Egypt arrests another Muslim brotherhood leader

The last remaining senior leader of the Muslim Brotherhood who was not in prison was arrested on Thursday by the Egyptian police, closing off the government’s main channel of communication with the group. The leader, Mohamed Ali Bishr, is considered a moderate within the Brotherhood, Egypt’s main Islamist organization and the sponsor of the political […]

Egypt: Pardon for Al Jazeera journalists “being discussed”

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi suggested on Thursday he was considering pardoning journalists of the Qatar-based Al Jazeera television station jailed in his country for nearly a year on charges of aiding a “terrorist organisation”. Human rights groups and Western governments have condemned the trial of the journalists and the United Nations questioned Egypt’s judicial […]

Saudi Arabia urges Egypt to end row with Qatar

The Saudi monarch has called on Egypt to follow its steps in ending a months-long dispute with Qatar after an agreement was reached earlier this week. The agreement, if implemented, promises to put an end to the worst diplomatic rift to hit the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). In statements issued on the Saudi official news […]