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Published: Thu, 21 Feb 2019 10:29:29 +0100
China's desire for close Iran ties unchanged, Xi says ahead of Saudi prince's visit
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s desire to develop close ties with Iran will remain unchanged, regardless of the international situation, President Xi Jinping told the speaker of Iran’s parliament, ahead of Thursday’s visit to Beijing by Saudi Arabia’s crown prince.
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Published: Wed, 20 Feb 2019 12:01:46 +0100
"I don’t need a Prince Charming to find love"
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Teacher, model and romantic, Alan Costa is a performance artist blazing a unique trail across Salvador, Brazil. Together with his collective Afrobapho, the 28-year-old human rights activist is using fashion, photography and art to spark conversations about what it means to be LGBTI and black in Brazil.

I’ve never been in love. I’ve never received love. In fact, I’ve never experienced a non-abusive relationship.

I used to believe...
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Published: Tue, 19 Feb 2019 09:17:09 +0100
10 things you need to know about Venezuela’s human rights crisis
The human rights crisis that has engulfed Venezuela for the past few years has shattered the lives of millions of people. Here’s what you need to know:

1 - Excessive use of force
Much of the current unrest in Venezuela can be traced back to 29 March 2017, when the Supreme Court of Justice - backed by President Nicolás Maduro - moved to take over the National Assembly, where the opposition holds a majority. This triggered protests that were repressed by the Maduro administration...
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Published: Sat, 16 Feb 2019 19:21:17 +0100
Egypt: End the cruel denial of family visits to detainees
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Egyptian authorities are flagrantly violating international law by denying family visits to scores of detainees, Amnesty International said today. The organization has examined an official document which confirms there is an open-ended ban on family visits in a number of sections at two major prison complexes in Cairo and Alexandria.

Amnesty International has also recorded at least 61 cases of people who were prevented from receiving family visits...
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Published: Sat, 16 Feb 2019 18:24:35 +0100
Egypt army: 7 Sinai jihadists killed, 15 soldiers dead or wounded
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Egypt's army said on Saturday seven suspected jihadists were "eliminated" and 15 soldiers killed or wounded in an attack in the Sinai Peninsula, where troops are fighting the Islamic State group.

Security forces responded to the attack on a checkpoint in restive North Sinai with an "exchange of fire", army spokesperson Tamer el-Refai said in a statement.

"An officer and 14 non-commissioned soldiers were killed or wounded," he added,...
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Published: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 07:33:26 +0100
Egypt's Parliament approves constitutional amendments in principle
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-CAIRO – 14 February 2019: Egypt’s House of Representatives passed on Thursday the newly-proposed amendments to the 2014 Constitution, which include extension of the presidential term from 4 years to six years.

A total of 485 out 569 of lawmakers approved the amendments that suggested by one fifth of the parliament members early this month.

As per the initial approval,the amendments will be referred to the Legislative Committee...
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Published: Thu, 14 Feb 2019 06:00:08 +0100
The brave young people fighting for human rights in Bolsonaro’s Brazil
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-In the aftermath of Jair Bolsonaro’s election on an openly anti-human rights agenda, a climate of fear remains in Brazil. Yet, young people are rising up and making their voices heard. Amnesty International met seven human rights activists who reveal what life is like in Salvador, Brazil, and how they’re tackling violence against women, racism and homophobia head on…

