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Arabs prioritise key ties with U.S. against Iran in reacting to Trump peace plan

29 Jan 2020

RIYADH/CAIRO Arab powers appear to be prioritising close ties with the United States that are vital to countering Iran over traditional unswerving support for the Palestinians in their reaction to President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan.

Prominent Egyptian activist arrested as crackdown continues

29 Sep 2019

CAIRO A prominent Egyptian activist who was released on probation in March was arrested again on Sunday, his family and a security source said, part of what government critics say is the largest wave of arrests since President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi took power.

Mursi's death in Cairo prison raises fears for other inmates

27 Jun 2019

CAIRO The children of high-profile Egyptian Islamists detained in the same prison as former President Mohamed Mursi before his sudden death last week say they fear for their parents' health.

Egypt detains opposition leader accusing him of anti-government plot

25 Jun 2019

CAIRO Egypt detained a leading opposition figure and allies on Tuesday on charges of plotting to bring down the government, but opposition groups said the arrests aimed to stymie their preparations for parliamentary elections next year.

Egyptian ex-president Mursi buried in Cairo as Islamists mourn

18 Jun 2019

CAIRO Modern Egypt's first democratically elected leader, Mohamed Mursi, was buried in a small family ceremony on Tuesday, a day after suffering a fatal heart attack in court at a Cairo prison, his sons said. | Video

Lebanese veterans blockade central bank to protest draft state budget

13 May 2019

BEIRUT Retired Lebanese soldiers blockaded the central bank on Monday to warn the government against curbing their benefits in an escalation of protests against plans to cut state spending.

UPDATE 5-Lebanese veterans blockade central bank to protest draft state budget

13 May 2019

* Government planning to trim state spending to cut debt (Adds cabinet session ending)

Doctors go underground as Syrian government attacks rebel northwest

08 May 2019

BEIRUT In part of northern Syria's last rebel enclave, doctors have pulled back into cave shelters to treat the wounded and protect their patients from a government offensive that has hit health centers and hospitals.

Opponents say Egypt's constitutional changes will cement 'absolute rule'

28 Mar 2019

CAIRO A coalition of Egyptian opposition parties said constitutional changes that could allow President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to stay in power until 2034 would pave the way for years of "absolute individual rule" and is urging Egyptians to vote against them.

Egyptian military court upholds jail sentence of former anti-graft chief - lawyer

03 Mar 2019

CAIRO An Egyptian military court has rejected an appeal by a former anti-corruption chief and opposition figure against his five-year prison sentence for spreading false news harmful to the military, his lawyer said on Sunday.

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