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

Egypt’s health minister has revised the toll from a deadly train crash from 32 to 19, as Egyptians mourned the victims and the prime minister admitted ‘decades of negligence’

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.

Arab troubadour Madfai longs to get back on stage

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Arab troubadour Madfai longs to get back on stage

Famous Iraqi musician Ilham al-Madfai is longing for the stage, and has just created a new song to find hope during the pandemic

Pope celebrates largest mass of historic Iraq trip

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Pope celebrates largest mass of historic Iraq trip

To end his four-day Iraqi visit, Pope Francis chose to hold the largest mass of his trip in Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan

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Egypt to start Covid-19 vaccination campaign: Sisi

Egypt registered over 160,000 novel coronavirus infections, including more than 8,850 deaths. Health officials warned that low testing rates mean the real number could be at least 10 times higher.

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11-year-old girl attacked as Israeli settlers storm Palestinian village

Israeli settlers have stormed the Palestinian village of Madama in the West Bank, throwing stones at and injuring a young girl, amid repeated ...

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Egypt health minister under fire for attending wedding

Hala Zayed sparked uproar after images and video footage shared online showed her at a wedding in a crowded hall during the ongoing ...

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Egypt bans New Year celebrations to curb virus cases

With cases rising in the country, Egypt has announced that all New Year celebrations are to be cancelled as a precautionary measure.

TNA Voice Podcast: Arab Spring Special (Part 1)

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TNA Voice Podcast: Arab Spring Special (Part 1)

Our podcast bringing you compelling stories from the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and beyond.

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Which Middle Eastern countries will get the Covid-19 vaccine?

Israel, Qatar and Kuwait are among the nations that have reserved doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.

Egyptian official 'experienced fever' during Chinese Covid vaccine trial

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Egyptian official 'experienced fever' during Chinese Covid vaccine trial

Hala Zayed said she experienced side effects upon receiving both doses of the Chinese-made vaccine being tested on Egyptian volunteers, ...

Sudan's revolution and the broken promise of women's rights

Yousra Samir Imran

Sudan's revolution and the broken promise of women's rights

Women fuelled Sudan's revolution, but the promise of greater gender equality remains elusive.

Egypt journalists 'crushed like grains', women's rights group says

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Egypt journalists 'crushed like grains', women's rights group says

The ‘Coalition for Women in Journalism’ released a damning statement accusing the Egyptian regime of 'crushing' independent journalists.

Egypt arrests reporter after protest coverage: employer

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Egypt arrests reporter after protest coverage: employer

Basma Mostafa was brought before prosecutors on Sunday after she had gone missing the day before while reporting on unrest in the village of ...

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Gaza baby denied life-saving heart surgery dies

Eight-month-old Omar Yaghi died after being unable to travel for life-saving heart surgery, due to the Palestinian Authority cutting ties with Israel last month.

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Today in coronavirus news from the Middle East: Yemen broadcasts weddings on live TV, Iranian officials call for mandatory masks, Egypt's ...

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Egypt leverages 'soft power' through medical aid in pandemic

Egypt is using medical aid as a form of soft power during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Egypt outraged at ‘illegal’ Israeli broadcast of TV series

Israeli TV channel have broadcast two Egyptian television series provoking outrage across the Arab world and statements from the production ...

Egypt's Sisi tests team daily to prevent coronavirus infection

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Egypt's Sisi tests team daily to prevent coronavirus infection

Dozens of people working closely with Egypt's President Sisi are subject to the daily coronavirus testing, said an official Egyptian source.

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Sudan's fight against FGM has only just begun

Sudan's decision to outlaw female genital mutilation is a small step on the long road to achieving gender equality.

Egypt reopens slowly to revive coroanvirus-hit economy

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Egypt reopens slowly to revive coroanvirus-hit economy

Egypt has loosened a strict coronavirus curfew for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in an effort to kickstart the economy.

Egypt adopts a coronavirus 'coexistence plan'

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Egypt adopts a coronavirus 'coexistence plan'

Egypt has adopted measures that it believes will allow it to 'coexist' with coronavirus.

There's one machine to test for coronavirus in Idlib

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There's one machine to test for coronavirus in Idlib

Only one machine is available to test for coronavirus in Idlib, where aid organisations fears any outbreak would be catastrophic to the 3 ...

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