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The American actress urged authorities to release activists from the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EiPR) in a video posted on the group’s YouTube channel.

Egypt has embarked on an execution spree in recent months, putting scores of people to death.

Egypt releases photographer, model detained after pyramid photo shoot

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Egypt releases photographer, model detained after pyramid photo shoot

Photographer Houssam Mohammed and Salma al-Shimi were arrested on Monday after the shoot at the Saqqara necropolis, in which Shimi appeared in ancient Egyptian costume.

Saudi Arabia denies role in Iranian nuclear scientist's killing

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Saudi Arabia denies role in Iranian nuclear scientist's killing

Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was killed on Friday after his car and bodyguards were targeted in a bomb and gun attack on a major road outside the capital ...

Behind Bahrain's gamble on normalisation with Israel

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Behind Bahrain's gamble on normalisation with Israel

Analysis: Despite the risk of exacerbating Bahrain's already volatile domestic politics, normalisation with Israel confirms the importance of ...

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Saudi urges Tehran to 'not escalate situation' over assassination

Fakhrizadeh's assassination is a loss to the Muslim world, Saudi's envoy to the UN said, before urging Iran to refrain from 'escalating the situation'.

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Israel warns citizens not to talk politics with Emiratis

Israel has warned its citizens not to discuss democracy, the royal family, or other taboo issues with Emiratis during their trips to the UAE.

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European ambassadors 'deeply concerned' by detention of Saudi activists

The ambassadors said they are 'deeply concerned' about the activists, highlighting the cases of Loujain Al-Hathloul and Samar Badawi.

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Hamas chief in Gaza contracts coronavirus

Hamas said Sinwar is in a 'good' condition and working in isolation.

Sisi weary of backlash over planned Netanyahu visit: source

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Sisi weary of backlash over planned Netanyahu visit: source

As Netanyahu is reportedly set to embark on official visit to Egypt, but sources said Egyptian President Sisi and Israeli premier Netanyahu have ...

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Egypt arrests model over 'sexy Cleopatra' shoot outside Saqqara

A model donning provocative Pharaonic-styled clothing in a Saqqara photoshoot was arrested, sparking a debate about the Islamisation of ancient ...

Iranian commander killed in airstrike on Syria-Iraq border

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Iranian commander killed in airstrike on Syria-Iraq border

The IRGC commander was in the Syrian city of Albukamal when the strike took place.

Seventeen Malaysian Islamic organisations reject Muslim Brotherhood 'terror' designation

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Seventeen Malaysian Islamic organisations reject Muslim Brotherhood 'terror' designation

The joint statement said the Saudi move was based on false accusations and judgements without evidence.

Rebel shelling kills 7 Yemen children: medics

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Rebel shelling kills 7 Yemen children: medics

Doctors without Borders appealed to 'all armed groups to abide by international humanitarian law and take all necessary precautions to avoid ...

Prominent US imam withdraws from convention over UAE concerns

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Prominent US imam withdraws from convention over UAE concerns

Imam Khalid Latif said he would not be taking part in this year's Reviving the Islamic Spirit conference in Toronto over actions taken by the ...

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Thousands protest in Iraq as death toll rises

At least eight people have died in recent clashes between anti-government protesters and supporters of Moqtada Sadr.

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Syria graduate doctors to battle Covid-19 in rebel hub

In Idlib and adjacent parts of Aleppo province, opposition officials have recorded almost 15,766 novel coronavirus infections in total, ...

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Ex-Syrian spy chief 'moved to Austria with Mossad help'

A former chief of Syrian intelligence accused of human rights violations was granted asylum in Austria with the help of Israeli intelligence,

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For wounded Syrian photographer, Paris protest reawakens Aleppo trauma

Ameer al-Halbi, a freelance photographer who has covered the Syrian civil war from his home city of Aleppo, needed treatment for face ...

Egypt arrests 14 for racism against top Zamalek footballer

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Egypt arrests 14 for racism against top Zamalek footballer

In one of the incidents, a video that surfaced on Facebook showed a group of four men chanting 'Shikabala, Shikabala' while pointing at a black ...

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Sudan confirms but downplays Israeli visit

Israel announced on November 23 that it had sent its first delegation to Sudan after the deal on normalisation, but Khartoum denied knowledge of ...

Houthis allege deadly attack on Saudi base in Yemen

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Houthis allege deadly attack on Saudi base in Yemen

Yemen's Houthi rebels on Sunday claimed that at least eight Saudi soldiers and officers were killed in an attack on a military camp in Marib.

Ten years on, Tunisia is Arab Spring's only success

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Ten years on, Tunisia is Arab Spring's only success

Only Tunisia has made the transition during the Arab Spring, with the other popular uprisings ending in repression, war or chaos.

The soundtrack of the Arab uprisings in 10 songs

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The soundtrack of the Arab uprisings in 10 songs

Few of the pro-democracy protesters who took the Middle East by storm in 2011 had a flag to raise or leader to follow. But all had a song to ...

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