Terrorism, torture and a silenced opposition: Egypt appears to be moving further away from democracy under President el-Sissi. "We are the victims here", insists FM Shoukry referring to increasing terrorist attacks.
Egypt's Foreign Ministry first snubbed then relented and met US presidential adviser - and Trump son-in-law - Jared Kushner. The US reportedly cut aid to Egypt due to human rights abuses.
"Our tourist industry has been sufficiently damaged. And the Egyptian people bear the brunt," Sameh Shoukry says on DW's Conflict Zone. But is Cairo doing enough to protect Egypt and tourists from terrorism?
Al-Azhar has opened booths in Cairo metro stations to offer guidance and counter extremism. Egyptians have welcomed the presence of the renowned Sunni Islam institution, though some are uncomfortable, reports Mat Nashed.
Fifty years on and Israeli occupation continues. Peace is stalled. Elections delayed. Why, after so long, have the Palestinians achieved so little? Tim Sebastian meets Nabeel Shaath, adviser to the Palestinian president.
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