Another Gaza Conflict, but With a Difference: Hamas Sat It Out.

In the weekend battle with Israel, Hamas left the fighting to Islamic Jihad, another militant group, highlighting differences between them over how best to combat Israel.

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Egypt’s Political Prisoners Recount Horrific Conditions

Many are held in filthy cells, subjected to routine torture and denied lifesaving medications, according to former inmates, their families and lawyers, and rights groups. Some never leave.

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In Egypt’s Big Ramadan TV Drama, the President Is the Hero

President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi says “The Choice” tells the truth about his rise. Critics say it’s a rewriting of recent history from an industry increasingly cowed under his rule.

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A Decade After the Arab Spring, Autocrats Still Rule the Mideast

The popular uprisings of 2011 mostly failed, but they gave the region a taste for democracy that continues to whet an appetite for change.

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Trump Still Has 70 Days to Wreak Havoc Around the World

Biden wants to undo the chaos Trump has inflicted from the Middle East to China and beyond. It won’t be easy.

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After 7 Years on the Run, a Muslim Brotherhood Leader Is Caught

Egypt said that a raid in Cairo had netted the outlawed movement’s acting leader, Mahmoud Ezzat, who was thought to have fled abroad.

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The Next Global Flash Point

In the Eastern Mediterranean, the West has retreated. That leaves Turkey and Russia to fill the vacuum.

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Outside Egypt, Critics Speak Freely. Inside, Families Pay the Price.

Egyptian officials have jailed the relatives of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s loudest critics in exile. It is his latest effort to silence all opposition.

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Tragedy in the Middle East

Noah Feldman’s “The Arab Winter” tries to find hope in a grim turn of events.

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