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.
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.
LGBTQ people in Egypt who have been targeted by the country’s virulently anti-gay authorities tell The Daily Beast of their fear, misery, and the degradation of being incarcerated.
When fans waved the rainbow flag at a concert, it set off the latest wave of ferocious persecution targeting Egypt’s LGBT community.
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.
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.
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?
Young survivors talk of the horror as their overcrowded boat capsized, and tell us why they took the risk—and why many will take it again.
After long delays, the UN-backed government in Libya is on the offensive in strategic Sirte while ISIS hides behind trapped civilians.
Giulio Regeni, 28, was murdered while reporting on labor unrest. Many believe he died in Egypt’s ghastly prisons.
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.