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

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.

Egypt sentences 8 to death for police station attack

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Egypt sentences 8 to death for police station attack

Death sentence verdicts handed to Egypt's grand mufti for non-binding approval as mass trials of protesters continue.

Egypt sentences 28 to death over prosecutor killing

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Egypt sentences 28 to death over prosecutor killing

A Cairo criminal court has sentenced 28 people to death over the 2015 killing of Egypt's notorious head prosecutor, ...

Police killed in checkpoint attack near Egypt capital

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Police killed in checkpoint attack near Egypt capital

Egypt’s state-run news agency says gunmen have attacked a security checkpoint in Cairo, killing five security forces.

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Leading Hasm militant killed in shootout with Egypt police

A leading Hasm militant has been killed in a shootout with security forces in Egypt's Fayoum governorate, the interior ministry said on Tuesday.

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Hasm anti-government militants killed in shootout with Egypt police

Two Hasm militants were killed in a shootout with security forces outside Cairo on Saturday, the interior ministry said.

Joe Stork

France under Macron still indulges Egypt's harsh repression

Comment: Macron may be a fresh new face, but if cabinet ministers' visits to Cairo are any indication, we seem set for the same ...

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Sudan's foreign minister cancels Egypt visit as tensions simmer

Sudan's foreign minister has cancelled a trip to Egypt as relations between the neighbouring countries have been fraught with tension over a ...

Egypt's Sisi denies Bashir's allegations of backing Sudan rebels

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Egypt's Sisi denies Bashir's allegations of backing Sudan rebels

Egypt's president has denied accusations levelled by his Sudanese counterpart that Cairo has been supplying Darfur rebels with military ...

Fadi al-Qadi

Authoritarianism: The nemesis of press freedom

Comment: Freedom of the press is a direct reflection of the liberties and respect for human rights a country affords its citizens, writes Fadi ...

Egypt sentences radical preacher to death in absentia

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Egypt sentences radical preacher to death in absentia

Egyptian hardliner Wagdi Ghoneim was sentenced to death in absentia on Sunday on charges of establishing an illegal organisation that incited ...

Egypt refuses to send Gaddafi chief to the ICC

Robert Cusack

Egypt refuses to send Gaddafi chief to the ICC

The ICC issued a public arrest warrant for a member of Libya's old military regime on Monday, but a senior source at the ICC said Egypt has ...

International <em>Criminal</em> <em>Court</em> chasing fugitive Gaddafi-era security chief

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International Criminal Court chasing fugitive Gaddafi-era security chief

Al-Tuhamy Mohamed Khaled possesses at least ten passports and numerous alternate identities. He stands accused of war crimes for crushing ...

Egypt sentences 20 to death over Kerdassa police killings

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Egypt sentences 20 to death over Kerdassa police killings

An Egyptian court has sentenced 20 people to death for the killing of 11 policemen following the 2013 military coup against Islamist ...

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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 despite his recent acquittal, sources have said.

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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 ...

The New Arab & agencies

Ahmed Maher's 'freedom' comes at a heavy price

Egyptian activist Ahmed Maher details the grim routine of police observation following his release after serving three years in prison for ...

Amelia Smith

Egypt's revolution toppled Mubarak, but the deep-state lives on

Comment: Six years after he resigned, Mubarak has still not been held accountable for violence under his rule, demonstrating the culture of ...

Sudan president accuses Egypt of backing opponents

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Sudan president accuses Egypt of backing opponents

Omar al-Bashir has accused the Egyptian government of harbouring and backing Sudanese opposition figures fighting his troops.

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Egypt regime 'attempting to reconcile' with banned Muslim Brotherhood

A Muslim Brotherhood leader has told The New Arab that Egyptian authorities have been attempting to reach a reconciliation deal with the ...

Egyptian authorities shut privately founded libraries for disadvantaged children

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Egyptian authorities shut privately founded libraries for disadvantaged children

The two libraries, located in the city of Zagazig, were founded by the head of a human rights organisation.

Egypt probes cart vendor's death in police custody

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Egypt probes cart vendor's death in police custody

Egyptian authorities are probing the death of a cart vendor who was beaten to death in police custody, a prosecution official said Saturday.

Locked up in Egypt, Aya Hegazy draws Washington attention

Jo Schietti

Locked up in Egypt, Aya Hegazy draws Washington attention

In-depth: Hegazy, who runs an organisation for street children in Cairo, has been the focus of recent high-level meetings on the ...

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