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

Analysis: While Biden has criticised Trump's support for Sisi, the president-elect has a mixed legacy when it comes to supporting human rights and democracy in Egypt.

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

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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.

Iran-backed militants in Iraq launch 'Sharia youth groups'

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Iran-backed militants in Iraq launch 'Sharia youth groups'

'Little known' groups could be linked to the pro-Iran, US-proscribed terrorist organisation Iraqi Hezbollah, posing a 'threat' to the country's ...

Would Biden really stop writing blank cheques for Egypt?

Sam Hamad

Would Biden really stop writing blank cheques for Egypt?

Comment: Only a Biden administration would be capable of holding Sisi's regime accountable. But whether it would is another matter, writes Sam ...

Sam Hamad

Russia's experimental Covid-19 vaccine comes to Egypt

Comment: Russia's Covid-19 vaccine has been developed with an unsurprising lack of transparency, and Sisi's willingness to distribute it is serious cause for concern, writes Sam Hamad.

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 ...

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 ...

Amr Salahi

Egypt and Ethiopia's Nile dam: Waiting for disaster?

Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan are negotiating over the Grand Renaissance Dam again, but talks are shrouded by opacity and fears of drought and ...

<em>Rabaa</em> wasn't just a coup, but a totalitarian beginning

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 ...

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IS occupies four villages in Egypt's Sinai

Wilayat Sinai, Egypt's Islamic State group affiliate, has occupied four villages in the north of the Sinai peninsula for nearly a week.

US State Department declares ex-Egyptian PM immune from prosecution

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.

Egypt police raid homes of activist's uncles

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Egypt police raid homes of activist's uncles

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

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

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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 ...

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 ...

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 neither.

Sam Hamad

Today, remembering Egypt's revolution is a form of resistance

Comment: Almost a decade after the January 25 revolution, the problems that fueled it have been wildly exacerbated under Sisi's tyrannical rule, ...

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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 ...

The New Arab

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 ...

Something had to give in Egypt

Sam Hamad

Something had to give in Egypt

Comment: Egyptians are waking up to the fact that Sisi never intended to fulfil his promises, writes Sam Hamad.

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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 ...

Amnesty warns 'massive crackdown' in Egypt as arrests continue

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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 ...

Egypt says six Muslim Brotherhood members killed in 'shootout'

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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

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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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