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

Comment: Khaled Sid Mohand of The Justice and Liberties for All Committee discusses normalisation, and the UAE's monetary, military and security partnerships with the Syrian regime.

Fire in Egypt coronavirus ward kills seven patients

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Fire in Egypt coronavirus ward kills seven patients

The latest incident follows a similar fire which swept through a coronavirus isolation ward in the capital, Cairo, last month.

Egypt executes Libyan militant for deadly police attack

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Egypt executes Libyan militant for deadly police attack

Egypt executed a Libyan militant who was convicted for an attack that killed 16 Egyptian policemen.

Rights groups condemn Egypt's harassment of US-based activist's family

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Rights groups condemn Egypt's harassment of US-based activist's family

Five of Egyptian-American activist Mohamed Soltan's cousins have been detained, in what is thought to be a reprisal for his lawsuit ...

Gaia Caramazza

Mega arms deal with Egyptian regime exposes Italy's 'hypocrisy'

In-depth: Activists say Italy's $1.2 billion sale of warships to Egypt is a betrayal of murdered student Giuliu Regeni and thousands of Egyptian political prisoners, and vow to sue Rome

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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 ...

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Two killed in bombing at Turkish base in Somalia

Al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for an attack on Turkey's largest overseas military base in Mogadishu, which was foiled at the ...

Sarah Yerkes and Maro Youssef

Coronavirus reveals Tunisia's revolutionary gains only exist on paper

Comment: Much of Tunisia's crucial legislation designed to protect women is yet to take effect, leaving women more vulnerable than ever, write ...

Algeria weighs plan to allow army deployments abroad

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Algeria weighs plan to allow army deployments abroad

Tebboune is considering a change in the constitution that would allow Algeria to deploy military abroad and experts are concerned this could ...

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Saudi-led coalition denies targeting civilians in Yemen raid

The coalition rejected the allegation that civilians, including children, were killed insisting that it targeted armed Houthi combatants.

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

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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 detains another journalist on 'fake news' charges

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Egypt detains another journalist on 'fake news' charges

Egypt has already been named the third worst jailer of journalists, after China and Turkey, by the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Egypt to reopen airports, resume beach tourism

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Egypt to reopen airports, resume beach tourism

Egypt will reopen its airports on July 1 and begin welcoming to beach resorts tourists kept away by the coronavirus pandemic, the government ...

Egypt accuses Ethiopia of holding it 'hostage' in talks

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Egypt accuses Ethiopia of holding it 'hostage' in talks

The Grand Ethiopia Renaissance Dam (GERD) has been a source of tension in the Nile River basin ever since Ethiopia broke ground on it nearly a ...

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Spike in deaths in Darfur points to Covid-19 spread

South Sudan is seeing a spike in 'mysterious' deaths that are linked to coronavirus.

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Egypt police raid homes of activist's uncles

The raid, in which young children were reportedly held at gunpoint, followed Egypt's pattern of targeting relatives of dissidents abroad, ...

Jan-Peter Westad

Fears grow for Egypt's political prisoners as Covid-19 surges

Fears grow for political prisoners in Egypt's jails as Covid-19 spreads amid deplorable conditions.

Florence Dixon

Leading Bahrain rights activist Nabeel Rajab released from prison

Nabeel Rajab, who was imprisoned for a tweet he sent, has been allowed to serve the remainder of his sentence outside of prison.

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: Egyptian actress Ragaa Al-Geddawy in a stable condition after receiving a plasma blood treatment for coronavirus ...

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OPEC and allies meet to discuss output cuts

OPEC and its allies will hold a virtual meeting on Saturday to discuss their deal to slash production as relaxed coronavirus lockdowns see ...

French forces kill <em>Al</em>-Qaeda's North Africa commander in Mali

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French forces kill Al-Qaeda's North Africa commander in Mali

Abdelmalek Droukdel, known as the emir of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, was killed in a French military operation along with a ...

Explainer: Why is Qatar under blockade by Saudi Arabia?

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Explainer: Why is Qatar under blockade by Saudi Arabia?

Today marks the third anniversary of the Qatar diplomatic crisis, with Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, and Bahrain still imposing a blockade on ...

HTS seeks 'moderate rebrand' to secure seat in negotiations

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HTS seeks 'moderate rebrand' to secure seat in negotiations

The secretive leader of the jihadist group HTS has undertaken an intense public relations campaign in Idlib, revealing his true identity and ...

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