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Egypt's parliament urged the 31 countries "not to install themselves as guardians of Egypt" and to refrain from "politicising human rights issues for political or electoral purposes".

The Palestinian factions have met to discuss points of division between the sides and plans for the upcoming elections.

France opens investigation into 'UAE donations' to Le Pen

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

France opens investigation into 'UAE donations' to Le Pen

The French judiciary has opened an investigation allegations that Marie Le Pen received funding from the UAE during her 2017 election campaign.

Egypt to 'temporarily close' probe of Italian student murder

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt to 'temporarily close' probe of Italian student murder

Egypt is to "temporarily close" its investigation into the murder in Cairo of Italian student Guilio Regeni, for which Rome named ...

I escaped Sisi's jails, but thousands of others haven't

Bahey el-Din Hassan

I escaped Sisi's jails, but thousands of others haven't

Comment: Despite death threats forcing me out of Egypt, I'm lucky compared to the tens of thousands jailed, tortured and killed for speaking ...

The New Arab Staff

Morsi's son killed by 'lethal substance' in Egypt: lawyers

Government reports had alleged that Abdullah Morsi was found dead a year ago due to a heart attack, but his lawyers claim new evidence shows otherwise.

Sam Hamad

Egypt's senate election farce helps Sisi recruit more loyalists

Comment: Egypt's newly created senate is will have no legislative power, and is just a method of expanding the regime's system of loyalty and ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt holds low-key Senate elections

Egypt launched a two-day vote for a new Senate on Tuesday, authorities confirmed.

Sam Hamad

Sisi the so-called secularist sets his sights on Al-Azhar

Comment: Not content with an already severely restricted public sphere, Sisi has moved to bring this 1,000-year-old Egyptian centre of ...

Egypt pressures Spain to extradite dissident activist

The New Arab Staff

Egypt pressures Spain to extradite dissident activist

Mohamed Ali, who maintains his innocence, has said the charges are fabricated to punish him for his activism.

Ahmad Abdelhalim

Egypt is targeting 'evil people' instead of fighting Covid-19

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

<em>Egyptian</em> judge who drafted anti-torture law dismissed from council

The New Arab Staff

Egyptian judge who drafted anti-torture law dismissed from council

Veteran Judge Asim Abdul Jabbar had been set to resume membership of the seven-member council in 2021, before his name was suddenly dropped off ...

Rights group to 'expose, prosecute' Egypt torture perpetrators

The New Arab Staff

Rights group to 'expose, prosecute' Egypt torture perpetrators

Perpetrators of torture in Egypt could soon be exposed for their crimes, rights organisations have warned, amid a newly-launched campaign to end ...

Egypt must investigate Morsi's mistreatment in jail, HRW says

The New Arab Staff

Egypt must investigate Morsi's mistreatment in jail, HRW says

A year has passed since the death of Egypt's first democratically-elected president.

Anti-coronavirus measures spark Middle East fears of rights rollback

The New Arab & agencies

Anti-coronavirus measures spark Middle East fears of rights rollback

Activists jailed and protest camps destroyed, hundreds arrested for breaking curfew, and prisoners jailed in overcrowded unsanitary conditions: ...

The New Arab

Egypt minister accuses Muslim Brotherhood of hatching coronavirus plot

Egypt's religion minister was mocked online for accusing the Muslim Brotherhood of plotting to infect the armed forces, police and judiciary with coronavirus.

The New Arab

Egyptian court shuts down Shia TV channels, websites

The court ordered that Egytian ISPs restrict access to Shia website, including a prominent news website.

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt lawmakers consider granting president power to select mufti

A draft law submitted by MPs proposes that the president should have the final say on the selection of Egypt's highest-ranking Muslim official.

The New Arab

Profile: Lebanon's new government, including first-ever female defence chief

Six women have been appointed in Lebanon's allegedly 'technocratic' government – but are the ministers as fresh-faced as they seem?

<em>Egyptian</em> court demands whereabouts of Arab Spring icon

The New Arab

Egyptian court demands whereabouts of Arab Spring icon

Many fear Egyptian blogger and lawmaker Mostafa al-Naggar has been killed.

Josh Ruebner

It's time for Congress to defund Trump's 'favourite dictator'

Comment: Congress needs to hold Egypt accountable for its human rights record, and ensure that US military aid is not used to commit human ...

Egyptians call for 'Day of Rage' over 'Sisi corruption'

The New Arab

Egyptians call for 'Day of Rage' over 'Sisi corruption'

Millions of Egyptians are heeding a whistle blower's calls for protests on the streets of Cairo, on the online sphere at least.

Fears over <em>Egyptian</em> judiciary's independence arise after Sisi appointments

The New Arab & agencies

Fears over Egyptian judiciary's independence arise after Sisi appointments

The independence of the Egyptian judicary is now at risk after the presidency appointed top judges for the first time in Egypt's modern ...

Morsi: From Egypt's president, to Sisi's prisoner

The New Arab & agencies

Morsi: From Egypt's president, to Sisi's prisoner

Mohamed Morsi, who died on Monday aged 67, was Egypt's first democratically-elected president but spent just one year in office after the 2011 ...

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