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Comment: Once an ancient civilisation that ruled East Africa, the Nubian people endured division, displacement and forced migration, and under Sisi their collective trauma reached fever pitch, writes

Campaigns for Egypt's 2018 presidential elections have begun with main political parties and prominent personalities calling for Sisi to run a second term

Egypt's <em>Sisi</em> warns Ethiopia over dam construction project

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Egypt's Sisi warns Ethiopia over dam construction project

Sisi issued a stern warning to Ethiopia on Saturday over a dam it is building after the two countries and Sudan failed to approve a study on its potential effects.

Hariri 'to travel to Egypt' before Lebanon visit

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Hariri 'to travel to Egypt' before Lebanon visit

Lebanon Prime Minister Saad Hariri who resigned in Saudi Arabia under mysterious conditions, will fly out to Cairo before a visit to Beirut, his ...

Egypt orders detention of prominent activist over islands protest

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Egypt orders detention of prominent activist over islands protest

An Alexandria court has ordered that a prominent Egyptian human rights activist remain in detention until her trial over illegal protesting ...

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Egypt to release 24 Nubians pending trial for protest

A rights lawyer says an Egyptian court has ordered the release of 24 Nubians pending trial on charges they took part in a protest in the southern city of Aswan.

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Egypt court upholds life sentence of Mohammed Badie

An Egyptian court on Wednesday upheld a life sentence passed in 2016 against Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammed Badie over deadly clashes ...

Noor El-Terk

Egypt: ‘Not a single journalist imprisoned’

Egypt's head of the media council claims that there are no journalists imprisoned because of their profession. Its track record says otherwise.

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Syria could have become a graveyard for Hizballah

Comment: If Saudi Arabia and its allies had provided the rebels with the necessary resources to fight Assad, Syria could have become a graveyard ...

Dear Egypt: #WeNeedToTalk about Sisi's track record

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Dear Egypt: #WeNeedToTalk about Sisi's track record

The irony of Egypt hosting the World Youth Forum while Egypt's youth find themselves trapped between unemployment and a disastrous HR record was ...

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How Riyadh turned Lebanon's Hariri from PM to 'prisoner'

In-depth: Details have emerged from Beirut officials that allegedly reveal how Saudi Arabia turned on long-time ally Saad Hariri and forced him ...

Egypt FM to tour Gulf amid political turmoil

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Egypt FM to tour Gulf amid political turmoil

Egypt's foreign minister, whose government is closely allied with Saudi Arabia, will carry a message from the president to the leaders of Saudi ...

French tech firm taken to court over Egypt sales

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French tech firm taken to court over Egypt sales

Egyptian and international rights groups filed a criminal complaint with Paris prosecutors over the sale of French surveillance technology to ...

Tillerson's vanishing act while the Middle East is burning

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Tillerson's vanishing act while the Middle East is burning

Comment: Secretary of State Tillerson appears totally disengaged from Middle East policy, where traditional American diplomacy has been replaced ...

Can the Egyptian military regime implode?

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Can the Egyptian military regime implode?

Comment: Key members of Egypt's security apparatus have begun voicing dissent. Could the discord among top ranks signal the beginning of the end ...

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'Sisi's balls': Egypt cracks down on popular children's toy

Egyptian police have launched a crackdown on street vendors selling a popular children's toy which authorities have deemed insulting to the country's president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

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The Egypt Report: Playing the blame game

Our new weekly round-up of news from Egypt

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Egypt top appeals court upholds 5-years prison for activist

Abdel-Fattah now has around a year-and-a-half remaining in his sentence, although he also faces another sentencing in December over accusations ...

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Abbas to visit Kuwait as neighbouring Saudi crisis continues

The conference aims to highlight the lives of Palestinian children under Israeli occupation and the role of the international community in ...

Egypt activists outrage at Hollywood star's <em>Sisi</em> forum appearance

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Egypt activists outrage at Hollywood star's Sisi forum appearance

Egyptian activists are angered by Hollywood star Helen Hunt's participation at an event organised by Egypt's President Abdel Fatah ...

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Saudi king hosts Palestine leader amid political upheaval

Mahmoud Abbas met with King Salman on Tuesday and 'discussed efforts by US President Donald Trump to restart frozen Israeli-Palestinian peace ...

Egypt's <em>Sisi</em> says not right time to challenge Hizballah

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Egypt's Sisi says not right time to challenge Hizballah

Egypt's president has urged for calm in the region as tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran have flared, saying it is not the right time to ...

Egypt's <em>Sisi</em> rules out extending presidential term

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Egypt's Sisi rules out extending presidential term

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said elections will take place as scheduled in March or April 2018 but will not ask for a ...

Abbas in impromptu visit to meet Saudi crown prince

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Abbas in impromptu visit to meet Saudi crown prince

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will visit Saudi Arabia on Monday in an impromptu trip at a time when Riyadh finds itself in the ...

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