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In-depth: After Egypt qualified for the 2018 World Cup, parliamentarians have called on President Sisi to allow 'Ultras' football fans to attend matches and release those imprisoned, reports Jo Schietti.

Egyptian activist Alaa Abd El-Fattah has been in-and-out of jail for the past four years. Campaigners are rallying around him and asking the world to speak out for Alaa.

Nubian minorities stand no chance amid Egypt's racist tyranny

Sam Hamad

Nubian minorities stand no chance amid Egypt's racist tyranny

Comment: Basic human rights are nowhere to be found in Egypt's police state, writes Sam Hamad.

Tyranny grants populism new life in Egypt

Alaa Bayoumi

Tyranny grants populism new life in Egypt

Comment: Sisi and pro-regime media used populism to incite the masses against pro-democracy and revolutionary voices, but it can only get him so ...

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 really ...

Alaa Bayoumi

Egyptian National Front: Success is far from certain

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.

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Lawyer sues TV series for 'offensive' anti-Sisi graffiti

An Egyptian lawyer has filed a lawsuit to stop airing a drama series that featured a scene with graffiti in the background describing President ...

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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 ...

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.

Ousted former Egyptian President Mubarak freed from detention: lawyer Ousted former Egyptian President Mubarak freed from detention: lawyer

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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 ...

Sisi refuses Mubarak's release from military hospital despite acquittal

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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 ...

Mubarak files lawsuit to unfreeze $3.36 million in assets

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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 ...

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

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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 ...

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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 allowed to go home within hours.

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 ...

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.

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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

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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 ...

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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 ...

Media matters: Egypt's <em>revolution</em> and its aftermath

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 ...

Sisi says Egyptians have endured 'superhuman hardships' since <em>revolution</em> Sisi says Egyptians have endured 'superhuman hardships' since revolution

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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 ...

Egypt's <em>January</em> <em>25</em> <em>revolution</em>: A curse on the people?

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 ...

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