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Seventeen-year-old Mohammed Hani Al-Kuri died while playing a match with his football club in Alexandria.

To mark 10 years since the uprising in Egypt, Amnesty International released a report detailing the human rights abuses occurring in the country's prisons.

Egyptian denies 'oxygen crisis' in coronavirus wards despite videos

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egyptian denies 'oxygen crisis' in coronavirus wards despite videos

Videos have emerged showing an alleged oxygen shortage in Egypt's hospitals.

Israel's blockade had already crippled Gaza, then came Covid-19

Majed Abusalama

Israel's blockade had already crippled Gaza, then came Covid-19

Comment: Battling Covid-19 requires a health infrastructure that has been destroyed by Israel's occupation and blockade, and yet the ...

Outcry after Tunisian doctor dies in hospital lift accident

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Outcry after Tunisian doctor dies in hospital lift accident

Tunisian doctors and medical students are demanding the health minister resign after the death of a resident doctor who fell from a ...

Horriya Marzouk

Sisi intensifies human rights crackdown as Biden era nears

In-depth: As the countdown to the end of a friendly Trump administration begins, Sisi's crackdown on human rights defenders is testing the waters of international patience.

Horriya Marzouk

Biden and Sisi: A favourite dictator no more?

Analysis: While Biden has criticised Trump's support for Sisi, the president-elect has a mixed legacy when it comes to supporting human rights ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq reopens Green Zone bridge year after revolt

Al-Sinak bridge was partially closed for security reasons after it turned into the site of fierce clashes between protesters and police in ...

Bahey el-Din Hassan

I escaped Sisi's jails, but thousands of others haven't

Comment: Despite death threats forcing me out of Egypt, I'm lucky compared to the tens of thousands jailed, tortured and killed for speaking ...

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 ...

The New Arab Staff

Egypt arrests top Muslim Brotherhood leader Mahmoud Ezzat

State-backed media celebrated news of his capture, describing him as a 'prize catch' and publishing images of a frail-looking Ezzat wearing a ...

'End of the world': Countdown to Beirut's devastating blast

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'End of the world': Countdown to Beirut's devastating blast

More than 180 people were killed when an explosion rocked the Lebanese capital earlier this month, devastating much of the city and changing ...

Lebanon needs an independent cabinet with legislative authority

Lebanese Center for Policy Studies

Lebanon needs an independent cabinet with legislative authority

Comment: Researchers at the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies take an in-depth look at how a Lebanese cabinet backed up with real legislative ...

Four new COVID-19 deaths in Lebanon Palestinian refugee camps

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Four new COVID-19 deaths in Lebanon Palestinian refugee camps

The UN Palestinian refugee agency confirmed four new COVID-19 deaths in camps in Lebanon, calling for vigilance in observing hygiene measures as ...

Iran 'wary' of political changes in Lebanon following blast

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran 'wary' of political changes in Lebanon following blast

Tehran is cautious over developments taking place in Lebanon, where a deadly blast killed more than 170 people last week and prompted the ...

International Crisis Group

The Beirut blast: An accident in name only

Comment: Blatant, perhaps criminal, negligence and bureaucratic ineptitude were the immediate causes of the explosion, says the International Crisis Group.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

World pledges direct aid to Lebanon's people, bypassing government

World leaders pledged more than 250 million euros for disaster-struck Lebanon, conference host France said, with the emergency aid to be ...

The New Arab Staff

Iraqi-donated oil arrives in disaster-stricken Lebanon

Iraqi-donated oil has arrived in Lebanon after travelling through the Syrian border on Sunday.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Macron urges speedy global response to Lebanon disaster

Emmanuel Macron hosted Donald Trump and other world leaders for the virtual conference to drum up aid for Lebanon.

Officials long warned of explosive chemicals at Beirut port

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Officials long warned of explosive chemicals at Beirut port

Lebanese authorities had raised the alarm on the dangerous stockpile of explosive material at Beirut's port at least 10 times prior to the ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Italian firefighters take samples near Beirut port

Rescuers from across the world flooded to Beirut to help efforts to find missing people.

The terror and guilt of watching Beirut from afar

Michal Kranz

The terror and guilt of watching Beirut from afar

Beirut, a welcoming cosmopolitan city loved by all those who call it home, lies in ruins. Michal Kranz, a journalist until recently based in ...

Lebanese clear blast rubble from roads around cratered port

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanese clear blast rubble from roads around cratered port

Authorities have cordoned off the port itself, where the blast left a crater 200 meters (yards) across and shredded a large grain silo.

Macron to push for Lebanon aid after Beirut blast

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Macron to push for Lebanon aid after Beirut blast

France is set to send urgent aid to Lebanon as the country struggles to respond to a deadly blast that has destroyed entire neighbourhoods in ...

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