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With infections hitting record levels, Lebanon is entering a 25 day lockdown, to stop hospitals becoming overwhelmed.

Comment: The EU's double standard when it comes to 'friendly authoritarians' like Sisi undermines its credibility and weakens the promotion of human rights worldwide, writes Eldar Mamedov.

Nine Egyptian policemen jailed for torture, killing

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Nine Egyptian policemen jailed for torture, killing

Nine Egyptian policemen were sentenced to three years in jail for torturing and killing a fish seller.

Egypt closes decade-old, controversial foreign funding case

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Egypt closes decade-old, controversial foreign funding case

Egypt closed a long-running investigation into 20 NGOs accused of illegally receiving foreign funds.

US senators urge Egypt to release detained <em>Coptic</em> activist

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US senators urge Egypt to release detained Coptic activist

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

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In Pennsylvania, a bright new future is emerging

Comment: Pennsylvania is a key battleground state, and our sizeable Arab and Muslim community has a vital role to play in the 2020 election and beyond, writes Al-Sharif Nassef.

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7 dead in botched Egypt prison break

Egypt held military funerals Thursday for three policemen killed as they prevented four convicts on death row from staging a prison break.

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Three Egyptian police, four convicts killed in attempted prison-break

Three Egyptian policemen were killed when four convicts tried to escape the notorious Tora prison in Cairo. The convicts were later killed by ...

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Egypt churches reopen as new infections wane

The Coptic Orthodox Church said in a statement that it would receive the faithful in its churches with restrictions that include social ...

Egypt denies destroying ancient Islamic cemeteries to build bridge

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Egypt denies destroying ancient Islamic cemeteries to build bridge

Egypt's government has denied it was destroying ancient Islamic cemeteries to make way for a bridge.

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Suspected Egyptian spy in Berlin signals widespread anti-dissident campaign

The revelation that a former employee in Merkel's press office is under investigation for spying for Egypt hints at a wider campaign by the Sisi ...

Egypt court sentences <em>Coptic</em> monks for abbot's killing

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Egypt court sentences Coptic monks for abbot's killing

An Egyptian court upheld a death sentence for one Coptic monk and life imprisonment for another over the 2018 murder of a desert ...

Arab LGBT community mourns the loss of Sara Hegazy

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Arab LGBT community mourns the loss of Sara Hegazy

The death of Egyptian activist Sara Hegazy sent shockwaves through the Arab LGBT community.

Canada city faces backlash over mosques' calls to prayer

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Canada city faces backlash over mosques' calls to prayer

The Canadian city of Mississauga has faced backlash for allowing mosques to broadcast the evening call to prayer during Ramadan.

Egypt's Copts record four new coronavirus cases among priesthood

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Egypt's Copts record four new coronavirus cases among priesthood

Four new cases of coronavirus have been recorded among the clergy of Egypt's Coptic Church, amid reports that some Egyptian churches ...

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Orthodox congregations watch Easter services from home during lockdown

Televised and online services replaced the usually packed-out Orthodox Easter congregations across Eastern Europe and the Middle East as coronavirus lockdowns persist.

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: Orthodox Easter celebrated at home, UK criticised over ethnic minority Covid-19 deaths, Iranians permitted not to fast over ...

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Egyptian policeman, seven militants killed in clashes in Cairo

One policeman and seven militants have been killed in an armed clash in the Cairo suburb of Amiriyah in the lead up to Coptic Holy Week.

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Israel imposes coronavirus lockdown over Passover holiday

Israeli residents will be banned from leaving their homes during part of the week-long Passover holiday.

Egypt postpones new administrative capital move over coronavirus

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Egypt postpones new administrative capital move over coronavirus

Postponing the move to the new capital is a major blow to a project personally conceived of by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, which ...

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Egypt shuts Al-Azhar mosque and churches over coronavirus fears

Egypt's Al-Azhar mosque will close its doors to worshippers as religious authorities move to stop the spread of coronavirus.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

COVID-induced prisoner swaps, Turkey's auto-disinfecting ATMs and Egypt's mosques and churches finally shuttering in today's Coronavirus roundup.

Senior Egyptian officer among dead in Sinai bombing

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Senior Egyptian officer among dead in Sinai bombing

An Islamic State group affiliate is suspected of involvement in the attack.

Amnesty international condemns 'mass execution' carried out in Egypt

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Amnesty international condemns 'mass execution' carried out in Egypt

Egyptian authorities executed eight men in the early hours of this morning in Borg el-Arab prison in Alexandria, according to a statement by ...

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