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Comment: Egypt publicly opposed Trump's Jerusalem move, but evidence this is a policy Sisi actually supports comes as little surprise, writes Sam Hamad.

Egyptian activist Alaa Abd El-Fattah has been in-and-out of jail for the past four years. Campaigners are rallying around him and asking the world to speak out for Alaa.

Israeli ambassador returns to Cairo after eight-month hiatus

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Israeli ambassador returns to Cairo after eight-month hiatus

Israel's embassy in Cairo resumed some services this week, after the return of the ambassador to the Egyptian capital.

Moroccan king intervenes personally in Hoceima riots

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Moroccan king intervenes personally in Hoceima riots

Morocco's King Mohammed has personally ordered troops to step down in order to cool tensions in the restless Rif region.

Remains of 3,700-year-old pyramid found in Egypt

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Remains of 3,700-year-old pyramid found in Egypt

The remains of an Egyptian pyramid built around 3,700 years ago have been discovered near the well-known "bent pyramid" of King Snefru.

Gehad Quisay

Sudan-Egypt spat: My pyramids are bigger than yours

Sudanese social media takes on Egyptian talk shows over the pyramids of Marowe, but is there more to the animosity?

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President Sisi appoints brother to head new 'counter-terrorism' unit

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has given his brother extensive powers by making him head of a new counter-terrorism unit.

Tallha Abdulrazaq

Erdogan and the future of Turkish democracy

Comment: Now that an attempted coup has been thwarted and Erdogan’s position secured, the Turkish President will purge any potential threats to ...

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Israeli bulldozers in 'new encroachment' in occupied Golan Heights

A video released by activists has purported to show Israeli bulldozers from the occupied Golan Heights digging deeper into Syrian land.

Who does Egypt's Speaker speak for?

Robert Springborg

Who does Egypt's Speaker speak for?

Comment: The Speaker traditionally acted as a shock absorber between the opposing sides in parliament, but al-Aal appears to have reinterpreted ...

Taufiq Wan

Insultingly newsworthy: Arabs and their shoes

For an Arab, to be called a shoe is quite an insult. To have a shoe thrown at you, however, may just land you in the world's news

The rise and fall of Egypt's Tawfiq <em>Okasha</em>

Mohamed ElMeshad

The rise and fall of Egypt's Tawfiq Okasha

Comment: 'Dr.' Taqfiq Okasha is one of Egypt's best known television personalities, whose inebriating career has seen many colourful, ...

Egypt sentences blogger to three years for insulting women

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Egypt sentences blogger to three years for insulting women

A court says Taymour el-Sobki's comments will harm public peace and damage public interest after the blogger said about 45 percent of married ...

Egyptian lawmaker sacked after meeting Israeli envoy

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Egyptian lawmaker sacked after meeting Israeli envoy

Controversial Egyptian lawmaker and popular TV talk show host Tawfiq Okasha was expelled from parliament Wednesday over a meeting he ...

Israeli embassy suggests 'friendly' sports game with Egypt, fails

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Israeli embassy suggests 'friendly' sports game with Egypt, fails

The Israeli Embassy in Egypt has asked Egyptian Facebook users what they thought about the possibility of holding a "friendly" game between the ...

The New Arab

Egypt MP hit with shoe after hosting Israeli ambassador

Egyptian lawmaker Tawfik Okasha was attacked on Sunday by a colleague hurling a shoe at him and others demanding his suspension after he hosted the Israeli ambassador for dinner.

The New Arab

'We respect Sisi,' Israeli ambassador tells Egypt

Israel respects Sisi because he is "open-minded" and understands the region, Israel's ambassador to Egypt has said, as relations between the two ...

Nada Ramadan

Egyptian MP proposes revoking citizenship of opposition members abroad

Margarete Azer said she was making a list of Egyptians who "conspire and incite against Egypt" while out of the country, to discuss revoking ...

Mohamed ElMeshad

Egypt's farcical parliamentary elections

Comment: Egypt's elections are coming to a close, but questions remain over political diversity and the banishment of the 25 January ...

Symbol of Egyptian counter-revolution wins seat in parliament

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Symbol of Egyptian counter-revolution wins seat in parliament

A TV host has decisively won a seat in parliament and said he will run for speaker of the chamber, causing much ridicule on social media.

Imogen Lambert

Shafiq's return to prominence raises questions over Sisi rift

Analysis: As Ahmed Shafiq resigns from his political party and gives a controversial interview, is evidence mounting of a split between the ...

Social media frenzy after Media Production City explosion

Ahmed Azab

Social media frenzy after Media Production City explosion

Analysis: The explosion that took Egyptian television channels off the air was followed by an explosion of sarcasm on social media outlets.

A joint Arab force to fight the Arab Spring

Wael Kandil

A joint Arab force to fight the Arab Spring

Comment: The Palestinian resistance, which used to be seen as a key issue worthy of Arab support, has now become the enemy.

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