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Comment: After Hamas' 2006 election victory, its leaders discovered Arab support was not as forthcoming as they'd expected, writes Muhammad Shehada.

High tensions and ongoing trade war between US and China has shaken the global economy. The Middle East could become one of the main battlefields between them, writes Stasa Salacanin.

EU eyes <em>Egypt</em> in latest efforts to curb migrants

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EU eyes Egypt in latest efforts to curb migrants

Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said EU leaders have agreed to open talks with Egypt and other north African countries to curb migration to Europe.

Israeli forces kill Palestinian teenager in Gaza Strip

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Israeli forces kill Palestinian teenager in Gaza Strip

At least five Palestinians have been killed by Israeli military forces in the besieged Gaza Strip since Monday.

Barack Obama, 'lackey' of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood

Alain Gresh

Barack Obama, 'lackey' of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood

Book review: NYT correspondent David Kirkpatrick's book is a revealing look at an ill-informed and bitterly divided Obama administration in the ...

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Franco-Egyptian actor Gamil Ratib dies at 92

Franco-Egyptian actor Gamil Ratib, whose roles as villain or aristocrat made him a household name across the Arab world, has died at age 92.

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Gaza protests escalate after deal to ease blockade fails

An Egyptian-brokered ceasefire was reached in August after one of the biggest flare-ups in violence between Israel and Hamas since the 2014 war.

Uri Levy

Al-Masry's gifted Gazan: This week in Middle Eastern football

Also: the Saudis go on a sacking spree, and Middle Eastern football giants come to a head in the Asian Champions League.

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Gulf states using Israeli spyware to target activists, minorities

Israeli-made spyware is being used by Gulf states to crack down on dissidents, a new report by Citizen Lab has revealed.

Cyprus, <em>Egypt</em> to sign deal for offshore gas pipeline

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Cyprus, Egypt to sign deal for offshore gas pipeline

Egypt's oil minister said the deal was a "win-win" for not only the two countries, but also for Europe's energy security.

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Image of Egypt's Mubarak appears after death rumours

A social media account supportive of ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has shared an image of the ageing ex-leader days after unconfirmed ...

Amnesty International calls <em>Egypt</em> an 'open-air prison' for critics

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Amnesty International calls Egypt an 'open-air prison' for critics

In the five years since the Egyptian military overthrew a democratically-elected government, Sisi's regime has launched the largest crackdown on ...

Thriving trade in pirated reads vexes Moroccan bookshops

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Thriving trade in pirated reads vexes Moroccan bookshops

Trade in cheap, illegal copies of literary works is booming in Morocco.

Former Qatar premier says Saudi crown prince 'dangerously misguided'

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Former Qatar premier says Saudi crown prince 'dangerously misguided'

Qatar's former prime minister has said the powerful Saudi crown prince has been badly advised by his close ally the UAE, leading to dangerous ...

Italy urges Egypt's Sisi to solve Regeni case

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Italy urges Egypt's Sisi to solve Regeni case

Regeni, a graduate Cambridge University student who researched trade unions in Egypt, was 28 when he disappeared in Cairo on 25 ...

Daniel Brumberg

Five years after Sisi's coup: Soul searching, resistance, division

Comment: Both Islamist and secular leaders have reason to consider how their actions or non-actions contributed to the collapse of Egypt's democratic experiment, writes Daniel Brumberg.

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Arab designers in the spotlight at London Fashion Week

An array of flamboyant, vibrant and beautifully crafted outfits by Arab designers showcased at the Stories from Arabia event as part of London ...

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Egypt hotel couple's deaths 'inconclusive' after autopsy

British holidaymakers John and Susan Cooper died last month after falling ill suddenly during an all-inclusive stay at a plush hotel in Hurghada.

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Echoing Trump, Sisi uses 'fake news' to justify crackdown

Echoing some of President Donald Trump’s rhetoric, authorities in Egypt are taking aim at an alleged barrage of "fake news".

Humans of New York photoblog turns lens to <em>Egypt</em>

Shams Al-Shakarchi

Humans of New York photoblog turns lens to Egypt

Among children's cheeky grins and uplifting family tales are stories of unpursued dreams and heartbreaking poverty.

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Archaeologists discover ancient sphinx in Egypt

Egypt says archaeologists have discovered a statue of a lion’s body and a human head in the southern city of Aswan.

Hundreds attend funeral of Gazan child killed at border

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Hundreds attend funeral of Gazan child killed at border

The 12-year-old Shadi Abdel Aal was wounded fatally on Friday for throwing stones at Israeli forces as part of the Great March of Return ...

Two sons of Egypt's Mubarak arrested for 'stock manipulation'

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Two sons of Egypt's Mubarak arrested for 'stock manipulation'

Gamal and Alaa Mubarak were arrested on Saturday for failing to notify the stock market of agreements to acquire majorities in several banks ...

Gaza images on display in France show Palestinian resilience

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Gaza images on display in France show Palestinian resilience

Photoblog: Khalil Hamra, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, shows the resilience of people in his native Gaza in a new exhibition.

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