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The raid, in which young children were reportedly held at gunpoint, followed Egypt's pattern of targeting relatives of dissidents abroad, according to Human Rights Watch.

Mohamad Soltan, a dual national jailed during protests against Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, has filed a lawsuit against a former prime minister now resident in the US.

American's hunger strike death endangers $1.3bn Egypt military aid

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American's hunger strike death endangers $1.3bn Egypt military aid

The US State Department recently considered slashing a chunk of Egypt's annual $1.3 billion in military aid over a US citizen's death, according to a Foreign Policy report.

The New Arab's 10 biggest stories of 2019

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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 ...

Egypt awaits: Will Friday see huge anti-Sisi protests?

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Egypt awaits: Will Friday see huge anti-Sisi protests?

In-depth: Egyptian contractor Mohammed Ali has exposed huge government waste and corruption angering Egyptians. This week he has called for a ...

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Exiled Egyptian businessman 'survived assassination attempt'

Exiled Egyptian businessman Mohamed Ali has claimed that he survived an assassination attempt masterminded by Egypt's Preisdent Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

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Amnesty warns 'massive crackdown' in Egypt as arrests continue

Amnesty International has called on global leaders to stop a crackdown on protesters and regime opponents in Egypt, following demonstrations ...

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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'.

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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

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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 ...

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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.

Why <em>Rabaa</em> martyrs will forever haunt the Sisi regime

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 cause of ...

<em>Rabaa</em> massacre emboldened further rights violations in Egypt: Amnesty

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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 ...

Arab despots come for Khartoum

Abdelwahab El-Affendi

Arab despots come for Khartoum

Comment: In Sudan, anti-democratic regional powers apply a military crackdown method tried and tested in Egypt, writes Abdelwahab El-Affendi.

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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 that saw at least 108 killed on Monday.

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Egypt court jails dozens over 2013 pro-democracy protest

An Egyptian court on Sunday jailed 56 people for taking part in a 2013 protest by Muslim Brotherhood supporters that was brutally dispersed by ...

Josh Ruebner

Don't expect Trump to care about these journalists

Comment: From Saudi Arabia to Egypt, don't expect Trump to condemn abuses of journalists in the authoritarian regimes he backs, writes Josh ...

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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 ...

Egyptian photojournalist Shawkan due to be released from jail

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Egyptian photojournalist Shawkan due to be released from jail

Shawkan was arrested in 2013 as he covered a sit-in protest in Cairo's Rabaa Square, where more than 1,000 supporters of ...

Malia Bouattia

Macron, Sisi and the business of state repression

Comment: It was clear Macron never had any intention of holding Sisi to account over his abominable human rights record, writes Malia Bouattia.

Controversial European arms sales to Middle East in spotlight

Paul Iddon

Controversial European arms sales to Middle East in spotlight

Analysis: Macron's silence over weapons sales during his visit to Egypt speaks volumes.

Booking your winter-sun getaway? Remember, Egypt's a police state

James Brownsell

Booking your winter-sun getaway? Remember, Egypt's a police state

Comment: Hundreds killed, tens of thousands locked up. There's a side to Egypt not shown in glossy magazine holiday adverts, writes James ...

Amnesty International calls Egypt an 'open-air prison' for critics

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Amnesty International calls Egypt an 'open-air prison' for critics

In the five years since the Egyptian military overthrew a democratically-elected government, Sisi's regime has launched the largest crackdown on ...

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