Saadawi's death will be mourned across the Arab world. She stood up for women's rights from a young age and while she received global recognition, she was not fully embraced by her own country.
We spoke to a Doha-based Egyptian-American academic, who shed some light on the political discourse that led to a violent military coup in 2012.
Cairo wants to amend a terrorism law that snares newspapers and channels in a fresh attack on dissent.
French foreign policy failures in Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt and Syria have greatly diminished its role in the Middle East.
Human rights organisations report widespread abuses in prisons across the region, including torture, extended solitary confinement and a lack of medical care, not to mention the use of the death penalty for minors in Saudi Arabia.
Hamas' new policy document released on Monday hopes to improve ties with neighbouring Egypt and the West, and present a more moderate image.
Dr. Shawqi Allam's planned visit to the African country has met with opposition after he controversially endorsed the death sentence of former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi.
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