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Iran is attempting to reconcile Hamas and Damascus since a fall out over the Syria war, with Tehran hoping to rebuild an anti-Israel axis in the region.

Former Muslim Brotherhood head Mohammed Mahdi Akef, who has died in hospital aged 89, helped turn Egypt's Islamist movement into a major opposition force.

<em>Egypt</em> proposes stripping citizenship from individuals 'posing security threat'

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Egypt proposes stripping citizenship from individuals 'posing security threat'

Egypt’s cabinet proposed an amendment to allow Egyptian citizenship to be stripped from anyone seen as a security threat to the state.

Hunger games: Geopolitics of the GCC's food insecurity

Amar Diwakar

Hunger games: Geopolitics of the GCC's food insecurity

Comment: The rift between Qatar and the Saudi-UAE axis brings into sharper focus the intractable issue of food insecurity in the region, writes ...

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.

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UAE 'withdraws' youth football team to avoid playing Qatar

The UAE has pulled its football team out of the AFC U-16 Championship qualifiers after the Asian Football Confederation rejected its request not to play against Qatar.

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Trump 'will consider' resuming Egypt aid despite rights violations

US President Trump said he would consider resuming military aid to Egypt, despite a damning report condemning Cairo for its poor human ...

Uri Levy

Home ties: This week in Middle East football

Despite reaching the World Cup finals, Saudi Arabia's manager, Bert van Marwikj, has been unceremoniously sacked for refusing to relocate to the ...

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Saudi university to dismiss suspected Muslim Brotherhood-linked academics

A university in Saudi Arabia is seeking to sack employees suspected of having links to Muslim Brotherhood, fuelling fears of a major government ...

Damning US report slams rights violations in Sisi's <em>Egypt</em>

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Damning US report slams rights violations in Sisi's Egypt

New report by the Trump administration has issued a damning verdict on human rights in Egypt under President Sisi, condemning ...

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Hamas fighter dies in Gaza tunnel during training incident

A Hamas militant died in an incident in a tunnel in Gaza, the Islamist movement which controls the territory said on Tuesday, the third such ...

Saudi-led bloc 'called-off Qatar military action after Trump warning'

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Saudi-led bloc 'called-off Qatar military action after Trump warning'

A Saudi-led bloc considered taking military action against Qatar at the start of a diplomatic crisis with the country before US President Donald ...

Sisi urges Palestinians under occupation to 'coexist' with Israelis

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Sisi urges Palestinians under occupation to 'coexist' with Israelis

Speaking a day after his first public meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Sisi urged Palestinians to be "ready to co-exist" ...

Footage surfaces showing Libya's Haftar 'ordering war crimes'

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Footage surfaces showing Libya's Haftar 'ordering war crimes'

A recently-issued ICC arrest warrant for a Libyan militia leader has raised questions about the possible involvement of the eastern commander ...

Hamas calls on Palestinian Authority to end Gaza sanctions

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Hamas calls on Palestinian Authority to end Gaza sanctions

Hamas' Ismail Haniyeh has called on the rival Palestinian Authority to end its sanctions on Gaza after the Islamist movement made concessions to ...

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Qatar emir calls for 'unconditional dialogue' at UN meeting

Qatar Emir Tamim al-Thani has told the UN General Assembly he is ready for dialogue with the Saudi-led coalition, but without pre-conditions from the blockading states.

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Rigor-mortifying! Egyptian cleric muzzled after sex-with-dead-wife ruling

An Egyptian religious scholar has been ordered to stay off the air after he argued in favour of a ruling that allows husbands to have sex with ...

Warda Mohamed and Tony Fortin

Exposed: France's arms dealers making a killing in Yemen

The long read: The US and UK are often lambasted for their sales of weaponry to Saudi Arabia. But France cannot be overlooked, write Warda ...

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This Egyptian preacher endorsed marrying off new-born girls

A religious cleric took the marriage debate in Egypt to new levels when he said parents should be able to marry girls off as young as ...

Saudi Arabia detains cleric, officials in latest arrests

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Saudi Arabia detains cleric, officials in latest arrests

Saudi Arabia has reportedly detained a popular cleric and judiciary officials in the latest round of arrests in an ongoing "crackdown" on ...

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Sisi meets Netanyahu at UN in first public talks

Sisi met with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in New York on Monday to discuss the Middle East peace process in the first ever public ...

Family and friends rejoice at Ibrahim Halawa's release

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Family and friends rejoice at Ibrahim Halawa's release

For four years, Ibrahim Halawa's family have fought for the Irishman's release from an Egyptian jail. Today, they rejoiced as he won his freedom.

Qatar 'rejects fanaticism and extremism', delegation tells US-Muslim forum

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Qatar 'rejects fanaticism and extremism', delegation tells US-Muslim forum

Qatar's Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed al-Thani reiterated his country's opposition to terrorism and extremism at a US-Islamic forum in New ...

Snapchat blocks Al Jazeera in Saudi Arabia

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Snapchat blocks Al Jazeera in Saudi Arabia

Snapchat has found it thrust into the Riyadh-Doha fracas, as the social media giant blocks the Qatari media outlet Al Jazeera in Saudi Arabia.

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