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Egyptian authorities executed a Coptic Christian monk convicted over the 2018 killing of the abbot of an ancient desert monastery.

Egypt's state of emergency has been extended for another three months, with a parliament dominated by Sisi's supporters expected to approve the step this week.

Egypt killed three suspects in jihadist murder of Copt

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Egypt killed three suspects in jihadist murder of Copt

Egypt's interior ministry said Monday it killed three "terrorist elements" in the Sinai Peninsula.

IS-linked Egypt group claims execution of Copt, 2 others

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IS-linked Egypt group claims execution of Copt, 2 others

An Islamic State-affiliated group claimed the execution of a Coptic Christian and two tribesmen in Egypt's restive Sinai, in a video ...

Egypt Senate approves tougher sentences for FGM practitioners

The New Arab Staff

Egypt Senate approves tougher sentences for FGM practitioners

Egypt has approved amendments to the law that prohibits female genital mutilation, increasing prison times for those found guilty.

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Ancient Christian ruins discovered in Egypt

The complex is comprised of six sectors containing the ruins of three churches and monks' cells.

Gaja Pellegrini-Bettoli

Iraqis welcome Pope as 'messenger of unity'

Pope Francis used the imagery of the fabrics that make up a carpet to illustrate how Iraq's single churches, each a thread, make up the ...

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Egypt retrieves 5,000 ‘fraudulently acquired’ artefacts from US

Egypt announced that it had retrieved 5,000 ancient items from the US which had left the country in a ‘fraudulent manner’.

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Lebanon begins new lockdown amid surge in coronavirus cases

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

The EU should stop coddling Middle East dictators

Eldar Mamedov

The EU should stop coddling Middle East dictators

Comment: The EU's double standard when it comes to 'friendly authoritarians' like Sisi undermines its credibility and weakens the promotion of ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

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

The New Arab Staff

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.

In Pennsylvania, a bright new future is emerging

Al-Sharif Nassef

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 ...

7 dead in botched Egypt prison break

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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 security forces.

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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 ...

The New Arab Staff

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.

Florence Dixon

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 ...

Yousra Samir Imran

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

The New Arab

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

The New Arab

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 ...

Orthodox congregations watch Easter services from home during lockdown

The New Arab & agencies

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 ...

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