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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 Italian student.

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

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 ...

Can <em>Regeni</em> prosecutions weaken European support for Egyptian repression?

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 ...

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 with the Sisi regime, writes Sam Hamad.

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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.

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.

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 ...

Italy slams Egypt's stance on student's killing

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Italy slams Egypt's stance on student's killing

Since late 2018, Italian prosecutors have called for Egypt to hand over five intelligence and police service officials or to at least help Italy ...

Egypt and Italy discuss <em>Giulio</em> <em>Regeni</em> case

The New Arab Staff

Egypt and Italy discuss Giulio Regeni case

The Egyptian Prosecution has reportedly requested assistance from its Italian counterparts in investigating the abduction, torture and slaying ...

Gaia Caramazza

Mega arms deal with Egyptian regime exposes Italy's 'hypocrisy'

In-depth: Activists say Italy's $1.2 billion sale of warships to Egypt is a betrayal of murdered student Giuliu Regeni and thousands of Egyptian political prisoners, and vow to sue Rome

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Italy pressed on Egypt arms sale amid torture-murder case

A special parliamentary commission is investigating the abduction, torture and slaying of Giulio Regeni.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Italy approves warship sale to Egypt despite student murder

Italy has approved the sale of two warships to Egypt, and could offer further arms deals, despite the gruesome 2016 murder of Italian researcher ...

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt court upholds detention of student critical of Sisi

An Egyptian court has upheld the detention of a student who had returned home from the University of Bologna in Italy.

Amnesty calls for immediate release of 'tortured' Egypt researcher

The New Arab

Amnesty calls for immediate release of 'tortured' Egypt researcher

Patrick Zaky, a researcher for the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, was allegedly tortured by electrocution while being interrogated.

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt announces new commission to investigate Giulio Regeni murder

Egypt's prosecutor general has announced a new commission to investigate the brutal murder of Italian student Giulio Regeni.

Egypt 'covered up' murder of <em>Giulio</em> <em>Regeni</em>, Italy says

The New Arab

Egypt 'covered up' murder of Giulio Regeni, Italy says

Giulio Regeni, a 28-year-old doctoral researcher at Britain's Cambridge University, disappeared in Cairo in January 2016.

Egyptians are living in poverty underwritten by western institutions

Lyndon Peters

Egyptians are living in poverty underwritten by western institutions

Comment: Understanding poverty in Egypt requires looking beyond Sisi and the military, and considering the harmful role of international ...

Egypt slammed for rights abuses during UN review

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt slammed for rights abuses during UN review

Several countries raised the death of former President Mohamed Morsi during Egypt's human rights review at the United Nations.

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