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

Comment: Only a Biden administration would be capable of holding Sisi's regime accountable. But whether it would is another matter, writes Sam Hamad.

Saudi pro-government Twitter storm 'bullies' Bloomberg affiliate into censorship

Danya Hajjaji

Saudi pro-government Twitter storm 'bullies' Bloomberg affiliate into censorship

As journalist Jad Ghosn announced he was hired by Bloomberg Asharq, pro-Saudi bots unearthed his tweets criticising Riyadh, exposing the editorial limits of Middle East-based partnerships with Western media oultets

US State Department declares ex-Egyptian PM immune from prosecution

The New Arab Staff

US State Department declares ex-Egyptian PM immune from prosecution

Rights groups argue the US has been blackmailed by Cairo to dismiss a lawsuit against Egypt's former interim prime minister.

Egypt pressures Spain to extradite dissident activist

The New Arab Staff

Egypt pressures Spain to extradite dissident activist

Mohamed Ali, who maintains his innocence, has said the charges are fabricated to punish him for his activism.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

American student released after 486 days in Egyptian prison

An American student in Egypt has been released after spending over a year in prison after months of pressure from the Trump department.

The New Arab Staff

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 ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

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, ...

The New Arab

Egyptian-American activist sues ex-prime minister over arrest and torture

Mohamad Soltan, a dual national jailed during protests against Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, has filed a lawsuit against a ...

Egypt jails US teacher for 'criticising Sisi regime online'

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Egypt jails US teacher for 'criticising Sisi regime online'

Reem Mohamed Dessouky was arrested at Cairo airport while en route to visit family, in the latest crackdown on government criticism.

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Is 'The Independent Arabia' really independent?

Comment: Far from producing high quality, rigorous professional journalism, 'The Independent Arabia' is a propaganda tool of the Saudi regime, ...

Europe cozies up to Egypt's Sisi at EU-Arab summit

The New Arab

Europe cozies up to Egypt's Sisi at EU-Arab summit

The landmark EU-Arab League summit in Sharm el-Sheikh aims at stepping up cooperation on migration, security and trade but has been criticised ...

Egypt government tries to block Sisi US interview broadcast Egypt government tries to block Sisi US interview broadcast

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Egypt government tries to block Sisi US interview broadcast

Egypt President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi made a series of wild claims during a controversial interview with broadcaster CBS, which the Cairo regime ...

Barack Obama, 'lackey' of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood

Alain Gresh

Barack Obama, 'lackey' of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood

Book Club: NYT correspondent David Kirkpatrick's book is a revealing look at an ill-informed and bitterly divided Obama administration in the ...

Mother of Nations, but not of all Egyptians

Gehad Quisay

Mother of Nations, but not of all Egyptians

Comment: New articles to be added to Egyptian citizenship law give the military regime the final say over the Egyptian-ness of its citizens, ...

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt issues new life sentence against Brotherhood guide

An Egyptian court sentenced the Muslim Brotherhood's supreme guide Mohamed Badie to life in prison for "planning violent attacks" in a retrial on Monday.

The New Arab

Rights groups slam Trump meeting with Egypt's 'brutal' leader

Rights groups have slammed US President Donald Trump ahead of a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, whose regime has killed ...

The New Arab

Sisi and Trump prepping new era in US-Egypt relations

The Obama administration never extended an invitation to Sisi to visit Washington DC. However, with Trump in power the Egyptian President ...

The New Arab

#FreedomFirst: US activists blast Trump meeting with Egypt's Sisi

Activists in the United States have launched a campaign to highlight rampant human rights abuses in Egypt in the run-up to President Abdel ...

Who did Sisi leave off his pardon list?

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Who did Sisi leave off his pardon list?

Blog: Egypt's president has come under fire over for only releasing 100 political prisoners, while thousands more languish in jails on trumped ...

AAAJ and agencies

Egypt deports pro-Brotherhood activist to US

American-Egyptian Mohamed Soltan, who spent 489 days of hunger strike and almost two years in prison, pressed to renounce his ...

The ongoing silencing of dissent in Egypt

Mobashra Tazamal

The ongoing silencing of dissent in Egypt

Comment: Revolution overturned a political order in Egypt that had lasted for decades, but the counter-revolutionaries hit back, says Mobashra ...

HRW condemns Egyptian death sentences

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

HRW condemns Egyptian death sentences

Mass death sentences in Egypt, including that of Muslim Brotherhood leader, Mohamed Badie, labelled a "sham" by human rights group.

Shimaa al-Sabagh: An icon of the Arab revolutions

Hamid Dabashi

Shimaa al-Sabagh: An icon of the Arab revolutions

Comment: The photo of a young, revolutionary woman dying on her feet, her male comrade on his knees holding her upright, will become the iconic ...

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