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Comment: Italy should be doing much more to secure the release of researcher Patrick Zaky, who might otherwise face a similar fate to murdered student Giulio Regeni, writes Dario Sabaghi.

Comment: Appalling detention conditions and deliberate medical negligence are killing thousands in Egyptian jails, writes Ahmed Mefreh.

String of deaths in Aden spark Yemen coronavirus fears

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String of deaths in Aden spark Yemen coronavirus fears

Yemen's health ministry has been accused of 'covering up' coronavirus cases after a number of Aden hospitals recorded 'mysterious' sudden deaths.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Up to 150 Saudi royals have contracted coronavirus, and detained Rohingya Muslims are freed in Myanmar as coronavirus fears mount are just some ...

Egypt closes hospital after medics test positive for coronavirus

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Egypt closes hospital after medics test positive for coronavirus

A hospital in Egypt's Dakahlia Governorate will be closed for three days after 21 doctors, nurses and radiologists tested positive.

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Egypt 'likely under-reporting 19,000' coronavirus cases, disease specialists believe

Canadian disease specialists believe Egypt, which is home to more than 100 million people, is likely to be underreporting the number of coronavirus cases.

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Mubarak is dead, but the pharaoh state lives on

Comment: The pharaoh is dead, but the Egypt of rampant corruption and every day savagery that Mubarak had a definitive hand in creating is ...

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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.

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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.

Egypt activist faces charges of 'harming national security'

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Egypt activist faces charges of 'harming national security'

Researcher Patrick Zaky is the latest activist to be swept up in Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's crackdown on dissent.

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Egypt upholds controversial niqab ban for Cairo University staff

An Egypt court made a final, non-appealable decision upholding a ban on teaching staff wearing the face veil at Cairo University.

Today, remembering Egypt's revolution is a form of resistance

Sam Hamad

Today, remembering Egypt's revolution is a form of resistance

Comment: Almost a decade after the January 25 revolution, the problems that fueled it have been wildly exacerbated under Sisi's tyrannical rule, ...

Egyptian woman filmed escaping shocking mob assault over miniskirt

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Egyptian woman filmed escaping shocking mob assault over miniskirt

Dozens have been arrested as Egypt's police launch an investigation into a mob sexual assault on a young woman in Mansoura caught on ...

Syrian democratic forces detain conscripts in Raqqa

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Syrian democratic forces detain conscripts in Raqqa

The SDF detained thirty young men in Raqqa province, northeast Syria, in order to recruit them into the ranks of their forces, according to ...

Rights lawyer among first Egypt protesters sentenced to prison

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Rights lawyer among first Egypt protesters sentenced to prison

Nine Egyptians have been sentenced to 15 days imprisonment over their role in Friday’s anti-Sisi protests, which rights groups call ‘flimsy and ...

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Security forces release dozens of Egyptian protesters without charge

Dozens of protesters detained by Egypt security forces were released early on Saturday, but over 100 more remain in custody, sources told The New Arab.

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Saudi, UAE media fail to report anti-Sisi Egypt protests

Sisi allies in the Gulf refused to report protests that erupted across Egypt on Friday, in the latest bid to dismiss the pro-democracy movement ...

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Egypt security forces detain son of Muslim Brotherhood leader

Egyptian security forces detained the son of a Muslim Brotherhood leader on Friday, as widespread pro-democracy protests erupted across the ...

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Mohamed Ali: The businessman-turned-actor who called for Egypt protests

Videos of Mohamed Ali, a military contractor, gripped Egypt before Friday's huge protests.

Egypt protests spread to prisons as Sisi posters removed

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Egypt protests spread to prisons as Sisi posters removed

Egypt anti-Sisi protests spread to Tora prison as posters of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi were removed.

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Yemen's UAE-backed southern secessionists are expelling northern refugees

In-depth: UAE-backed separatists in southern Yemen have been deporting northern Yemeni refugees back to war-ravaged northern provinces, as they ...

MSF halts work in Yemen's Aden after patient killed

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MSF halts work in Yemen's Aden after patient killed

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has stopped admitting patients to its clinic in Yemen's second city Aden after staff were threatened and a patient ...

Egypt university scraps expulsion of student over hug

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Egypt university scraps expulsion of student over hug

Al-Azhar university has overturned a decision to expel a female student who was filmed hugging a male colleague.

Egypt university expels female for 'hugging male' during proposal

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Egypt university expels female for 'hugging male' during proposal

Egypt's Al-Azhar university said it had expelled a female student after she appeared in a video hugging a male colleague, accusing her of ...

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