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Two roadside bombs exploded on Thursday in the northern Sinai, where Egyptian forces are battling an Islamic State group insurgency.

Egypt holds second stage of parliament election

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Egypt holds second stage of parliament election

Supporters of authoritarian President Sisi are expected to be elected to the rubber-stamp parliament.

Egypt fears worst for lost locals going to Europe

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Egypt fears worst for lost locals going to Europe

Concerns over a group of 15 men that set off toward Europe have increased in Egypt.

Sisi bulldozes homes with renewed disdain for Egypt's poor

Sam Hamad

Sisi bulldozes homes with renewed disdain for Egypt's poor

Comment: A year after the 'Palacegate' protests that saw so many incarcerated, Egypt's streets are a grim mix of apathy, fear and resentment ...

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Egypt arrests doctors, silences critics over coronavirus outbreak

Despite an ongoing deadly coronavirus outbreak, Egypt has imposed a crackdown on health workers deemed to be critical of the Sisi regime.

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Transfer of sphinxes to Cairo square continues to polarise

Lawyers from a rights group have already filed a lawsuit, arguing that the move jeopardises the priceless artefacts.

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Too close to home? New Egypt bridge triggers outrage

Egyptian authorities have been ridiculed for the construction of a bridge that takes no consideration for the surrounding residential tower ...

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Egypt moves sphinxes to Tahrir Square despite controversy

Egyptian authorities have relocated four ancient sphinxes to Cairo's Tahrir Square, prompting fears that the city's high air pollution could ...

Egyptian medics battle stigma, hostility amid coronavirus crisis

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Egyptian medics battle stigma, hostility amid coronavirus crisis

Egyptian doctors and nurses are facing hostility, bullying, and rude comments from neighbours fearful of being infected by the coronavirus

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

Iran's economy slowly reopens, renowned Iraqi architect Rifat Chadirji dies of coronavirus, Lebanese expats continue journey home on return ...

Egyptian engineer dies after alleged torture inside security headquarters

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Egyptian engineer dies after alleged torture inside security headquarters

Hisham Abu Ali, who was allegedly tortured to death by security forces two weeks after being forcibly disappeared, is the 16th person to die ...

Coronavirus spreads in Egypt, Sisi puts truth on lockdown

Sam Hamad

Coronavirus spreads in Egypt, Sisi puts truth on lockdown

Comment: The main victims of Sisi's efforts to obscure the truth will be the poorest Egyptians, writes Sam Hamad.

Egypt 'likely under-reporting 19,000' coronavirus cases, disease specialists believe

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Egypt 'likely under-reporting 19,000' coronavirus cases, disease specialists believe

Canadian disease specialists believe Egypt, which is home to more than 100 million people, is likely to be underreporting the number of ...

Egypt court upholds detention of student critical of Sisi

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Egypt court upholds detention of student critical of Sisi

An Egyptian court has upheld the detention of a student who had returned home from the University of Bologna in Italy.

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Egyptian woman filmed escaping shocking mob assault over miniskirt

Dozens have been arrested as Egypt's police launch an investigation into a mob sexual assault on a young woman in Mansoura caught on video.

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Mo Salah's family saves Egypt hospital from closure

Mohamed Salah's father promptly stepped in to fund vital machinery in the nearby hospital to which the footballer has previously donated tens of ...

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Eight killed in Egypt after chaotic day of flooding

Egyptians took to social media to criticise the government's lack of preparedness.

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Global warming threatens to sink Egypt’s second largest city

Egypt’s ancient coastal city of Alexandria, home to over five million people, is threatened by rising global sea levels.

Egypt 'ignored warnings of imminent attack' before deadly blast

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Egypt 'ignored warnings of imminent attack' before deadly blast

Egyptian authorities ignored warnings from Western intelligence services that militants were planning an attack in downtown Cairo, diplomatic ...

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Joe Show: The new king of Arab comedy

The New Arab Meets: Youssef Hussein, host of The Joe Show, one of the most popular satirical television shows today which turns self-deifying ...

Al-Azhar hails Mo Salah as 'great role model'

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Al-Azhar hails Mo Salah as 'great role model'

Sunni Islam's foremost cleric has hailed Egyptian footballer Mohamed Salah as an excellent role model for young people.

Egypt regime attacks UN following criticism of Morsi's treatment

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Egypt regime attacks UN following criticism of Morsi's treatment

The Egyptian regime, which has tried to bury Morsi's death, has accused the United Nations of 'politicising' Morsi's death.

Morsi's village erupts in protests over treatment of ex-president

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Morsi's village erupts in protests over treatment of ex-president

Protesters took to the streets of Al-Adwa in the Nile Delta province of Sharqiya on Tuesday after performing absentee funeral ...

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