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Russian observers will be deployed at the Sharm El-Sheikh and Hurghada airports, according to an Egyptian political source.

After maritime commerce was brought to a halt for days, Egypt now intends to widen a part of the canal to avoid a repetition of the March incident.

Ethiopia to generate electricity from GERD starting August

The New Arab Staff

Ethiopia to generate electricity from GERD starting August

Ethiopia has announced that the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam will begin producing electricity in August.

Egypt hangs Coptic monk for killing of abbot

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Egypt hangs Coptic monk for killing of abbot

Egyptian authorities executed a Coptic Christian monk convicted over the 2018 killing of the abbot of an ancient desert monastery.

Biden’s brewing problem in Ethiopia

Alex de Waal

Biden’s brewing problem in Ethiopia

Comment: A brutal regional conflict broke out last November and shows no signs of winding down, writes Alex de Waal.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US envoy in Egypt for Ethiopia dam talks

US envoy Jeffrey Feltman has met Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in a new effort to resolve the bitter dispute over Ethiopia’s Great Renaissance Dam

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Egypt, Turkey officials hold talks to reset frayed ties

Egypt's foreign ministry has confirmed that the deputy foreign ministers of both nations are chairing meetings in Cairo for talks on normalising ...

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Egypt buys 30 Rafale jets from France: military

The latest purchase from French defence firm Dassault Aviation is aimed at shoring up "national security" and will be financed through a ...

The New Arab Staff

Rape and torture of Egypt detainee prompts international outrage

At least three of the prisoner's family members have been detained since they published the allegations of sexual assault and torture.

Egypt registers 'world record' of Covid deaths among doctors

The New Arab Staff

Egypt registers 'world record' of Covid deaths among doctors

Sixty-one doctors have died from coronavirus since the start of April, the Egyptian Medical Syndicate announced this week.

Eva J. Koulouriotis

How warming Egypt-Turkey ties could impact the Middle East

Analysis: The beginning of a new chapter in Egypt-Turkey relations could also pave the way for changes in the wider region.

Turkey wants to mend ties with Saudi Arabia: spokesperson

The New Arab Staff

Turkey wants to mend ties with Saudi Arabia: spokesperson

Turkey is seeking better ties with Saudi Arabia after recent fall outs.

Egypt executes nine over 2013 police station storming

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Egypt executes nine over 2013 police station storming

Egyptian authorities executed nine people Monday over the storming of a police station in 2013 in which 13 policemen were killed, a security ...

Egypt’s information minister resigns after months-long standoff with media

The New Arab Staff

Egypt’s information minister resigns after months-long standoff with media

Osama Heikal resigned after months of pressure by pro-government figures who disapproved of his criticism Egypt's media.

Egypt's <em>Sisi</em> extends state of emergency for seventeenth time

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Egypt's Sisi extends state of emergency for seventeenth time

Egypt's state of emergency has been extended for another three months, with a parliament dominated by Sisi's supporters expected to approve the ...

The New Arab Staff

Egyptian civilian killed by army in restive Sinai peninsula

Egyptian forces are fighting an extremist insurgency in the Sinai peninsula but rights groups say civilians regularly bear the brunt of the conflict.

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Egypt's Brotherhood mulls elections in exile amid internal dissent

The acting leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, Ibrahim Munir, is reportedly planning elections to the movement's governing body, despite ...

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UAE strongman Mohammad bin Zayed to visit Cairo: reports

The UAE's de facto ruler, Mohammed bin Zayed, plans to visit Cairo to discuss Ethiopia's Grand Renaissance Dam amid tension in Egyptian-Emirati ...

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Russia to resume flights to Egypt after 6-year hiatus

Moscow suspended all flights to Egypt after the Sinai's IS affiliate shot down a Russian passenger jet.

Egypt to release hundreds of prisoners ‘including Brotherhood members’

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Egypt to release hundreds of prisoners ‘including Brotherhood members’

Egyptian authorities will release 1,686 prisoners to mark Ramadan, including members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood movement, according to ...

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Turkey still opposed to Egypt's banning of Brotherhood: Cavusoglu

Turkey's foreign minister said Ankara would have opposed Egypt's 2013 coup regardless of who had been in power.

Erdogan's party extends new olive branch to Egypt

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Erdogan's party extends new olive branch to Egypt

Bulant Turan, the parliamentary leader of Erdogan's AKP party, said a motion will be presented to the parliament speaker's officer 'to establish ...

Egypt sacks rail chief after string of deadly accidents

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt sacks rail chief after string of deadly accidents

Transport Minister Kamel el-Wazir's shuffle of 10 top officials in Egypt's embattled railways authority, including its head Ashraf Raslan, ...

11 dead, almost 100 hurt in Egypt train accident

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11 dead, almost 100 hurt in Egypt train accident

A train accident north of Cairo on Sunday left 11 people dead and 98 others injured.

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