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The surveillance threat to MENA’s journalists

President Biden has just wrapped up his first visit to Israel since taking office, and while he has followed in the footsteps of previous US leaders by refusing to hold Israel accountable for human rights abuses, one thing that he should be commended for recently is applying the necessary pressure …

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When Biden met Sisi: The US soft spot for Egypt’s dictator

In November 2019, Joe Biden, then the Democratic presidential nominee, promised that Saudi Arabia would “pay the price” for the murder and dismemberment of American resident and journalist Jamal Khashoggi. He also said he would, in the event of his electoral victory, make Saudi Arabia a “pariah” state and not …

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Egypt releases dissidents following Sisi, Biden meeting

Egypt has reportedly released an unspecified number of detained dissident politicians and journalists in the wake of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s meeting with US President Joe Biden during the Jeddah Security and Development Summit on Saturday.

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US nationals urge Biden to help free relatives detained in Egypt and Saudi Arabia

A group of US nationals and residents whose relatives are detained in Saudi Arabia and Egypt are urging President Joe Biden to help secure their freedom as he prepares to travel to the Middle East this month to meet with the leaders of both countries.

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