“I’ve been living in a state of fear since I was little” - Lidiane,...
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Published: Wed, 30 Jan 2019 20:56:01 +0100
Israel/OPT: Tourism companies driving settlement expansion, profiting from war crimes
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Online booking giants Airbnb, Booking.com, Expedia and TripAdvisor are fuelling human rights violations against Palestinians by listing hundreds of rooms and activities in Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian land, including East Jerusalem, Amnesty International said today. In a new report, ‘Destination: Occupation’, the organization documents how online booking companies are driving tourism to illegal Israeli settlements and contributing to their...
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Published: Tue, 29 Jan 2019 01:55:19 +0100
Egypt ‘more dangerous than ever’ for peaceful critics
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Eight years after the start of Egypt’s revolution, the Egyptian people are facing an unprecedented attack on freedom of expression, Amnesty International said today. Tens of thousands took to the streets to demand greater protections for human rights during the 25 January revolution of 2011, but under President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi the space for dissent is being crushed out of existence.
Over the course of 2018, the Egyptian authorities arrested at...
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Published: Sun, 20 Jan 2019 16:50:16 +0100
BBC Weather: Europe braces for HEAVY SNOW as extreme weather hits Portugal and Spain
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -EUROPE is bracing for some brutally cold weather as several areas of low pressure hit the continent with heavy rain showers, freezing gales and snow, BBC Weather has warned.

The unsettled weather across Europe will be caused by different weather fronts coming from the Atlantic and eastern Europe. After a very slow start to the winter, Spain and Portugal will be among those countries to suffer the most this week with heavy snow showers and below...
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Published: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 17:13:48 +0100
Egypt and Brazil to the middle round
The Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: - Both Egypt and Brazil were favorites to win their last group game matches against Angola and Korea, respectively, and both did so. Egypt and Brazil have thus passed the group stage in four straight World Cup.

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In both meetings, the match was in the first half. For the Egyptians in Sweden's group, Angola stood for the resistance - which did not succeed in screaming it again in group D. And it hardly got close today either.
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Published: Thu, 17 Jan 2019 18:18:31 +0100
Egypt: NGO ‘foreign funding’ case acquittals must lead to end of crackdown on human rights community
The Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -Responding to the news that the South Cairo Criminal Court this morning acquitted all 43 defendants in the retrial of Egypt’s notorious “foreign funding” case – also known as Case 173 - Najia Bounaim, Amnesty International’s North Africa Campaigns Director said:
“Today’s acquittal of all 43 NGO workers in the first ‘foreign funding’ case is a step in the right direction for Egyptian justice. This was a bogus case that targeted human...
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Published: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 22:45:42 +0100
Travel Year 2018 - Turkey and Egypt take revenge
The Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -Istanbul, Turkey, Morocco and Hurghada - there you have the winners the travel year 2018.
Turkey and Egypt (Hurghada) represent the year's major recurrences.
Istanbul is this year's weekend city and Morocco became this year's holiday country.
The conclusions are drawn by Ticket, the largest private travel agency chain in the Nordic region, which has now compiled its statistics for 2018.
It shows that bookings to Istanbul increased...
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Published: Wed, 20 Feb 2019 19:55:59 +0100
Egypt: Execution of nine men after an unfair trial a monumental disgrace
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Responding to the news that Egyptian authorities have today executed nine men convicted after a grossly unfair trial for the 2015 killing of the country’s former Public Prosecutor, Najia Bounaim, Amnesty International’s North Africa Campaigns Director said:

“By carrying out the executions of these nine men today Egypt has demonstrated an absolute disregard for the right to life.

“Those responsible for the attack that killed...
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Published: Wed, 20 Feb 2019 11:44:07 +0100
Iceland: Diverse bodies are not mistakes to be corrected
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Individuals born with sex characteristics that vary from female or male “norms” face barriers to accessing appropriate healthcare, risking lifelong physical and psychological damage, Amnesty International said today. In a new report, “No Shame in Diversity”, the organization uses case studies in Iceland to show how the lack of rights-based healthcare protocols mean that people born with variations of sex characteristics – who sometimes describe themselves...
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Published: Tue, 19 Feb 2019 08:40:10 +0100
Mediterranean Championship Soon Started in Egypt
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The Mediterranean countries have their own youth championship. U17 men on the men's side from across the region will soon launch the title match in Port Said, Egypt.
The host country of Egypt settles with Algeria, France, Italy, Libya, Morocco, Montenegro, Tunisia and Turkey plus specially invited Romania, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates who lack the current sea border.

