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.
Egyptians Keep Sharing These Videos About Government Corruption and There's Nothing Sisi Can Do About It
Millions of Egyptians are enthralled by daily videos uploaded by a former military contractor who accuses President Sisi of large-scale corruption.
“It could be the beginning of a social media movement.”
Spiritual leader Mohammed Badie and 35 others were found guilty for their alleged involvement in violent clashes that took place after the ouster of former President Mohammed Morsi in 2013.
Six people, including the two Al Jazeera journalists, were sentenced for allegedly leaking classified information to Qatar.
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.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi hailed this parliamentary election as a milestone on the road to democracy. But turnout has been dismal, suggesting Sisi is losing his appeal.
More than simply an economic boon, major French arms deals with Middle Eastern countries make for complex international politics — full of nationalism, opportunism, and moral compromise.
The cabinet drafted a new terrorism law on Sunday that said reporters who published casualty figures and other information that differs from that released by the state could be imprisoned for at least two years.
The death of Shaimaa al-Sabbagh, captured on video, shocked Egypt. She is one of hundreds of protesters that have been killed since Mohamed Morsi was ousted in a coup in July 2013.
In this excerpt, VICE News speaks with representatives from arms manufacturers as well as a US military general overseeing foreign military sales about current business in the Middle East.