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Prominent Egyptian journalist Mohamed Monir, who had been imprisoned on false news charges, has died of Covid-19.

An American student in Egypt has been released after spending over a year in prison after months of pressure from the Trump department.

Egypt releases Canadian engineer detained for over a year

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Egypt releases Canadian engineer detained for over a year

A Canadian engineer who was detained for over a year without charges in Egypt has been released.

Sister of prominent Egyptian detainee arrested after protesting assault

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Sister of prominent Egyptian detainee arrested after protesting assault

Sanaa Seif, the sister of imprisoned rights activist Alaa Abdel Fattah, was arrested after submitting a complaint about her family's treatment.

Life of Canadian detained in Egypt 'hanging by thread'

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Life of Canadian detained in Egypt 'hanging by thread'

The family of Yasser Ahmed Albaz suspect he is suffering from the Covid-19 disease, and fear it could kill him.

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Family of prominent Egyptian activist beaten outside Tora prison

The elderly mother and two sisters of jailed activist Alaa Abdel Fattah were beaten and robbed by 'thugs' as police stood by, a relative said.

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Today in coronavirus news from the Middle East: Saudi Arabia slashes Hajj pilgrim numbers, Iran's second wave continues, Jordan trials ...

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Morocco is set to ease restrictive lockdown measures, while an eruption of Covid-19-like symptoms in Darfur raises fears of a spread in refugee ...

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Dozens of protesters call for release of Egyptian-Canadian prisoner

Protests took place in three Canadian cities calling for the release of a man held in Egypt’s notorious Tora prison without trial, amid ...

Egypt police raid homes of activist's uncles

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt police raid homes of activist's uncles

The raid, in which young children were reportedly held at gunpoint, followed Egypt's pattern of targeting relatives of dissidents abroad, ...

Jan-Peter Westad

Fears grow for Egypt's political prisoners as Covid-19 surges

Fears grow for political prisoners in Egypt's jails as Covid-19 spreads amid deplorable conditions.

Mother of Egyptian detainee dies during prison visit attempt

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Mother of Egyptian detainee dies during prison visit attempt

The mother of imprisoned activist Hassan Mustafa reportedly passed out from exhaustion on her way back from trying to visit him in prison.

Egypt's relentless war on journalism persists amid pandemic

Jo Schietti

Egypt's relentless war on journalism persists amid pandemic

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

Covid-19: A dual punishment for Palestinian and Arab prisoners

A joint call from Arab intellectuals and personalities

Covid-19: A dual punishment for Palestinian and Arab prisoners

Comment: An open letter from more than 150 personalities from the Arab world, calling for the release of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails ...

Egyptian actor supports trans son, activists see timid step

Danya Hajjaji

Egyptian actor supports trans son, activists see timid step

When a prominent Egyptian actor came forward as the parent of a trans son, Arab LGBTQ+ activists said a long-overdue conversation had begun, but ...

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Egyptian activist ends hunger strike after courts restart hearings

Renowned activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah told his family he was ending his hunger strike after Egypt's courts recommenced detention renewal hearings, which had been suspended due to coronavirus.

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Egypt releases Mada Masr editor-in-chief on bail

Attalah was released following her arrest on Sunday outside Cairo's Tora Prison where she had been interviewing Laila Soueif, the ...

The New Arab & agencies

Mada Masr editor arrested outside Cairo prison

Egyptian security services on Sunday arrested the editor-in-chief of prominent independent news outlet Mada Masr, its lawyer said, the latest in ...

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Detained Egyptian filmmaker died from 'alcohol poisoning', government claims

An investigation into the death of detained filmmaker Shady Habash last week has been blamed on alcohol poisoning.

Death no. 1005: Shady Habash

Ahmed Mefreh

Death no. 1005: Shady Habash

Comment: Appalling detention conditions and deliberate medical negligence are killing thousands in Egyptian jails, writes Ahmed Mefreh.

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Egypt arbitrarily extends pre-trial detention of over 1,600 defendants

Amnesty said Egypt had flouted basic due process guarantees by citing the Covid-19 pandemic to extend the pre-trial detention of over 1,600 ...

Egypt claims detained filmmaker died of 'alcohol poisoning'

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Egypt claims detained filmmaker died of 'alcohol poisoning'

Rights activists have raised concerns over the death of Shady Habash, 24, two years after his arrest over directing a music video mocking ...

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.

UN 'hopes' for investigation into jailed Egyptian filmmaker's death

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UN 'hopes' for investigation into jailed Egyptian filmmaker's death

The UN and France have sounded alarm over the death of the Egyptian filmmaker, implicitly pointing to human rights violations.

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