The case of Tahrir activist and Egyptian blogger Maikel Nabil, who has been on a hunger strike for nearly a month, shows torture and prisoners of conscience aren't just a thing of Egypt's past.
The latest attack on an Egyptian gas pipeline is a relatively minor event. But it's another reminder of the public anger that is likely to cause Egypt to draw further away from Israel.
Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan's North Africa tour comes at a critical time for Israel, whose diplomats were forced to flee Cairo this weekend after protesters attacked the Israeli embassy.
Why? Well, it was coming from the IMF.