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Cairo's bellicose rhetoric has raised fears of a wider regional conflict.

Active and former military staff will only be allowed to run for office with the army's approval, in a bid to bar any of Sisi's rivals from the presidency.

IS occupies four villages in Egypt's Sinai

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IS occupies four villages in Egypt's Sinai

Wilayat Sinai, Egypt's Islamic State group affiliate, has occupied four villages in the north of the Sinai peninsula for nearly a week.

The UAE's hidden hand in Tunisia's political crisis

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

The UAE's hidden hand in Tunisia's political crisis

As Tunisia becomes embroiled in a political crisis, questions are being raised about the UAE's role.

Egypt dissident fights extradition from Spain for alleged fraud

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Egypt dissident fights extradition from Spain for alleged fraud

Anti-Sisi whistle blower Mohamed Ali faces extradition to Egypt on grounds of fraud and money-laundering.

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Turkey sent 3,500 Syrian fighters to Libya -US report

The US Defence Department says that Turkey sent up to 3,800 paid Syrian fighters to fight for the Libyan government, while Russia sent thousands of mercenaries to General Khalifa Haftar

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Egypt 'won't stand idle' on security threats from Libya

In a meeting with tribal leaders in eastern Libya, Egypt's president said it will not "stand idle" against threats to the country's national ...

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Sudan ratifies law criminalising female genital mutilation

Anyone found guilty of performing the procedure will be sentenced to up to three years in prison, according to a copy of the new law obtained by ...

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 ...

Militants kill three civilians for ‘cooperating with <em>Egyptian</em> military’

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Militants kill three civilians for ‘cooperating with Egyptian military’

Tribal sources have reported that Islamic State affiliated militants have attacked a village in northeastern Sinai and killed three civilians ...

Khaled Sid Mohand

How Abu Dhabi is helping out Damascus

Comment: Khaled Sid Mohand of The Justice and Liberties for All Committee discusses normalisation, and the UAE's monetary, military and security ...

The final demise of free expression in Egypt's media

Horriya Marzouk

The final demise of free expression in Egypt's media

Egypt has censored all independent reporting on sensitive political topics, with journalists and social media users only allowed to communicate ...

Turkish naval commander meets Libyan chief of staff

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Turkish naval commander meets Libyan chief of staff

Turkey's Admiral Adnan Ozbal has met the Libyan government's Chief of Staff in Tripoli ahead of an expected confrontation between Libyan ...

Greek FM visits seat Libya's pro-Haftar government

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Greek FM visits seat Libya's pro-Haftar government

The surprise visit from the Greek offical is the latest sign of deepening ties between Athens and Haftar

Libya's Haftar 'mobilising mercenaries' for key battle in Sirte

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Libya's Haftar 'mobilising mercenaries' for key battle in Sirte

Haftar-allied foreign mercenaries are reportedly headed for Sirtre to take part in a key battle against government forces.

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Popular Egyptian actress Elham Shahin reveals meeting with Assad

The Egyptian actress said she met the embattled Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

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Egypt executes Libyan militant for deadly police attack

Egypt executed a Libyan militant who was convicted for an attack that killed 16 Egyptian policemen.

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Macron: Turkey playing 'dangerous game' in Libya

French President Emmanuel Macron launched a furious attack on Turkey's conduct in Libya, accusing the key NATO member of playing a "dangerous ...

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Egypt mufti says neutrality in Libya is 'haram'

Two of Egypt's top Muslim religious authorities have backed the country's stance on Libya after President Sisi threatened to intervene in ...

Libya: What does Egypt's 'declaration of war' mean?

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Libya: What does Egypt's 'declaration of war' mean?

The GNA have denounced Sisi’s televised statement on Saturday, perceiving his warning to intervene as as a 'declaration of war'.

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GNA denounces new Sisi threat to intervene in Libya

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has warned that Egypt could intervene militarily in Libya if Government of National Accord ...

Egypt condemned after detention of medics criticising coronavirus response

Florence Dixon

Egypt condemned after detention of medics criticising coronavirus response

Egypt must stop its campaign of arrests and intimidation against health workers who express alarm over its response to Covid-19, which has ...

Hints of rapprochement between rivals Egypt and Turkey, explained

Mel Plant

Hints of rapprochement between rivals Egypt and Turkey, explained

Behind-the-scenes talks indicate warming ties between longtime rivals Egypt and Turkey but Emirati influence over Cairo looks to hamper ...

Head of Libya's Tobruk government on surprise Algeria visit

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Head of Libya's Tobruk government on surprise Algeria visit

Algerian officials greeted Aguila Saleh at Algiers International Airport, though the reason for the visit remains unknown.

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