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Days of clashes on the Gaza border has seen Israel firing a tank shell into the besieged territory.

Egypt's main museum in Cairo has displayed a horrifying new exhibit, with a terrifying past.

Saudi-owned channel gives up UK-EU licence over 'biased coverage'

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Saudi-owned channel gives up UK-EU licence over 'biased coverage'

Saudi-owned news channel Al Arabiya has reportedly given up its licence to broadcast in the UK and EU to avoid paying financial penalties over biased coverage.

Camels stranded in Saudi Arabia to return home

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Camels stranded in Saudi Arabia to return home

Thousands of camels stranded in Saudi Arabia will begin to be repatriated back to Qatar via Kuwait, local media have reported.

<em>Egypt</em> authorities 'committing mass suicide' warns ElBaradei amid crackdown

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Egypt authorities 'committing mass suicide' warns ElBaradei amid crackdown

An Egyptian Nobel Peace Prize Laureate has warned authorities are 'committing mass suicide' in its crackdown on dissent ahead of next month's ...

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Qatar's Emir calls for new EU-style Arab security pact

Emir Thani called the months-long blockade of Qatar "futile", and said it was time for regional states to put their differences aside.

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US senator ends block on arms sales to GCC

Republican Senator Bob Corker said he will end the arms sales block which was a bid to pressure the Gulf states to find a solution to the ...

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Egypt says 53 militants killed in controversial military sweep

Egypt's military claims dozens of militants have been killed and arrested in operations focussing around the Sinai Peninsula and the Western ...

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Fuel shortage forces Gaza's only power plant to shut

Gaza, caught between party politics and an Israeli siege, finds itself without the Strip's only power plant due to fuel shortages.

Enough oppression: Gaza truckers warn of repeated strikes

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Enough oppression: Gaza truckers warn of repeated strikes

In-depth: Frustrated by fuel prices, licence fees and the Israeli blockade, Gaza's truckers are refusing to transport goods until their demands ...

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Anan 'could face execution' for possession of military secrets

A legal expert has claimed that Sami Anan could face the death penalty for possessing military documents he threatened to use as blackmail, ...

<em>Egypt</em> arrests ex-presidential candidate Abul Fotouh

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Egypt arrests ex-presidential candidate Abul Fotouh

Egyptian police have arrested Abdel Moneim Abul Fotouh, a leading government critic and party leader, along with five of his aides on Wednesday, ...

'Freedom of speech, democracy' destroying <em>Egypt</em>, says top lawmaker

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'Freedom of speech, democracy' destroying Egypt, says top lawmaker

Freedom of speech and democracy are fronts used by dissidents to destroy the state, Egypt's speaker of parliament has said in the latest attack ...

<em>Egypt</em> arrests barred presidential challenger's aide after 'blackmail threat'

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Egypt arrests barred presidential challenger's aide after 'blackmail threat'

Egyptian police have arrested the country's former anti-graft chief after he suggested that a presidential hopeful he campaigned for had ...

Tillerson praises military, encourages fair elections during <em>Egypt</em> visit

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Tillerson praises military, encourages fair elections during Egypt visit

The US envoy voiced his support for fair elections in Egypt, but made no mention of human rights or the political situation during his ...

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Hamas delegation meets Dahlan faction in Cairo

Hamas members met with Dahlan loyalists in Cairo, as reconciliation attempts with the Palestinian Authority continue.

Karim Traboulsi

Egypt bans 'sexually suggestive' Saturday Night Live

Egypt has banned the Arabic version of US comedy 'Saturday Night Live' from television for violating ethical standards, the country's ...

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Islamic State calls for attacks to disrupt Egypt elections

The threats were made in a 23-minute video posted late on Sunday on websites known to be sympathetic to the group.

Robert Springborg

Sisi's Sinai operation is counter-democracy, not counter-terrorist

Comment: The real purpose of Sisi's operation is to reassure and intimidate voters, to glorify the president, and to distract from the regime's ...

<em>Egypt</em>: Jailed presidential hopeful Sami Anan threatens military blackmail

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Egypt: Jailed presidential hopeful Sami Anan threatens military blackmail

Imprisoned former Egyptian presidential hopeful has threatened to divulge military secrets should he be mistreated in detention, as a leading ...

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Israel warns over Iran's presence in Syria after airstrikes

Israel has reiterated its refusal to accept Iranian military domination in Syria after an Israeli war-plane was shot down.

Tillerson kicks off 'difficult tour' of tense Middle East

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Tillerson kicks off 'difficult tour' of tense Middle East

Flying into Egypt on Sunday, the US Secretary of State has started a five-nation tour in the Middle East, amid heightened tensions and ...

Seven years after <em>Egypt</em> uprising: Where is Mubarak now?

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Seven years after Egypt uprising: Where is Mubarak now?

Seven years after Egypt's longtime ruler Hosni Mubarak was toppled during the January 2011 uprising where is the ousted veteran strongman now?

Egypt's struggle for freedom goes online

Laura Cappon

Egypt's struggle for freedom goes online

Egypt's clampdown on activists has moved from the streets to online, where following the wrong group on social media could land you in serious ...

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