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Film Review: Premiered in the 2021 Berlin Film Festival, Samaher Al Qadi's latest feature, a biographical documentary, explores the series of sexual assaults that occurred throughout Egypt's 2013 uprisings.

Mahmoud Ezzat, a senior leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, was sentenced to life in an Egyptian prison on terror charges.

Biden administration says torture-accused Egypt ex-PM 'had diplomatic immunity'

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Biden administration says torture-accused Egypt ex-PM 'had diplomatic immunity'

Plaintiff Mohamed Soltan said the US State Department has 'erred in its interpretation of the law'.

Palestinian 'kingmaker' reaches out to Jews with prime-time speech

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Palestinian 'kingmaker' reaches out to Jews with prime-time speech

Mansour Abbas' break-away United Arab List won just four seats in last week's Israeli elections but could decide whether Prime Minister ...

Turkey offers assistance to Egypt in Suez blockage

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Turkey offers assistance to Egypt in Suez blockage

Ankara offered this gesture after the two countries restored ties earlier in March, following years of sour relations.

Giovanni Vimercati

Berlinale: Exposing the polite fiction of society through cinema

At this year's Berlinale, four Arab films brought forward the painful complexity behind the façade of society.

The New Arab Staff

Muslim climate activist wins seat in Dutch parliament

Moroccan-Dutch politician Kauthar Bouchallikht faced an 'Islamophobic and racist' campaign against her election bid, supporters say.

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Turkey-based Egyptian media told to 'tone down' Sisi attacks

Turkey has asked Egyptian media based in its country to 'tone down' criticism of Sisi as Ankara tries to mend ties with Egypt.

Giorgio Cafiero

What's driving the thaw in Egypt-Turkey relations?

Analysis: The door is potentially open to a new chapter in Egypt-Turkey relations following nearly eight years of tense ties between the two ...

Libya's new interim prime minister set to take office

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Libya's new interim prime minister set to take office

Libyan transitional prime minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah will be officially sworn in after parliament approved his cabinet last week

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Footballer Aboutrika to remain on Egyptian ‘terror’ list

Egypt's government has accused the iconic footballer of supporting the Muslim Brotherhood, which Aboutrika denies.

Suspended sentence for German who spied for Egypt

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Suspended sentence for German who spied for Egypt

A man who worked in German Chancellor Angela Merkel's press office was handed a suspended prison sentence for spying for Egypt.

Syria's opposition a 'disappointment' a decade after war

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Syria's opposition a 'disappointment' a decade after war

After 10 years of brutal conflict the opposition forces are facing the reality of a failed movement that was unable to unseat Bashar Al-Assad.

Egypt releases journalist arrested over coverage of detainee's death

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Egypt releases journalist arrested over coverage of detainee's death

Journalists Islam El-Kalhy and Hassan Al-Qabbani were released on Sunday after a respective six months and 1.5 years in pre-trial detention.

Who are Libya's new leaders?

Jalel Harchaoui

Who are Libya's new leaders?

The long read: Jalel Harchaoui dissects the fluid alliances and histories behind the new characters on Libya's political scene, as the country ...

The New Arab Staff

Egypt regime informants 'are on Clubhouse', warns analyst

An analyst has taken to Twitter to share his mixed experiences with the new audio-sharing app, Clubhouse.

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For Egyptian activists abroad, a growing fear

Family members of Egyptian activists now living abroad are being targeted by security forces and arrested on vague charges, as an effort by ...

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Egypt pro-regime figures take aim at Clubhouse

Early signs of a witch hunt have emerged against Egyptian users of the invite-only audio-chat app Clubhouse.

The New Arab Staff

Rivals UAE, Turkey praise each other's space exploration efforts

The Twitter exchange marked a rare occurrence of positive communication between the rival countries

In Sisi's Egypt, even children are political prisoners

Ariane Lavrilleux

In Sisi's Egypt, even children are political prisoners

In-depth: Ten years after the Arab Spring, Sisi rules Egypt with an iron fist. Under the guise of fighting terrorism, civil society has faced an ...

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.

Palestinian rivals Fatah, Hamas to discuss elections

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Palestinian rivals Fatah, Hamas to discuss elections

Technical, legal and security issues must be resolved first, observers say, to ensure the first Palestinian votes in 15 years are not derailed ...

Al-Jazeera journalist returns home after four-years in Egypt prison

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Al-Jazeera journalist returns home after four-years in Egypt prison

Mahmoud Hussein was detained at Cairo airport in 2016 when he arrived on a family vacation from Doha. On Saturday, he returned to his home after ...

Egypt frees Jazeera journalist after 4 years jail: security

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Egypt frees Jazeera journalist after 4 years jail: security

There had been repeated calls for his release, including from human rights watchdog Amnesty International, after a Cairo prosecutor in May 2019 ...

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