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The explosion along the main gas pipeline supplying North Sinai's capital did not cause any casualties, the provincial governor said.

The move follows similar actions by Saudi Arabia and the UAE's fatwa councils.

How Putin's Russia helped crush the Arab Spring

Paul Iddon

How Putin's Russia helped crush the Arab Spring

Analysis: Putin has always endorsed authoritarian rule in the Middle East and Russia has profited significantly from the brutal subversion of popular uprisings.

HRW accuses Egypt of 'collective punishment' of inmates

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HRW accuses Egypt of 'collective punishment' of inmates

'Egyptian authorities are apparently imposing collective punishment on hundreds of inmates in Scorpion Prison,' said HRW.

Is the Arab Spring still relevant a decade later?

Amr Salahi

Is the Arab Spring still relevant a decade later?

In-depth: Ten years after the Arab Spring broke out, the hopes of protesters for democracy and social justice have failed to materialize, but ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Macron and Sisi: Geopolitical ambitions eclipse human rights abuses

Analysis: Macron views Sisi's human rights violations as a minor inconvenience to France's strategic objectives in the region.

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Egypt 'opens trial' of acting Muslim Brotherhood leader

Egypt has commenced a trial for the acting Muslim Brotherhood leader.

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IS steps up Sinai fight with bombs in homes

The IED attacks that have multiplied in the vast, remote and sparsely populated region which authorities have declared off-limits to journalists.

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Egypt closes decade-old, controversial foreign funding case

Egypt closed a long-running investigation into 20 NGOs accused of illegally receiving foreign funds.

Macron urged to pressure Sisi during Paris visit

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Macron urged to pressure Sisi during Paris visit

Egyptian President Sisi is due to visit Paris to meet his French counterpart Macron on Sunday, amid protests by rights groups over a continued ...

The New Arab Staff

Sisi weary of backlash over planned Netanyahu visit: source

As Netanyahu is reportedly set to embark on official visit to Egypt, but sources said Egyptian President Sisi and Israeli premier Netanyahu have ...

Seventeen Malaysian Islamic organisations reject Muslim Brotherhood 'terror' designation

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Seventeen Malaysian Islamic organisations reject Muslim Brotherhood 'terror' designation

The joint statement said the Saudi move was based on false accusations and judgements without evidence.

Prominent US imam withdraws from convention over UAE concerns

The New Arab Staff

Prominent US imam withdraws from convention over UAE concerns

Imam Khalid Latif said he would not be taking part in this year's Reviving the Islamic Spirit conference in Toronto over actions taken by the ...

Ten years on, Tunisia is Arab Spring's only success

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Ten years on, Tunisia is Arab Spring's only success

Only Tunisia has made the transition during the Arab Spring, with the other popular uprisings ending in repression, war or chaos.

Sisi intensifies human rights crackdown as Biden era nears

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 ...

The New Arab Staff

UAE religious authority brands Muslim Brotherhood as 'terrorist organisation'

The UAE is the latest to take aim at the Muslim Brotherhood despite a global statement by Islamic scholars condemning such moves.

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Merkel press office staffer 'worked for Egyptian intelligence'

The German national, named as Amin A., 'used his position from at least July 2010 to support employees of the Egyptian General Intelligence ...

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Egypt arrests office manager of leading rights group

Egypt arrested the office manager of a leading human rights group Sunday on charges including "joining a terror group" and "spreading false ...

The New Arab Staff

Saudi council urged to review Muslim Brotherhood 'terrorist' designation

Islamic scholars are calling for unity in the face of ideological differences after Saudi Arabia's Council of Senior Scholars called the Muslim ...

Egyptian protester survives self-immolation attempt

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egyptian protester survives self-immolation attempt

Mohammed Hosni doused himself in fuel while another man filmed him making a speech criticising the government in Cairo's iconic Tahrir Square.

Sam Hamad

Close the door on your way out, Mr Trump

Comment: Trump's electoral defeat is just a single blow against the authoritarianism that he represents. Biden's work to defend democracy begins ...

North Sinai crackdown 'fails' to secure safety for locals

The New Arab Staff

North Sinai crackdown 'fails' to secure safety for locals

Sniper and bomb attacks, as well as the entire capture of villages, are on the rise as Sisi's government lauds its development projects in the ...

Egypt holds second stage of parliament election

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt holds second stage of parliament election

Supporters of authoritarian President Sisi are expected to be elected to the rubber-stamp parliament.

Amnesty International slams Egypt's crackdown to Sudanese refugees protest

The New Arab Staff

Amnesty International slams Egypt's crackdown to Sudanese refugees protest

Amnesty International called on Egypt to investigate the treatment of the Sudanese protesters by security forces, including alleged beatings.

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