Middle East

Desperate Yemenis sell organs to survive

Victims of trafficking rings say the networks operate anonymously in shisha bars and coffee shops in Yemen and Egypt.

Desperate Yemenis sell organs to survive

Egypt

Seven dead following attack in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula

The latest attack in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula claims the lives of seven, following Monday's attack which killed 18.

Deadly attack hits Egypt's Sinai Peninsula

Middle East

Qatar and Saudi-led bloc clash at Arab League meeting

A heated exchange of words, which erupted on live TV, is the latest chapter in the Gulf crisis, now in its fourth month.

Qatar-Gulf crisis boils over at Cairo meeting

Egypt

18 soldiers killed in ISIL ambush in Egypt's Sinai

Monday's attack the deadliest against Egyptian security forces since July when ISIL killed 23 troops in Rafah.

18 soldiers killed in ISIL ambush in Egypt's Sinai

Middle East

Muslim scholar Qaradawi no longer wanted by Interpol

Scholar taken off wanted list after international police learned alleged crimes were fabricated by Egypt, NGO says.

Yusuf al-Qaradawi removed from Interpol wanted list

Middle East

Top Hamas leader in Egypt for Gaza blockade talks

Hamas leader heads to Cairo to discuss 'mechanisms to ease Gaza's siege', in first such visit since his election in May.

Hamas' Ismail Haniya visits Egypt for Gaza siege talks

Middle East

Egypt announces discovery of 3,500-year-old Luxor tomb

Pharaonic tomb belongs to royal goldsmith who lived more than 3,500 years ago during the reign of the 18th dynasty.

Egypt announces discovery of 3,500-year-old Luxor tomb

Middle East

Egypt blocks HRW website after torture report

Human Rights Watch report claims Egyptian authorities used arbitrary arrests, enforced disappearances and torture.

Egypt blocks Human Rights Watch website

Middle East

Report calls torture 'a systematic practice' in Egypt

HRW urges UN and government to prosecute security officers and other officials accused of committing torture.

HRW: Torture is 'systematic practice' in Egypt

Inside Story

What influence do BRICS nations have?

China's president calls for a more 'just' world order at the conclusion of the ninth BRICS summit.

Middle East

UN condemns Egypt's widening 'assault on free speech'

Rights experts say Egypt's blocking of some 130 websites looks 'more like repression than counter-terrorism'.

UN condemns Egypt's widening 'assault on free speech'

Human Rights

Jailed Al Jazeera reporter in Egypt denied medical care

Qatar-based network demands private hospital treatment for imprisoned producer Mahmoud Hussein for a broken arm.

Middle East

US aid cuts to Egypt 'will not alter Sisi's behaviour'

US move to suspend economic and military aid to Egypt has little to do with human rights, analysts say.

US aid cuts to Egypt 'will not alter Sisi's behaviour'

Inside Story

Is the US punishing Egypt by cutting aid?

Washington is withholding millions of dollars in aid to Cairo over concerns of human rights abuses.

Middle East

US to withhold $290m in Egyptian aid over human rights

US will cut $95.7m in aid and delay another $195m due to Egypt's failure to make progress on respecting human rights.