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240 referred to Minya military courts for attacking churches

  /  February 22, 2015  /  Politics  /  1 Comment

Defendants charged with violent acts after forceful dispersal of Rabaa Al-Adaweya sit-in

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The ‘executions judge’ Nagy Shehata

  /  February 16, 2015  /  In Focus  /  2 Comments

Meet the man behind the Al Jazeera, Operations Room and Cabinet Clashes cases

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Political parties blame Muslim Brotherhood, security forces for fans killings

and   /  February 10, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Security forces excessive use of power, political parties and groups claim

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Air Defence Stadium ‘massacre’ sparks powerful reactions

  /  February 9, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Reactions focus on mourning, condemning excessive force by security

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‘Port Said Massacre’ retrial postponed to 9 February

  /  February 8, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Charges are hypothetical and imaginary, says defence

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Shoukry meets UN diplomat to discuss Egypt’s seat in UN Security Council

  /  February 3, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Terry Larson arrived in Cairo to discuss Egypt’s campaign towards a non-permanent seat in the UN Security Council

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Egyptian authorities accused of ‘covering up’ protester deaths: Amnesty

  /  February 1, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

More than two dozen people were killed in protests marking the 2011 uprising, says human rights watchdog

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Violence against women and children costs Egypt $147bn yearly

  /  January 29, 2015  /  Opinion  /  1 Comment

By Bjørn Lomborg Violence holds a huge cost for our world. Globally, the cost runs to more than 11% of the world’s GDP. But this is not mostly about the highly visible violence that dominates read the rest…

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Court postpones ‘Shi’a lynching’ case to 10 February

  /  January 27, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Defendants are charged with killing Shi’a cleric Hassan Shehata and three others

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Presidential pardon for jailed activists fails to materialise

  /  January 26, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

All that came were statements, nothing in reality, says human rights lawyer

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Violence against women still prevalent in Egypt: Amnesty International

  /  January 21, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Press briefing emphasises domestic, public, and state violence against women

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250 referred to military court in Minya

  /  January 18, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Charges include torching a post office and joining a ‘terrorist’ group

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University professors to be dismissed over political activities

  /  January 17, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Government sees universities only as security threat, says activist professor

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7 Mansoura University students referred to military trial

  /  January 3, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Students face charges of protesting and violence

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1,191 reported sexual harassment cases in 100 days: Report

  /  December 29, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

82.3% of eye witnesses to the harassment do not interfere or help the victim, says Harassmap

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Yazidi women victims of torture, sexual slavery in ISIS captivity: Amnesty International

  /  December 23, 2014  /  Politics  /  1 Comment

Rape and sexual violence among reported ISIS crimes in Iraq

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Racism, violence, exploitation afflict life of Sudanese refugees in Cairo

  /  December 1, 2014  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

During the 2011 revolution almost 45,000 refugees came into Egypt because there was no supervision on the borders

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Retribution outside the realm of law is ‘not permissible': Dar Al-Ifta

  /  December 1, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

The institution responsible for issuing fatwas says religious scholars unanimously view this as forbidden

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Sexual harassment still pervasive in Egypt, despite new law

  /  November 24, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

25 November is international day for the elimination of violence against women

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43 arrested in Fayoum over attacks on state institutions

  /  November 15, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Fayoum incident comes alongside crackdown at Friday protests leading to further arrests in Alexandria and Beheira

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School shootings and lone wolf attacks: What’s the difference?

  /  November 4, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By James M. Dorsey A recent school shooting in the US state of Washington and a lone wolf’s assault on the Canadian parliament in Ottawa are but two of the latest headline-grabbing incidents of home-grown read the rest…

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The Syrian tunnel and the spring

  /  October 19, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By Fadi Elhusseini When the first spontaneous explosions of the Arab democratic revolutions erupted in Tunisia in December 2010, many were hoping that this revolt might usher in a new beginning for the whole region. read the rest…

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11 acquitted of violating Protest Law in Fayoum

  /  September 28, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

The Bandar Fayoum Criminal Court acquitted 11 defendants on Sunday, who were accused of protesting illegally. The 11 were arrested on 8 August and charged with breaking the Protest Law, blocking the road, and resisting read the rest…

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13 wanted persons arrested for Kerdasa violence

  /  September 27, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Detainees allegedly involved in assaults on police installations

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An inconvenient war

  /  September 23, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By Ahmed El-Ashram I look around and I see an unprecedented level of despair in the eyes of many friends; an overt level of frustration of how their lives have unluckily coincided with the mishappenings read the rest…

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Egyptian shot dead in Libya

  /  September 2, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Thousands of Egyptians have recently been evacuated from restive neighbour Libya

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Egypt’s identity: Hovering between love and rule of law

  /  August 30, 2014  /  Opinion  /  4 Comments

By Mohammed Nosseir Egyptian rulers gamble when they think that they can manipulate the national identity to serve their political goals. Each ruler has his own perception of the Egyptian identity that he wants to impose read the rest…

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Arab Parliament ‘puts all resources at disposal’ of Palestinian leadership under Abbas

  /  August 26, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Abbas is expected to request that the UN implement provisions of the 1967 borders, including evacuating Israeli troops from Palestinian territories

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Egypt to host Libya neighbours’ talks on 25 August

  /  August 19, 2014  /  Business  /  4 Comments

Shoukry and Arab League envoy to Libya discuss possible political solutions to the situation in Libya

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Egyptian shot dead at Tunisian-Libyan border, Algeria to open border for Egyptians

  /  August 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

1,200 Egyptians entered Tunisia Friday, fleeing the violence in Libya, says Tunisian news agency

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