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Egypt's Mohamed Salah was named the BBC's African footballer of the year on Monday following a record number of votes.

A defiant Egyptian imam says he will return to the mosque where 305 people were massacred to finish his sermon following the deadliest attack in recent memory.

Liverpool star <em>Mohamed</em> <em>Salah</em> makes history with goal-scoring record

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Liverpool star Mohamed Salah makes history with goal-scoring record

Liverpool's Egyptian superstar Mohamed Salah netted two goals in Saturday's 3-0 victory over Southampton making him the Premiership's top scorer and setting a new goal-scoring record for Liverpool.

The Egypt Report: Playing the blame game

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The Egypt Report: Playing the blame game

Our new weekly round-up of news from Egypt

<em>Mohamed</em> <em>Salah</em> donates villa awarded for Egypt cup qualification

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Mohamed Salah donates villa awarded for Egypt cup qualification

Egypt rejects luxury gift offered for scoring Egypt's world cup-qualifying goal and asks for a donation to be made for his hometown.

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Calls for exiled Egyptian footballer to join World Cup

An online campaign led by thousands calls on blacklisted veteran midfielder Mohamed Aboutrika to play for Egypt at the World Cup in Russia next year.

Gehad Quisay

For the love of the game

Comment: Unlike Mubarak before him, Sisi can't use football as a PR tool, but the regime can still exploit it to rally blinding patriotism, ...

The New Arab & agencies

Algeria's Ahmadis forced to worship behind closed doors

Accused of heresy by Islamist extremists and targeted by the authorities, members of Algeria's tiny Ahmadi community say they have been forced ...

Uri Levy

Morocco's Abdelhamid Sabiri joins the Premier League

This 20-year-old striker is a little-known talent that has yet to play in any international or top-level matches, notes Uri Levy.

Egyptian <em>Mohamed</em> <em>Salah</em> joins Liverpool for record transfer fee

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Egyptian Mohamed Salah joins Liverpool for record transfer fee

Liverpool completed the signing of Egyptian Mohammed Salah from Roma on Thursday for a fee of around £36 million, making him the club’s ...

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt issues new life sentence against Brotherhood guide

An Egyptian court sentenced the Muslim Brotherhood's supreme guide Mohamed Badie to life in prison for "planning violent attacks" in a ...

Rights groups slam Trump meeting with Egypt's 'brutal' leader

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Rights groups slam Trump meeting with Egypt's 'brutal' leader

Rights groups have slammed US President Donald Trump ahead of a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, whose regime has killed ...

Sisi and Trump prepping new era in US-Egypt relations

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Sisi and Trump prepping new era in US-Egypt relations

The Obama administration never extended an invitation to Sisi to visit Washington DC. However, with Trump in power the Egyptian President ...

#FreedomFirst: US activists blast Trump meeting with Egypt's Sisi

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#FreedomFirst: US activists blast Trump meeting with Egypt's Sisi

Activists in the United States have launched a campaign to highlight rampant human rights abuses in Egypt in the run-up to President Abdel ...

Triumph for Cameroon after a thrilling end to AFCON

Uri Levy

Triumph for Cameroon after a thrilling end to AFCON

The 2017 Africa Cup of Nations witnessed a sensational final between Cameroon and Egypt.

Uri Levy

AFCON 2017: El-Hadary takes Egypt to the final

Burkina Faso dominated much of the Africa Cup of Nations semi-final, but Egypt managed to secure its position in the final on penalty shoot-outs thanks to goalie Essam El-Hadary.

Uri Levy

AFCON 2017: Egypt beats Morocco, breaking 31-year curse

In the last quarter final match of the Africa Cup of Nations, Morocco and Egypt met for an All Arab derby, which concluded with a precious ...

Uri Levy

AFCON 2017: Salah takes Egypt to quarter-finals

Egypt's Mohamed Salah took his team to the quarter-finals during the final match of the group stages with an early goal ...

Uri Levy

AFCON 2017: Pharaohs send Uganda's Cranes flying

After a hard-fought match that saw more caution than action, Egypt broke Uganda's hearts with a late goal by Abdallah El-Said.

AFCON 2017: Football legend's 'terrorism' verdict upsets Egypt performance

Uri Levy

AFCON 2017: Football legend's 'terrorism' verdict upsets Egypt performance

Another disappointing display for North African teams in this year's AFCON, but Egypt's performance could have been impacted by the furor over a ...

The New Arab & agencies

Snow traps 1,000 motorists in Tunisia

Heavy snow drifts have blocked roads in Tunisia, including a main highway.

Arab superstars take on Africa's Cup of Nations

Uri Levy

Arab superstars take on Africa's Cup of Nations

In-depth: A guide to the Arab nations taking part in this year's AFCON.

Syrian League kicks-off: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Syrian League kicks-off: This week in Middle East football

While majority of football leagues are on a break this time of the year, in the Middle East many leagues are playing, and producing great games.

Police state Egypt: Crackdown on campus

Jo Schietti

Police state Egypt: Crackdown on campus

Egyptian students are seeing the state's crackdown on opposition on campus, with fear and restrictions leading to suffocating environments in ...

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