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Four protesting against military rule in Sudan killed, police say
Middle East

Four protesting against military rule in Sudan killed, police say

KHARTOUM, Dec 31 (Reuters) – Sudanese security forces shot dead four people during a crackdown on nationwide protests against military…
Report: Israel failed to probe shootings at Gaza protests
Middle East

Report: Israel failed to probe shootings at Gaza protests

JERUSALEM (AP) — Rights groups said Thursday that Israel failed to investigate shootings that killed more than 200 Palestinians and…
Bill to omit mention of religion on national ID card: MP
Egypt

Bill to omit mention of religion on national ID card: MP

Egyptian MP Ismail Nasr al-Din stated on Sunday that he would submit a bill to omit the mention of religion…
Playwrights appeal to Sisi to release ‘Suleiman Khater’ members
Egypt

Playwrights appeal to Sisi to release ‘Suleiman Khater’ members

Theatrical artists appealed to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to release playwright Walid Atef and director Ahmed al-Garhy of a theatrical…
China detains prominent human rights lawyer and Xi Jinping critic
World

China detains prominent human rights lawyer and Xi Jinping critic

Rights lawyer Yu Wensheng has been detained by Chinese authorities, hours after circulating a letter calling for constitutional reforms. Yu…
Egyptian lawyer banned from travel wins prestigious rights defenders award
Egypt

Egyptian lawyer banned from travel wins prestigious rights defenders award

Egyptian lawyer and human rights activist, Mohamed Zaree, has been awarded the most prestigious awards granted to human rights defenders,…
Egypt blocks 21 news sites including Qatari channel Al-Jazeera for supporting terrorism
Egypt

Egypt blocks 21 news sites including Qatari channel Al-Jazeera for supporting terrorism

Several Qatar-affiliated news outlets and other local news websites were blocked in Egypt on Wednesday in the wake of allegedly false footage…
Egyptian lawyer banned from travel nominated for prestigious rights defenders award
Egypt

Egyptian lawyer banned from travel nominated for prestigious rights defenders award

Egypt’s Director of the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, Mohamed Zaree, is among three finalists nominated for the 2017…
When Romanian inmates pick up the pen to earn freedom
Books

When Romanian inmates pick up the pen to earn freedom

They may be athletes, businessmen or politicians but the minute they are jailed, Romanian convicts often morph into "men of…
National security arrest journalist from home without charges
Egypt

National security arrest journalist from home without charges

Egyptian national security forces arrested Mohamed Battawy, a journalist at newspaper Akhbar Al-Youm, without charges on Wednesday.
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