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Cairo's bellicose rhetoric has raised fears of a wider regional conflict.

As Tunisia becomes embroiled in a political crisis, questions are being raised about the UAE's role.

Egypt female TikTok influencers get 2-year jail terms

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Egypt female TikTok influencers get 2-year jail terms

Five female social media influencers have been sentenced to two years in jail on charges of violating public morals, Egypt authorities said on Monday.

Coronavirus crisis sparks a young Israeli anti-government protest movement

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Coronavirus crisis sparks a young Israeli anti-government protest movement

Thousands have been taking to the streets several times a week to protest the Israeli government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

Tunisia interior minister named as new PM

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Tunisia interior minister named as new PM

As well as being interior minister in the outgoing government, Mechichi has been a counsellor to the Tunisian President.

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Ethiopian FM outrages Egyptians with “Nile is ours” tweet

Ethiopian Foreign Minister Gedu Andargachew has outraged Egyptians with a tweet declaring that 'the Nile is ours'.

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'UAE conspiracy' aims to destabilise Tunisian politics, warns official

An official from Tunisia's Islamist Ennahdha party warned of a 'UAE conspiracy' aimed at disrupting Tunisian politics.

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Sudan starts trial of ousted president Bashir over coup

Omar al-Bashir, ousted last year amid a popular uprising, and 27 others face trial over a 1989 Islamist-backed coup.

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Turkey sent 3,500 Syrian fighters to Libya -US report

The US Defence Department says that Turkey sent up to 3,800 paid Syrian fighters to fight for the Libyan government, while Russia sent thousands ...

In Libya's war, where is the UK?

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

In Libya's war, where is the UK?

Comment: For all its talk about human rights, the UK has been decidedly absent in supporting a stable solution for Libya that would favour the ...

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Chaos in Tunisian parliament as ‘counter-revolutionary’ MPs continue occupation

Chaos prevailed in the Tunisian parliament as MPs from the Free Constitutional Party, linked to former dictator Ben Ali, continued a sit-in ...

Tunisia parties seek to remove parliamentary speaker Rached Ghannouchi

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Tunisia parties seek to remove parliamentary speaker Rached Ghannouchi

At least five Tunisian parties plan to launch a vote of no confidence in parliamentary speaker Rached Ghannouchi who has been accused of ...

Syria Insight: German court case highlights Assad's torture legacy

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: German court case highlights Assad's torture legacy

Syria Insight: A German court case has gripped the Syrian diaspora in Europe, shedding light on Assad's notorious campaign of torture.

How Abu Dhabi is helping out Damascus

Khaled Sid Mohand

How Abu Dhabi is helping out Damascus

Comment: Khaled Sid Mohand of The Justice and Liberties for All Committee discusses normalisation, and the UAE's monetary, military and security ...

Sisi's crusade against women influencers reveals regime's deepest fears

Sam Hamad

Sisi's crusade against women influencers reveals regime's deepest fears

Comment: The Egyptian regime's crusade against Sama El-Masry and other female influencers is another shameless attempt to police women and their ...

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Libya's Haftar 'mobilising mercenaries' for key battle in Sirte

Haftar-allied foreign mercenaries are reportedly headed for Sirtre to take part in a key battle against government forces.

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Civil unrest continues in southern Tunisia as economy plummets

Thousands of protesters have been gathering in Tunisia's Sfax city for weeks to demand the release of two trade union leaders that were detained ...

Ahmed Sewehli

Sisi has no business drawing 'red lines' in Libya

Comment: Egypt's undemocratic aims and interference in Libya are unwelcome, writes Ahmed Sewehli.

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Tunisian economy to contract 6 percent in 2020: premier

Tunisia's Prime Minister told parliament that the country's GDP will far worse than it did during the 2011 revolution that ...

Coronavirus reveals Tunisia's revolutionary gains only exist on paper

Sarah Yerkes and Maro Youssef

Coronavirus reveals Tunisia's revolutionary gains only exist on paper

Comment: Much of Tunisia's crucial legislation designed to protect women is yet to take effect, leaving women more vulnerable than ever, write ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Suweida's autonomy threatened by new economic uncertainties

Suweida has enjoyed a great degree of autonomy from regime rule during the war, but the dire economic situation in Syria is hitting home.

Saudi, UAE 'support' Egypt's threat of intervention in Libya

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Saudi, UAE 'support' Egypt's threat of intervention in Libya

Saudi Arabia and the UAE have expressed their support for Egypt's threat to launch a military intervention in Libya.

GNA denounces new Sisi threat to intervene in Libya

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GNA denounces new Sisi threat to intervene in Libya

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has warned that Egypt could intervene militarily in Libya if Government of National Accord forces ...

Nine regime fighters killed in blast in south Syria

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Nine regime fighters killed in blast in south Syria

A roadside bomb has killed nine pro-regime fighters in the restive province of Daraa in southern Syria, which has seen a number of attacks on ...

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