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Family members of Egyptian activists now living abroad are being targeted by security forces and arrested on vague charges, as an effort by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to muzzle critics

Comment: Biden's huge and no-strings attached arms deal with Egypt suggests that his tough campaign rhetoric on Sisi might have been little more than just that, writes Sam Hamad.

Were Biden's warnings to Sisi just empty threats?

Horriya Marzouk

Were Biden's warnings to Sisi just empty threats?

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.

US sells $200m in weapons to Egypt despite abuses

The New Arab Staff

US sells $200m in weapons to Egypt despite abuses

The missile sale comes despite hopes of a tougher stance on Egyptian President Sisi from the Biden administration.

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 ...

Sam Hamad

Would Biden really stop writing blank cheques for 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.

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 ...

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.

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.

American student released after 486 days in Egyptian prison

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 ...

Egypt police raid homes of activist's uncles

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, ...

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

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'

The New Arab

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.

Is 'The Independent Arabia' really independent?

Doha Chams

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, ...

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 for legitimising Sisi's dire human rights record.

The New Arab

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

Egypt issues new life sentence against Brotherhood guide

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 ...

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 ...

Sisi and Trump prepping new era in US-Egypt relations

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 ...

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

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 ...

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