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Senators Thom Tills and Chris Coons have called on Egypt to release Ramy Kamel or give him a free and fair trial.

Egypt hits back at critics of rights group arrests

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Egypt hits back at critics of rights group arrests

Egypt's foreign ministry dismissed global criticism of its arrests of three staff members of a the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR).

Why you should care about the arrests in Egypt

Gaia Caramazza

Why you should care about the arrests in Egypt

More than 60,000 political prisoners have been incarcerated since Fattah al-Sisi’s power grab in 2013.

Al-Azhar professor says comments on inter-faith marriage were misunderstood

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Al-Azhar professor says comments on inter-faith marriage were misunderstood

Professor Amna Nosseir sparked public outcry after she said there is no text in Islamic law that prevents a Muslim woman from marrying a ...

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UN urges Egypt to free rights activists

The UN, Amnesty International and countries including the UK and US have raised concerns over the arrest of EIPR staff.

Horriya Marzouk

Biden and Sisi: A favourite dictator no more?

Analysis: While Biden has criticised Trump's support for Sisi, the president-elect has a mixed legacy when it comes to supporting human rights ...

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Egypt rights group says third member arrested

Egyptian authorities arrested a third member of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, a leading local human rights group, in less than a ...

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Egyptian activists arrested for contact with Western diplomats: HRW

Egyptian human rights defenders Karim Ennarah and Mohammed Basheer were arrested following a meeting with several western diplomats on human ...

WHO warns second wave of coronavirus across Middle East

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WHO warns second wave of coronavirus across Middle East

The World Health Organisation has warned that the Middle East should prepare for a second wave of covid-19, as countries across the world ...

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Turkish prosecutors investigate Egypt's Sisi over 'crimes against humanity'

Prosecutors in Istanbul are investigating allegations of torture and crimes against humanity committed by Egypt's president and officials.

Egypt rights group says another staff member arrested

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Egypt rights group says another staff member arrested

Egyptian authorities arrested a second staff member of EIPR, a leading local human rights group

Obama in book wrestles with 'messy' Arab Spring choices

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Obama in book wrestles with 'messy' Arab Spring choices

Pressuring Egypt's Hosni Mubarak to resign while remaining passive on Bahrain as it suppressed protesters was an inconsistency for which he had ...

Egypt arrests office manager of leading rights group

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Egypt arrests office manager of leading rights group

Egypt arrested the office manager of a leading human rights group Sunday on charges including "joining a terror group" and "spreading false ...

2,500-year-old coffins discovered in Egypt's Saqqara

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2,500-year-old coffins discovered in Egypt's Saqqara

At least 100 coffins, some of which hosting mummies, were discovered in Egypt's Saqqara region, authorities confirmed.

Elizabeth Neoman

Mariam Mohamed's death reignites Egypt's digital #MeToo movement

The death of a 24-year-old Egyptian woman in Cairo has served as another catalyst for the digital feminist movement in Egypt.

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Cairo's 'City of the Dead' brought back to life

Since 2014, a series of projects financed by the European Union has changed the face of a small section of the sprawling necropolis.

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France FM in Egypt following Prophet Muhammad cartoons controversy

Jean-Yves Le Drian would meet President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and Ahmed al-Tayeb, the grand imam of Al-Azhar, ...

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Egypt holds second stage of parliament election

Supporters of authoritarian President Sisi are expected to be elected to the rubber-stamp parliament.

Biden and the future of the Middle East's autocrats

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Biden and the future of the Middle East's autocrats

Biden has vowed to drastically change America's relationship with Middle Eastern autocracies, so what can the leaders of Egypt, the Gulf and ...

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Amnesty International slams Egypt's crackdown to Sudanese refugees protest

Amnesty International called on Egypt to investigate the treatment of the Sudanese protesters by security forces, including alleged beatings.

Egypt frees over 400 arrested in rare, anti-government protests

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Egypt frees over 400 arrested in rare, anti-government protests

Protests have been effectively banned in Egypt since 2013, following the military ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

Egyptian official 'experienced fever' during Chinese Covid vaccine trial

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Egyptian official 'experienced fever' during Chinese Covid vaccine trial

Hala Zayed said she experienced side effects upon receiving both doses of the Chinese-made vaccine being tested on Egyptian volunteers, but said ...

Palestinian groups head to <em>Cairo</em> for reconciliation talks

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Palestinian groups head to Cairo for reconciliation talks

The Hamas delegation was headed by Saleh Al-Arouri, deputy leader of Hamas' political wing.

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