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Egyptian pro-Sisi media outlets hound striking doctors, Qatar fixes privacy issues on its contact-tracing app and Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque prepares to re-open for worshippers. Here's the latest.

Pro-Sisi media have launched a campaign of incitement against doctors, including death threats.

Eighth death from medical negligence reported in Egypt's prisons

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Eighth death from medical negligence reported in Egypt's prisons

An eighth person has died this month in Egypt's prisons of alleged medical negligence.

Israeli private jet 'lands in Sudan' in normalisation controversy

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Israeli private jet 'lands in Sudan' in normalisation controversy

Sudan's military has denied rumours of an Israeli jet landing in Khartoum despite controversial moves to normalise ties between the two ...

What normalisation of Assad's regime could mean for Turkey

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What normalisation of Assad's regime could mean for Turkey

Most of the countries that have restored ties with Damascus are motivated by their strong desire to undermine Turkey's objectives in the wider ...

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Egypt's doctors accuse government of causing coronavirus catastrophe

The Egyptian Medical Syndicate has accused the government of negligence 'tantamount to death through a dereliction of duty' over lack of protection for doctors during the Covid-19 crisis.

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IKEA praised for giving Muslims space to safely pray

More than 700 Muslims practised social distancing while performing Eid al-Fitr prayers in Germany this weekend after IKEA donated its car park ...

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WATCH: Egypt imam abandons Eid prayer, flees from police

Egyptian authorities have reportedly arrested a sheikh that was filmed fleeing from police in a hilarious video that appeared online, after he ...

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WATCH: Egyptian family abduct corpse of victim from hospital

A video that emerged online shows the moment an Egyptian family attempted to kidnap the body of a relative who had died from Covid-19.

France and Turkey's growing rivalry in the Middle East

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

France and Turkey's growing rivalry in the Middle East

France views Turkey's foreign policy stance as a threat to its own economic and geopolitical interests.

Austin Bodetti

China in the Middle East: Tourism and soft power

The spread of the coronavirus has undermined a years-long Chinese effort to reshape the new world order with soft power.

<em>Egypt</em> historian Khaled Fahmy sees rising surveillance state

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Egypt historian Khaled Fahmy sees rising surveillance state

State surveillance is on the rise globally as governments such as Egypt's take advantage of the coronavirus pandemic, warns exiled historian and ...

Haftar urges forces to target 'colonial' Turkey in Libya

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Haftar urges forces to target 'colonial' Turkey in Libya

After losing battles in several strategic locations, Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar asked his loyalists "to fight Turkey's 'colonial' ...

<em>Egypt</em> pardons former policeman jailed for pop singer murder

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Egypt pardons former policeman jailed for pop singer murder

Thousands of prisoners were released from prisons in Egypt on Saturday, including a former policeman jailed over killing a Lebanese pop ...

Tripoli campaign to continue despite losses

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Tripoli campaign to continue despite losses

General Haftar's forces have said they will continue to fight forces allied with the UN-supported government in Tripoli, despite heavy losses in ...

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Gaza records its 'first' coronavirus-related death

Palestinians recorded the first coronavirus-related death in Gaza, increasing the total virus deaths inside Palestinian territories to five.

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Egypt kills 21 Sinai jihadists planning 'Eid attacks'

Egyptian authorities confirmed the killing of 21 militants in the Sinai peninsula who were allegedly planning Eid al-Fitr attacks.

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Libya government retakes several Tripoli districts from Haftar forces

Khalifa Haftar's LNA forces suffer further setbacks in their bid to seize Libya's capital from government control.

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Muslims are preparing for a muted Eid as lockdown dampens upcoming celebrations, while Covid-19 funding for Yemen is at risk. Here's the latest.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Saudi Arabia lifts its lockdown, Egypt's doctors lay into the government, Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity reopens and Ikea's car parks host ...

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Hamas warns of Gaza Eid lockdown amid coronavirus rise

Hamas official Khalil al Hayya says Gaza may enter full lockdown if coronavirus cases continue to rise, as Gazans prepare to celebrate Eid on ...

Egyptian anti-Sisi whistle blower announces return to political life

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Egyptian anti-Sisi whistle blower announces return to political life

Mohamed Ali, the dissident construction contractor whose videos exposing President Sisi’s corruption shocked Egypt, has announced that ...

Coronavirus fallout dampens spirits as Muslims mark major holiday

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Coronavirus fallout dampens spirits as Muslims mark major holiday

For Muslims around the world, the Covid-19 pandemic has put a damper on Eid Al-Fitr festivities.

WATCH: Libyans parade captured Russian missile system in Tripoli

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WATCH: Libyans parade captured Russian missile system in Tripoli

The Libyan Government of National Accord has paraded a captured Russian missile defence system through the streets of Tripoli while accusing ...

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