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A UAE prince sought asylum in London's Qatar embassy, exposing tensions between the Emirati royal family

Russia has officially passed the mantle of the World Cup host to Qatar as they prepare to host the 2022 tournament.

Gaza ceasefire holds after Israel's biggest strikes since 2014

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Gaza ceasefire holds after Israel's biggest strikes since 2014

The ceasefire announced by Hamas has largely held, restoring some calm after some of the biggest airstrikes seen in the strip since the 2014 war.

<em>Egypt</em> archaeologists uncover mummification workshop near Great Pyramids

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Egypt archaeologists uncover mummification workshop near Great Pyramids

An Egyptian-German mission also discovered an extremely rare gilded silver mask, the second only such discovery ever made.

Gaza ceasefire reached after Israel's biggest strikes since 2014

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Gaza ceasefire reached after Israel's biggest strikes since 2014

Two teenagers were killed and dozens other Palestinians injured after being struck by Israeli rockets in the besieged Gaza Strip.

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Qatar 2022 World Cup scheduled for winter, FIFA announces

Summer temperatures in the desert country can reach above 50 degrees centigrade.

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Egypt orders 15-day detention of news website editor

Egyptian prosecutors have ordered the 15-day detention of the chief editor of an independent news website shortly after he was ordered released ...

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The Ayoub Sisters: Egyptian-Scottish musical duo know no bounds

The New Arab meets: The Ayoub Sisters, the classically trained multi-instrumentalists taking the crossover world by storm one catchy cover at a ...

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Saudi authorities arrest top cleric in crackdown on dissent

Safar al-Hawali and his three sons were detained days after his book 'Muslims and Western Civilisation' was released, prompting fears of a fresh ...

Qatar to raise billions for European Typhoon jets purchase

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Qatar to raise billions for European Typhoon jets purchase

The island-nation agreed to purchase 24 Typhoon combat jets from British defence group BAE systems in December.

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Hamas bans Israeli fruit imports after Gaza crossing closure

Israel has closed the Kerem Shalom crossing – the only commercial terminal with Gaza – to everything except essential humanitarian supplies.

<em>Egypt</em> planning 2030 World Cup bid despite economic woes

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Egypt planning 2030 World Cup bid despite economic woes

Despite a severe austerity drive, Egypt wants to become the second African country to host the international football tournament.

<em>Egypt</em> says security forces kill 11 militants in Sinai

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Egypt says security forces kill 11 militants in Sinai

Egypt's official news agency says security forces killed at least 11 suspected militants in a shootout in the northern Sinai Peninsula.

UN criticises Israeli closure of Gaza border crossing

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UN criticises Israeli closure of Gaza border crossing

The UN has criticised Israel's closure of its only cargo crossing with Gaza, warning that the measure could have severe negative consequences on ...

Keeping Abul Fotouh behind bars puts <em>Egypt</em> in chains

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Keeping Abul Fotouh behind bars puts Egypt in chains

Comment: Five years after a military coup d'etat, the achievements of Egypt's 2011 revolution have been liquidated, and no dissenting voices are ...

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Archaeologists in Egypt uncover Alexandria's largest ever Sarcophagus find

Archaeologists excavating the foundations of a building in Alexandria have uncovered a sealed sarcophagus that is thought to have been untouched for over 2,000 years.

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Jailed Lebanese tourist's father condemns Lebanon's 'official silence'

The father of Lebanese tourist jailed in Cairo for insulting Egyptians in an online video has slammed Beirut's 'silence' regarding her case.

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Egyptian court orders release of news editor

The Masr al-Arabia website was shuttered upon Adel Sabri's arrest in April, a day after authorities announced that President Abdel-Fattah ...

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'Let them eat cake' former mufti tells hungry Egyptians

Egypt's former mufti has told Egyptians who can't afford to eat meat to stop complaining and have a slice of cake instead.

<em>Egypt</em> arrests top customs official on corruption charges

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Egypt arrests top customs official on corruption charges

Egyptian authorities have detained the head of the country's customs authority on corruption charges, accused of accepting 1 million Egyptian ...

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New 'freedom flotilla' to set sail from besieged Gaza

A flotilla of small boats carrying activists, patients, and some Palestinians injured in recent clashes near Gaza's border with Israel will ...

Lebanese demand release of tourist jailed for insulting <em>Egypt</em>

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Lebanese demand release of tourist jailed for insulting Egypt

Lebanese social media users have called on their government to petition Egyptian authorities to release a tourist jailed for "insulting" ...

Lebanese tourist jailed in <em>Egypt</em> after making harassment claim

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Lebanese tourist jailed in Egypt after making harassment claim

Lebanese tourist Mona al-Mazbouh was sentenced to eight years in jail on Saturday, despite sexual harassment being a punishable offence in ...

Fire likely cause of 2016 EgyptAir crash: French investigation

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Fire likely cause of 2016 EgyptAir crash: French investigation

French investigators said a cockpit fire likely caused the 2016 EgyptAir MS804 crash, contradicting Egyptian authorities who said explosives ...

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