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

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, according to Human Rights Watch.

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 ...

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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 ...

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'.

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

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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 ...

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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 country.

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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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Khartoum's <em>Rabaa</em>: Sudanese Islamists say crackdown echoes Egypt massacre Khartoum's Rabaa: Sudanese Islamists say crackdown echoes Egypt massacre

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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 ...

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