Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
Former defense contractor Mohamed Ali almost toppled the Egyptian government by posting viral videos about corruption. Now, he has a plan to finish the job.
The latest wave of protests can be linked back to ex-army contractor Mohamed Ali, who has alleged corruption at the highest levels of the Egyptian government and military.
The arrest of two journalists has prompted an anti-government backlash amongst Egyptian press, in perhaps the most striking of a number of recent challenges to President Sisi's hold on power.
A month after two Egyptian doctors were beaten by police officers, the country's powerful Doctors' Syndicate is making a public push for police accountability.
Little is known about the so-called Technical Research Department, a shadowy Egyptian intelligence unit reporting directly to the president. But we do know European companies did business with it.
Egyptian security forces have conducted raids, clamped down on social media, and blocked roads to Tahrir Square ahead of the fifth anniversary of the revolution on January 25.
After a bomb blast ripped apart an apartment building in Giza outside of Cairo, the government was quick to blame the Muslim Brotherhood, but both the Islamic State and a militant group called Revolutionary Punishment claimed responsibility.
British Prime Minister David Cameron will welcome the Egyptian president to Britain, with a face-to-face meeting planned for Thursday morning.