Since the turmoil after the 2011 Arab Spring, the number of unlicensed buildings in Egypt skyrocketed. Now, authorities are cracking down on residents who build on farmland affecting the country's farmers the most. The farmers complain that the government isn't providing alternatives for those who need cheap housing.
Former major cotton exporter Egypt seeks to overcome major challenges to compete with US and Brazil. Cotton was once Egypt's main source of wealth in the 19th century, as the Nile Delta provided fertile grounds for the crop, however, fierce competition has diminished the crops returns.
Cairo - Egyptian puppeteer, Mohamed Fawzi Bakkar's passion is not about pulling strings: he connects with his creations and hopes to bring the traditional art back to the fore. He draws inspiration from average Egyptians as well as famous celebrities.
ISIS' news agency, Amaq issued an announcement about the death of Abu Jaafar al-Maqdesi, a militant who was recently killed in Egypt's Sinai. Egypt has been battling militants for years but the Sinai-based insurgency gained strength.
As Ethiopia is working on completing a massive upstream dam, Egypt fears the Renaissance Dam will cut into its share of the river. Sudan is taking Ethiopia's side in the negotiations with Egypt over the status of the Nile River.