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Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's regime has ramped up its brutal campaign against freedom of expression in the media, punishing anyone challenging the official line.

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

Egypt pardons former policeman jailed for pop singer murder

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Egypt pardons former policeman jailed for pop singer murder

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.

Ethiopia ‘deploys missiles’ as Nile dispute with Egypt escalates

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Ethiopia ‘deploys missiles’ as Nile dispute with Egypt escalates

Ethiopia says it plans to fill a dam on the Nile without consulting Egypt, amid reports that Addis Ababa deployed missiles to defend the dam.

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part II

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented coronavirus pandemic that is reshaping our world.

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Egypt tightens coronavirus measures during Eid al-Fitr holidays

Egypt announced a lengthening of its night-time curfew and other measures to prevent large gatherings during Eid al-Fitr holidays marking the ...

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Egyptian military kills seven suspected militants in Sinai

Egypt says that its military has killed seven suspected militants in a 'targeted operation' at a farm in northern Sinai

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Jordanian court rules against cancelling gas deal with Israel

Jordan's constitutional court ruled against cancelling the kingdom's controversial natural gas deal with Israel.

US approves helicopters to Egypt despite human rights concerns

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US approves helicopters to Egypt despite human rights concerns

President Donald Trump's administration informed Congress on Thursday that it has given the green light to the package to refurbish 43 Apache ...

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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 'summarily executes' 18 arbitrarily detained prisoners in <em>Sinai</em>

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Egypt 'summarily executes' 18 arbitrarily detained prisoners in Sinai

Sources who spoke to The New Arab’s Arabic-language service have cast grave doubts on the official account of Monday’s alleged anti-terror ...

Egypt kills 18 suspected militants in <em>Sinai</em> raid

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Egypt kills 18 suspected militants in Sinai raid

At least 18 suspected militants were killed in North Sinai, authorities said on Sunday.

Egypt's Copts record four new coronavirus cases among priesthood

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Egypt's Copts record four new coronavirus cases among priesthood

Four new cases of coronavirus have been recorded among the clergy of Egypt's Coptic Church, amid reports that some Egyptian churches had flouted ...

North <em>Sinai</em> blast kills 10 Egyptian soldiers

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North Sinai blast kills 10 Egyptian soldiers

At least 10 soldiers, including an officer, were killed in a blast in the Sinai city of Bir al-Abed.

Sam Hamad

Egypt's Sisi legislates against coronavirus, and his people

Comment: Sisi is taking advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to expand his already autocratic grip on power, and to protect Egypt's elites, writes Sam Hamad.

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Egypt extends state of emergency on virus, security fears

Egypt extended its long-running state of emergency for three more months, continuing to grant police broad powers and curtail constitutional ...

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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 ...

Courtney Freer

How MbS enraged a tribe and created a martyr

Comment: The displacement of a tribe in Saudi Arabia to pave the way for a future megacity signifies the crown prince's drive for control over ...

Top Ramadan TV soaps to watch under coronavirus lockdown

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Top Ramadan TV soaps to watch under coronavirus lockdown

Not sure which Ramadan soaps to watch? Here are The New Arab's pick of this year's top 10 best Ramadan soaps.

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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, ...

Families of <em>Sinai</em> victims complain benefits cut amid pandemic

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Families of Sinai victims complain benefits cut amid pandemic

Egyptian authorities have reduced pay-outs to families of victims without explanation.

Outrage as Saudi Arabia confesses to killing tribal activist

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Outrage as Saudi Arabia confesses to killing tribal activist

Saudi authorities on Wednesday confessed to the killing of a popular tribal activist who had allegedly refused a forced eviction amid ongoing ...

Egyptian policeman, seven militants killed in clashes in Cairo

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Egyptian policeman, seven militants killed in clashes in Cairo

One policeman and seven militants have been killed in an armed clash in the Cairo suburb of Amiriyah in the lead up to Coptic Holy Week.

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