As the Arab Spring rebellion swept Egypt, Western powers watched nervously to see what government would replace the dictatorship of Hosni Mubarak. Among the nations most interested in the outcome was Israel.
Spy Cables: Mossad's questionable questions about Morsi
- 25 February 2015
- Clayton Swisher
Sisi tapes are genuine, British forensic lab finds
- 24 February 2015
- David Hearst
On Sunday night Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi took to the air to proclaim his innocence. Stung by the publication of secretly recorded conversations in which the Egyptian president and his senior staff revealed their contempt for their Gulf donors, discussing how to tap them for billions more and how to divert the money into the army's bank accounts, the president said he was the victim of a plot.
So that Egypt doesn't fall into the ISIS trap
- 23 February 2015
- Jamal Khashogji
By rejecting President Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi's call for military intervention in Libya, the UN Security Council and the international community have saved Egypt from falling into a trap set up by ISIS. The problem will be keeping the country out of its neighbour's conflict. Amid the anger and desire for revenge following the slaughter of 21 Egyptians by the ISIS offshoot in Libya, senior officials and journalists in Egypt are calling for war.
Libya has become a battleground for regional struggles
- 20 February 2015
- Samira Shackle
Ever since Muammar Gaddafi was deposed in 2011, rival militias have been battling for control of Libya. In recent days, the long-running crisis has deepened. On Monday 16 February, Egyptian forces bombed alleged Islamic State targets in Libya, after a video was released online, appeared to show militants beheading 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians.