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President Sisi and Al-Azhar have both condemned the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in France.

Saudi Arabia could be set for a new relationship with the US, if Joe Biden win's next month's election.

Turkey arrests pro-Dahlan Palestinian accused of spying for UAE

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Turkey arrests pro-Dahlan Palestinian accused of spying for UAE

Ahmad al-Astal, a 45-year-old Palestinian from Gaza, was arrested for spying on Dahlan in Turkey.

I escaped Sisi's jails, but thousands of others haven't

Bahey el-Din Hassan

I escaped Sisi's jails, but thousands of others haven't

Comment: Despite death threats forcing me out of Egypt, I'm lucky compared to the tens of thousands jailed, tortured and killed for speaking ...

IS calls for striking of 'Saudi economic interests'

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IS calls for striking of 'Saudi economic interests'

The Islamic State group called on its militants to strike the economic interests of Saudi Arabia, which it described as an agent of Israel.

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Reformist Saudi cleric Salman al-Awdah's trial 'to resume Sunday'

The trial of the popular Saudi cleric has been postponed on at least eight occasions since his detention in 2017.

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Kuwait renders three alleged Muslim Brotherhood members to Egypt

Kuwait has handed over three Egyptian residents of the country, alleged to be members of the Muslim Brotherhood to Egypt, ...

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Prominent Saudi economist sentenced to 15-year imprisonment: report

Essam Al-Zamil, who once criticised plans to sell Saudi Arabia’s state-owned Aramco oil company, was sentenced to 15 years in prison, reports ...

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Egypt arrests reporter after protest coverage: employer

Basma Mostafa was brought before prosecutors on Sunday after she had gone missing the day before while reporting on unrest in the village of ...

Pilgrims to converge on Senegal's holy city despite virus

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Pilgrims to converge on Senegal's holy city despite virus

This year's Magal, a mass religious festival of a powerful Sufi Muslim order, has raised fears of a potential superspreader event in ...

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Amnesty urges Egypt to release detainees after rare protests

"Egyptian security forces have used tear gas, batons, and on at least one occasion live ammunition, and arrested hundreds of protesters and ...

Egypt sentences six to death for killing of policemen

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Egypt sentences six to death for killing of policemen

An Egyptian criminal court has sentenced six alleged Muslim Brotherhood members to death for the killing of two policemen in ...

Jordan king dissolves parliament ahead of November elections

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Jordan king dissolves parliament ahead of November elections

There is growing popular anger at the economic situation in the kingdom.

Egyptian police arrest 10 in small, rare protests

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Egyptian police arrest 10 in small, rare protests

Demonstration have occurred across Egypt this week, which marks one year since corruption allegations sparked a renewed protest movement.

Yemen's terrifying road to Taez on brink of collapse

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Yemen's terrifying road to Taez on brink of collapse

The road of Hayjat al-Abed has not fallen into the hands of Houthi rebels.

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Three Egyptian police, four convicts killed in attempted prison-break

Three Egyptian policemen were killed when four convicts tried to escape the notorious Tora prison in Cairo. The convicts were later killed by security forces.

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Jordan's Muslim Brotherhood to take part in elections

The political wing of Jordan's Muslim Brotherhood, the country's main opposition party, said it would take part in ...

Eva Thiebaud

What's powering France's amoral alliance with UAE?

Comment: Paris has kept its extensive collaboration with the Emiratis curiously quiet. The 2019 revelations on UAE's shadowy behaviour in Yemeni ...

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Egypt to stop issuing commercial permits to 'successful' Syrians

Egypt has accused the Syrian refugee community of conspiring with the Muslim Brotherhood and Qatar after their many found ...

Egypt urged to release journalists after deaths in custody

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Egypt urged to release journalists after deaths in custody

The Committee to Protect Journalists has called for the release of two jailed journalists, including one with Covid-19, after the deaths of four ...

Sarah Daoud

Gaza: De-escalation in exchange for health security

Comment: Negotiations between Hamas and Israel to de-escalate in exchange for providing medical aid to Gaza could contribute to further ...

Egypt arrests top <em>Muslim</em> <em>Brotherhood</em> leader Mahmoud Ezzat

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Egypt arrests top Muslim Brotherhood leader Mahmoud Ezzat

State-backed media celebrated news of his capture, describing him as a 'prize catch' and publishing images of a frail-looking Ezzat wearing a ...

UAE adds Israel to its coalition of anti-democratic allies

Sam Hamad

UAE adds Israel to its coalition of anti-democratic allies

Comment: UAE-Israel normalisation should be understood in a broader context of illiberal, anti-democratic actors solidifying their global ...

How the Israel-UAE alliance formalises new fault lines

Nour Odeh

How the Israel-UAE alliance formalises new fault lines

Analysis: Political fault lines in the region have shifted and a dramatic adjustment is required to save the Palestinian national movement.

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