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Palestinian media condemned the "triple aggression against Palestinian rights", referring to the Jewish state, the Emirates and the deal's broker.

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed gratitude towards Egypt, Oman and Bahrain for welcoming the Israeli-UAE normalisation agreement.

Kushner hints more Arab countries will normalise Israel relations

Kushner hints more Arab countries will normalise Israel relations

Senior adviser Jared Kushner has hinted that more Arab countries will normalise relations with Israel.

Bahrain welcomes UAE-Israel deal as boosting peace

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Bahrain welcomes UAE-Israel deal as boosting peace

The Gulf state has also warmed towards Israel in recent years.

Egypt's <em>Sisi</em> praises normalisation of Israel-UAE ties

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Egypt's Sisi praises normalisation of Israel-UAE ties

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said he appreciated the 'efforts... for the prosperity and stability of our ...

Eva J. Koulouriotis

Greece-Egypt maritime deal aims to shackle Turkey's Mediterranean designs

Analysis: The pact between Athens and Cairo is part of a wider regional battle for influence in the Mediterranean.

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Egypt holds low-key Senate elections

Egypt launched a two-day vote for a new Senate on Tuesday, authorities confirmed.

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Sudan imposes curfew after tribal clashes kill 4

At least four people were killed and 35 others injured after clashes erupted in Port Sudan.

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Egypt highway uproots graves, homes in 'City of Dead'

Egypt's ministry of antiquities defended the destruction of the cemetery last month and said "there was no destruction of monuments".

Libya slams Egypt-Turkey maritime deal

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Libya slams Egypt-Turkey maritime deal

Turkey's Foreign Ministry also slammed the 'so-called agreement' between Egypt and Greece.

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Hollywood actors, renowned writers urge Egypt to free activist

Noam Chomsky, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Arundhati Roy were among the public figures to call for the release of prominent Egyptian activist Sanaa ...

Egypt grapples with women's freedoms online as #MeToo re-emerges

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Egypt grapples with women's freedoms online as #MeToo re-emerges

Rights groups say the government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been curtailing freedoms since he ...

Egypt's military gambit in Libya risks backfiring

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Egypt's military gambit in Libya risks backfiring

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

Egypt's <em>Sisi</em> ratifies law barring soldiers from seeking office

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Egypt's Sisi ratifies law barring soldiers from seeking office

Active and former military staff will only be allowed to run for office with the army's approval, in a bid to bar any of Sisi's rivals from the ...

<em>Sisi</em> the so-called secularist sets his sights on <em>Al</em>-Azhar

Sam Hamad

Sisi the so-called secularist sets his sights on Al-Azhar

Comment: Not content with an already severely restricted public sphere, Sisi has moved to bring this 1,000-year-old Egyptian centre of ...

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Tributes pour in for Egypt's 'doctor of the poor'

Social media was flooded with tributes to Mohammed Mashally, an Egyptian doctor who dedicated his career to providing free medical care for those who couldn't afford it.

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Egyptian TikTok influencer charged with 'spreading debauchery' granted bail

Manar Samy has been released on bail, suspending her three-year prison sentence for posting dance videos on TikTok, which led her to be charged ...

Yousra Samir Imran

Desperate and trapped, Gaza's youth turn to suicide

Amid growing desperation, Gaza is in the grip of a suicide crisis.

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Saudi foreign minister pays surprise visit to Algeria

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister paid a surprise visit to Algeria to meet with top officials.

IS occupies four villages in Egypt's Sinai

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IS occupies four villages in Egypt's Sinai

Wilayat Sinai, Egypt's Islamic State group affiliate, has occupied four villages in the north of the Sinai peninsula for nearly a week.

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Egypt frees detained news editor after over 2 years

Adel Sabri was arrested in April 2018 after his website published an Arabic translation of a New York Times report, which exposed alleged fraud ...

AU reports Nile negotiations progress amid Egyptian criticism

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AU reports Nile negotiations progress amid Egyptian criticism

The African Union has reported progress in negotiations regarding Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam amid heightened tensions between Egypt and Ethiopia ...

Turkey, Russia say they seek lasting ceasefire in Libya

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Turkey, Russia say they seek lasting ceasefire in Libya

Moscow and Ankara have again encouraged Libya's rival factions to work towards a lasting ceasefire. Previous efforts by the two countries - ...

Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan resume Renaissance Dam talks

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Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan resume Renaissance Dam talks

The trio of African Union countries appear to have come together to discuss the controversial dam.

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