

A long-awaited release for Greste as Al Jazeera/Egypt tensions cool

A long-awaited release for Greste as Al Jazeera/Egypt tensions cool

Al Jazeera is playing nice with the regime these days. Is the Marriot cell now old news in Egypt?

Crikey Clarifier: is Peter Greste coming home?

Crikey Clarifier: is Peter Greste coming home?

Foreign nationals could be deported instead of held in Egyptian prison under a new law passed in Egypt last week. Does that mean Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste will be sent home? Crikey intern Andrey Rodionov investigates.