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Comment: An alliance of opposition groups has attracted support from a diverse array of figures, but victory is far from assured in police state Egypt, writes Alaa Bayoumi.

An Egyptian lawyer has filed a lawsuit to stop airing a drama series that featured a scene with graffiti in the background describing President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as a "traitor".

Ten events that changed Iran since the Islamic <em>Revolution</em>

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Ten events that changed Iran since the Islamic Revolution

Iran is due to hold presidential elections on Friday. Here is a look back at ten key dates in the country's history, since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Pope raises Giulio Regeni murder case with Sisi

Robert Cusack

Pope raises Giulio Regeni murder case with Sisi

Pope Francis told reporters he had raised the issue of the Italian student's disappearance with Egypt's President Sisi during a confidential ...

Five facts about Egypt's lack of security

Alaa Bayoumi

Five facts about Egypt's lack of security

Comment: Cairo is focused on crushing political dissent and lacks a strategy to deal with the real violence facing Egyptians, writes Alaa ...

Paul Iddon

It's high time for a restoration of Iraq-Saudi relations

Comment: Baghdad could be a mediator between Riyadh and Tehran, helping to reduce tensions across the Middle East, writes Paul Iddon.

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Ousted former Egyptian President Mubarak freed from detention: lawyer

Egypt's ousted president Hosni Mubarak left a Cairo military hospital on Friday where he had spent much of his six-year detention, his lawyer ...

The New Arab

Sisi refuses Mubarak's release from military hospital despite acquittal

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is refusing to release deposed president Hosni Mubarak from his current detention at a military hospital ...

The New Arab

Mubarak files lawsuit to unfreeze $3.36 million in assets

Egypt's deposed dictator Hosni Mubarak has filed a lawsuit to unfreeze over $3 million in assets, alleging the continued freeze was in "defiance ...

Egypt's deposed president Mubarak could be released 'within hours'

The New Arab

Egypt's deposed president Mubarak could be released 'within hours'

Egypt's longtime dictator Hosni Mubarak, who was deposed in the January 25 revolution in 2011, could be freed and ...

The New Arab

Guess who's back? Egypt's Mubarak set to be freed

Egypt's longtime dictator Hosni Mubarak, who was deposed in the January 25 revolution in 2011, could be freed and ...

Mubarak's acquittal: Back to square one?

Mohamed ElMeshad

Mubarak's acquittal: Back to square one?

Comment: Rather than being a source of shock and anger, Mubarak's recent acquittal on all charges is a reminder that the 'deep state' is very ...

The economics behind Egypt's political unrest

Alaa Bayoumi

The economics behind Egypt's political unrest

Analysis: Egypt's economy is growing, but inequality is leaving millions trapped in poverty, writes Alaa Bayoumi.

Egypt: Scores of football-fans arrested on stadium massacre anniversary

The New Arab

Egypt: Scores of football-fans arrested on stadium massacre anniversary

Security forces have arrested at least 80 members of Ultras Ahlawy on the fifth anniversary of the Port Said stadium tragedy, which left 74 fans ...

Egypt's 'Day of Rage': Six years on

The New Arab

Egypt's 'Day of Rage': Six years on

Egyptians commemorate the Day of Rage on social media amid tightened security measures to prevent any public gatherings marking the sixth ...

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt bans top human rights lawyer from travel abroad

A prominent Egyptian human rights lawyer says he has been banned from leaving the country, the latest in a series of travel bans imposed on rights activists.

Mohamed ElMeshad

Media matters: Egypt's revolution and its aftermath

Comment: The revolution was aided by the presence of a relatively critical media. But the media's trajectory since then reflects the ...

The New Arab

Sisi says Egyptians have endured 'superhuman hardships' since revolution

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has said that Egyptians have endured superhuman hardships in the six years after the uprising that ...

Sam Hamad

Egypt's January 25 revolution: A curse on the people?

Comment: Egypt today finds itself in a brutal deadlock. There is destruction and decay, without the kind of contradictory growth that led to ...

Lessons from history: Egypt's <em>25</em> <em>January</em> <em>revolution</em>

Khaled Abol Naga

Lessons from history: Egypt's 25 January revolution

Comment: Egyptian film star Khaled Abol Naga was in Tahrir Square in 2011 with thousands of fellow Egyptians. Here, he remembers what was ...

Jo Schietti

National Police Day: Commemorating Egypt's fading 'revolution' six-years on

Arguably living conditions and restrictions on civil liberties are even harsher in Egypt today than they were before Hosni Mubarak's ouster, ...

ElBaradei coaxes Egypt's propaganda machine into action

Mohamed ElMeshad

ElBaradei coaxes Egypt's propaganda machine into action

Comment: After years out of the limelight, ElBaradei's return has triggered a new defamation campaign to discredit him, and anyone associated ...

Can Algeria be the peace-broker in Libya?

Guma El-Gamaty

Can Algeria be the peace-broker in Libya?

Comment: Algeria appears to be playing a greater role in facilitating diplomacy in Libya. But what are its chances of being successful where ...

Police state Egypt: Crackdown on campus

Jo Schietti

Police state Egypt: Crackdown on campus

Egyptian students are seeing the state's crackdown on opposition on campus, with fear and restrictions leading to suffocating environments in ...

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