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Citizens of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan are taking to social media to express their views on the long-running mega-dam dispute.

The second richest man in Egypt has threatened to kill himself poverty is on the rise and Israeli settlers are trying to infect Palestinians by spitting in today's daily roundup.

Egyptian tycoon <em>Naguib</em> <em>Sawiris</em> 'threatens suicide' over coronavirus curfew

The New Arab & agencies

Egyptian tycoon Naguib Sawiris 'threatens suicide' over coronavirus curfew

Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris has hit out at Egypt's coronavirus restrictions, suggesting some interesting alternatives.

How North Korea fuels conflict in the Middle East

Owais Zaheer

How North Korea fuels conflict in the Middle East

Comment: Pyongyang's cooperation with Middle East regimes is a dangerous and destabilising force, writes Owais Zaheer.

Billionaire 'would rather invest in NKorea than Saudi Arabia'

The New Arab

Billionaire 'would rather invest in NKorea than Saudi Arabia'

Egyptian billionaire would not invest in Saudi Arabia where he is not "convinced there is rule of law and order".

The New Arab

Egypt football official denies threatening Mo Salah on Twitter

A leading Egyptian football official has denied having any social media presence after a Twitter account under his name made threats against superstar striker Mohamed Salah.

The New Arab & agencies

Report: Egypt cuts military ties with North Korea

Egypt's defence minister, on a visit to Seoul, announced that his country has cut military ties with North Korea, according to a report by South ...

Gehad Quisay

Nuclear crisis puts Egypt's dealings with Pyongyang under microscope

Comment: The Trump administration expects its allies to fall in line over North Korea, but that may prove complicated for Egypt's military ...

Mohamed ElMeshad

Deporting voices of dissent in Egypt

Comment: The fate of journalist Lilian Daoud speaks of a media landscape in which the regime will enjoy the freedom to shape the political ...

Egypt's media scene is under pressure on all sides

Mohamed ElMeshad

Egypt's media scene is under pressure on all sides

Comment: An increasingly oligarchic Egypt is colluding with the country's rulers to eliminate media space for critical thinking and opinion, ...

The New Arab

Sisi blames 'evil' conspirators for Regeni's murder

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has blamed 'evil' conspirators for the torture and murder of Italian Student Giulio Regeni, denying the ...

Cairo metal concert mistaken for 'Satanist' gathering

The New Arab

Cairo metal concert mistaken for 'Satanist' gathering

The head of Egypt's musicians syndicate ordered the shut down of two heavy metal concerts in Cairo over the weekend for their "Satanist" ...

Egypt's wave of privatisation: What does <em>Sawiris</em> really know?

Ibrahim Alsahary

Egypt's wave of privatisation: What does Sawiris really know?

Comment: He already won big from Cairo's sell-off of the telecoms industry, now billionaire oligarch Naguib Sawiris stands to ...

Egypt's farcical parliamentary elections

Mohamed ElMeshad

Egypt's farcical parliamentary elections

Comment: Egypt's elections are coming to a close, but questions remain over political diversity and the banishment of the 25 January ...

Egypt gears up for second round of parliamentary elections

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Egypt gears up for second round of parliamentary elections

Egyptians will soon begin to cast their votes in the second round of long-delayed parliamentary elections, following a poor showing in the first ...

Amr Khalifa

When a pharaoh visits a democracy: Sisi in London

Comment: Egypt's president will be selling falsehoods of freedom and stability, yet European leaders know they are already mired in his swamp, writes Amr Khalifa

Mohamed ElMeshad

What to expect from the Egyptian parliamentary elections

Comment: Next week's parliamentary elections in Egypt will bring in a rubber-stamp parliament that has little to offer to Egyptians, writes ...

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

#FootballForTheFans: Egyptians want to watch live football

Blog: Football enthusiasts have called on the government to let people watch games in stadia, after deadly incidents led to fans being banned ...

Imogen Lambert

Hope offered for Syrian refugees denied to Egypt's poorest

International praise for Egyptian billionaire Sawiris's plan to house Syrian refugees has done nothing to reduce criticism of his role in forced ...

Gulf nations: yes to migrant labourers, no to Syrians?

Mohamed El-Meshad

Gulf nations: yes to migrant labourers, no to Syrians?

Comment: Leaders of the world's wealthiest nations fear unrest if they admit politically engaged refugees, writes Mohamed el-Meshad

Alex Wright

Maldivian island offered to Egyptian billionaire to house refugees

Egyptian businessman Naguib Sawiris, who has said he wants to buy an island for refugees to call their home, has finally been ...

Egyptian billionaire <em>Sawiris</em> 'serious' about buying 'refugee island'

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Egyptian billionaire Sawiris 'serious' about buying 'refugee island'

One of Egypt's wealthiest businessmen Naguib Sawiris insists that he is serious about buying a Mediterranean island to house ...

Egyptian billionaire offers to buy island to help refugees

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Egyptian billionaire offers to buy island to help refugees

Blog: Egypt's second-richest man, billionaire Naguib Sawiris, has said he wants to buy a Mediterranean island to house ...

Pro-Sisi Egyptian tycoon casts doubts on Suez Canal project

Alex Wright

Pro-Sisi Egyptian tycoon casts doubts on Suez Canal project

Tycoon and outspoken supporter of the Egyptian government Naguib Sawiris described the Suez Canal mega-project as not ...

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