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Seven people were arrested as part of an investigation into a school that allegedly hosted sex parties in Egypt's capital, local media reported.

Italy has described a decision by Egypt's public prosecutor to clear five police officers over the murder of Giulio Regeni as 'unacceptable'

Iran compensation plan for downed plane slammed by Kiev

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Iran compensation plan for downed plane slammed by Kiev

Kiev said the compensation amount should be the subject of negotiations

Iran to pay $150,000 to downed plane victims' families

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Iran to pay $150,000 to downed plane victims' families

Tehran pledged to pay the families' of those who died due to the downed Ukrainian flight.

Joe Stork

Can Regeni prosecutions weaken European support for Egyptian repression?

Comment: The trial may present an opportunity to shame Italy, France, Germany and the United States for continuing to indulge Egypt's iron-fist rule writes, Joe Stork.

Alessandra Bajec

Fighting to advance the hard-won freedoms of Tunisia's revolution

In-depth: From women's rights to freedom of expression, progressives in Tunisia's young democracy are fighting to preserve and advance the ...

Gaia Caramazza

Why the Middle East cannot ignore violence against women

A new survey by the Arab Barometer highlights the devastating impact of gender-based violence in the Middle East during the coronavirus pandemic.

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France and Morocco ink deal on child migrant returns

Paris and Rabat signed an agreement repatriating underage Moroccan migrants, the most complex of the measures demanded by European countries to ...

Rights group: Egyptian court extends activist’s detention

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Rights group: Egyptian court extends activist’s detention

Patrick George Zaki, formerly a gender rights researcher at the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR), has had his detention extended ...

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Algeria opposition activist gets one-year suspended sentence

Karim Tabbou, a key figure in anti-government protests last year, was given a one-year suspended sentence on Monday.

Beirut detains Lebanese-French businessman close to Sarkozy: judicial source

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Beirut detains Lebanese-French businessman close to Sarkozy: judicial source

Lebanon has detained a Lebanese-French businessman who was close to former French president Nicolas Sarkozy.

Egypt orders release of rights activists after global pressure

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Egypt orders release of rights activists after global pressure

A security and juridical source told AFP that three staff of a high-profile Egyptian rights group were ordered released by the country's ...

Trial opens of popular Algeria activist Karim Tabbou

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Trial opens of popular Algeria activist Karim Tabbou

The 47-year-old is charged with "damaging the morale of the army".

Sisi intensifies human rights crackdown as Biden era nears

Horriya Marzouk

Sisi intensifies human rights crackdown as Biden era nears

In-depth: As the countdown to the end of a friendly Trump administration begins, Sisi's crackdown on human rights defenders is testing the ...

Kamal Afzali

The New Arab's top reads on gender-based violence

The New Arab has curated articles shedding powerful light on the pressing issue of gender-based violence across the Middle East, North Africa and beyond.

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Egypt rights defender held in solitary confinement

The founder of EIPR said Gasser Abdel Razak was being 'deliberately singled out' for inhumane and degrading treatment.

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Egypt hits back at critics of rights group arrests

Egypt's foreign ministry dismissed global criticism of its arrests of three staff members of a the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights ...

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Evidence Australian troops 'unlawfully killed' 39 Afghans

Australia's top military officer admitted there was credible evidence his special forces unlawfully killed at least 39 Afghan civilians and ...

Picture of girl in custody in Tunisia sparks outrage

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Picture of girl in custody in Tunisia sparks outrage

A picture of a young child held in custody alongside adults has angered many in Tunisia.

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Riyadh introduces $8 million fine, jail for environmental damage

Saudi Arabia's Public Prosecution announced the tough new measures amid the kingdom's 'Let's Make it Green' environmental ...

Mariam Mohamed's death reignites Egypt's digital #MeToo movement

Elizabeth Neoman

Mariam Mohamed's death reignites Egypt's digital #MeToo movement

The death of a 24-year-old Egyptian woman in Cairo has served as another catalyst for the digital feminist movement in Egypt.

Football coaches arrested for 'refusing promotion of official's son'

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Football coaches arrested for 'refusing promotion of official's son'

Three coaches in Egypt were arrested for refusing a request from an advisor to the Court of Appeal to move his son from reserve to the first ...

Amnesty International slams Egypt's crackdown to Sudanese refugees protest

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Amnesty International slams Egypt's crackdown to Sudanese refugees protest

Amnesty International called on Egypt to investigate the treatment of the Sudanese protesters by security forces, including alleged beatings.

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