Bel Trew is a print and broadcast journalist who has been living in Cairo since the 2011 Revolution. She is the Egypt reporter for the The Times and Sunday Times (of London) and regularly contributes for outlets including Foreign Policy, New Statesman, RT, Sky and the BBC. She has reported from Gaza, Turkey, Lebanon and the West Bank.


The Vatican has endorsed a new pilgrimage route following the storied flight to Egypt to protect baby Jesus. But Christians who take it may face the threat of murderous jihadists.


Targeted for slaughter by the so-called Islamic State, poorly protected by the Sisi government, Egypt’s Copts are struggling to survive in their ancient homeland.

Deadly Disappointments

Trump thinks Egyptian strongman Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is just the kind of ally he needs. After they meet on Monday, he should be disabused.

Pyramid Schemes

President-elect Trump and Egyptian strongman Abdel Fattah al-Sisi seem to have good rapport. But will that put food on the table of 20 million hungry Egyptians?

Penalty Time

More than 25 people were killed in the latest stadium riot—but Egypt’s hooligans aren’t just violent fans, they are wild cards in the country’s restive politics.