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In-depth: The proposed bill is expected to be discussed in parliament amid fear and paranoia in Egypt's LGBT community.

The irony of Egypt hosting the World Youth Forum while Egypt's youth find themselves trapped between unemployment and a disastrous HR record was not lost

Egypt top appeals court upholds 5-years prison for activist

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Egypt top appeals court upholds 5-years prison for activist

Abdel-Fattah now has around a year-and-a-half remaining in his sentence, although he also faces another sentencing in December ...

Egypt rights groups demand release of leading dissident

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt rights groups demand release of leading dissident

Rights groups have urged Egyptian authorities to free leading activist Alaa Abd el-Fattah, jailed for an illegal protest, ...

Gehad Quisay

For the love of the game

Comment: Unlike Mubarak before him, Sisi can't use football as a PR tool, but the regime can still exploit it to rally blinding patriotism, writes Gehad Quisay.

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 ...

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 ...

Rami Almeghari

Gaza residents appeal to Cairo with 'love Egypt' rally

In-depth: Gazans are desperate for Egypt to lift the blockade on the embattled Strip, reports Rami Almeghari.

Egyptian National Front: Success is far from certain

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 ...

Alaa Bayoumi

Is Sisi pushing Egypt off a cliff?

Comment: Egyptians' anger is growing and if another wave of protest engulfs the country it will be more radical and destructive, and will ...

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 ...

Sisi regime frees Egyptian-American charity worker after three-year detention

The New Arab & agencies

Sisi regime frees Egyptian-American charity worker after three-year detention

Aya Hijazi was running a foundation called Belady, dedicated to helping street children, when she and her husband, Mohammed Hassanein, were ...

America's new pharaoh

Alaa Bayoumi

America's new pharaoh

Comment: The Trump-Sisi White House summit could have helped put Egypt on the path to political and economic reform. Instead, Cairo's ...

Arab Spring divisions dominate Arab League Summit

Alaa Bayoumi

Arab Spring divisions dominate Arab League Summit

Comment Arab leaders are split over whether terrorism or democracy is the legacy of the Arab Spring, writes Alaa Bayoumi.

Alaa Bayoumi

Europe's unfortunate return to pragmatism over Egypt

Comment: Merkel's visit was just the latest to endorse the police state built by Sisi in exchange for help on curbing migration to Europe, writes Alaa Bayoumi

The New Arab

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 ...

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 releases 203 prisoners jailed for protesting

The New Arab

Egypt releases 203 prisoners jailed for protesting

Egypt on Tuesday released 203 prisoners who received a presidential pardon after having been jailed for taking part in “unauthorised protests,” ...

The New Arab

Egypt's Sisi pardons 82 'youths', overlooks best-known activists

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has pardoned 82 "youths", including a prominent advocate of Islamic reform, however, ...

Prominent Egyptian political activist Sana Seif released from prison

The New Arab

Prominent Egyptian political activist Sana Seif released from prison

Egyptian activist Sana Seif was released on Tuesday after serving a six-month prison term on charges of "insulting a member of the prosecution".

Egypt's Sisi 'first' to congratulate Trump after shock victory

The New Arab

Egypt's Sisi 'first' to congratulate Trump after shock victory

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has congratulated Donald Trump for winning the US presidential elections and invited ...

Meet the Middle East's 'press freedom predators'

Taufiq Wan

Meet the Middle East's 'press freedom predators'

Middle Eastern leaders make up a large chunk of Reporters Without Borders' 'press freedom predators' list, but Israel escapes censure despite ...

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