Waleed Abdul Rahman
Features Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi monitoring revision of Sinai development projects (Egyptian Presidency)

How Did Egypt Get Close to Announcing ‘End of Terrorism’?

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has repeatedly made statements about his country succeeding in eliminating terrorism to a large extent. These claims…

Waleed Abdul Rahman (Cairo)
World Libyan forces attack ISIS sites during the “Al-Bonyan Al-Marsous” operation in Sirte 2016. (Getty Images)

Questions about Pledge of Allegiance to the New ISIS Leader

Days after ISIS announced the appointment of “Abul-Hussein Al-Husseini Al-Qurashi” to lead the organization, succeeding “Abul-Hassan Al-Hashemi Al-Qurashi”,…

Waleed Abdul Rahman (Cairo)
Arab World Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi shook hands with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in the presence of the Emir of Qatar on the sidelines of the World Cup opening. (Egyptian Presidency)

Will the Course of Egyptian-Turkish Relations Lead to ‘Bigger Steps’ against the Muslim Brotherhood?

Reports about the developments in the Egyptian-Turkish relations raised questions about whether the new path would lead to “bigger steps” against the Muslim…

Waleed Abdul Rahman (Cairo)
Arab World Mohammed Badie, former Muslim Brotherhood leader, in prison (File photo: Reuters)

Two New Brotherhood Administrations, Leaderships Provoke Egypt’s Political Circles

The recent developments within the Muslim Brotherhood, which Egypt classifies as a terrorist organization, have preoccupied the political circles, especially…

Waleed Abdul Rahman (Cairo)
World Egypt’s national flag flutters in the wind from the top of a flag pole, in Tahrir square, central Cairo, February 3, 2015. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

Brotherhood’s Istanbul Front Appoints Mahmoud Hussein as Acting Guide

The Islamic Brotherhood’s “Istanbul Front” decided to appoint Mahmoud Hussein as the acting guide of the organization, to succeed Ibrahim Mounir, who passed…

Waleed Abdul Rahman (Cairo)
Arab World Shawki Allam, Grand Mufti of Egypt (Egypt's Dar Al Ifta)

Egypt’s Grand Mufti to Asharq Al-Awsat: Religious Discourse in Saudi Arabia Keeps Up with the Times

Grand Mufti of Egypt Shawki Allam has affirmed that “religious discourse in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is characterized by a set of qualities that fit the era…

Waleed Abdul Rahman (Cairo)
Arab World Ayman al-Zawahiri, AFP

Circle of Candidates for Succeeding Al-Qaeda’s Slain Leader Widens

Experts have voiced different opinions about candidates who could possibly succeed Ayman al-Zawahiri, the slain All-Qaeda leader who was killed in a US raid…

Waleed Abdul Rahman (Cairo)
Arab World The National Cancer Institute Egypt in central Cairo is damaged after an attack blamed on the Muslim Brotherhood's Hasm group in 2019. (Reuters)

Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt on Brink of Collapse, Says Not Seeking Power

After struggling with years of “fragmentation, division and conflicts,” the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt announced that it was not seeking power in the north…

Waleed Abdul Rahman (Cairo)