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Iran frees rights activist after more than 8 years in prison
Middle East

Iran frees rights activist after more than 8 years in prison

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has released a prominent human rights activist who campaigned against the death penalty, Iranian media…
House of Representatives passes bill regulating parking in Egypt
Egypt

House of Representatives passes bill regulating parking in Egypt

Egypt’s House of Representatives, headed by Ali Abdelaal, approved a draft law on Wednesday regulating parking in Egypt. The bill…
Egyptian court imprisons grandmother for abuse of granddaughter
Egypt

Egyptian court imprisons grandmother for abuse of granddaughter

The Shirbin Misdemeanors Court in Daqahlia on Saturday sentenced Safaa, 41, to three years in prison for physically abusing her…
Drug kingpin El Chapo sentenced to life in US prison
World

Drug kingpin El Chapo sentenced to life in US prison

Once one of the world’s most powerful and notorious criminals, Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was sentenced to…
South African sisters describe Saudi detention and complain to U.N.
Middle East

South African sisters describe Saudi detention and complain to U.N.

GENEVA (Reuters) – Two South African sisters who were imprisoned in Saudi Arabia, initially without charge, described their ordeal on…
The case of a Saudi prince illustrates a pattern of arbitrary detention
Middle East

The case of a Saudi prince illustrates a pattern of arbitrary detention

(CNN)–Salman bin Abdulaziz bin Salman had all the privileges of a Saudi prince. Wealthy and urbane, he traveled the world,…
South Korea’s top court strikes down abortion ban
World

South Korea’s top court strikes down abortion ban

South Korea’s Constitutional Court ruled on Thursday that the country’s law criminalizing abortion is unconstitutional, as well as a law…
Egypt court imprisons TV host for interviewing gay man
Egypt

Egypt court imprisons TV host for interviewing gay man

  The 6th of October City Misdemeanor Court on Sunday sentenced LTC satellite channel TV host Mohamed al-Ghaity to one…
Court lowers sentence for Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide to 10-year-imprisonment
Egypt

Court lowers sentence for Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide to 10-year-imprisonment

  The Court of Cassation on Sunday lowered the 12-year sentence for Muslim Brotherhood (MB) Supreme Guide Mohammed Badea down…
Child marriage in Egypt reaches 117,000 children: CAPMAS
Society

Child marriage in Egypt reaches 117,000 children: CAPMAS

An official CAPMAS report announced that 117,000 children under the age of 18 in Egypt are or have been married,…
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