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The great guide to Middle East World Cup teams

Uri Levy

The great guide to Middle East World Cup teams

Five Middle East and North African national teams will play in Russia 2018, the most Middle Eastern World Cup ever.

Egypt's Sisi receives invite to upcoming Riyadh Trump summit

Martin Armstrong

Egypt's Sisi receives invite to upcoming Riyadh Trump summit

The summit is set to take place in the Saudi capital on May 21.

Iconic Egyptian actor <em>Mahmoud</em> <em>Abdel</em> <em>Aziz</em> dies aged 70

The New Arab & agencies

Iconic Egyptian actor Mahmoud Abdel Aziz dies aged 70

The star died in a hospital in Cairo on Saturday fighting against illness. His funeral will be held on Sunday in a mosque in a suburb of the ...

The New Arab

Widespread arrests in Egypt signal no-tolerance stance on dissent

In the past three weeks, around 1,300 people have been detained in Egypt in a fierce zero-tolerance policy against any sign of political unrest.

Mohammad Azzam

Islamic State's 'suicide squad': Zealots, footballers and French chefs

Exclusive: A New Arab investigation into the background of 121 members of IS' "martyrdom unit" reveals intriguing facts about their education, ...

The New Arab & agencies

Egyptian F-16 fighter jet crashes, killing two

An F-16 fighter jet has crashed in north-eastern Egypt, killing two aircrew, the Egyptian military said on Thursday.

Al-Araby Al-Jadeed & Agencies

Yemen 'slipping towards all-out civil war'

Suicide bombers targeted mosques in Sanaa, killing hundreds, a day after the president fled an air raid on his residence in Aden, as analysts ...

UAE funded Egyptian anti-Morsi group, leaked conversation suggests

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

UAE funded Egyptian anti-Morsi group, leaked conversation suggests

Egyptian military officials discuss UAE-created account for Tamarrod movement, which led protests against Mohamed Morsi's presidency before the ...

Tariq Nagm al-Deen

Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah jailed

Alaa Abdel Fattah, a leading figure in the 2011 revolution, and 19 other activists have been handed prison sentences after being found ...

The road from Egypt's slums to Tahrir square

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

The road from Egypt's slums to Tahrir square

Feature: Four years ago Egyptians marched from the slums of Cairo to Tahrir square demanding "bread, freedom, social justice". Imad was one of ...

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