The form of the game in the coming week is also peculiar, three...
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Published: Sat, 16 Feb 2019 18:56:21 +0100
No illegal immigration cases recorded in Egypt since 2016: Spox Rady
CAIRO – 16 February 2019: Egypt has not recorded any case of illegal immigration since 2016, Egypt’s presidency spokesperson Bassam Rady announced on Friday.

On the sidelines of Munich Security Conference 2019, President Abdel Fatah al Sisi spoke about Egypt’s successful experience in controlling illegal immigration and countering terrorism especially in Sinai.

He added that Egypt did not ask for any aid from European countries, and managed by its own to stop illegal...
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Published: Sat, 16 Feb 2019 17:54:32 +0100
Egypt approves bill that means Sisi could be president until 2034
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-(CNN)Egypt's parliament has overwhelmingly voted to pass a batch of controversial constitutional amendments, including an extension to presidential terms that could see President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi remain in office until 2034.

The country's state-owned Al Ahram newspaper announced that the approval, which will later go to a national referendum, would mean presidential terms will be extended from four to six years, and also give more power to...
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Published: Thu, 14 Feb 2019 07:16:31 +0100
Egypt steps up executions as six people put to death within two weeks
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:- Egyptian authorities today hanged three prisoners convicted of killing a police officer during clashes that erupted in the weeks following the deadly Rabaa massacre. The executions brought the total number of executions in Egypt to six within a span of two weeks.

Responding to the news, Amnesty International’s North Africa Campaigns Director Najia Bounaim said:

“These executions, which come just days after three other people were...
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Published: Wed, 13 Feb 2019 22:01:24 +0100
Egyptian President’s chairmanship must not undermine African Union’s commitment to human rights
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Member states of the African Union must ensure that Egypt’s upcoming chairmanship does not undermine the continental body’s human rights mechanisms, said Amnesty International today. President Abdelfattah al-Sisi of Egypt will assume the position of the chairperson of the African Union on 10 February during its 32nd ordinary session in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

“During his time in power President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has demonstrated a shocking...
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Published: Wed, 30 Jan 2019 20:38:37 +0100
Pakistan: Asia Bibi must finally get her freedom
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Responding to the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold its ruling, again acquitting Asia Bibi of blasphemy charges and ordering her release, Amnesty International’s South Asia Campaigner, Rimmel Mohydin, said:

“Asia Bibi must finally get her freedom and an end to her ordeal. After nine years behind bars for a crime she didn’t commit, it is difficult to see this long overdue verdict as justice. But she should now be free to reunite with her...
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Published: Tue, 22 Jan 2019 14:33:42 +0100
Putin has given Chechnya free rein to persecute LGBTI people
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-For the second time in less than two years, a violent homophobic crackdown has left LGBTI people in Chechnya fearing for their lives. Earlier this week the Russian LGBT Network confirmed reports that the Chechen authorities have resumed large-scale arrests of individuals believed to be gay or lesbian, imprisoning and torturing them.

According to the organization’s protected sources, around 40 people have been arrested since December and at least...
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Published: Sun, 20 Jan 2019 15:41:16 +0100
Sudan: Security forces continue deadly onslaught on protestors and medical personnel
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -Sudan’s security forces must stop their ongoing deadly onslaught on protesters and medical personnel, Amnesty International said today following the death of a doctor, a man and a child from gunshot wounds inflicted during the 17 January protests in Khartoum’s Burri district.
The organization also received reports of further raids of medical facilities by security personnel, who fired teargas inside hospitals and assaulted doctors.
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Published: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 13:50:44 +0100
Egypt and Tunisia to the World Cup Intermediate Round
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -KÖPENHAMN. Egypt joins Sweden and Hungary to the middle round.

It became clear after the Egyptians defeated Angola by 33–28.

