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As war rages across the Middle East, taking time to honour the victims can only bring us closer to our own humanity, writes Hadani Ditmars.

Assad's regime shows no sign of relenting its brutal campaign against its own civilians, as airstrikes kill hundreds in Eastern Ghouta and it simultaneously moves to oust Turkey from Afrin.

Heavy Syria regime bombing kills dozens in Eastern Ghouta

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Heavy Syria regime bombing kills dozens in Eastern Ghouta

Regime troops carried out a relentless five-day bombing campaign earlier this month that killed around 250 civilians in the enclave and wounded hundreds.

Seven years after Egypt uprising: Where is Mubarak now?

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Seven years after Egypt uprising: Where is Mubarak now?

Seven years after Egypt's longtime ruler Hosni Mubarak was toppled during the January 2011 uprising where is the ousted veteran strongman now?

Egypt's struggle for freedom goes online

Laura Cappon

Egypt's struggle for freedom goes online

Egypt's clampdown on activists has moved from the streets to online, where following the wrong group on social media could land you in serious ...

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Egypt court sentences Morsi for 'insulting judiciary'

An Egyptian court has sentenced former President Mohamed Morsi to three years in prison along with 19 other defendants for 'insulting the judiciary' in a televised court session.

Jo Schietti

Egypt's 'Morality Police' get on Grindr

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

Noor El-Terk

Dear Egypt: #WeNeedToTalk about Sisi's track record

The irony of Egypt hosting the World Youth Forum while Egypt's youth find themselves trapped between unemployment and a disastrous HR record was ...

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The Egypt Report: Unholy war for Egypt's holy land

Our new weekly round-up of news from Egypt

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 ...

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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, ...

For the love of the game

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, ...

Twenty-five days to stand with Egypt's <em>Alaa</em> Abd El-<em>Fattah</em>

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 ...

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 ...

Gaza residents appeal to Cairo with 'love Egypt' rally

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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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 ...

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.

Europe's unfortunate return to pragmatism over Egypt

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, ...

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 ...

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