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Egypt's top court has rejected a motion by former president Hosni Mubarak and his sons to overturn a conviction on corruption charges

Alaa and Gamal Mubarak paid bail charges as they await their trial over market manipulation in November.

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 aftermath of Egypt's Arab Spring, writes Alain Gresh.

Image of Egypt's <em>Mubarak</em> appears after death rumours

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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 ...

Two sons of Egypt's <em>Mubarak</em> 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 ...

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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 ...

Omar Sabbour

I see you, Bashar al-Assad

Comment: Assad may have finely tuned his propaganda machine, but history must remember him for what he is; a traitor of the Syrian people, ...

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Egypt's al-Azhar calls for 'absolute' criminalisation of sexual harassment

Cairo's al-Azhar scholars have said that sexual harassment should be condemned without 'condition or context' in a new statement on the issue.

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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Qatar emir pledges $15bn to Turkey amid lira crisis

Qatar's emir has pledged to invest $15 billion into the Turkish economy after arriving in Istanbul to meet with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ...

Construction workers discover 'new sphinx' while upgrading Luxor road

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Construction workers discover 'new sphinx' while upgrading Luxor road

Egyptian authorities have encouraged tourists to visit a construction site in Luxor where a 'sphinx statue' has been unearthed.

Italian FM visits Egypt first time since Regeni's death

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Italian FM visits Egypt first time since Regeni's death

Italian Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi arrived in Egypt for the first time since the death of student Giulio Regeni.

Czech tourist killed in Egypt Red Sea shark attack

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Czech tourist killed in Egypt Red Sea shark attack

A Czech tourist was killed in a shark attack in Egypt on Friday while holidaying in the North African country with his family.

What Brazil can tell us about Egypt's civil-military relations

Robert Springborg

What Brazil can tell us about Egypt's civil-military relations

Comment: Egypt's military is as politically entrenched as its Brazilian counterpart was during the 'intense repression' period of its military ...

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Egypt archaeologists uncover mummification workshop near Great Pyramids

An Egyptian-German mission also discovered an extremely rare gilded silver mask, the second only such discovery ever made.

Francois Burgat and Bjorn Olav Utvik

Keeping Abul Fotouh behind bars puts Egypt in chains

Comment: Five years after a military coup d'etat, the achievements of Egypt's 2011 revolution have been liquidated, and no dissenting voices are ...

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Archaeologists in Egypt uncover Alexandria's largest ever Sarcophagus find

Archaeologists excavating the foundations of a building in Alexandria have uncovered a sealed sarcophagus that is thought to have been untouched ...

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Egypt arrests top customs official on corruption charges

Egyptian authorities have detained the head of the country's customs authority on corruption charges, accused of accepting 1 million Egyptian ...

Egypt sentences 14 Muslim Brotherhood members to life

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Egypt sentences 14 Muslim Brotherhood members to life

Among those jailed was an adviser to ousted Islamist president Mohammad Morsi.

Robert Springborg

Egypt's World Cup: A spectacular own goal for Sisi

Comment: Sisi's attempt to co-opt Mo Salah and the Egyptian team has had disastrous consequences for everyone, writes Robert Springborg.

Qatar invests half billion dollars in Sudan agriculture

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Qatar invests half billion dollars in Sudan agriculture

Qatar has announced plans to invest $500 million into Sudan's agricultural and food sectors over the next three years, state-run news agency QNA ...

Egypt detains activist over 'false information' amid crackdown

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Egypt detains activist over 'false information' amid crackdown

Egyptian prosecutors have ordered the detention of prominent activist Mohamed Adel for 15 days over allegations that he spread "false ...

Egypt increases fuel prices in new austerity measures

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Egypt increases fuel prices in new austerity measures

Egypt has announced steep increases in fuel and cooking gas prices as part of the country's economic reforms and austerity measures designed to ...

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