Now it is also clear that Sweden will meet Tunisia in the roundabout.
Before today's last group play round in the World Cup, Egypt had its fate in its own hands. Victory against Angola in today's first match at the Royal Arena in Copenhagen and one would take third place in the group behind Sweden and...
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Published: Thu, 17 Jan 2019 17:54:01 +0100
Cote d’Ivoire: Acquittal of Gbagbo and Blé Goudé a crushing disappointment to victims of post-election violence
The Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -Following today’s International Criminal Court (ICC) decision to acquit Laurent Gbagbo and Charles Blé Goudé, Marie-Evelyne Petrus Barry Amnesty International’s West and Central Africa Director said:
“The acquittal of Gbagbo and Blé Goudé will be seen as a crushing disappointment to victims of post-election violence in Cote d’Ivoire. However, the judges found that the Office of the Prosecutor had not presented evidence needed to prove...
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Published: Thu, 21 Feb 2019 10:29:29 +0100
China's desire for close Iran ties unchanged, Xi says ahead of Saudi prince's visit
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Published: Wed, 20 Feb 2019 19:55:59 +0100
Egypt: Execution of nine men after an unfair trial a monumental disgrace
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Published: Wed, 20 Feb 2019 12:01:46 +0100
"I don’t need a Prince Charming to find love"
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Published: Wed, 20 Feb 2019 11:44:07 +0100
Iceland: Diverse bodies are not mistakes to be corrected
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Published: Tue, 19 Feb 2019 09:17:09 +0100
10 things you need to know about Venezuela’s human rights crisis
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Published: Tue, 19 Feb 2019 08:40:10 +0100
Mediterranean Championship Soon Started in Egypt
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Published: Sat, 16 Feb 2019 19:21:17 +0100
Egypt: End the cruel denial of family visits to detainees
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Published: Sat, 16 Feb 2019 18:56:21 +0100
No illegal immigration cases recorded in Egypt since 2016: Spox Rady
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Published: Sat, 16 Feb 2019 18:24:35 +0100
Egypt army: 7 Sinai jihadists killed, 15 soldiers dead or wounded
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Published: Sat, 16 Feb 2019 17:54:32 +0100
Egypt approves bill that means Sisi could be president until 2034
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Published: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 07:33:26 +0100
Egypt's Parliament approves constitutional amendments in principle
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Published: Thu, 14 Feb 2019 07:16:31 +0100
Egypt steps up executions as six people put to death within two weeks
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Published: Thu, 14 Feb 2019 06:00:08 +0100
The brave young people fighting for human rights in Bolsonaro’s Brazil
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Published: Wed, 13 Feb 2019 22:01:24 +0100
Egyptian President’s chairmanship must not undermine African Union’s commitment to human rights
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Published: Wed, 30 Jan 2019 20:56:01 +0100
Israel/OPT: Tourism companies driving settlement expansion, profiting from war crimes
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Published: Wed, 30 Jan 2019 20:38:37 +0100
Pakistan: Asia Bibi must finally get her freedom
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Published: Tue, 29 Jan 2019 01:55:19 +0100
Egypt ‘more dangerous than ever’ for peaceful critics
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Published: Tue, 22 Jan 2019 14:33:42 +0100
Putin has given Chechnya free rein to persecute LGBTI people
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Published: Sun, 20 Jan 2019 16:50:16 +0100
BBC Weather: Europe braces for HEAVY SNOW as extreme weather hits Portugal and Spain
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Published: Sun, 20 Jan 2019 15:41:16 +0100
Sudan: Security forces continue deadly onslaught on protestors and medical personnel
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Published: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 17:13:48 +0100
Egypt and Brazil to the middle round
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Published: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 13:50:44 +0100
Egypt and Tunisia to the World Cup Intermediate Round
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Published: Thu, 17 Jan 2019 18:18:31 +0100
Egypt: NGO ‘foreign funding’ case acquittals must lead to end of crackdown on human rights community
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Published: Thu, 17 Jan 2019 17:54:01 +0100
Cote d’Ivoire: Acquittal of Gbagbo and Blé Goudé a crushing disappointment to victims of post-election violence
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Published: Wed, 16 Jan 2019 22:45:42 +0100
Travel Year 2018 - Turkey and Egypt take revenge
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