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Comment: The Sisi regime will take Biden's exoneration of Beblawi as a sign that the new administration is willing to informally green light its human rights abuses, writes Sam Hamad.

CAAT has urged the UK government to stop supplying arms to Egypt's military regime.

Macron and Sisi's authoritarian embrace

Sam Hamad

Macron and Sisi's authoritarian embrace

Comment: The Egyptian and French presidents are attempting to control the meaning of Islam to enact their domestic, authoritarian agendas, writes Sam Hamad.

Turkish prosecutors investigate Egypt's Sisi over 'crimes against humanity'

The New Arab Staff

Turkish prosecutors investigate Egypt's Sisi over 'crimes against humanity'

Prosecutors in Istanbul are investigating allegations of torture and crimes against humanity committed by Egypt's president and officials.

For dissidents, Egypt has crossed a chilling new threshold

Sam Hamad

For dissidents, Egypt has crossed a chilling new threshold

Comment: Sisi's heavy-handed persecution of Hassan instils fear and paranoia that will ultimately cause Egyptians at home and abroad to think ...

Sam Hamad

Rabaa wasn't just a coup, but a totalitarian beginning

Comment: Seven years after the massacre, it's clear that the violence at Rabaa marked the dawn of a new era ruled by fear and state control, writes Sam Hamad.

The New Arab Staff

US State Department declares ex-Egyptian PM immune from prosecution

Rights groups argue the US has been blackmailed by Cairo to dismiss a lawsuit against Egypt's former interim prime minister.

The New Arab

Egyptian-American activist sues ex-prime minister over arrest and torture

Mohamad Soltan, a dual national jailed during protests against Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, has filed a lawsuit against a former ...

Charlie Hoyle

Copts in Egypt: Trapped between a strongman and saviour

Sisi has long crafted an image as the protector of Coptic Christians, a community trapped between the state and society with protection from ...

The New Arab's 10 biggest stories of 2019

The New Arab

The New Arab's 10 biggest stories of 2019

A revolution in Sudan. A new Turkish offensive in Syria. A controversial citizenship amendment in India. These are The New Arab's top 10 stories ...

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt says six Muslim Brotherhood members killed in 'shootout'

Egyptian state media has accused the Muslim Brotherhood of influencing protesters currently calling for Sisi's overthrow.

Trump says 'Egypt has a great leader' despite protests

The New Arab

Trump says 'Egypt has a great leader' despite protests

Trump praised Sisi for bringing 'order' to Egypt after taking power in a coup, describing him as a 'great leader'.

Saudi, UAE media fail to report anti-Sisi Egypt protests

The New Arab

Saudi, UAE media fail to report anti-Sisi Egypt protests

Sisi allies in the Gulf refused to report protests that erupted across Egypt on Friday, in the latest bid to dismiss the pro-democracy movement ...

Egypt security forces detain son of Muslim Brotherhood leader

The New Arab

Egypt security forces detain son of Muslim Brotherhood leader

Egyptian security forces detained the son of a Muslim Brotherhood leader on Friday, as widespread pro-democracy protests erupted across the ...

Egyptians take to Tahrir demanding Sisi resign

The New Arab

Egyptians take to Tahrir demanding Sisi resign

Hundreds of Egyptians have taken to the streets of Cairo to demand President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi step down over allegations of corruption.

The New Arab

Sisi 'considering cancelling US visit' in fear of protests

Egyptians have called on social media for protesters to take to the streets on Friday in protest against alleged corruption.

The New Arab

Google to re-activate its office in Cairo, despite crackdown

Google is re-staffing an office in Cairo, after a crackdown on activists.

Sam Hamad

Why Rabaa martyrs will forever haunt the Sisi regime

Comment: The world may have never cared about the martyrs of Rabaa massacre, but remembering their sacrifice will preserve the ...

The New Arab

Rabaa massacre emboldened further rights violations in Egypt: Amnesty

The failure to hold anyone accountable for the killing of at least 1,000 protesters in Egypt has fostered a climate of impunity over human ...

Morsi wasn't perfect, but he was Egyptians' best hope

Sam Hamad

Morsi wasn't perfect, but he was Egyptians' best hope

Comment: Morsi had his flaws, but in all the key ways he represented an emerging Egyptian democracy that challenged decades of ingrained ...

The New Arab

Khartoum's Rabaa: Sudanese Islamists say crackdown echoes Egypt massacre

As bodies of massacred protesters continue to be pulled from the Nile, Sudan's Islamists lead strongly worded condemnation of military violence ...

Release of Egyptian photojournalist Shawkan 'long overdue': Amnesty

The New Arab

Release of Egyptian photojournalist Shawkan 'long overdue': Amnesty

Mahmoud Abu Zeid, widely known as Shawkan, was released on Monday after spending nearly six years in prison following his arrest while covering ...

Egyptian photojournalist Shawkan imprisoned for covering protests finally free

The New Arab

Egyptian photojournalist Shawkan imprisoned for covering protests finally free

Mahmoud Abu Zeid, widely known as Shawkan, was released on Monday after spending nearly six years in prison following his arrest while covering ...

Egypt 'expels' former New York Times Cairo bureau chief

The New Arab

Egypt 'expels' former New York Times Cairo bureau chief

Egypt on Monday detained and deported former New York Times Cairo Bureau Chief David Kirkpatrick. Egypt is one of the world's biggest jailers of ...

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