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Egyptian novel explores Copts under controlling church
Books

Egyptian novel explores Copts under controlling church

CAIRO (AP) — Shady Lewis Botros says his recently published novel — “Ways of the Lord” — can be broadly…
Trump, land fears boost South Africa’s ‘white state’
World

Trump, land fears boost South Africa’s ‘white state’

PRETORIA (Reuters) – When US President Donald Trump pledged to investigate large scale killings of white farmers in South Africa…
Hungary’s Orban vows to defy European Parliament over rights
World

Hungary’s Orban vows to defy European Parliament over rights

  STRASBOURG (Reuters) – Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban rejected on Tuesday European Parliament efforts to impose sanctions on Budapest…
Tunisian president proposes inheritance equality for women, with exceptions
Middle East

Tunisian president proposes inheritance equality for women, with exceptions

TUNIS (Reuters) – Tunisia’s president on Monday proposed giving women equal inheritance rights despite protests from thousands of people objecting…
Australia Day: Thousands protest ‘European invasion’
World

Australia Day: Thousands protest ‘European invasion’

Marches have taken place across Australia in protest at a national holiday many see as offensive to indigenous people. Divisions…
Parliament committee calls for ‘trial’ of local rights groups rejecting Egypt UNSECO nominee
Egypt

Parliament committee calls for ‘trial’ of local rights groups rejecting Egypt UNSECO nominee

The head of the Egyptian Parliament’s Human Rights Committee Alaa Abed called on the government to hold accountable the Egyptian…
Head of Egypt’s NCWR calls on Parliament to ratifies 21 as legal age of girls’ marriage
Egypt

Head of Egypt’s NCWR calls on Parliament to ratifies 21 as legal age of girls’ marriage

The Head of Egypt’s National Council of Women’s Rights [NCWR] Maya Morsi called on the parliament on Monday to set…
MP drafts law to lower legal marriage age from 18 to 16 raises concern
Features/Interviews

MP drafts law to lower legal marriage age from 18 to 16 raises concern

A recent draft law, proposed by MP Ahmed Samih, to lower the minimum legal marriage age for girls from 18…
Turkey rejects European report criticizing constitutional plans
World

Turkey rejects European report criticizing constitutional plans

Turkey on Tuesday rejected a European legal report calling its proposed constitutional changes a big setback for democracy, saying the…
HRW: Final draft of constitution undermines key rights
Egypt

HRW: Final draft of constitution undermines key rights

Human Rights Watch slammed the final draft of the constitution passed early Friday, saying it undermines certain rights. The New…
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