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

Abdul-Rahim al-Howeiti, of the large Howeitat tribe that inhabits southwest Jordan, Sinai and northwestern Saudi Arabia, was allegedly shot dead by Saudi security in Al-Khuraybah

Saudi Arabia <em>and</em> Egypt positions on Turkey's 'Peace Spring'

Ali Bakeer

Saudi Arabia and Egypt positions on Turkey's 'Peace Spring'

Egypt and Saudi Arabia attempted to mobilise Arab states to denounce the Turkish military operation in northern Syria, but there was no consensus among them on the matter.

Egypt awaits: Will Friday see huge anti-Sisi protests?

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Egypt awaits: Will Friday see huge anti-Sisi protests?

In-depth: Egyptian contractor Mohammed Ali has exposed huge government waste and corruption angering Egyptians. This week he has called ...

Saudi Arabia to begin issuing tourist visas this month

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Saudi Arabia to begin issuing tourist visas this month

Saudi Arabia will reportedly begin issuing tourist visas at the end of September, according to a local media outlet.

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MbS wants robot dinosaurs, fake moon for Saudi city

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman hopes to make his futuristic desert city Neom the 'most livable' city in the world. How will he do it?

Rana Allam

Egypt: Tailoring constitutions for the ruling military

Comment: Sisi's plan to modify the constitution - and stay in power until 2034 - moves Egyptians a step further away from justice ...

Emile Nakhleh

MbS: The new Saddam of Arabia?

Comment: Saddam's arrogance of power and obsession with regional leadership ultimately led to his downfall. Saudi Arabia's MbS might be ...

Mohamed ElMeshad

Pyramids FC: Saudi money brings cultural colonisation to Egypt

Comment: Saudi Arabia's economic imperialism on the football field is a danger to Egypt's cultural sovereignty, writes Mohamed ElMeshad.

A cabinet of kleptocracy in Sisi's pseudo-parliament

Sam Hamad

A cabinet of kleptocracy in Sisi's pseudo-parliament

Comment: In Egypt's recent election Sisi was simply re-anointed as president without any fuss, but the ghosts of the revolution will persist, ...

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Trending: Egyptians say #DontGo as Sisi polls open

Egyptian tweeps have called for a boycott of the country's presidential elections using the Arabic hashtag 'Don't Go'.

Saudi megaproject harnesses Egypt's Sinai, but at what cost?

Robert Springborg

Saudi megaproject harnesses Egypt's Sinai, but at what cost?

Comment: For Mohammed bin Salman, $10 billion is not an investment in Egypt's future, so much as a payment to its military for supporting his ...

Cairo, Riyadh sign $16 billion deal during prince visit

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Cairo, Riyadh sign $16 billion deal during prince visit

Saudi Arabia and Egypt have agreed to establish a multi-billion joint fund to develop a mega-city during a visit by the Saudi crown ...

Who is losing the Nile?

Alain Gresh

Who is losing the Nile?

Comment: For thousands of years the Nile has been the jugular vein of Egypt. Is Sisi about to lose control of the wealth and resources ...

A shoo-in for Sisi in Egypt's presidential election

Jamal Boukhari

A shoo-in for Sisi in Egypt's presidential election

Comment: Sisi's adversaries could gain widespread support, but so far, many of those who put themselves forward are already out of the running, ...

Sam Hamad

Rattled by Shafiq, Sisi's regime is far from stable

Comment: President Sisi's rule may not be on the brink of collapse, but its recent handling of Ahmed Shafiq shows the foundations are cracking, writes Sam Hamad.

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Egypt orders detention of prominent activist over islands protest

An Alexandria court has ordered that a prominent Egyptian human rights activist remain in detention until her trial over illegal protesting ...

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The Egypt Report: Looking for Ahmed Shafiq

Our new weekly round-up of news from Egypt

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Kuwait to pump $160 billion to develop five islands

Kuwait will pump $160 billion to develop five islands as part of a major project aimed at boosting the country's economy.

Saudi Arabia futuristic robot city includes former Egypt islands

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Saudi Arabia futuristic robot city includes former Egypt islands

Saudi Arabia has announced plans to build a futuristic economic zone along the kingdom's northwestern coastline that will include two islands ...

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Saudi Arabia 'bribes' Egyptian journalists with free Hajj visas

Both Cairo and Riyadh are desperate to win the Egyptian public’s approval of the sale of Egyptian sovereignty.

Cairokee's new album 'expresses the disappointment' of Egypt's youth

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Cairokee's new album 'expresses the disappointment' of Egypt's youth

After their fifth album was censored upon release, Cairokee released the songs on YouTube and eventual fame, proving that censorship ...

Saudi prince 'to invest $800 million' in Egyptian tourism

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Saudi prince 'to invest $800 million' in Egyptian tourism

The investment would include expanding the Four Seasons resort in Sharm el-Sheikh in the southern Sinai, transforming it into 'the biggest ...

Cairo 'abandons' Egyptians in Qatar

Gehad Quisay

Cairo 'abandons' Egyptians in Qatar

Cairo has accused Doha of funding Islamists for decades, causing frequent hostilities between the two Arab nations - but what about the hundreds ...

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