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The French judiciary has opened an investigation allegations that Marie Le Pen received funding from the UAE during her 2017 election campaign.

Investigations suggest the UAE were disappointed with the National Front’s performance in December elections but retain hope that Marine Le Pen could win in 2017.

Same faces reemerge in Egypt's new regime

The New Arab

Same faces reemerge in Egypt's new regime

Five years after Egyptians overthrew President Hosni Mubarak's regime, former officials are escaping jail and reappearing in public life, taking leading positions of power once again.

Most ludicrous comments made by Egyptian politicians in 2015

The New Arab

Most ludicrous comments made by Egyptian politicians in 2015

The New Arab complies a list of the top 10 most ludicrous comments made by Egyptians politicians in the year 2015.

Egyptian women demand voluntary military service

Nada Ramadan

Egyptian women demand voluntary military service

Blog: A student movement demanding that women should be able to join the military this week staged a protest at Cairo University.

Mohamed El-Meshad

Egypt's bulldozer and Sisi's oil rig

Comment: Ibrahim Mahlab is leaving office over a corruption scandal in his government - but several developments hint at political motives behind his resignation, argues Mohamed el-Meshad.

Alex Wright

Egyptian doctors up in arms over governor's 'rudeness'

Blog: Egypt's medical community is once again fuming after a government official humiliated one of their own in a video that has gone viral.

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Egypt: PM Sherif Ismail expected to name new cabinet

A new cabinet will be named “within hours” by Egypt's PM designate on Monday following the resignation of the entire government last week amid ...

Mona Salem

'Mariam who got zero': Egypt schoolgirl becomes anti-corruption icon

An Egyptian schoolgirl who got zero in her latest exams despite being top of her class has become an anti-corruption icon and won the support of ...

Egyptian PM storms out of conference over corruption question

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Egyptian PM storms out of conference over corruption question

Egyptian Prime Minister angrily walked out of a press conference he was attending in Tunisia after a journalist asked if the visiting politician ...

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

TV anchor calls Sisi 'pig-headed' over unpopular law

An Egyptian TV presenter warned the president could have the same fate as Hosni Mubarak, whose leadership was toppled in 2011 following mass ...

Study: Tuktuks inject millions of dollars into Egyptian economy

Alex Wright

Study: Tuktuks inject millions of dollars into Egyptian economy

A recent study shows tuktuks, three-wheeled motorised vehicles used as taxis in Egypt generate employment and inject millions of dollars into ...

Egypt's university graduates 'should drive trucks', says Sisi

Nada Ramadan

Egypt's university graduates 'should drive trucks', says Sisi

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has made controversial statements, asking young Egyptian university graduates to work as truck drivers ...

Young Egyptians 'should drive tuktuks', says PM

Alex Wright

Young Egyptians 'should drive tuktuks', says PM

Egypt’s prime minister Ibrahim Mahlab has said Egypt's young people should not think about opening cafes but rather consider ...

Sisi issues decree allowing dissolution of next Egyptian parliament

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Sisi issues decree allowing dissolution of next Egyptian parliament

Egyptian President Sisi has issued a decree allowing him to to dissolve next parliament, and repealed a law requiring court to adjudicate on ...

AAAJ and agencies

Former Egyptian PM and MENA founder dies at 97

Egyptian PM and the country's first information minister died Tuesday at the age of 97.

Alex Wright

Flea market discovered by Egyptian PM on hospital visit

Second-hand goods on sale and cats roaming government health facilities were found during Ibrahim Mahlab's surprise visits.

Abd al-Ilah al-Salhi

French group accuses Egypt prime minister of torture

Alliance for Freedom and Dignity International files lawsuit in France as Ibrahim Mahlab visits country, reports Abd al-Ilah ...

Alex Wright

Egypt's justice minister quits after bin-man remarks

Blog: Mahfouz Saber resigns days after saying judiciary should be drawn from "appropriate and respectable" segments of society when asked if a ...

Legal amendments delay Egypt's elections

Abdul Latif al-Saadoun

Legal amendments delay Egypt's elections

Postponements to Egypt's parliamentary law are blamed on the government's failure to amend electoral law.

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Egyptian media trumpet 'success' of Sinai conference

Analysis: Figures reported by Egyptian newspapers of the sums of money pledged by donors to save Egypt's moribund economy varied widely, and ...

Egyptian farce in the face of Copt murders

Wael Kandil

Egyptian farce in the face of Copt murders

Comment: The Egyptian government did little to save 21 Copts killed by an IS-affiliated group in Libya. Many will ask if incompetence such was ...

Sisi mole leaks president's demands for Gulf cash

Al-Araby al-Jadeed

Sisi mole leaks president's demands for Gulf cash

Egyptian president tells advisers to seek $30bn from Saudi Arabia, UAE and Kuwait and claims the GCC countries pay the US similar amounts, in ...

Textile workers' strike stirs discontent in Sisi's Egypt

Hossam el-Hamalawy

Textile workers' strike stirs discontent in Sisi's Egypt

Mahalla is a hotbed of industrial unrest, but the latest strike comes at a time when a crackdown on dissent has weakened street protests.

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