News reports and articles

Latest news about Egypt
A compilation from multiple sources

Brian Whitaker's blog posts and other articles about Egypt

Online news sources for Egypt

Coronavirus in Egypt

Basic information

CIA World Factbook
The geography, people, government and economy of Egypt

BBC country profile
Essential facts, plus politics, media and key dates in Egypt's history

Local time

Local weather

Maps of Egypt
(University of Texas)

Currency converter
Egyptian pound (EGP)

National anthem
Audio, lyrics and sheet music

More about the Egyptian flag

History and politics

Egypt timeline
A chronology of key events (from the BBC)

Constitutional background

Constitution, 2014

Draft constitution, 2013

Constitution, 2012

Constitutional declaration, 2011

List of government ministers (CIA)

The political system (State Information Service)

International Crisis Group
Recent reports about Egypt

Historical and political texts relating to Egypt


US State Department
Consular information and travel advice

British Foreign Office
Travel advice

Lonely Planet
Online tourist guide to Egypt. Also guide to Cairo

A guide to the city's architecture, landmarks, character, people and problems, by Samir Raafat (

Electricity, plugs and sockets

The national airline


World Bank: Egypt
Comprehensive economic data

Egypt and the IMF

Water and agriculture in Egypt
FAO country profile

Egypt: further reading

The Egyptians: A Radical Story 
by Jack Shenker, 2016. Available from or

The Yacoubian Building
A novel by Alaa Al Aswany. Available from or

Counting Islam: Religion, Class, and Elections in Egypt
by Tarek Masoud, 2014. Available from or

Dramas of Nationhood: The Politics of Television in Egypt
by Lila Abu-Lughod, 2004. Available from or

Official Stories: Politics and National Narratives in Egypt and Algeria
by Laurie Brand, 2014. Available from or

The Rough Guide to Egypt
by Dan Richardson. Available from or

Tahrir - The Last 18 Days of Mubarak: An Insider's Account of the Uprising in Egypt
Abdel Latif El Menaway and Michael Binyon, 2013. Available from or

Transformations in Egyptian Journalism: Media and the Arab Uprisings
Naomi Sakr, 2013. Available from or

Rising from Tahrir
Hoda Rashad, 2012. Available from or

Egypt's Tahrir Revolution
Dan Tschirgi, Walid Kazziha and Sean Mcmahon, 2012. Available from or

Liberation Square: Inside the Egyptian Revolution and the Rebirth of a Nation
Ashraf Khalil, 2012. Available from or

Karama! Journeys through the Arab Spring
Johnny West, 2011. Available from or [Also includes Libya and Tunisia]

The Journey to Tahrir: Revolution, Protest, and Social Change in Egypt
Jeannie Sowers and Chris Toensing, 2012. Available from or

The Struggle for Egypt: From Nasser to Tahrir Square
Steven Cook, 2011. Available from or

Messages from Tahrir: Signs from Egypt's Revolution
Karima Khalil, 2011. Available from or

The Road to Tahrir Square: Egypt and the United States from the Rise of Nasser to the Fall of Mubarak
Lloyd Gardner, 2011. Available from or

Tweets From Tahrir
Alex Nunns, Nadia Idle and Aaron Zenz, 2011. Available from or

Egypt in the Era of Hosni Mubarak, 1981-2011
Galal Amin, 2011. Available from or

On the State of Egypt: A Novelist's Provocative Reflections
Alaa al Aswany and Jonathan Wright, 2011. Available from or

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