As expected, the former Egyptian general Abdel Fatah El Sisi swept in the presidential elections with more than 93% of the votes. A victory shadowed by the low turnout (44%).

An Egyptian court has sentenced 683 people to death in another mass trial against alleged rioters accused of murder and attempted murder of several police officers in Minya. Mohammed Badie, the supreme leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, is among them.

Egyptians vote in constitutional referendum. First ballot since military overthrew President Morsi Likely to spawn presidential bid of General al-Sisi – Al Jazeera.

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A detailed report into the attacks targeting Coptic Christian communities in August reveals the extent of the failure of the security services to protect the minority group, said Amnesty International.

At least 53 people were killed during demonstrations of the supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood in the 40th anniversary of Egypt’s war with Israel in Cairo and across the country on Sunday, a health ministry official said.

Five years blogging from this spot! Since my first post about the US presidential campaign, the first one for Obama, to this day, hundreds of stories have found a place in this blog. Comments, links, selected news about topics I considered interesting and I hope my readers and followers too.

Egypt braces for new protests. The Muslim Brotherhood call will test how much the security crackdown has crippled the group and if they can still mobilize their base – Al Jazeera.