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Book review: NYT correspondent David Kirkpatrick's book is a revealing look at an ill-informed and bitterly divided Obama administration in the aftermath of Egypt's Arab Spring, writes Alain Gresh.

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

Amnesty International calls Egypt 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 critics in its modern history

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

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 ...

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

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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".

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Egypt’s police lose court battle to keep their beards

A six-year legal battle that triggered a debate between personal freedoms and state security in Egypt has ended in a loss for bearded police officers.

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Rights groups blast 75 death sentences by Egyptian court

Eleven human rights organisations condemned on Tuesday the passing of death sentences by an Egyptian court against 75 people, including top ...

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Egypt freezes assets of Muslim Brotherhood charities

The funds of more than 1,000 charities as well as dozens of schools and hospitals Egypt says are linked to the banned movement have been frozen.

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Turkish hackers take over Egypt state-media website

A Turkish hacking group have taken over the website of Egypt's state-run news agency to condemn death sentences against leaders of the ...

Tunisia ex-leader Marzouki blasts 'stupidly oppressive' Egypt regime

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Tunisia ex-leader Marzouki blasts 'stupidly oppressive' Egypt regime

The former president of Tunisia has made a scathing attack against Egypt's leader, after a lawyer moved to ban Moncef Marzouki from visiting the ...

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US citizen jailed in Egypt goes on hunger strike

A US citizen, who an Egyptian court sentenced to 15 years in prison in a mass trial, has gone on hunger strike in protest of 'injustice and ...

UN blasts 75 death sentences in Egypt

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UN blasts 75 death sentences in Egypt

Egyptian courts have sentenced hundreds to death since the ouster of the Islamist president Mohammed Morsi in July 2013.

Media watchdogs condemn jail sentence for Egypt photojournalist Shawkan

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Media watchdogs condemn jail sentence for Egypt photojournalist Shawkan

A media watchdog has condemned Egyptian authorities for an "unjust" five-year sentence handed down to a photojournalist on Saturday in a mass ...

Egypt sentences 75 to death over Rabaa protests

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Egypt sentences 75 to death over Rabaa protests

The case relates to the 2013 Rabaa massacre that left nearly 1,000 dead. No police have been brought to account for opening fire on protesters.

Egyptian photojournalist to be released after five years' imprisonment

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Egyptian photojournalist to be released after five years' imprisonment

However Shawkan will be subjected to "police observation", meaning he will have to appear at a police station every day at sunset for the next ...

Sam Hamad

Sisi reminds Salah who's really King of Egypt

Comment: The Sisi regime's treatment of Salah is designed to take him down a peg or two, and reiterate that he's their property, writes Sam Hamad.

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Egypt police arrest man after blast near US embassy

Egyptian police have arrested a man carrying a crude explosive device near the heavily-fortified US embassy in downtown Cairo.

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David Satterfield leading candidate for US ambassador to Egypt

David Satterfield, a veteran US diplomatic with extensive experience in the Middle East, is the leading candidate to become US ambassador to ...

CJ Werleman

It's time Australia faced up to its shameful Islamophobia

Comment: In today's Australia, Islamophobia and anti-immigrant hysteria are increasingly mainstream attitudes, writes CJ Werleman.

Egypt army says 20 militants killed in operations

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Egypt army says 20 militants killed in operations

The military launched a sweeping operation in February focused on Sinai in eastern Egypt aimed at wiping out militants, including from the ...

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Egypt court sentences six to death over checkpoint attack

They were all found guilty of killing a policeman during the assault and attempting to murder a second officer.

Bishop murder saga rattles Egypt's Coptic community

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Bishop murder saga rattles Egypt's Coptic community

For years the Coptic Christian community, about 10 percent of Egypt's mainly Sunni Muslim population of 100 million, have coped with ...

Egyptian army captain killed by Sinai roadside bomb

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Egyptian army captain killed by Sinai roadside bomb

Egyptian medics have confirmed the death of an army captain killed by an improvised explosive device in Egypt's restive North Sinai.

Rabaa sign: Corbyn critics have got this one wrong

Sam Hamad

Rabaa sign: Corbyn critics have got this one wrong

Comment: Linking the Rabaa sign to extremism is a cheap take that is devoid of context and understanding, writes Sam Hamad.

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