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Protest organisers are reportedly moving tents gradually towards the border, amid fears of fresh violence on the fourth week of Great Return March protests.

Comment: The Premier League star's charitable efforts are helping fuel a propaganda campaign benefiting a corrupt president, writes Amelia Smith.

<em>Egypt</em> lawmaker pushes for state-run men's rights council

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Egypt lawmaker pushes for state-run men's rights council

An Egyptian lawmaker has pushed for parliament to vote on legislation that would set up a state-run body on men's rights, sparking anger from women's rights advocates.

Qatar attends military drill in Saudi Arabia despite crisis

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Qatar attends military drill in Saudi Arabia despite crisis

Qatari troops have taken part in military exercises in Saudi Arabia, despite a blockade imposed on the emirate by its neighbours, Qatari state ...

East Libya officials 'meet to select Haftar successor'

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East Libya officials 'meet to select Haftar successor'

Senior officials in the self-styled Libyan national army have been holding secret meetings to agree on a successor to their hospitalised leader ...

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Sinai militant leader killed, says Egypt army

The leader of the Sinai branch of Islamic State, Nasser Abu Zaqul, was killed after a gunfight, the Egypt military said.

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Mediterranean countries launch plan to identify dead migrants

More than 20,000 migrants have disappeared or died while trying to reach Europe by crossing the Mediterranean.

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Buying Facebook likes is haram, rules Egypt's Grand Mufti

Buying Facebook likes is a form of deception and sinful says Egypt's Grand Mufti.

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Sudan protests to UN over Egypt voting in Halayeb

Sudan has protested to the UN Security Council against Egypt, accusing Cairo of organising voting in a disputed border area during last ...

<em>Egypt</em> 'rejects' US proposal to deploy troops to Syria

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Egypt 'rejects' US proposal to deploy troops to Syria

Egypt will not join a proposed multi-national Arab force meant to replace US military presence in Syria, a former Egyptian intelligence ...

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Sophia the robot wishes Egypt World Cup success

Sophia the 'Saudi' robot has given Egypt's national football team her best wishes as the Pharoahs prepare to end a hiatus of over two decades ...

Saudi Arabia 'willing to send troops' to Syria: FM

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Saudi Arabia 'willing to send troops' to Syria: FM

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said the kingdom is willing to send troops to Syria as part of a wider coalition, if proposed, according to ...

Egypt's schools to get $500m World Bank boost

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Egypt's schools to get $500m World Bank boost

The loan will cover one-quarter of Egypt's new Education Development Plan that will be executed over the next 14 years.

Washington seeking Arab force to replace Syria presence: report

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Washington seeking Arab force to replace Syria presence: report

President Donald Trump has repeatedly expressed interest in extricating the US from its foreign entanglements.

Haftar's grip is loosening, but what next for Libya?

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Haftar's grip is loosening, but what next for Libya?

Comment: General Haftar has been a major obstacle to the Libya Political Agreement. His potential departure from the scene could cause a major ...

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No longer alone: Why LGBT activists are speaking out

Report: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender activists in the Middle East and North Africa are defying state-sponsored repression and social stigma by sharing stories to help others.

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Egypt goalkeeper El-Shenawy ruled out of World Cup

Zamalek shot-stopper Ahmed el-Shenawy has been ruled out of the 2018 World Cup in Russia after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury.

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Egypt upholds death sentences of 4 accused of 'terrorism'

Egypt's highest appeals court has delivered final verdicts for 18 defendants accused of several charges, including joining outlawed groups.

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Israel frees 207 African refugees from prison

Israel has released over 200 refugees who had been detained for refusing to leave the country.

Qatar wants talks on feasibility of 48-team World Cup

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Qatar wants talks on feasibility of 48-team World Cup

The country's infrastructure is already stretched thin as it builds eight stadiums to become the first Middle Eastern country to host the FIFA ...

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Libya envoy says spoke with Haftar, quashing death reports

The general's death or incapacitation could cause further upheaval in a country that has been mired in a civil war since May 2014.

Egyptian star Mo Salah hits another record at Liverpool

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Egyptian star Mo Salah hits another record at Liverpool

Egyptian football star Mo Salah has scored his 40th goal of the season, equaling a record of Liverpool legend Ian Rush.

<em>Egypt</em> extends state of emergency by three months

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Egypt extends state of emergency by three months

Egypt's state of emergency has once again been extended, close to a year after the deadly bombings of two Coptic churches in Cairo.

Militant attack against <em>Egypt</em> army 'kills 30 soldiers'

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Militant attack against Egypt army 'kills 30 soldiers'

Militants wearing explosive belts blew themselves up as they tried to infiltrate a military base in Egypt's central Sinai, killing 30 soldiers, ...

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