Egypt's foreign minister has ruled out military action to solve disagreements over water shares, after Ethiopia and other basin countries signed a deal in 2010 to redistribute them without Egypt's approval.... Tuesday, 21 May, 2013 - 12:49
Since the fall of ex-President Hosni Mubarak in February 2011, the Sinai Peninsula has been a hotspot for violence, with frequent attacks on the police and tourist kidnappings.
Violence peaked when 16 security guards... Tuesday, 21 May, 2013 - 11:32
In less than three weeks, Egypt's army has found entrances to 23 tunnels to the Gaza Strip, Egyptian military spokesperson Ahmed Ali said on Monday.
The tunnels were located 250-500 meters west of the international... Tuesday, 21 May, 2013 - 10:43
The United States said on Monday that it was "deeply concerned by the growing trend of efforts to punish and deter political expression in Egypt,” accusing Cairo of violating its international obligations.... Tuesday, 21 May, 2013 - 10:17
Starting tomorrow Tuesday, 21 May 2013, the Egypt Independent team will resume updating its website after a month-long interruption due to restructuring. On its website, Egypt Independent will offer news on national and regional affairs in politics...
This piece was written for Egypt Independent's final weekly print edition, which was banned from going to press. We offer you our 50th and final edition here.
On the macroeconomic level, the closure of a newspaper is a nonevent.
It is one among...