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Comment: After Hamas' 2006 election victory, its leaders discovered Arab support was not as forthcoming as they'd expected, writes Muhammad Shehada.

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 Mubarak 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 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 ...

Explainer: The Tariq Ramadan affair

Florence Dixon

Explainer: The Tariq Ramadan affair

Liberté, égalité, fraternité? The case of Tariq Ramadan, accused of sexual assault by five women, has unearthed deeper questions about being a ...

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Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan faces rape accuser in court

Ramadan was a professor at Oxford University until he was forced to take leave when the rape allegations surfaced at the height of the "Me Too" movement late last year.

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 ...

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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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Swiss open rape case against Tariq Ramadan

Tariq Ramadan, an Oxford Professor in Islamic studies, faces trial over rape allegations.

Rentier Islamism: Politics and religion in Arab Gulf societies

Andrew Leber

Rentier Islamism: Politics and religion in Arab Gulf societies

Book review: Courtney Freer's timely offering provides important new insights into political Islam in the Gulf, and the region's current schism, ...

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UAE 'instructed Yemen's Saleh to ally with Houthis'

Former spokesperson for late Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has claimed that the UAE instructed him to form an alliance with the Houthi ...

Trump called Sisi 'killer', according to explosive new book

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Trump called Sisi 'killer', according to explosive new book

An explosive tell all book on the inner-workings of the White House, alleges that Donald Trump called Sisi a killer, and mocked the Egyptian ...

Rights groups blast 75 death sentences by Egyptian court

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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 ...

Egypt freezes assets of <em>Muslim</em> <em>Brotherhood</em> charities

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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.

Turkish hackers take over Egypt state-media website

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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 ...

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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 country.

The New Arab

Ex-wife of cleric Qaradawi condemns Saudi newspaper for slander

The Algerian ex-wife of Qatar-based cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi has categorically denied comments attributed to her in a Saudi newspaper about the ...

The New Arab & agencies

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.

The New Arab

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.

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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 ...

Sisi reminds Salah who's really King of Egypt

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 ...

Is the Gulf crisis undermining America's 'war on terror'?

Austin Bodetti

Is the Gulf crisis undermining America's 'war on terror'?

Analysis: Gulf tensions bode ill for the American-led effort to fight terror financing in the Middle East, writes Austin Bodetti.

Morocco's 'pilgrimage of the poor' honours Sufi <em>Muslim</em> saint

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Morocco's 'pilgrimage of the poor' honours Sufi Muslim saint

Every summer, Moroccans, many of whom can't afford to travel to Saudi Arabia for the hajj pilgrimage, flock to the grave of a Sufi saint in ...

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