{FD} Salah takes on Egyptian federation over World Cup debacle

Emboldened by his global star power, Mohamed Salah has said out loud what many of his Egyptian teammates have been saying in private for weeks: Failure by the national federation to enforce discipline and stop meddling by sponsors was mostly to blame for the Pharaohs’ miserable World Cup run in Russia.

{FD} Egypt’s election produces surprise runner-up: Invalid votes

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi’s victory in last week’s election was never in doubt, but the vote produced a surprise runner-up an unusually large number of invalid ballots, suggesting a possible protest vote against el-Sissi or the election itself.

{FD} Egypt’s embattled activists face a #MeToo reckoning

Accusations of sexual misconduct directed at two prominent human rights lawyers in Egypt one of them a former presidential hopeful have roiled the country’s beleaguered civil society, which is already under unrelenting pressure from authorities.