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Comment: The Sisi regime will take Biden's exoneration of Beblawi as a sign that the new administration is willing to informally green light its human rights abuses, writes Sam Hamad.

Egypt and Uganda have signed an agreement to share military intelligence as President Sisi warned Ethiopia following the failure of talks on its bitterly disputed Renaissance Dam.

Egypt sentences Muslim Brotherhood leader to life: state media

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Egypt sentences Muslim Brotherhood leader to life: state media

Mahmoud Ezzat, a senior leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, was sentenced to life in an Egyptian prison on terror charges.

US-Iraqi strategic dialogue begins amid pro-Iran militia threats

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US-Iraqi strategic dialogue begins amid pro-Iran militia threats

Pro-Iran Iraqi militias issued a statement threatening to resume attacks on US troops.

Covid-19: A year of repression in the Middle East

Nick McAlpin

Covid-19: A year of repression in the Middle East

In-depth: Amnesty International's annual report for 2020/21 reveals the scope of the abuses Middle Eastern governments perpetrated while the ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia's Nile dispute: A looming conflict?

Analysis: Ethiopia's contested dam on the Nile has pitted it against both Egypt and Sudan, with a border dispute between Khartoum and Addis Ababa further complicating strained relations.

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Biden administration says torture-accused Egypt ex-PM 'had diplomatic immunity'

Plaintiff Mohamed Soltan said the US State Department has 'erred in its interpretation of the law'.

The New Arab Staff

Egypt, Sudan hold 'Nile Eagles 2' joint air exercise

The Egyptian Air-force participated in drills with the Sudanese air forces in Merowe airbase in Sudan, next to the Ethiopian border.

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Egypt's commerce reputation survives Suez blockage: analysts

Despite the blocking of the famed Suez Canal, the waterway remains a vital passage for ships and cargo.

Egypt arrests eight over train crash, revises death toll

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Egypt arrests eight over train crash, revises death toll

Eight people were arrested by the Egyptian authorities over a train collision that cost the life of 18 people so far.

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Optimism but concern as megaship still stuck in Suez

Hope rose that salvage efforts could free a mammoth container ship that has blocked the Suez Canal for six days, crippling international trade ...

A look at the crises that closed Suez

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A look at the crises that closed Suez

The Ever Given crisis is not the first one the Suez canal had to endure, with days and sometimes years of canal's closure.

Turkey offers assistance to Egypt in Suez blockage

The New Arab Staff

Turkey offers assistance to Egypt in Suez blockage

Ankara offered this gesture after the two countries restored ties earlier in March, following years of sour relations.

Egypt passenger trains collide killing 32

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Egypt passenger trains collide killing 32

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pledged tough punishment for those responsible for the crash.

Saudi Arabia ‘attempting to mediate’ dispute between Nile countries

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Saudi Arabia ‘attempting to mediate’ dispute between Nile countries

Saudi Arabia has reportedly made low key contacts with Egypt and Sudan in an effort to mediate the two countries’ simmering dispute with ...

The New Arab Staff

Top Islamic State group leader killed in Egypt's Sinai

The high-ranking Wilayat Sinai figure was reportedly killed in a joint operation by the Egyptian military and local tribal forces.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

How diaspora activism lives on after the Arab Spring

In-depth: A decade after the Arab Spring, exiled activists have not given up hope, with groups and individuals working to bring justice and ...

The New Arab Staff

Saudis, Egypt on long road in ending GCC rift

Saudi Arabia and Egypt are more receptive towards Qatar, but the UAE and Bahrain are less willing to forget past differences and normalize ...

Sami Hamdi

In Libya, Washington wades into mess it helped make

Comment: Far from prioritising a democratic transition, US policy in Libya is first and foremost geared towards impressing its own goals and ...

<em>Egyptian</em> activist Sanaa Seif jailed for 1.5 years

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Egyptian activist Sanaa Seif jailed for 1.5 years

Seif was arrested last year after traveling to the notorious Tora prison to deliver a letter to her jailed brother.

Giorgio Cafiero

What's driving the thaw in Egypt-Turkey relations?

Analysis: The door is potentially open to a new chapter in Egypt-Turkey relations following nearly eight years of tense ties between the two ...

Egypt fiercely rejects criticism of human rights record

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Egypt fiercely rejects criticism of human rights record

Egypt's parliament urged the 31 countries "not to install themselves as guardians of Egypt" and to refrain from "politicising human rights ...

Footballer Aboutrika to remain on <em>Egyptian</em> ‘terror’ list

The New Arab Staff

Footballer Aboutrika to remain on Egyptian ‘terror’ list

Egypt's government has accused the iconic footballer of supporting the Muslim Brotherhood, which Aboutrika denies.

EU halts sanctions against family of Egypt's Hosni Mubarak

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EU halts sanctions against family of Egypt's Hosni Mubarak

The EU announced that it was ending sanctions against the family of former Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak and others.

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