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Despite Egyptian security officers being suspected of the shocking murder of Italian student Guilio Regeni, Egypt has been Italy's biggest military export customer for two years in a row.

Al Araby TV on Thursday aired a damning investigative documentary detailing the final moments of Italian student Giulio Regeni, who was detained and tortured in Egypt before being killed.

Parents of <em>Regeni</em> thank Al-Araby for 'uncovering' witnesses

The New Arab Staff

Parents of Regeni thank Al-Araby for 'uncovering' witnesses

The New Arab's Arabic-language sister service Al-Araby TV has been commended by the parents of Giulio Regeni for uncovering new witnesses in the 2016 murder of their son.

Second Italian frigate arrives in Egypt

The New Arab Staff

Second Italian frigate arrives in Egypt

A second military frigate has sailed from Italy and arrived in the port of Alexandria, as part of a $1.1 billion arms deal.

New witnesses in <em>Regeni</em> murder trial testify in Italy

The New Arab Staff

New witnesses in Regeni murder trial testify in Italy

Fresh witnesses have come forward to testify against the men accused of torturing and murdering Italian academic student Giulio ...

Sarah Markiewicz

The future of learning Arabic in MENA post-pandemic

Sarah Markiewicz unravels the beloved diversity of learning Arabic, its regional varieties, and how recent events in the region have thrust technology into the heart of its pedagogical application.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

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.

Sahar Khamis

The unfinished gender equality revolution of the Arab Spring

In-depth: Arab women played a pivotal role as activists, organisers and leaders during the 2011 uprisings, but a decade later the promise of ...

The New Arab Staff

Regeni 'held in Cairo police station' before murder: witness

The testimony is part of an investigation on the part of Italian authorities to bring to justice four members of the Egyptian NSA allegedly ...

Italy urges Egypt to cooperate in <em>Regeni</em> murder probe

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Italy urges Egypt to cooperate in Regeni murder probe

In a statement marking five years since student Giulio Regeni disappeared in Cairo, Italy has urged Egypt to cooperate with ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Italy prosecutors seek trial for Egyptians over student murder

Italian prosecutors requested a trial for four Egyptian security officers for the killing of student Giulio Regeni.

Italian party to sue government over Egypt arms sales

The New Arab Staff

Italian party to sue government over Egypt arms sales

The Green Italy party has said it will file a legal complaint over the government's continued arms sale to Egypt despite the murder of an ...

Rome slams Egypt's clearing police in Italian's murder

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Rome slams Egypt's clearing police in Italian's murder

Italy has described a decision by Egypt's public prosecutor to clear five police officers over the murder of Giulio Regeni as ...

The EU should stop coddling Middle East dictators

Eldar Mamedov

The EU should stop coddling Middle East dictators

Comment: The EU's double standard when it comes to 'friendly authoritarians' like Sisi undermines its credibility and weakens the promotion of ...

Joe Stork

Can Regeni prosecutions weaken European support for Egyptian repression?

Comment: The trial may present an opportunity to shame Italy, France, Germany and the United States for continuing to indulge Egypt's iron-fist rule writes, Joe Stork.

Sam Hamad

Italy-Egypt oil and weapons deals undermine justice for Regeni

Comment: Italy's PM Conte knows he can back the prosecution of Egyptian officials without undermining Italy's close trade and 'security' links ...

The New Arab Staff

Italian journalist returns French award in protest against Sisi

Popular Italian journalist Corrado Augias has announced that he will return his French Legion of Honour award, in protest at the same ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Italy charges four Egyptian security agents over Regeni murder

The four men, who will likely be tried in absentia, now have 20 days to submit statements or ask to be heard in the case.

Haftar's capture of Italian fishermen sparks diplomatic storm

Dario Sabaghi

Haftar's capture of Italian fishermen sparks diplomatic storm

In-depth: Haftar's forces have detained a crew of Sicilian fishermen for over 90 days, igniting a diplomatic stand-off with Italy.

The New Arab Staff

Egyptian officials to face Italy trial over Regeni murder

Italian PhD student was murdered in Egypt in 2016.

For dissidents, Egypt has crossed a chilling new threshold

Sam Hamad

For dissidents, Egypt has crossed a chilling new threshold

Comment: Sisi's heavy-handed persecution of Hassan instils fear and paranoia that will ultimately cause Egyptians at home and abroad to think ...

Fears for Italian arrested in Egypt for 'drug trafficking'

The New Arab Staff

Fears for Italian arrested in Egypt for 'drug trafficking'

An Italian man arrested on suspicion of trafficking drugs in Cairo has prompted fears of Giulio Regeni, who was killed by ...

Italy must pressure Egypt over fate of imprisoned student

Dario Sabaghi

Italy must pressure Egypt over fate of imprisoned student

Comment: Italy should be doing much more to secure the release of researcher Patrick Zaky, who might otherwise face a similar fate to murdered ...

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