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In a recent letter reviewed by The Washington Post, US lawmakers signal Sisi's rights violation 'will not be tolerated' if Biden wins the presidency.

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

Egypt journalists 'crushed like grains', women's rights group says

The New Arab Staff

Egypt journalists 'crushed like grains', women's rights group says

The ‘Coalition for Women in Journalism’ released a damning statement accusing the Egyptian regime of 'crushing' independent journalists.

Russia's experimental Covid-19 vaccine comes to Egypt

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 ...

Egypt set for protests after young man's killing

The New Arab Staff

Egypt set for protests after young man's killing

The death of Egyptian Owais al-Rawi has drawn comparisons to the killing of George Floyd and sparked calls for protests.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egyptian police arrest 10 in small, rare protests

Demonstration have occurred across Egypt this week, which marks one year since corruption allegations sparked a renewed protest movement.

The New Arab Staff

Egypt plans pro-Sisi demonstration to counter anti-regime protests

Opponents of authoritarian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi have called for large-scale demonstrations on Friday.

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 ...

Sarah Daoud

Gaza: De-escalation in exchange for health security

Comment: Negotiations between Hamas and Israel to de-escalate in exchange for providing medical aid to Gaza could contribute to further ...

For dissidents, Egypt has crossed a chilling new threshold

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 ...

Egypt's senate election farce helps <em>Sisi</em> recruit more loyalists

Sam Hamad

Egypt's senate election farce helps Sisi recruit more loyalists

Comment: Egypt's newly created senate is will have no legislative power, and is just a method of expanding the regime's system of loyalty and ...

Rabaa 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 control, ...

Greece-Egypt maritime deal aims to shackle Turkey's Mediterranean designs

Eva J. Koulouriotis

Greece-Egypt maritime deal aims to shackle Turkey's Mediterranean designs

Analysis: The pact between Athens and Cairo is part of a wider regional battle for influence in the Mediterranean.

The Dictatorship Syndrome by Alaa Al Aswany

Barak Barfi

The Dictatorship Syndrome by Alaa Al Aswany

Book Club: Alaa Al Aswany explains dictatorship as a disease whose causes and symptoms must be thoroughly studied if we wish to eradicate it.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt grapples with women's freedoms online as #MeToo re-emerges

Rights groups say the government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been curtailing freedoms since he took office in 2014.

Sam Hamad

Sisi the so-called secularist sets his sights on Al-Azhar

Comment: Not content with an already severely restricted public sphere, Sisi has moved to bring this 1,000-year-old Egyptian centre of ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt dissident fights extradition from Spain for alleged fraud

Anti-Sisi whistle blower Mohamed Ali faces extradition to Egypt on grounds of fraud and money-laundering.

Sam Hamad

Covid-19 has become Egypt's unofficial executioner

Comment: Sisi's regime knew full well that Scorpion prison's derelict, unsanitary hospital was full of Covid-19 cases, but they sent ...

Egypt pressures Spain to extradite dissident activist

The New Arab Staff

Egypt pressures Spain to extradite dissident activist

Mohamed Ali, who maintains his innocence, has said the charges are fabricated to punish him for his activism.

Florence Dixon

Suspected Egyptian spy in Berlin signals widespread anti-dissident campaign

The revelation that a former employee in Merkel's press office is under investigation for spying for Egypt hints at a wider campaign by the ...

Egypt is targeting 'evil people' instead of fighting Covid-19

Ahmad Abdelhalim

Egypt is targeting 'evil people' instead of fighting Covid-19

Comment: Sisi is using propaganda tinged with patriotism and tailor-made emergency legislation to target people who dare to speak out ...

Egypt arrests doctors, silences critics over coronavirus outbreak

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt arrests doctors, silences critics over coronavirus outbreak

Despite an ongoing deadly coronavirus outbreak, Egypt has imposed a crackdown on health workers deemed to be critical of the Sisi ...

<em>Sisi</em> <em>regime</em> court upholds 15-year sentence for prominent activist

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sisi regime court upholds 15-year sentence for prominent activist

Ahmed Douma, who has been jailed since 2013, has had a 15-year prison sentence upheld.

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