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An eighth person has died this month in Egypt's prisons of alleged medical negligence.

Thousands of prisoners were released from prisons in Egypt on Saturday, including a former policeman jailed over killing a Lebanese pop diva more than a decade ago.

Egypt kills 21 <em>Sinai</em> jihadists planning 'Eid attacks'

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Egypt kills 21 Sinai jihadists planning 'Eid attacks'

Egyptian authorities confirmed the killing of 21 militants in the Sinai peninsula who were allegedly planning Eid al-Fitr attacks.

Egypt releases US teacher from jail over Facebook posts

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Egypt releases US teacher from jail over Facebook posts

Reem Desouky spent 300 days in pre-trial detention in Egypt after being arrested at Cairo airport and accused of criticising Sisi on Facebook.

Egypt releases over 4,000 prisoners for <em>Sinai</em> <em>Liberation</em> <em>Day</em>

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Egypt releases over 4,000 prisoners for Sinai Liberation Day

Egypt released far more detainees than usual on the national holiday, signalling that authorities have bowed to pressure to reduce prison ...

The New Arab

Egypt pardons hundreds of prisoners, without mention of Covid-19

Egypt has freed 460 convicts, with plans to pardon more prisoners to commemorate Sinai Liberation Day. Despite pressure from activists, Covid-19 was not mentioned as a reason behind the releases.

Yousef Alhelou

Is Netflix taking part in Israel's propaganda campaign?

Digital media platforms are serving Israeli propaganda while turning a blind eye to the sacrifices and endless suffering of Palestinians who ...

Malia Bouattia

Fighting antisemitism should not mean silencing the Palestinian struggle

Comment: If criticising Israel is antisemitic, how are Palestinians expected to articulate their struggle? asks Malia Bouattia.

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Egypt to free 700 prisoners on Sinai Liberation Day

Egypt will release hundreds of prisoners early to mark Sinai Liberation Day, however swathes of political prisoners ...

How the 1967 Naksa changed the game for Palestine

Dr. Tamara Kharroub

How the 1967 Naksa changed the game for Palestine

Comment: The illegal occupation of Palestinian land in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem continues to this day, writes Tamara ...

Vacy Vlazna

Inside the Battle of Algiers: Lessons for Palestine

Comment: Zohra Drif's gripping account of her actions as a young freedom fighter in 1950s Algiers has important lessons for the Palestinian ...

Hamas reaches deal with rival Fatah on Palestinian reconciliation Hamas reaches deal with rival Fatah on Palestinian reconciliation

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Hamas reaches deal with rival Fatah on Palestinian reconciliation

Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah signed an agreement on Thursday to end a decade-long split following talks mediated by Egypt.

1967: Marking the end of Egypt's pan-Arab dream

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1967: Marking the end of Egypt's pan-Arab dream

Between June 5 and 10 in 1967, Israel defeated Egypt, Jordan and Syria and occupied the Sinai Peninsula, the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, ...

Sisi's failed police state must answer for church bombings

Maen al-Bayari

Sisi's failed police state must answer for church bombings

Comment: Egypt's police state has failed to protect its people. Instead, it is fuelling vicious sectarian violence that has now become an almost ...

Egyptians renew social media calls for anti-government protests Egyptians renew social media calls for anti-government protests

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Egyptians renew social media calls for anti-government protests

Egyptians are calling for a continued wave of protests following the recent mass demonstrations - the largest since President Abdel Fattah ...

Hossam el-Hamalawy

Egypt's hidden history of dissent

The 25 January 2011 revolution is the product of a long process of dissent accumulation over decades in Egypt led by workers and students, argues Hossam el-Hamalawy.

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