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A Lebanese service industry syndicate head has said the industry will ignore a government-imposed lockdown.

The Beirut explosion has destroyed businesses that managed to withstand the country's economic crisis.

Actor Amr Waked 'cured' after contracting coronavirus

The New Arab Staff

Actor Amr Waked 'cured' after contracting coronavirus

Egyptian actor Amr Waked said that he and his son have now thankfully recovered from coronavirus.

Fears grow for Egypt's political prisoners as Covid-19 surges

Jan-Peter Westad

Fears grow for Egypt's political prisoners as Covid-19 surges

Fears grow for political prisoners in Egypt's jails as Covid-19 spreads amid deplorable conditions.

Covid-19: A dual punishment for Palestinian and Arab prisoners

A joint call from Arab intellectuals and personalities

Covid-19: A dual punishment for Palestinian and Arab prisoners

Comment: An open letter from more than 150 personalities from the Arab world, calling for the release of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails ...

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Detained Egyptian filmmaker died from 'alcohol poisoning', government claims

An investigation into the death of detained filmmaker Shady Habash last week has been blamed on alcohol poisoning.

Ahmed Mefreh

Death no. 1005: Shady Habash

Comment: Appalling detention conditions and deliberate medical negligence are killing thousands in Egyptian jails, writes Ahmed Mefreh.

The New Arab

Egypt arbitrarily extends pre-trial detention of over 1,600 defendants

Amnesty said Egypt had flouted basic due process guarantees by citing the Covid-19 pandemic to extend the pre-trial detention of over 1,600 ...

The New Arab

Egypt claims detained filmmaker died of 'alcohol poisoning'

Rights activists have raised concerns over the death of Shady Habash, 24, two years after his arrest over directing a music video mocking ...

Outrage after Egypt puts BDS co-founder on terror list

The New Arab

Outrage after Egypt puts BDS co-founder on terror list

Amnesty International says Palestinian-Egyptian human rights activist Ramy Shaath is a prisoner of conscience after being forcibly ...

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Egyptian director jailed over video critical of Sisi dies

24-year-old Shady Habash died inside the Tora prison, where numerous activists and political detainees are similarly held without trial.

Egypt puts 13 people including ex-MP on terrorism list

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Egypt puts 13 people including ex-MP on terrorism list

Egypt added on Saturday 13 people, including former lawmaker Zyad al-Elaimy, on the country's "terrorism list" for collaborating with the ...

Coronavirus outbreak in Middle East prisons poses mounting threat

Alessandra Bajec

Coronavirus outbreak in Middle East prisons poses mounting threat

While some Middle East regimes have temporarily released inmates as the coronavirus spreads in crowded jails, countless political prisoners, ...

Beyond Covid-19: Lebanon's unemployment outbreak

Kareem Chehayeb

Beyond Covid-19: Lebanon's unemployment outbreak

On top of the coronavirus outbreak, Lebanon is also facing its worst economic crisis since the 15-year civil war several decades ago.

Anxiety grows for Egypt jail inmates amid coronavirus shutdowns

The New Arab & agencies

Anxiety grows for Egypt jail inmates amid coronavirus shutdowns

The families of Egypt's detainees are calling for action to be taken before coronavirus finds its way into Egypt's overcrowded and neglected ...

Hadani Ditmars

Egyptian comedian Bassem Youssef navigates the American dream

As Youssef tours the US with his new one man show, based on his life story, his journey into new genres reflects a personal and as well as societal shift.

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt activist faces charges of 'harming national security'

Researcher Patrick Zaky is the latest activist to be swept up in Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's crackdown on dissent.

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

Egyptian-American comedy star Ramy Youssef wins Golden Globe

Egyptian-American comedy Ramy has wowed the world with its sharp humour.

'White' minus privilege: Census erases Middle Easterners, North Africans

Sarah Essa

'White' minus privilege: Census erases Middle Easterners, North Africans

Comment: By refusing to count us, the US census denies us our share of the whopping $800 billion in funding allocated according to census ...

The New Arab

Egypt atheist blogger on hunger strike over travel ban

Egypt has detained a Coptic activist and secular blogger in recent months.

Egyptian Coptic rights activist faces 'terror' charges

The New Arab & agencies

Egyptian Coptic rights activist faces 'terror' charges

An Egyptian Coptic rights activist is facing charges of joining a "terror" group and spreading misinformation, his lawyer confirmed Monday, amid ...

It's time for Congress to defund Trump's 'favourite dictator'

Josh Ruebner

It's time for Congress to defund Trump's 'favourite dictator'

Comment: Congress needs to hold Egypt accountable for its human rights record, and ensure that US military aid is not used to commit human ...

Palestinian politician's son arrested in Egypt for BDS activism

The New Arab

Palestinian politician's son arrested in Egypt for BDS activism

A prominent Palestinian politician said his son has been under arrest in Egypt for over a month because of his activism for the boycott movement ...

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