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Journalists Islam El-Kalhy and Hassan Al-Qabbani were released on Sunday after a respective six months and 1.5 years in pre-trial detention.

In-depth: Arab women played a pivotal role as activists, organisers and leaders during the 2011 uprisings, but a decade later the promise of greater gender equality remains unfulfilled.

#IWD: New draft law deems Egyptian women legally incapacitated

Horriya Marzouk

#IWD: New draft law deems Egyptian women legally incapacitated

Why a new draft personal status law that reduces females to 'machines for birthing children' is a shocking and frustrating set-back for Egyptian women's rights.

Egypt, Sudan reject Ethiopia Nile dam 'fait accompli'

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Egypt, Sudan reject Ethiopia Nile dam 'fait accompli'

During his first visit to Khartoum since the fall of Omar al-Bashir, Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ...

<em>Sisi</em> visits Khartoum for first time since Sudanese revolution

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Sisi visits Khartoum for first time since Sudanese revolution

Sisi's first visit to Sudan since the 2019 revolution aims to revive the two countries' relations, and address tensions with Ethiopia over its ...

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Sudan to launch historic review of its federal system

Sudan has long been torn by multiple conflicts between the central government and rebels from various ethnic groups.

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Egypt regime informants 'are on Clubhouse', warns analyst

An analyst has taken to Twitter to share his mixed experiences with the new audio-sharing app, Clubhouse.

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Egypt, Sudan sign military cooperation deal amid Ethiopia tensions

Egypt and Sudan have held high-level talks and signed a military cooperation agreement amid continued tensions with Ethiopia over the Nile and ...

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Egypt, Sudan back DR Congo to mediate dam deadlock

Egypt and Sudan proposed the Democratic Republic of Congo should lead efforts to restart talks over Ethiopia's Blue Nile mega-dam.

Egyptian journalist detained upon return to Cairo

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Egyptian journalist detained upon return to Cairo

Exiled writer Jamal al-Jaml disappeared upon his return to Cairo late last month and resurfaced on Saturday before the State Security ...

Emad Moussa

Is Barghouti the best hope for a free Palestine?

Comment: For the disillusioned and the frustrated, Barghouti's presidency seems like an attractive option. But the staying power of his ...

Five Palestinian factions ally with <em>Fatah</em> in upcoming elections

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Five Palestinian factions ally with Fatah in upcoming elections

The Palestinian Democratic Union, the Palestinian Liberation Front, the Palestinian Popular Struggle Front, the Arab Liberation Front and the ...

For Egyptian activists abroad, a growing fear

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For Egyptian activists abroad, a growing fear

Family members of Egyptian activists now living abroad are being targeted by security forces and arrested on vague charges, as an effort by ...

4 protesters killed in clashes with Iraq security forces

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4 protesters killed in clashes with Iraq security forces

Clashes between Iraqi security forces and anti-government demonstrators in the city of Nasiriyah left four protesters dead.

Repression fails to stamp out Arab activism: Amnesty

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Repression fails to stamp out Arab activism: Amnesty

Despite the challenges, human rights defenders across the Middle East and North Africa are continuing their battle for civil rights in the face ...

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Egypt detainees languish in jail

In a practice dubbed by the country's legal and activist community as "recycling" or "rotation", inmates can end up in detention indefinitely - even after a court has ordered release.

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Egypt's political prisoners 'denied fruit, bread' during family visits

Political prisoners in Egypt have been prohibited from receiving specific food, including fruits and bread, from their visiting families, ...

Horriya Marzouk

Were Biden's warnings to Sisi just empty threats?

In-depth: A $200 million arms deal with Cairo has led many to question the seriousness of Biden's vow to take a tougher stance on human rights ...

Jonathan Kuttab

The long and bumpy road to Palestinian elections

Comment: Palestinians are keener than ever to vote, but it's not yet clear whether persistent obstacles can be overcome, or the extent of change ...

Germany begins trial of alleged Egyptian spy

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Germany begins trial of alleged Egyptian spy

The Egyptian-born German's alleged activities are said to be part of wider efforts by Cairo to spy on dissidents abroad.

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Egypt pro-regime figures take aim at Clubhouse

Early signs of a witch hunt have emerged against Egyptian users of the invite-only audio-chat app Clubhouse.

Rival Palestinian factions 'pen joint letter to Biden administration'

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Rival Palestinian factions 'pen joint letter to Biden administration'

The reported letter comes following recent talks between Fatah and Hamas officials, ahead of national elections in the West Bank and ...

Thousands of Covid vaccines from UAE arrive in Gaza

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Thousands of Covid vaccines from UAE arrive in Gaza

The Russian-made Sputnik V vaccine doses arrived via the Rafah crossing with Egypt.

US stops Trump's aid freeze to Ethiopia

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US stops Trump's aid freeze to Ethiopia

The US lifted a Trump-era block on aid to Ethiopia over its controversial mega-dam.

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