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In-depth: A $200 million arms deal with Cairo has led many to question the seriousness of Biden's vow to take a tougher stance on human rights violations in Egypt.

Mousa Abu Marzouk said that Gazans 'should not stand by and watch as our natural resources go away' after the Palestinian Authority and Egypt signed a deal on Sunday.

Egypt toughens legal penalties against FGM perpetrators

Horriya Marzouk

Egypt toughens legal penalties against FGM perpetrators

Earlier this year, Egypt approved amendments to the 2016 law against FGM, toughening prison sentences against those undertaking the illegal procedure, but many argue this is still not enough.

What led to a modern-time Egyptian Pharaoh’s downfall?

Horriya Marzouk

What led to a modern-time Egyptian Pharaoh’s downfall?

Hosni Mubarak reigned as Egypt’s fourth president for almost 30 years but his downfall seemed imminent one decade earlier as people's rage and ...

Hamas leader warns Israel against election interference

Diana Alghoul

Hamas leader warns Israel against election interference

As Palestinians prepare to vote in their first elections in 15 years, Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar warned Israel not to interfere.

Horriya Marzouk

Legacy of resistance: A family portrait of Egypt's uprising

In-depth: The Seif family became prominent figures in Egypt's uprising, confronting oppressive regimes which have made them pay dearly - sometimes with years behind bars.

Horriya Marzouk

Ten years on, did Egypt's January 25 revolution fail?

In-depth: Further from the aspirations of the 2011 revolution than ever before, will the demand for 'bread, freedom and social justice' ever be ...

Horriya Marzouk

Obama's memoir and the Arab Spring

Barack Obama's recollection of his early White House years reopens the debate about the former US president's controversial Middle East policy.

Horriya Marzouk

Sisi intensifies human rights crackdown as Biden era nears

In-depth: As the countdown to the end of a friendly Trump administration begins, Sisi's crackdown on human rights defenders is testing the ...

Biden and Sisi: A favourite dictator no more?

Horriya Marzouk

Biden and Sisi: A favourite dictator no more?

Analysis: While Biden has criticised Trump's support for Sisi, the president-elect has a mixed legacy when it comes to supporting human rights ...

Horriya Marzouk

Gal Gadot as Cleopatra: The view from Egypt

Plans for a new film about Cleopatra starring Israeli actress Gal Gadot have sparked controversy in Egypt.

Kuwaiti emir asks cabinet to stay on despite custom

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Kuwaiti emir asks cabinet to stay on despite custom

The emir of Kuwait has asked the country’s prime minister and government to stay in office, despite a custom of governments resigning when a new ...

Egypt journalist arrested over coverage of detainee's death

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt journalist arrested over coverage of detainee's death

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

Rape accusations against Egyptian journalist highlight Arab #MeToo reckoning

The New Arab Staff

Rape accusations against Egyptian journalist highlight Arab #MeToo reckoning

Egypt has become the epicentre of a resurgent #MeToo movement in the Middle East as growing numbers of women use social media to share accounts ...

Between the lines: Egypt's censorship crackdown targets book translations

Horriya Marzouk

Between the lines: Egypt's censorship crackdown targets book translations

Egypt's top translation institution has barred foreign books that criticise religion or violate social values, with fears it could extend to ...

Horriya Marzouk

Egyptian law needs to catch up with #MeToo

Comment: Egypt needs a culture shift, but also a comprehensive law against sexual violence, rather than just minor adjustments to existing legislation, writes Horriya Marzouk.

The New Arab Staff

Hamas admits naval officer spied for Israel

A military spokesman for Gaza's rulers Hamas admitted that a junior naval officer spied for rival Israel before fleeing.

Horriya Marzouk

The final demise of free expression in Egypt's media

Egypt has censored all independent reporting on sensitive political topics, with journalists and social media users only allowed to communicate ...

Diana Alghoul

Kuwait's speaker bins Trump's 'dead' peace plan

Kuwait's parliamentary speaker Marzouq al-Ghanim threw Trump's Deal of the Century in the bin, saying Palestine will be liberated sooner or ...

Tension between Iran and Kuwait after Arab separatist meeting

The New Arab

Tension between Iran and Kuwait after Arab separatist meeting

Iran has called in Kuwait’s envoy after the Kuwaiti parliament speaker met with a leader of a group which wants to establish a separate state in ...

The New Arab

Kuwait government resigns after disputes in parliament

Kuwait's cabinet submitted its resignation on Thursday, days after the country’s minister of public works announced she would step down after ...

Tunisians begin voting in uncertain presidential poll

The New Arab & agencies

Tunisians begin voting in uncertain presidential poll

Tunisians headed to polling stations on Sunday to choose a president from a wide variety of candidates, amid uncertainty over the outcome of the ...

Tunisia's Fragile Democracy after Essebsi

Daniel Brumberg

Tunisia's Fragile Democracy after Essebsi

Having bid a sad farewell to Essebsi, Tunisia must now tackle the simmering constitutional and political crisis he left behind, writes Daniel ...

Hamas says it is Iran's 'first line of defence'

The New Arab

Hamas says it is Iran's 'first line of defence'

A Hamas delegation headed by its deputy chief, Saleh al-Arouri, met with Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and his advisor Kamal Kharrazi.

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