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US, UN stand by Egyptian ceasefire proposal

  /  July 22, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Both push for ceasefire, hope it will be followed by dialogue on causes of the crisis

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Egypt stands by ceasefire initiative; Hamas says there was ‘no serious initiative’

  /  July 19, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Hamas says ceasefire must be preceded by Israel’s commitment to Palestinian conditions

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Al-Sisi discusses situation in Libya with UN Secretary General’s special envoy to Sahel

  /  July 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Egypt reiterates its concern over Libya violence which prompted the evacuation of UN staff from the country

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At least 7 dead in airport clashes amid mounting concerns on Libya violence

  /  July 14, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Amid escalating violence, voices calling on Libyan parties to end fighting and engage in dialogue are raised

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Amnesty International denies reports they were invited to work with Fact-Finding Committee

  /  July 9, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

No offer of cooperation made, said international human rights watchdog

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Government body to implement new strategy to protect women against violence

  /  July 7, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

The new tripartite strategy involves prevention, protection and intervention, and will include raising awareness, and the rehabilitation of those perpetrating violence as well as their victims.

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Murder of Palestinian teen, Abu Khudeir, condemned

  /  July 3, 2014  /  Politics  /  4 Comments

HRW describes Israeli military actions in the West Bank following the kidnap and murder of three Israelis as amounting to “collective punishment”

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ECCR releases statement condemning Ministry of Education

  /  July 2, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Statement holds Ministry of Education accountable, demands Egyptian state work towards protection of children’s lives

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Egyptian prisons ‘like hotels’: Interior ministry official

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

Rights groups have announced documented cases of torture, violence and sexual assault; ministry denies any form of violent practices on prisoners

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Foreign ministry encourages Israeli restraint

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

The ministry says that the Palestinian-Israeli situation is frail and that negotiations should resume

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Aswan violence unrelated to previous violence: Interior Ministry

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

Two people were killed last week but the ministry spokesperson says things have now calmed down

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More sentenced in Mansoura ‘violence and terrorism’ cases

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

Prison sentences vary from one year to life in prison

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Egypt ranks 143 out of 162 countries in 2014 Global Peace Index

  /  June 18, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Egypt has “second biggest deterioration” in 2014 index

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12 Kerdasa militants receive death sentences over murder of Giza security official

  /  June 18, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

The 23 defendants were charged with “the formation of an illegal militant group, the murder of former Security Chief, Nabil Farrag, attacking police and army forces, Christians, and local churches”.

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South Sudan crisis ‘deteriorates’ after six months of war

  /  June 15, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

War in the young nation has already killed thousands and forced more than 1.5 million people from their homes, and aid agencies warn of the risk of famine should fighting continue.

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Rape in Congo can be a death sentence to women

  /  June 14, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By Dr. César Chelala Rape as a weapon of war continues to take a heavy toll on women’s lives in today’s conflicts around the world. A high proportion of the women who are victims of read the rest…

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Sexual assault reported in Tahrir Square during Al-Sisi’s inauguration: Anti-harassment group

  /  June 9, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  19 Comments

Ministry of Interior reports two cases of sexual harassment and arrests six in response

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Egypt halts truck movement to and from Libya

  /  June 8, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

The Salloum border crossing has been shut for trucks in both directions until further notice

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Jihadists seize hostages at campus in Iraq’s Ramadi

  /  June 7, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  7 Comments

The attack came a day after violence, including heavy fighting between militants and security forces and twin suicide bombings targeting a minority group, killed at least 36 people in the northern province of Nineveh.

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23 arrested for sexual harassment

  /  June 3, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

Students caught harassing girls near Upper Egypt high school

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Nine dead in Iraq attacks as unrest spikes

  /  June 2, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

South of Baghdad, a roadside bomb near a secondary school in Mahmudiyah killed a male pupil, and a car bomb near a Shi’a mosque in Iskandiriyah killed two people.

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Badie protests prosecution’s court argument: Lawyer

  /  May 31, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  20 Comments

Muslim Brotherhood leaders’ trial for inciting violence postponed to 14 June

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Amnesty campaigns for jailed Mansoura women

  /  May 31, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

The women were sentenced to jail time by the Mansoura Criminal Court on 21 May

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NGOs call to end forced disappearances, torture in Ismailia prison

  /  May 24, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

International and national NGOs compiled testimonies that show “clear pattern of abuse” at Al-Azouly prison

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Egypt distances itself from violence in Libya

  /  May 20, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

Foreign ministry addresses the alleged coup attempt in Libya which left at least 79 killed

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There is a conspiracy to weaken the east: Al-Tayeb

  /  May 12, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

The Grand Imam of Al-Azhar shared his thoughts on revolutions in the Middle East, west and east relations, student violence and the tribal crisis in Aswan

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Boko Haram girls ‘sale’ could be crime against humanity: UN

  /  May 6, 2014  /  Politics  /  No Comments

Anger and frustration have escalated in Nigeria at the government’s failure to find the girls.

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Al-Azhar expels 76 students

  /  May 5, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Expulsions for protesting come a month after 27 others expelled

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Putin’s Real Enemy

  /  May 3, 2014  /  Opinion  /  3 Comments

By Dr. César Chelala As fear increases in the west about Vladimir Putin’s imperial ambitions, the Russian president has to confront at home his most powerful enemy: vodka. Russians’ love for vodka has a long read the rest…

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Former MB Supreme Guide Badie’s trial postponed

  /  April 29, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

The Shubra Al-Kheima Criminal Court postponed on Tuesday the trial of 48 defendants, including former Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood Mohamed Badie to 7 May. The defendants include prominent Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) read the rest…

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