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A dilapidated building collapsed in Egypt's Alexandria, killing at least three people.

'I'm thinking of you,' actor William Abadie said in the video message to jailed human rights advocate Karim Ennarah.

Scarlett Johansson urges <em>Egypt</em> to release imprisoned rights activists

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Scarlett Johansson urges Egypt to release imprisoned rights activists

The American actress urged authorities to release activists from the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EiPR) in a video posted on the group’s YouTube channel.

Rise in executions reveals 'human rights crisis' in <em>Egypt</em>

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Rise in executions reveals 'human rights crisis' in Egypt

Egypt has embarked on an execution spree in recent months, putting scores of people to death.

<em>Egypt</em> releases photographer, model detained after pyramid photo shoot

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Egypt releases photographer, model detained after pyramid photo shoot

Photographer Houssam Mohammed and Salma al-Shimi were arrested on Monday after the shoot at the Saqqara necropolis, in which Shimi appeared in ...

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Sisi weary of backlash over planned Netanyahu visit: source

As Netanyahu is reportedly set to embark on official visit to Egypt, but sources said Egyptian President Sisi and Israeli premier Netanyahu have failed to agree on the visit's circumstances.

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Egypt arrests model over 'sexy Cleopatra' shoot outside Saqqara

A model donning provocative Pharaonic-styled clothing in a Saqqara photoshoot was arrested, sparking a debate about the Islamisation of ancient ...

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Seventeen Malaysian Islamic organisations reject Muslim Brotherhood 'terror' designation

The joint statement said the Saudi move was based on false accusations and judgements without evidence.

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The geopolitical shadow of Ethiopia's Tigray conflict

Analysis: Ethiopia's deadly civil war in Tigray province risks triggering wider geopolitical instability in the Horn of Africa.

Prominent US imam withdraws from convention over UAE concerns

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Prominent US imam withdraws from convention over UAE concerns

Imam Khalid Latif said he would not be taking part in this year's Reviving the Islamic Spirit conference in Toronto over actions taken by the ...

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Egypt to 'temporarily close' probe of Italian student murder

Egypt is to "temporarily close" its investigation into the murder in Cairo of Italian student Guilio Regeni, for which Rome named ...

<em>Egypt</em> arrests 14 for racism against top Zamalek footballer

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Egypt arrests 14 for racism against top Zamalek footballer

In one of the incidents, a video that surfaced on Facebook showed a group of four men chanting 'Shikabala, Shikabala' while pointing at a black ...

Jordan king and Palestinian president meet for peace talks

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Jordan king and Palestinian president meet for peace talks

President Abbas and King Abdullah met in the Jordanian resort town of Aqaba.

Ten years on, Tunisia is Arab Spring's only success

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Ten years on, Tunisia is Arab Spring's only success

Only Tunisia has made the transition during the Arab Spring, with the other popular uprisings ending in repression, war or chaos.

The soundtrack of the Arab uprisings in 10 songs

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The soundtrack of the Arab uprisings in 10 songs

Few of the pro-democracy protesters who took the Middle East by storm in 2011 had a flag to raise or leader to follow. But all had a song to ...

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White House's Kushner headed to Saudi, Qatar: reports

US President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner will visit Saudi Arabia and Qatar this week in a bid for further diplomatic deals in the region before leaving the White House.

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Thousands protest against 'corrupt' Netanyahu

Fresh allegations of corruption against Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu have intensified protests across the country.

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Riyadh to end Qatar blockade as 'gift' to Biden

A Saudi analyst close to the royal court said the kingdom is seeking ways to resolve the Qatar blockade and subsequent GCC crisis "as a gift" to ...

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Iraq training US-sanctioned militia leader for top role: report

Government officials view the reported appointment to the military of a militia security chief as a move to weaken Iran-backed groups.

South African claims he is stranded in Jerusalem

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South African claims he is stranded in Jerusalem

Shahid bin Yusuf Takala has stayed at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque for almost a year.

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Veteran Egyptian human rights activist dies of Covid-19

Hafez Abu Seada, a co-founder of the Egyptian Organisation for Human Rights who was arrested several times by the regime of former President ...

Erdogan pushes tough foreign policy despite economic pain

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Erdogan pushes tough foreign policy despite economic pain

Erdogan's increasingly hawkish foreign policy is rankling Western allies and scaring away investors

Egyptian singer 'unaware' he was photographed with Israeli singer

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Egyptian singer 'unaware' he was photographed with Israeli singer

Mohamed Ramadan denied knowing Omer Adam was Israeli after he received backlash for taking a photo with the singer, and said that 'Palestine is ...

UN finalises deal to open counter-terrorism office in Qatar

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UN finalises deal to open counter-terrorism office in Qatar

The UN and Qatar have finalised an agreement to open a counter-terrorism office in Doha.

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