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Egypt tries to squash rising defiance against al-Sisi regime

By Onize Ohikere
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Egypt | Egyptian authorities arrested at least 237 protesters yesterday, tamping what could have been a day of massive demonstrations against President Abdel Fatah…

Italy recalls ambassador to Egypt amid police torture scandal

By Onize Ohikere
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Egypt | Cairo’s El Nadim Center is one of many Egyptian NGOs fighting for human rights in a country where it’s a rarity. For more than 20 years, the local…

Globe Trot: French journalist jailed over war crimes book

By Mindy Belz
Posted

International | THE HAGUE: A French journalist is being held like a war criminal, in solitary confinement with lights on 24 hours a day, over her 2007 book revealing a war…

Militants kill Egyptian security forces in checkpoint attack

By Onize Ohikere
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Egypt | An Egypt-based Islamic State (ISIS) affiliate killed 15 policemen on Saturday in a mortar attack on a checkpoint in the city of el-Arish. Witnesses reported…

Rights groups ask Egypt to overturn Christian teens’ blasphemy convictions

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Human rights advocates are asking Egyptian officials to overturn sentences handed down last month to three Coptic teenagers over a video they made to mock…

Is Egypt headed for another revolution?

By Onize Ohikere
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Egypt | Furious Egyptian protestors surrounded Cairo’s security headquarters last night after a police officer killed a 24 year-old taxi driver over a fare dispute.

Former UN head Boutros Boutros-Ghali dies

By Leigh Jones
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Obituary | Former UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali died today at a hospital in Cairo after falling and breaking his pelvis. He was 93. A prominent Egyptian…

Egyptian army begins restoring churches damaged in 2013 uprising

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Coptic leaders in Egypt are praising a new government effort to restore churches destroyed by the Muslim Brotherhood nearly three years ago. President Abdel…

Coptic Christian teens face blasphemy trial in Egypt over anti-ISIS video

By Naomi Inman
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Egypt | Three Egyptian Coptic high school boys will appear in a Cairo court tomorrow to face charges of “insulting Islam,” according to their lawyer, Maher…

Globe Trot: Egypt poised to end blasphemy laws

By Mindy Belz
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International | EGYPT: Rights advocates believe the political atmosphere has never been better to actually reform—or end—Egypt’s blasphemy laws. Under President Abdel…

Midday Roundup: Russia prescribes a curious cure for Syrian conflict

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Taking the lead. Russia is circulating a plan at the United Nations aimed at ending the Syrian civil war. It calls for drafting a new Syrian constitution that…

Globe Trot: Afghans protest militant violence against minorities

By Mindy Belz
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International | AFGHANISTAN: Thousands of Afghan men and women took to the streets of Kabul today to protest the beheadings of seven captured Hazaras accused…

 
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