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

Alaa Bliha, 27, rose to fame with videos of herself imitating famous figures from across the Arab world and beyond.

Legacy of resistance: A family portrait of Egypt's uprising

Horriya Marzouk

Legacy of resistance: A family portrait of Egypt's uprising

In-depth: The Seif family became prominent figures in Egypt's uprising, confronting oppressive regimes which have made them pay dearly - sometimes with years behind bars.

Egypt rights defender held in solitary confinement

The New Arab Staff

Egypt rights defender held in solitary confinement

The founder of EIPR said Gasser Abdel Razak was being 'deliberately singled out' for inhumane and degrading treatment.

Egypt adds leading activist, politician to terror watch list

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Egypt adds leading activist, politician to terror watch list

The ruling last week includes a travel ban and freeze on assets for three years. The decision may be appealed within 60 days.

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Egyptian activist faces 'fake news' trial on Saturday

Egyptian authorities have charged Sanaa Seif under the Penal Code and Cybercrime Law for disseminating information regarding Covid-19 in the Tora prison complex in Cairo.

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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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#SayTheirNames: The victims of Beirut blasts

The Beirut blast death toll has exceeded 150. As protesters rage in the capital calling for accountability, The New Arab has compiled a list of ...

Barak Barfi

The Dictatorship Syndrome by Alaa Al Aswany

Book Club: Alaa Al Aswany explains dictatorship as a disease whose causes and symptoms must be thoroughly studied if we wish to ...

Hollywood actors, renowned writers urge Egypt to free activist

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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 ...

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Egypt executes 7 over killing of policeman in 2013

Seven people have been executed by Egyptian authorities for their alleged involvement in the killing of a police officer in 2014, officials ...

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 ...

Renowned jailed Egypt journalist dies after contracting Covid-19

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Renowned jailed Egypt journalist dies after contracting Covid-19

Prominent Egyptian journalist Mohamed Monir, who had been imprisoned on false news charges, has died of Covid-19.

Egypt arrests doctors, silences critics over coronavirus outbreak

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Egypt arrests doctors, silences critics over coronavirus outbreak

Despite an ongoing deadly coronavirus outbreak, Egypt has imposed a crackdown on health workers deemed to be critical of the Sisi regime.

Egypt executes Libyan militant for deadly police attack

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Egypt executes Libyan militant for deadly police attack

Egypt executed a Libyan militant who was convicted for an attack that killed 16 Egyptian policemen.

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Sister of prominent Egyptian detainee arrested after protesting assault

Sanaa Seif, the sister of imprisoned rights activist Alaa Abdel Fattah, was arrested after submitting a complaint about her family's treatment.

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Family of prominent Egyptian activist beaten outside Tora prison

The elderly mother and two sisters of jailed activist Alaa Abdel Fattah were beaten and robbed by 'thugs' as police ...

Jo Schietti

Egypt's relentless war on journalism persists amid pandemic

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's regime has ramped up its brutal campaign against freedom of expression in the media, punishing anyone ...

A joint call from Arab intellectuals and personalities

Covid-19: A dual punishment for Palestinian and Arab prisoners

Comment: An open letter from more than 150 personalities from the Arab world, calling for the release of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails ...

Egyptian activist ends hunger strike after courts restart hearings

The New Arab

Egyptian activist ends hunger strike after courts restart hearings

Renowned activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah told his family he was ending his hunger strike after Egypt's courts recommenced ...

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Egypt releases Mada Masr editor-in-chief on bail

Attalah was released following her arrest on Sunday outside Cairo's Tora Prison where she had been interviewing Laila Soueif, the mother of ...

Mada Masr editor arrested outside Cairo prison

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Mada Masr editor arrested outside Cairo prison

Egyptian security services on Sunday arrested the editor-in-chief of prominent independent news outlet Mada Masr, its lawyer said, the latest in ...

Egypt arbitrarily extends pre-trial detention of over 1,600 defendants

The New Arab

Egypt arbitrarily extends pre-trial detention of over 1,600 defendants

Amnesty said Egypt had flouted basic due process guarantees by citing the Covid-19 pandemic to extend the pre-trial detention of over 1,600 ...

Egypt releases over 4,000 prisoners for Sinai Liberation Day

The New Arab

Egypt releases over 4,000 prisoners for Sinai Liberation Day

Egypt released far more detainees than usual on the national holiday, signalling that authorities have bowed to pressure to reduce prison ...

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