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Seven people have been executed by Egyptian authorities for their alleged involvement in the killing of a police officer in 2014, officials confirmed.

Citizens of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan are taking to social media to express their views on the long-running mega-dam dispute.

Iran tankers sailing to Venezuela despite US pressure tactics

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Iran tankers sailing to Venezuela despite US pressure tactics

The US has tried to crack down on Iranian shipments, but five tankers are on their way to Venezuela, a fellow sanctioned nation with little to lose.

Egypt reopens slowly to revive coroanvirus-hit economy

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Egypt reopens slowly to revive coroanvirus-hit economy

Egypt has loosened a strict coronavirus curfew for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in an effort to kickstart the economy.

North Sinai residents see blockade as 'blessing' amid coronavirus

Ella Linskens

North Sinai residents see blockade as 'blessing' amid coronavirus

Egypt's imposition of a mandatory "self-isolation" in the North Sinai governorate may allow it to steer clear of a coronavirus outbreak.

Jean-Pierre Sereni

Can Sisi ride out coronavirus and Egypt's crippled economy?

Comment: While the army continues to tighten its grip on the economy, Egypt is facing new challenges, including a towering debt the collapse of the tourist trade, writes Jean-Pierre Sereni.

Courtney Freer

Coronavirus gives GCC markets a glimpse of post-oil reality

Comment: The coronavirus pandemic has revealed the extent to which energy producers are vulnerable to the decline in global energy markets, ...

The New Arab & agencies

US troops in Mideast to stay for 'a while'

America's troop numbers in the region have grown from about 60,000 to more than 80,000 since May.

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Cable damage wipes out internet connectivity

This week we focus on Yemen's days-long internet outage, another year of humanitarian catastrophe and more.

The Egyptian army's cheap tricks

Jean-Pierre Sereni

The Egyptian army's cheap tricks

Comment: An unprecedented study reveals the damage wrought by a system marked by low productivity, secrecy and collusion schemes, writes ...

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt's 'Palacegate' whistleblower gets five-year sentence in absentia

A former Egyptian military contractor who made serious allegations of corruption against Egypt's president has been sentenced to five years in ...

Thomas Cook and the rise of Britain's colonial empire

Charlie Hoyle

Thomas Cook and the rise of Britain's colonial empire

Despite being synonymous with affordable package holidays, the Thomas Cook travel company, which collapsed this week, was once at the forefront ...

Blacklisted Iranian tanker remains off Lebanon, Syria coast

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Blacklisted Iranian tanker remains off Lebanon, Syria coast

A maritime monitoring website has said that an Iranian tanker previously held by the United Kingdom has been tracked off the coast of Lebanon.

Will Somalia share Yemen's fate?

Imad K. Harb

Will Somalia share Yemen's fate?

Comment: The UAE will do what is needed to preserve its influence anywhere it has a footprint, despite the cost, writes Imad K. Harb.

Sisi appoints new <em>Suez</em> <em>Canal</em> chief

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Sisi appoints new Suez Canal chief

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has appointed Osama Rabie, a senior naval officer, as chairman of the Suez Canal ...

The New Arab

Iran threatens to respond to UK detaining oil tanker

Iran said the seizure of its tanker by the UK will not be tolerated will not go without a response, semi-official news agency ISNA and Tasnim news agency reported.

Mohamad Elmasry

When Morsi was ousted, so was Egypt's democracy

Comment: Six years after Egypt's fleeting year of democracy, Sisi has engineered a country where political competition no longer exists, writes ...

Amr Salahi

Egypt's history of erasing presidents from Naguib to Morsi

In-depth: After Morsi's death last month, Egyptian media has tried to minimise his legacy and erase his memory – but he's not the first Egyptian ...

Owais Zaheer

How North Korea fuels conflict in the Middle East

Comment: Pyongyang's cooperation with Middle East regimes is a dangerous and destabilising force, writes Owais Zaheer.

US B-52 bombers land in Qatar amid Iran tensions

The New Arab & agencies

US B-52 bombers land in Qatar amid Iran tensions

US B-52 bombers ordered to deploy to the Persian Gulf to counter unspecified threats from Iran have arrived at a major American air base in ...

The New Arab & agencies

US aircraft carrier passes Suez Canal on Iran deployment

American aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln passed through the Suez Canal on Thursday, Egyptian authorities said, amid ...

Iran oil vessel breaks down off Saudi coast

The New Arab & agencies

Iran oil vessel breaks down off Saudi coast

An Iranian oil tanker carrying more than 1 million barrels of fuel oil suffered a breakdown in the Red Sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia.

Middle East drone wars heat up in Yemen

James Reinl

Middle East drone wars heat up in Yemen

Drones are being increasingly deployed by insurgents and militias to level the playing field against better-armed adversaries, reports James ...

Egypt borrows $22 billion in just two years

The New Arab

Egypt borrows $22 billion in just two years

Egypt borrowed $22 billion from international markets in the space of two years through issuance of Eurobonds.

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