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Egypt has loosened a strict coronavirus curfew for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in an effort to kickstart the economy.

Egyptians have taken to social media to ridicule a planned Russian-manufactured nuclear plant in northern Egypt after a nuclear explosion in Russia killed five scientists.

Flash floods kill nine in Jordan Flash floods kill nine in Jordan

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Flash floods kill nine in Jordan

Flash floods killed nine people in Jordan on Friday and saw thousands of tourists evacuated by the authorities from the world famous historic site of Petra.

Sisi and Putin sign strategic partnership agreement

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Sisi and Putin sign strategic partnership agreement

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has hailed talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin as marking a 'new chapter' in bilateral ...

Nuclear energy: Necessity or geopolitical status symbol?

Stasa Salacanin

Nuclear energy: Necessity or geopolitical status symbol?

Despite political and security issues in the region and potential environmental hazards, many Arab states are rapidly moving towards nuclear ...

The New Arab & agencies

Tensions emerge between Assad allies as Syria's war unwinds

Since September 2015, Assad's forces have been making strong gains on the ground against insurgents thanks to Russian air cover and ground forces made up of Iranian-backed fighters.

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Missiles hit Syrian regime airbase in Homs province

More airstrikes targeted Syrian regime positions on Thursday evening, with Hizballah fighters believed to be among the casualties.

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Cairo, Moscow sign contract for Egypt's first nuclear plant

Moscow and Cairo signed a final contract on Monday that will see energy hungry Egypt light up with its first nuclear power plant.

The New Arab

New best friends: Russia's Putin visits Cairo and Ankara

Russian leader Vladimir Putin will begin a historic visit to Egypt and Turkey on Monday, two leading Sunni Muslim powers that have had complex ...

Robert Springborg

Sisi's foreign policy: attempting balance on a weak fulcrum

Comment: Sisi appears to have made some savvy foreign policy decisions, but a closer look reveals a president ineptly pursing a deeply flawed ...

Will Egypt ever go nuclear?

Ibrahim Alsahary

Will Egypt ever go nuclear?

Comment: Plans for the Dabaa nuclear plant were launched with great aplomb. Now a media gag and a precarious economic situation raise ...

Media gag on Egypt-Russia nuclear project

Nada Ramadan

Media gag on Egypt-Russia nuclear project

A sudden and ambiguous gag order on the details of the Russia-Egypt nuclear power project in Dabaa has sparked controversy and ...

British delegation concludes Cairo visit over resuming Sharm flights

Nada Ramadan

British delegation concludes Cairo visit over resuming Sharm flights

The high-level delegation from the UK was in Egypt for talks over the resumption of flights to and from Sharm el-Sheikh.

<em>Dabaa</em> welcomes Egypt-Russia nuclear plant deal despite land disputes

Nada Ramadan

Dabaa welcomes Egypt-Russia nuclear plant deal despite land disputes

Residents of the coastal town have welcomed the signing of a Russian deal to finance and build Egypt’s first nuclear power plant nearby, despite ...

Al-Araby al-Jadeed & agencies

Russia signs deal to build Egypt's first nuclear plant

Russia has signed an agreement with Egypt to build its first nuclear power plant, which will also be financed through a loan by Moscow.

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Russia, Egypt support forming anti-IS coalition with Syria's Assad

President Putin and visiting Egyptian president called on Wednesday for a new coalition to fight Islamic State group to include Cairo and the ...

AFP/al-Araby al-Jadeed

Egypt and Russia sign nuclear deal

Cairo officials rolled out the red carpet for Russian President Vladimir Putin, as the two countries bolster relations.

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