Downing of the Russian Metrojet airliner shows how a hitherto little-known terror group and its Islamic State parent may be adapting their tactics.
Maria Gloria Polimeno
When the 'Arab street' came to Downing Street, passions ran high and fear and loathing were in the air.
The Metrojet Airbus A321 that crashed in Northern Sinai.
Investigating an air crash is a delicate and complex task at the best of times – and Flight KGL9268 came down in one of the world's most difficult regions.
Sinai: a whole lot of trouble ahead.
Mohamed Abd El Ghany
Whatever caused the crash of a Russian airliner over the northern Sinai, it's finally brought the world's attention back to a critical security crisis.
Al Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy is jailed for three years in Egypt.
The news that two British journalists and their unnamed Iraqi colleague were arrested and charged by the Turkish authorities [though released following publication of this article] for “engaging in terror…
Reuters/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
Authoritarianism has failed to keep Egypt stable and secure, but General al-Sisi's government is nonetheless doubling down.
Not so secure.
Reuters/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
Islamic State's Egyptian affiliate has been terrorising the Sinai Peninsula for months – and now it's upping the ante.
Cairo’s Rabaa al-Adaweya Square before and after the August 14 massacre of more than 800 peaceful protesters in 2013.
Two years ago, on August 14, more than 800 protesters against a coup were massacred in Cairo. A court recently upheld the death sentence for Egypt's ousted elected leader.
But what do their citizens think?
It's been assumed that most Arab countries are adamantly opposed to Iran’s regional rise and therefore not in favor of a nuclear deal. But is that really the case?
One needs to understand the differences in their Islamic movements to make sense of events over recent decades in Egypt and Iran.
People sometimes overlook their profound differences if social forces unite them in a common, often ill-defined desire. Hostility to Muslims is creating an imagined solidarity that Islamists can exploit.
The site of a bombing targeting the convoy of the Egyptian Prosecutor General, Hisham Barakat.
Egypt's Islamist discontents are incensed at the abuse of the judicial system – and hellbent on sabotaging the country's stability.
Not everyone feels the same way about Egypt’s president, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
There are plenty of alternatives to rule by the military strongman that is destroying Egypt. But most of the viable leaders are in exile or jail.
Emad Shahin: under sentence of death.
The West has stood by and watched as democracy was stifled in Egypt. It will reap the whirlwind.
A traditional clay minaret stands in the Malian city of Timbuktu. Structures such as these are being destroyed as a result of conflict.
Africa is losing rich heritage and historical structures through conflict.
Morsi in court.
EPA/Namir Galal/Almasry Alyoum
Two years after the ousting of Egypt's first democratically elected president, military rule is now firmly entrenched.
The aftermath of an apparent Saudi air strike in Yarim, Yemen.
The joint Arab assault on Yemen is so massive, planning must have been underway for a very long time.
Our journalists come in for a lot of stick, what with accusations of political bias from politicians, intrusions on privacy from celebrities, or ‘dumbing down’ of the culture in general. But Peter Greste’s…
When will they be reformed?
The Arab Spring began with a protest against police brutality. The dreams of those who took to the streets 4 years ago will not be realized until police forces change.
Mourning their Coptic brethren, murdered by ISIS.
An eyewitness to Libya's optimism after the overthrow of Moammar Gadhafi asks how it has become a base for ISIS.
Egyptians have both protested and mourned the rise of IS in neighbouring Libya.
IS doesn't just pose a security threat to Egypt, it significantly increases the country's need to restore growth and boost employment.