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A legal expert has claimed that Sami Anan could face the death penalty for possessing military documents he threatened to use as blackmail, which allegedly contain information implicating Egyptian leaders.

Imprisoned former Egyptian presidential hopeful has threatened to divulge military secrets should he be mistreated in detention, as a leading anti-corruption campaigner voices assassination fears.

Hamza Namira: 'I'm not a politician or activist'

The New Arab

Hamza Namira: 'I'm not a politician or activist'

The New Arab spoke to renowned Egyptian artist Hamza Namira, an icon in the Arab World whose song, "Issmy masr", My name is Egypt, was a national hit.

'Employment, freedom, dignity': The enduring call of Tunisia's streets

Francesca Mannocchi

'Employment, freedom, dignity': The enduring call of Tunisia's streets

The Tunisian people have borne the consequences of the country's dire post-revolution finances, but political and economic concerns ...

Chronicles of the Egyptian <em>Revolution</em>

Laith Saud

Chronicles of the Egyptian Revolution

Book review: Bassiouni's account of Egypt's revolution is an engaging insight into Egypt's Arab Spring and its aftermath, from the side ...

Karim Traboulsi

Egypt's regime-sanctioned opposition leader 'set to run against Sisi'

A politician has signalled his intention to provide Sisi's guaranteed re-election with a thin veneer of respectability after credible rivals were forced to withdraw.

Sam Hamad

Sisi: A tyrant plagued by the ghosts of revolution

Comment: Kleptocratic patronage, poverty and unemployement. Sisi's rule has merely exacerbated the corrosive problems that led to ...

Anna Boots

Protests in Tunisia highlight contested narratives of 2011 revolution

In-depth: Tunisia's recent protests were triggered by tax increases, but they highlight the deep, unresolved issues that led to the 2011 ...

The New Arab

Giulio Regeni: Cambridge tutor's computer seized for investigation

Italian authorities shift focus of investigation from Cairo to Cambridge, as they question Regeni's tutor over his motivations to study the ...

Jerusalem move: Duplicitous Sisi sells out Palestine

Sam Hamad

Jerusalem move: Duplicitous Sisi sells out Palestine

Comment: Egypt publicly opposed Trump's Jerusalem move, but evidence this is a policy Sisi actually supports comes as little surprise, writes ...

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, ...

Sinai attack shows Sisi has lost control

Sam Hamad

Sinai attack shows Sisi has lost control

Comment: Sisi's reign of terror against those who seek justice has created an ideal incubator for radical violent ideologies such as that of the ...

Egypt: The winter they called 'Spring'

Gehad Quisay

Egypt: The winter they called 'Spring'

Book review: 'Egypt', Robert Springborg's latest release, is a fascinating exploration of the deep state that established the republic, and that ...

Egypt’s football fans persist with their battle over stadiums

Jo Schietti

Egypt’s football fans persist with their battle over stadiums

In-depth: After Egypt qualified for the 2018 World Cup, parliamentarians have called on President Sisi to allow 'Ultras' football fans to attend ...

Twenty-five days to stand with Egypt's Alaa Abd El-Fattah

Jo Schietti

Twenty-five days to stand with Egypt's Alaa Abd El-Fattah

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 ...

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.

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 ...

The New Arab

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 ...

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

The New Arab

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 ...

The New Arab & agencies

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 ...

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 ...

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

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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