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Comment: Sisi is using propaganda tinged with patriotism and tailor-made emergency legislation to target people who dare to speak out against the regime, writes Ahmad Abdelhalim.

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

Egypt's <em>Copts</em> 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 had flouted the lockdown.

Orthodox congregations watch Easter services from home during lockdown

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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 ...

Egyptian policeman, seven militants killed in clashes in Cairo

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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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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 has already suffered many delays.

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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.

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Egypt activist faces charges of 'harming national security'

Researcher Patrick Zaky is the latest activist to be swept up in Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's crackdown on dissent.

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Copts in Egypt: Trapped between a strongman and saviour

Sisi has long crafted an image as the protector of Coptic Christians, a community trapped between the state and society with protection from ...

Egyptian Coptic rights activist faces 'terror' charges

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Egyptian Coptic rights activist faces 'terror' charges

An Egyptian Coptic rights activist is facing charges of joining a "terror" group and spreading misinformation, his lawyer confirmed Monday, amid ...

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Egypt condemns man to death for Cairo church attack

An Egyptian man was sentenced Sunday to death by hanging for an attack on a Cairo church claimed by IS.

Calls for Coptic women to cover up spark debate

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Calls for Coptic women to cover up spark debate

A popular Coptic priest's calls for women to cover up more in church has shone a light on campaigns across the country for more conservative ...

The false allure of authoritarian stability

Eldar Mamedov

The false allure of authoritarian stability

Comment: The EU should use its leverage to extract concessions from Arab autocrats on the most egregious forms of repression, writes Eldar ...

Egypt hands life sentences to Islamic State militants

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Egypt hands life sentences to Islamic State militants

An Egyptian court handed down life sentences to 18 people for joining the Islamic State (IS) and conspiring to bomb a church.

An Arab (maybe) star is born

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An Arab (maybe) star is born

Comment: Squabbling over whether Rami Malek is Arab or Copt misses the point. Let's celebrate his win as a victory for representation in the ...

Sarah Khalil

Arab or Copt? Rami Malek Oscar win sparks debate

An Oscar win for American-Egyptian actor Rami Malik's has seen his identity as a member of Egypt's Coptic minority come under the spotlight.

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Egypt police kill six militants in shootout: ministry

Six militants have been killed in southern Egypt, the country's interior ministry has said.

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Egypt police officer killed defusing bomb at Coptic church

An Egyptian police officer, who was an explosives expert, has been killed while defusing a bomb in a church in eastern Cairo days before Coptic ...

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Egyptian Christians rally at funeral against police killing

Hundreds of Egyptian Christians have rallied at the funeral of two members of their community who were shot dead by a policeman in the southern ...

Egyptian sentenced to death for murdering elderly Coptic doctor

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Egyptian sentenced to death for murdering elderly Coptic doctor

An Egyptian man has been sentenced to death for killing an 82-year-old Coptic Christian doctor.

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Egypt court jails 65 suspected IS militants

Egyptian courts have convicted many suspected jihadists in mass trials which have been criticised by human rights groups.

Egyptian police kill militants suspected of orchestrating Coptic murders

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Egyptian police kill militants suspected of orchestrating Coptic murders

Nineteen Islamic State group militants suspected of carrying out Friday's attack on Coptic Christians have been killed, Egyptian police say.

Angry <em>Copts</em> mourn Egypt bus attack victims Angry Copts mourn Egypt bus attack victims

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Angry Copts mourn Egypt bus attack victims

Egyptian Coptic Christians buried victims who were killed when IS militants attacked a bus carrying pilgrims on Friday.

Egypt: Gunmen open fire on bus carrying Christian pilgrims

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Egypt: Gunmen open fire on bus carrying Christian pilgrims

Several people have been reported dead and wounded after gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying Christian pilgrims travelling to a remote desert ...

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