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A group of Egyptians reached out to the tourist at his hotel in Giza in a heartwarming gesture.

Our fortnightly round-up from Iraq features a horrendous week for women's rights after two assassinations target prominent activist Soad al-Ali and beauty queen Tara Fares.

Iraqi activist who helped organise Basra protests shot dead

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Iraqi activist who helped organise Basra protests shot dead

Mother of four Soad al-Ali was killed instantly by masked gunmen who fled the scene after shooting at her outside a supermarket.

Saudi Arabia's influential crown prince lands in Egypt

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Saudi Arabia's influential crown prince lands in Egypt

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been received by Egypt's President Sisi on arrival in Cairo, as he kicks off his maiden foreign tour

Blast near Cairo cathedral kills dozens: ministry

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Blast near Cairo cathedral kills dozens: ministry

At least twenty five people were killed and sixteen others injured on Sunday by a blast near the St. Mark's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Cairo.

Nada Ramadan

'Zelal': the dark world of Egypt's psychiatric hospitals

Egyptian filmmaker Marianne Khoury and late Tunisian director Mustapha Hasnaoui probe the world of Egypt's psychiatric hospitals in their internationally acclaimed documentary film Zelal.

Rami Almeghari

Nakba day: Remembering life before occupation

Feature: Jumaa Hassan Abu Hadrous has spent most of his life in exile following the 1948 Nakba.

Omar

Testifying from the front lines of Syria's uprising

Blog: The uprising started as a series of peaceful demonstrations, but grew into open warfare after violent and aggressive attacks by regime ...

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