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Vietnam: Human trafficking on the rise amid COVID
World

Vietnam: Human trafficking on the rise amid COVID

A surge in COVID-19 cases in Vietnam has prompted a spike in human trafficking and smuggling as people become more financially desperate,…
Egypt recovers two smuggled Greco-Roman antiquities from Italy
Archaeology

Egypt recovers two smuggled Greco-Roman antiquities from Italy

On Thursday, Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced that the Egyptian Embassy in Italy had recovered two antique pieces…
Cairo Airport customs officers foil attempt to smuggle ‘espionage devices’
Egypt

Cairo Airport customs officers foil attempt to smuggle ‘espionage devices’

On Thursday, customs officers at Cairo International Airport foiled an attempt to smuggle three “eavesdropping and espionage” devices into Egypt.…
Exclusive: Suspected arms dealers moved millions in Somali money transfers, report says
Middle East

Exclusive: Suspected arms dealers moved millions in Somali money transfers, report says

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Somali money transfer companies moved more than US$3.7 million in cash between suspected weapons traffickers in recent…
Former Italian diplomat receives 15-year sentence for smuggling Egyptian artifacts
Archaeology

Former Italian diplomat receives 15-year sentence for smuggling Egyptian artifacts

The Cairo Criminal Court on Tuesday granted the former honorary consul for Italy, Ladislav Otakar Skakal, a 15-year-sentence in absentia…
Egypt requests ex-Italian diplomat be placed on Interpol red notice
Egypt

Egypt requests ex-Italian diplomat be placed on Interpol red notice

Egypt’s top prosecutor Nabil Ahmed Sadek ordered that the former Honorary Consul of Italy to Luxor Ladislav Otakar Skakal be…
Egypt’s parliament adopts draft legislation against counterfeit brands
Egypt

Egypt’s parliament adopts draft legislation against counterfeit brands

The Industry Committee of the House of Representatives in Egypt announced on Saturday adopting a new legislation against fake branding…
Report: Syria holding 2 Lebanese security agents
Middle East

Report: Syria holding 2 Lebanese security agents

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s state-run National News Agency says Syrian troops are holding two Lebanese security agents who crossed by…
EU ambassador backs Egypt’s efforts to recover smuggled antiquities
Archaeology

EU ambassador backs Egypt’s efforts to recover smuggled antiquities

European Union Ambassador to Egypt Ivan Surkos put forward his support for Egypt’s efforts to recover its smuggled and stolen…
Egypt foils smuggling of over 8 million Captagon tablets, 2 tons of cannabis
Egypt

Egypt foils smuggling of over 8 million Captagon tablets, 2 tons of cannabis

The General Directorate of Drug Control in the Interior Ministry thwarted an attempt to smuggle a drug shipment of about…
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