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Ali Abdelaty

Bahrain executes three, including Shi'ite activists

27 Jul 2019

DUBAI/CAIRO Bahrain executed on Saturday three men convicted in two separate cases, one involving the killing of a police officer and the other the killing of a mosque imam, the public prosecutor said in a statement.

Instructions from headquarters: Islamic State's new guerrilla manual

24 May 2019

CAIRO After losing territory, Islamic State fighters are turning to guerrilla war - and the group's newspaper is telling them exactly how to do it.

Saudi crown prince discusses regional developments with Pompeo - ministry

18 May 2019

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia's crown prince discussed regional developments, including efforts to strengthen security and stability, in a phone call with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the Saudi Media Ministry tweeted on Sunday.

Islamic State airs video purporting to be leader al-Baghdadi

30 Apr 2019

CAIRO Islamic State's media network on Monday published a threatening video message purporting to come from its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in what would be his first appearance since declaring the jihadists' now-defunct "caliphate" five years ago. | Video

UPDATE 3-Islamic State airs video purporting to be leader al-Baghdadi

29 Apr 2019

* Calls for attacks against 'crusader France' (Adds details, background)

Egypt's poor bear brunt of crackdown on farmland building

28 Nov 2018

IKYAD DIJWI, Egypt In the home he shared with 11 relatives, Mohammed Abd al-Hamid had no room to start a family. But since he put up a house on a nearby field in 2016, he has paid $4,500 in fines for building on agricultural land. | Video

Egypt's poor bear brunt of crackdown on farmland building

27 Nov 2018

IKYAD DIJWI, Egypt, Nov 27 In the home he shared with 11 relatives, Mohammed Abd al-Hamid had no room to start a family. But since he put up a house on a nearby field in 2016, he has paid $4,500 in fines for building on agricultural land.

Egypt says cheap new drug 'Strox' threatens its youth

20 Nov 2018

CAIRO For years, Mostafa Mahmoud struggled to pay for his expensive drug addiction, spending much of his meagre income on hashish. A few months ago, he switched to a cheaper way to get high which he says is pushing him to his death.

Higher living costs, fees force many Egyptians to drop haj plans

17 Aug 2018

CAIRO Mahmoud Aouni has always wanted to make the haj pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, an important religious duty for all Muslims, but says he might never be able to do so now because of Egypt's economic woes.

South Sudan government and rebels reach peace deal

06 Aug 2018

CAIRO The president of South Sudan and head of the country's main rebel group signed a final cease fire and power-sharing agreement on Sunday and hailed a new longed-for era of peace in the country. | Video

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