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Thaer Mansour


Thaer Mansour is a journalist based in Cairo, reporting for The New Arab on politics, culture and social affairs from the Egyptian capital.

Alaa Abdel-Fattah’s sister, activist Mona Seif, accused the judiciary of not facilitating a fair trial for her brother.

18 October, 2021

In-depth: Three days before the 1973 October War anniversary, an EgyptAir flight landed in Tel Aviv for the first time. Observers say Cairo is picking up on regional trends and alliances in a bid to restore its regional clout.

12 October, 2021

An Egyptian pharmacist was beaten up by her colleagues at the workplace for not abiding by the Islamic hijab.

12 October, 2021

The Egyptian Grand Museum received the second Shrine of King Tut to join the third and fourth ones, leaving the first to be restored and transferred later for public display.

12 October, 2021

The wife of detained businessman Safwan Thabet was interrogated by the state security, a few days after she posted a video demanding the release of her husband and son.

11 October, 2021

Egypt's foreign ministry and Grand Mufti slammed this week's Israeli court verdict allowing 'quiet' Jewish prayer inside Al-Aqsa Mosque courtyard.

08 October, 2021

The Egyptian musicians' syndicate suspended rapper Marwan Pablo after a friend of his introduced him on stage replacing the name of the Lord with his name.

07 October, 2021

A fatwa issued by a prominent Islamic scholar relating to hymen reconstruction has opened up a rare discussion in Egypt about women's reproductive rights, a topic typically shunned by the deeply conservative and patriarchal society.

05 October, 2021

Egyptian authorities have continued a crackdown on individuals linked to a Muslim Brotherhood member who rights groups say is in jail for refusing to cede his assets.

01 October, 2021

After two years in detention, Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah's fate remains unclear.

30 September, 2021