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Comment: Sisi has all but extinguished Egyptian dissent. Whether a new US president can force him into reforms he doesn't want to make remains to be seen, writes Sam Hamad.

A spokesman for the Muslim Brotherhood has predicted that Egypt will witness an uprising against the practices of President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi.

UN envoy arrives in Aden after deadly airport blast

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UN envoy arrives in Aden after deadly airport blast

Special envoy Martin Griffiths arrived at Aden airport, where he expressed his condolences and emphasised the need for a solution to the conflict.

Iran, Israel and Turkey in a post-Arab Spring region

Stasa Salacanin

Iran, Israel and Turkey in a post-Arab Spring region

Analysis: Non-Arab powers have emerged as new regional centres of influence in the Middle East's changing geopolitical map.

Five women killed in Yemen wedding attack

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Five women killed in Yemen wedding attack

Local officials said five women were killed, and children were among seven others wounded, when what appeared to be an artillery shell hit the ...

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The New Arab's Most Important Stories from 2020

A retrospective of our coverage of 2020's leading stories

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Yemen government vows to restore stability after deadly attack

The new power-sharing Yemeni government vowed on Thursday to bring stability after a fatal blast targeted Aden's airport.

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Pro-normalisation 'Bahraini, Emirati influencers' praise Israel's army as 'heroic'

An interview between a popular Israeli blogger and two influential Emirati and Bahraini figures prompted fierce criticism online, after the ...

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'Like Xanax': In Lebanon, crisis comedy combats trauma

Comedians have found plenty of material in the many mishaps of Lebanon, a multi-confessional country still deeply divided after the 1975-1990 ...

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 ...

Sam Hamad

Italy-Egypt oil and weapons deals undermine justice for Regeni

Comment: Italy's PM Conte knows he can back the prosecution of Egyptian officials without undermining Italy's close trade and 'security' links ...

Few feel life has improved since Arab Spring: poll

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Few feel life has improved since Arab Spring: poll

A new poll suggests many believe inequality has grown worse since the pro-freedom uprisings broke out a decade ago.

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 ...

Obama's memoir and the Arab Spring

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.

A decade of upheaval, lost hopes after Arab Spring

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A decade of upheaval, lost hopes after Arab Spring

From a time after 2011, the surge towards the dreams of the Arab Spring seemed irreversible. Now they are further than ever.

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Nine Egyptian policemen jailed for torture, killing

Nine Egyptian policemen were sentenced to three years in jail for torturing and killing a fish seller.

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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EU scraps sanctions on family of Egypt ex-leader Mubarak

The measures, which saw the freezing of funds owned by the late Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak and his family, were scrapped by the ...

Egypt closes decade-old, controversial foreign funding case

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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.

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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.

The soundtrack of the Arab uprisings in 10 songs

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The soundtrack of the Arab uprisings in 10 songs

Few of the pro-democracy protesters who took the Middle East by storm in 2011 had a flag to raise or leader to follow. But all had a song to ...

Veteran Egyptian human rights activist dies of Covid-19

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Veteran Egyptian human rights activist dies of Covid-19

Hafez Abu Seada, a co-founder of the Egyptian Organisation for Human Rights who was arrested several times by the regime of former President ...

Egypt adds leading activist, politician to terror watch list

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Egypt adds leading activist, politician to terror watch list

The ruling last week includes a travel ban and freeze on assets for three years. The decision may be appealed within 60 days.

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