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Following recent clashes, new IS message softens tone with 'Al-Tarbyeen' tribe, begs its support

As a clear sign of increasing alarm from the IS-affiliated group ‘Sinai Province’, concerned over the recent declaration of war...

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Prominent North Sinai tribe chases, kidnaps IS militants following clashes

Clashes erupted in the city of Rafah, North Sinai on Sunday between younger members of the prominent al-Tarbiyeen tribe and...

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MPs suggest Facebook users pay monthly subscription to aid state surveillance

Egyptians took to social media outlets to voice their concerns and outrage after local news outlets reported that Parliament will...

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Activist Aya Hegazy acquitted after 3 years in pre-trial detention

Egyptian-American activist Aya Hegazy was acquitted by the Cairo Criminal Court on Sunday morning, as well as all other defendants...

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Why does Egypt's largest Muslim beacon, Al-Azhar, refuse to declare IS 'apostate'?

After the Islamic State (IS) militant group declared its responsibility for Palm Sunday's deadly attacks that targeted two Coptic churches...

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Does Parliament have the authority to give Red Sea islands agreement the kiss of life?

Directly following the declaration of an emergency state in Egypt in the aftermath of the violent church attacks on Sunday,...

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Egypt's state of emergency in 2017: constitutional enforcement and consequences

In the wake of deadly two attacks on churches in Tanta and Alexandria that killed 45 and injured over 100...

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Presidential term will not exceed eight years for any ruler: Sisi to FOX TV

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi asserted on Thursday that he will only run for the upcoming presidential election in 2018 if...

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Egyptian Rafale fighter pilots outperform Qataris: French Aviation Magazine

As part of the bilateral military co-operation between Egypt and France, Dassault Aviation, a multinational Rafale fighter manufacturing company named...

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Video: University professor faces legal, societal backlash for posting video of her belly dancing on Facebook

Mona Prince, an English language professor at Suez University, is being interrogated following an administrative order issued by the university...

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Fake news about military coup sparks controversy as El-Watan's SMS service hacked

Privately-run newspaper El-Watan sent out a controversial SMS on Tuesday night containing the news that a number of high-ranking army...

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