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Recent Articles from Declan Walsh

Visiting Egypt, Tillerson Is Silent on Its Wave of Repression

NYTIMES.COM – At the start of a weeklong tour of the Middle East, the secretary of state avoided criticism of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. But…

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After a Mosque Massacre, Egypt Strikes Back in Sinai

NYTIMES.COM – Egyptian Air Force pounded militant targets late Friday as part of a major operation in North Sinai. But the military provided scant detail…

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About 90 Migrants Feared Dead After Boat Capsizes Near Libya

NYTIMES.COM – Many of the dead were said to be from Pakistan. Increasing numbers of Pakistanis are trying to make the dangerous crossing to Europe,…

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Egypt Opens Criminal Inquiry Over New York Times Article

NYTIMES.COM – The Times reported on a secret effort by Egyptian intelligence to sway public opinion on Jerusalem. Officials say the article hurt national security….

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Pences Christmas Pilgrimage Is Canceled. His Next Mideast Move Is Complicated.

NYTIMES.COM – Vice President Mike Pence planned to meet with Christian leaders in the Middle East but several canceled after President Trump recognized Jerusalem as…

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In Egypt, Furious Retaliation but Failing Strategy in Sinai

NYTIMES.COM – One of the most striking aspects of the carnage at a Sinai mosque: How easy it was for militants to carry it out….

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Smartphones in Egypt Bring Biting Humor but Also Scrutiny

NYTIMES.COM – As connectivity has improved, political talk on social media and digital picture-taking can provoke suspicion, or worse, our Cairo bureau chief says. How…

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In Egypt, a Contender Emerges to Challenge President Sisi

NYTIMES.COM – Khaled Ali, a human rights lawyer who rose to prominence last year, vows to run against a president whose government has jailed and…

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