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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: Tue, 15 Jan 2019 12:35:26 +0100
Second “Terrorism-Affiliated” German Student Deported From Egypt
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Days following the deportation of a German student with Egyptian roots, local authorities have deported Isa El Sabbagh from Egypt on Sunday.

El Sabbagh, who was detained on December 17 at Luxor airport, was supposedly en route to visit family relatives.

However, this has been contested by Egyptian authorities who claim that El Sabbagh had the intentions of joining local IS branch in Sinai.

Local news outlet Sada El Balad...
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Published: Fri, 11 Jan 2019 14:28:32 +0100
Thailand: Amnesty welcomes Saudi woman’s refugee protection
Responding to news that the UN have granted refugee status to Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, an 18-year old Saudi woman, and put her forward for resettlement to Australia, Amnesty International’s Middle East Director of Campaigns Samah Hadid said:

“Rahaf’s story sends an important message: people around the world rallied to support her plea for protection, and people power prevailed over those who tried to oppress her. Rahaf took incredible risks to flee her family home and break Saudi...
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Published: Wed, 09 Jan 2019 13:10:51 +0100
Death penalty: Global abolition closer than ever as record number of countries vote to end executions
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-After a record number of UN member states today supported at the final vote a key UN General Assembly resolution calling for a moratorium on executions with a view to abolishing the death penalty, Amnesty International’s Death Penalty Expert Chiara Sangiorgio said:

“The fact that more countries than ever before have voted to end executions shows that global abolition of the death penalty is becoming an inevitable reality. A death penalty-free...
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Published: Tue, 08 Jan 2019 11:19:50 +0100
Kuwait to host new round of Yemeni talks
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Published: Tue, 08 Jan 2019 05:13:34 +0100
Silence from Egyptian media after a police officer killed two Coptic Christians
An Egyptian police officer shot and killed two Coptic Christian men – a father and son – in the province of Minya on December 12. But the murder was barely covered by the Egyptian media. Our Observer thinks that this silence is a result of an increasingly restrictive environment for the press and the media’s fear of countering the official narrative.
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Published: Sun, 06 Jan 2019 13:59:05 +0100
Egypt policeman killed defusing bomb near Coptic church
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-A policeman has been killed trying to defuse a bomb outside a Coptic Christian church in Egypt, security officials say.

Mustafa Abid was reportedly a specialist in mine clearance. The explosion injured two other officers and an onlooker.

The device was one of two hidden in a bag on a roof by the church in Nasr City outside Cairo.

It comes two days before Egypt's Christians celebrate their Christmas.

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Published: Fri, 04 Jan 2019 10:04:06 +0100
Egypt: Court orders release of woman human rights defender imprisoned for speaking out against sexual harassment
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Egyptian authorities must immediately comply with a court decision to release Amal Fathy, a woman human rights defender who was given a two-year sentence in September for posting a video online in which she criticized the Egyptian authorities for failing to tackle sexual harassment.

A Cairo criminal court today ordered Amal Fathy’s release on probation after accepting her appeal against her pre-trial detention in relation to a separate case,...
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Published: Fri, 04 Jan 2019 08:10:19 +0100
Bahrain: Five-year prison sentence over tweets upheld for Nabeel Rajab
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Responding to the news that Bahrain’s Court of Cassation has upheld the conviction of Nabeel Rajab, one of Bahrain’s most prominent human rights defenders, based on views he expressed on Twitter, Lynn Maalouf Amnesty International’s Middle East Research Director, said:

“Today’s shameful verdict is a travesty of justice. The decision to uphold Nabeel Rajab’s conviction and five-year sentence simply for posting tweets expressing his opinions,...
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Published: Mon, 31 Dec 2018 06:14:40 +0100
President of Egypt: "Don't expect them to open the door for you so you can go there and create problems"
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -SHARM EL-SHEIKH If you move to the West, you must fully join in their laws, customs and culture, said Egyptian President Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi in response to a question that the countries of The West closed its borders to third-world migrants.

During a hearing at the World Youth Forum held in the resort of Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt, Egypt's President Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi received a question on Western countries that prevented immigration from...
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Published: Sat, 29 Dec 2018 11:33:54 +0100
Egypt police kill 40 suspected militants a day after tourists die in roadside bomb blast
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Dozens of suspected militants have been killed in raids by Egyptian security forces, the country's interior ministry said, a day after four tourists died following a bomb blast in Cairo.

Egypt's state-run news agency MENA reported 40 militants were killed on Saturday in crossfire during raids on three hideouts in the city of Giza and North Sinai.

The ministry did not say whether those killed were connected to Friday's attack, which...
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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: Tue, 15 Jan 2019 14:28:48 +0100
Cairo University backs off a suspended student
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Al-Azhar University of Cairo withdraws its previous decision to shut down a female student who appeared in a video where she hugs a male student.
The management writes in a statement that the woman has been repentant and promised to follow the students' ethical guidelines and society's values. The punishment is therefore mitigated to some restrictions in the studies.
The controversy is based on hugging between unmarried women and men "violating...
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Published: Mon, 14 Jan 2019 14:18:24 +0100
Egypt is organizing the African Championships this summer
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -KÖPENHAMN. Draw, loss, victory. Then the results of the last three meetings with Egypt are out.

Tonight, it is the World Cup premiere in the Royal Arena in Copenhagen and Jesper Nielsen warns against the opponents:

- They are fucking aggressive, teary and tired.


