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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.

Currently, a persona non grata in Egypt for his 'anti-regime' stance, award-winning Egyptian novelist Alaa Al-Aswany denied he talked to Israeli army radio.

27 May, 2022

Amr Waked, an actor, is also a persona non grata in Egypt for being anti-regime. He is currently being accused of offending Egyptian women for a tweet he posted and then deleted after facing criticism.

26 May, 2022

A video statement released online by the youngest son of late Egyptian autocrat Hosni Mubarak has sparked mixed reactions in Egypt.

18 May, 2022

The condition of Alaa Abdel-Fattah has been marred by contradictory official narratives, but his family confirms he has been on hunger strike for 47 days now.

18 May, 2022

Pictures of the statue of the Great Sphinx of Giza with its eyes closed have recently sparked a debate in Egypt, with many refuting their credibility.

16 May, 2022

Egyptian state security prosecution released three TikTokers over the weekend who satirised high food prices.

09 May, 2022

A total of 59 Egyptians are currently held behind bars, some of who are serving up to 10-year sentences, according to the Egyptian Network for Human Rights.

04 May, 2022

For hundreds of years now, Egyptians have celebrated Eid with special types of cookies believed to be originated from the pharaonic times.

03 May, 2022

Award-winning Egyptian film director Yousry Nasrallah has been selected to head the jury of the short film contest at the upcoming Cannes festival in France.

29 April, 2022

Egyptian state TV presenter, Hala Fahmy, has been accused of "terrorism-related charges", pending further investigations against her, only days after she was chased in public by unidentified men at dawn.

27 April, 2022