Two and a half years ago in Tahrir Square, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle compared Egypt's democratic revolution to the German reunification. Germany's calls for democracy in Egypt continue today.
Egypt has announced that it will hold parliamentary elections starting in October. The long-awaited polls will be the first since President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi ousted his Islamist predecessor.
The bomb that rocked Cairo today serves as a reminder that despite the Sissi government’s increasingly authoritarian clampdown Egypt is neither stable nor secure. This should worry the Obama administration.
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has denounced the death verdict against deposed president Mohammad Morsi, calling it "a nail in the coffin of democracy." A Cairo court upheld the death sentence after consulting grand mufti.
Angela Merkel has praised Egypt's peace efforts in the Middle East following a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Berlin. The pair's press conference was shut down after it descended into chaos.