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Journalist Islam el-Kalhy was detained on fake news charges after reporting on the death of a young man in police custody.

The man's family accuses the police of killing him, the prosecutors said.

Rabaa wasn't just a coup, but a totalitarian beginning

Sam Hamad

Rabaa wasn't just a coup, but a totalitarian beginning

Comment: Seven years after the massacre, it's clear that the violence at Rabaa marked the dawn of a new era ruled by fear and state control, writes Sam Hamad.

Greece-Egypt maritime deal aims to shackle Turkey's Mediterranean designs

Eva J. Koulouriotis

Greece-Egypt maritime deal aims to shackle Turkey's Mediterranean designs

Analysis: The pact between Athens and Cairo is part of a wider regional battle for influence in the Mediterranean.

Egypt holds low-key Senate elections

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt holds low-key Senate elections

Egypt launched a two-day vote for a new Senate on Tuesday, authorities confirmed.

Barak Barfi

The Dictatorship Syndrome by Alaa Al Aswany

Book Club: Alaa Al Aswany explains dictatorship as a disease whose causes and symptoms must be thoroughly studied if we wish to eradicate it.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt invites Elon Musk after 'aliens built pyramids' tweet

Egypt's international cooperation minister has invited the Tesla founder to visit the pyramids after he tweeted the ancient structures were ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Hollywood actors, renowned writers urge Egypt to free activist

Noam Chomsky, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Arundhati Roy were among the public figures to call for the release of prominent Egyptian activist Sanaa ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt's Sisi ratifies law barring soldiers from seeking office

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 ...

Sisi the so-called secularist sets his sights on Al-Azhar

Sam Hamad

Sisi the so-called secularist sets his sights on Al-Azhar

Comment: Not content with an already severely restricted public sphere, Sisi has moved to bring this 1,000-year-old Egyptian centre of learning ...

The New Arab Staff

Egypt executes 7 over killing of policeman in 2013

Seven people have been executed by Egyptian authorities for their alleged involvement in the killing of a police officer in 2014, officials ...

Egypt to allow military personnel to run in elections

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt to allow military personnel to run in elections

Egypt's parliament on Monday approved amendments allowing active or former military personnel to run for the presidency and parliament pending ...

Sisi regime court upholds 15-year sentence for prominent activist

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sisi regime court upholds 15-year sentence for prominent activist

Ahmed Douma, who has been jailed since 2013, has had a 15-year prison sentence upheld.

French archaeologist and husband charged over Mideast antique trafficking

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

French archaeologist and husband charged over Mideast antique trafficking

The couple are suspected of taking advantage of the instability that followed the Arab Spring in the early 2011 to loot ancient relics.

Sister of prominent Egyptian detainee arrested after protesting assault

The New Arab Staff

Sister of prominent Egyptian detainee arrested after protesting assault

Sanaa Seif, the sister of imprisoned rights activist Alaa Abdel Fattah, was arrested after submitting a complaint about her family's treatment.

The New Arab Staff

Rights group to 'expose, prosecute' Egypt torture perpetrators

Perpetrators of torture in Egypt could soon be exposed for their crimes, rights organisations have warned, amid a newly-launched campaign to end torture in the country.

The New Arab Staff

Family of prominent Egyptian activist beaten outside Tora prison

The elderly mother and two sisters of jailed activist Alaa Abdel Fattah were beaten and robbed by 'thugs' as police stood by, a relative said.

Yousra Samir Imran

Arab LGBT community mourns the loss of Sara Hegazy

The death of Egyptian activist Sara Hegazy sent shockwaves through the Arab LGBT community.

The New Arab Staff

Egypt must investigate Morsi's mistreatment in jail, HRW says

A year has passed since the death of Egypt's first democratically-elected president.

Egypt pardons former policeman jailed for pop singer murder

The New Arab

Egypt pardons former policeman jailed for pop singer murder

Thousands of prisoners were released from prisons in Egypt on Saturday, including a former policeman jailed over killing a Lebanese pop diva ...

The New Arab & agencies

Transfer of sphinxes to Cairo square continues to polarise

Lawyers from a rights group have already filed a lawsuit, arguing that the move jeopardises the priceless artefacts.

Egypt kills 18 suspected militants in Sinai raid

The New Arab

Egypt kills 18 suspected militants in Sinai raid

At least 18 suspected militants were killed in North Sinai, authorities said on Sunday.

A job or a calling? Human rights in Egypt

Bahey el-Din Hassan

A job or a calling? Human rights in Egypt

Comment: Founder of the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, Bahey el-Din Hassan takes a in-depth look at the personalities and debates ...

Egypt seeks aid package from IMF amid coronavirus downturn

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt seeks aid package from IMF amid coronavirus downturn

Egypt is negotiating a loan from the IMF in order to counter the severe impact of the virus pandemic on the economy, in particular the tourism ...

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