Sweden wrote on Friday morning 15 players to the championship. You leave two places in the squad open. One for Hampus Wanne, who is still in Sweden, but...
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Published: Fri, 11 Jan 2019 13:57:41 +0100
DRC: Human rights crisis looms ahead of declaration of election results
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-As the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) braces itself for the long-awaited results of national elections, Amnesty International warned that a human rights crisis is looming in the country that could force countless people to flee if protests turn violent. More than 20,000 people have already fled the country since mid-December 2018.
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Published: Tue, 08 Jan 2019 11:29:21 +0100
Kuwait breaks from GCC on warming up to Israel
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Despite mostly opposing the regime of Bashar al-Assad during the Syrian Arab Spring, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states have essentially come around to recognizing that it is most pragmatic to have ties with Damascus. The recent rapprochements of Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with Assad’s regime underscore this trend, as do expectations that Kuwait will soon follow Manama and Abu Dhabi’s lead. Oman has maintained official ties with Damascus...
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Published: Tue, 08 Jan 2019 06:05:03 +0100
Egypt: Little Truth in Al-Sisi’s ‘60 Minutes’ Responses-Government Should Reveal Numbers of Prisoners
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-(Beirut) – President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt made several wrong claims in his appearance on January 6, 2019 on the “60 Minutes” TV show in the United States, Human Rights Watch said today.
Among his statements was that the Egyptian government holds no political prisoners, despite documentation that thousands of people have been arbitrarily arrested for their political activity in recent years. Al-Sisi also wrongly stated in the program broadcast...
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Published: Tue, 08 Jan 2019 04:44:05 +0100
Rameel Malik is the second Egyptian to win the best actor after Omar Sharif!
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The American actor of Egyptian origin, Rami Malek, won the best actor award in the category of dramatic films for his role in Bohemian Rhapsody. At the 76th Golden Globe Awards, he thanked his family, his mother and the Quinn team, who revolved around the film, where Rami won the prize before artists Bradley Cooper, John David Washington, Lucas Hedges, and Willem Dafoe.
and Rami Malik, the second Egyptian winner of the award after the artist Omar Sharif,...
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Published: Sun, 06 Jan 2019 10:13:13 +0100
El-Sisi says Egypt and Israel co-operate against ISIS in Sinai
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Cairo: Egypt's president has told a US television network that his country and Israel, with whom it fought four wars, are cooperating against Islamic militants in the Sinai Peninsula, a startling and potentially damaging acknowledgment that could explain the Egyptian government's request that the network not air the interview.

Excerpts from the interview released by CBS over the weekend also quoted President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi as denying there...
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Published: Fri, 04 Jan 2019 08:47:12 +0100
UAE: 10-year prison sentence upheld for prominent human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Responding to today’s decision by the Federal Supreme Court in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to uphold the conviction and 10-year prison term of prominent Emirati human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor, Amnesty International’s Middle East Research Director, Lynn Maalouf said:

“Today’s court decision to uphold Ahmed Mansoor’s conviction and 10-year prison sentence confirms there is no space for free expression in the United Arab Emirates.”
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Published: Tue, 01 Jan 2019 13:54:25 +0100
New Year Resolutions, How To ‘Plan Your Work And Work Your Plan.’
Set your financial goals and put yourself on the road to achieving them.
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-As we say farewell to 2018, we look forward to 2019 with new and exciting possibilities. It is the time of year when we begin making resolutions in an attempt to have a more productive and happier year. Many of us enter into a new year expecting to transform our lives, but year after year find nothing has changed. While high expectations are great, we also want to make sure they...
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Published: Mon, 31 Dec 2018 05:09:55 +0100
EGYPT COURT UPHOLDS SENTENCE AGAINST RELEASED ACTIVIST
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The court also fined Amal Fathi, who was released three days previously in another case, 10,000 Egyptian pounds ($560).
CAIRO – An Egyptian appeals court on Sunday upheld a two-year prison sentence against a rights activist over charges including "spreading false news", her lawyer and a court official said.

The court also fined Amal Fathi, who was released three days previously in another case, 10,000 Egyptian pounds ($560).

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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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Cote d’Ivoire: Acquittal of Gbagbo and Blé Goudé a crushing disappointment to victims of post-election violence
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Travel Year 2018 - Turkey and Egypt take revenge
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Cairo University backs off a suspended student
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Second “Terrorism-Affiliated” German Student Deported From Egypt
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Egypt is organizing the African Championships this summer
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Thailand: Amnesty welcomes Saudi woman’s refugee protection
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DRC: Human rights crisis looms ahead of declaration of election results
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Death penalty: Global abolition closer than ever as record number of countries vote to end executions
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Kuwait breaks from GCC on warming up to Israel
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Egypt: Little Truth in Al-Sisi’s ‘60 Minutes’ Responses-Government Should Reveal Numbers of Prisoners
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Published: Tue, 08 Jan 2019 05:13:34 +0100
Silence from Egyptian media after a police officer killed two Coptic Christians
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Rameel Malik is the second Egyptian to win the best actor after Omar Sharif!
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Egypt policeman killed defusing bomb near Coptic church
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El-Sisi says Egypt and Israel co-operate against ISIS in Sinai
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Egypt: Court orders release of woman human rights defender imprisoned for speaking out against sexual harassment
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UAE: 10-year prison sentence upheld for prominent human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor
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Bahrain: Five-year prison sentence over tweets upheld for Nabeel Rajab
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New Year Resolutions, How To ‘Plan Your Work And Work Your Plan.’
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President of Egypt: "Don't expect them to open the door for you so you can go there and create problems"
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Egypt police kill 40 suspected militants a day after tourists die in roadside bomb blast
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