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Comment: An alliance of opposition groups has attracted support from a diverse array of figures, but victory is far from assured in police state Egypt, writes Alaa Bayoumi.

New US travel advice on Egypt draws Cairo's ire as it distinguishes between the Muslim Brotherhood and violent militant groups.

Egypt evicts low-income island squatters for Gulf-funded megaproject

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Egypt evicts low-income island squatters for Gulf-funded megaproject

Authorities in Egypt are attempting to evict low-income residents of an island in Cairo to make way for a mega-project funded by investments from Gulf allies.

Man killed in Egypt raid on Nile 'squatter island'

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Man killed in Egypt raid on Nile 'squatter island'

One man has been killed and 56 people injured after clashes between squatters and Egyptian security forces during a raid on an island in the ...

The Arab world and reverberations of Turkey's failed coup The Arab world and reverberations of Turkey's failed coup

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The Arab world and reverberations of Turkey's failed coup

With Turkey marking the one year anniversary of the failed July 2016 coup, reverberations from the violent takeover attempt continue to shape ...

Gehad Quisay

Cairo 'abandons' Egyptians in Qatar

Cairo has accused Doha of funding Islamists for decades, causing frequent hostilities between the two Arab nations - but what about the hundreds of thousands of Egyptians living in Qatar?

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IMF approves second tranche of $12 billion Egypt loan

The IMF has approved a second tranche of a $12 billion loan to Egypt, yet resistance remains among the population about the tough austerity ...

Emanuel Stoakes

Uyghur students in hiding in Egypt speak out

In-depth: Uyghur Muslims seeking refuge in Cairo are being forced to return to China, while others have gone into hiding, fearing persecution - ...

Sara Khorshid

Why don't Egypt's democrats 'play politics'?

Comment: The potential repercussions of opposing the regime are just too dangerous, writes Sara Khorshid.

American PR firm ends controversial Egypt spy agency contract

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American PR firm ends controversial Egypt spy agency contract

A US company hired to boost Egypt's image in Washington has withdrawn from its contract after just six months - days after being criticised for ...

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Why some Arab countries want to shutter Al-Jazeera

Professor Philip Seib writes for The Conversation how the media network has been an ire for Middle Eastern rulers, who prefer to control the ...

Is 'terrorism' an excuse to take down Qatar?

Abdulrazag Elaradi

Is 'terrorism' an excuse to take down Qatar?

Comment: In proposing a new way forward, Qatar has made many enemies who, without evidence, falsely accuse it of fuelling terrorism, writes ...

Mahmoud Abbas scrambles to Cairo to discuss Gaza shakeup

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Mahmoud Abbas scrambles to Cairo to discuss Gaza shakeup

Egyptian and Palestinian leaders have met amid signs of rapprochement between Cairo and the Islamic militant Hamas group that could shake up ...

UAE seeks a power shift in Palestine amid Gulf-crisis

James M. Dorsey

UAE seeks a power shift in Palestine amid Gulf-crisis

With attention in the Middle East focused on the Gulf crisis, the United Arab Emirates is elsewhere seeking to reshape the region in ways that ...

Egypt raid kills IS suspects after deadly Sinai attack

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Egypt raid kills IS suspects after deadly Sinai attack

Egypt's interior ministry said police killed 14 gunmen on Saturday, adding that they were linked to recent attacks against the security forces ...

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Families say 3 Egyptians 'accidentally' killed by army airstrike

Three Egyptians who worked at a building site in the Western Desert were killed by an airstrike from a military aircraft in what appears to have been an accident

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Egyptian regime 'can’t ban Qatari ships from Suez Canal'

The chief of one of the world’s busiest water corridors, the Suez Canal, says Egyptian authorities can’t ban Qatari ships from crossing the ...

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Twenty-six Egyptian soldiers, including senior commander killed in Sinai

At least 26 Egyptian soldiers were killed or wounded on Friday in attacks targeting checkpoints in the Sinai Peninsula, the military said.

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Hamas says Egypt ready to help Gaza

Hamas leader Ismail Haniya said on Wednesday recent talks in Egypt could lead to improving the humanitarian suffering in the impoverished Gaza ...

Emirati FM: 'Qatar can't you make us smile?'

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Emirati FM: 'Qatar can't you make us smile?'

The UAE's foreign minister has accused Qatar of attempting to prevent people in a Saudi-led alliance "from smiling" after Doha rejected their ...

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Saudis 'reward Egypt's parliament islands sell-off' with hajj visas

Saudi Arabia has rewarded Egyptian MPs who voted in favour of handing over two Red Sea islands to Saudi sovereignty with thousands of coveted ...

Riyadh's street gang get their baseball bats ready

Said al-Arabi

Riyadh's street gang get their baseball bats ready

The anti-Qatar gang appears to be taking its inspiration from Hollywood's bullies.

Sharp fuel price hike fans inflation fears in Egypt

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Sharp fuel price hike fans inflation fears in Egypt

A hike to fuel prices in Egypt for the second time in less than a year has sparked fears of a further increase to inflation and the cost of food.

Four years after Morsi: Another Egyptian uprising is inevitable

Mohamad Elmasry

Four years after Morsi: Another Egyptian uprising is inevitable

Comment: In the four years since Morsi was ousted in a military coup, Sisi's regime has accumulated the hallmarks of an authoritarian state ...

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