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Published: Wed, 05 May 2021 11:33:45 +0200
Egypt: Nine people put to death in chilling Ramadan executions
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: - Responding to the news that the Egyptian authorities executed nine people today, including an 82-year-old man, after a grossly unfair trial, in relation to the killing of 13 police officers during an attack on Kerdasa police station in August 2013, Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa Research and Advocacy Director, Philip Luther said:

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Published: Sun, 25 Apr 2021 13:50:11 +0200
Russia: Scores of activists arrested for protesting the detention of Aleksei Navalny must be released
Responding to the mass arrests and detention of more than 1.300 protesters gathered today in Moscow and across Russia to rally against the politically motivated detention of prominent opposition activist Aleksei Navalny, Natalia Zviagina, Amnesty International’s Russia Director said:  

“Russian authorities relentlessly unleash reprisals against peaceful protesters what we saw today has only confirmed this. The police ignored their duty to guarantee the right to peaceful assembly...
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Published: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 10:36:13 +0200
Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan talks fail to break Nile Dam deadlock
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: The long-running dispute over Ethiopia's mega-dam is still going nowhere.
But Sudan's prime minister has invited his Egyptian and Ethiopian counterparts for a closed meeting discussion.
It comes after talks hosted by the African Union on Tuesday between Cairo and Adis Ababa failed to reach a binding agreement over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) and the filling of its vast reservoir.

Ever since construction began in 2011,...
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Published: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 05:46:58 +0200
Sudanese official warns of 'water war'
A water war is about to take place if the international community does not intervene, the senior advisor to the chairman of the Sudanese Sovereignty Council warned yesterday. This was a reference to the ongoing dispute between Khartoum, Cairo and Addis Ababa over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).
Al-Taher Abu Haga said in a statement that the deprivation of water is the strongest reason for creating hostility. Ethiopian "intransigence" will drag the region into "unfortunate consequences,"...
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Published: Wed, 07 Apr 2021 19:57:21 +0200
Qatar: FIFA must act on labour abuses as World Cup qualifiers kick off
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -Ahead of qualification matches for the 2022 Qatar World Cup, Amnesty International is calling on FIFA to use its leverage with the Qatari authorities to help end the abuse of migrant workers. In a letter to FIFA President Gianni Infantino, Amnesty called on FIFA to live up to its responsibilities to prevent, mitigate and remedy human rights risks connected to the tournament, and to “use the full extent of its influence” to urge Qatar to fulfil its programme...
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Published: Tue, 23 Mar 2021 09:52:45 +0100
EGYPT: OPEN LETTER TO THE EU AND ITS MEMBER STATES ON EGYPT
EGYPT: OPEN LETTER TO THE EU AND ITS MEMBER STATES ON EGYPT

Middle East Today / Sweden /Stockholm :-In this open letter, non-governmental organizations write ahead of the January 25th Foreign Affairs Council discussion on Egypt to raise serious concerns, once again, about the human rights crisis unfolding in the country, and to urge the EU and its member states to take the long overdue steps needed to signal that Egypt’s disregard for human rights will no-longer be tolerated.
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Published: Wed, 27 Jan 2021 19:18:56 +0100
Egypt: Abused and denied heath care, prisoners’ lives at risk
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -Prison officials in Egypt are subjecting prisoners of conscience and others held for political reasons to torture, cruel and inhuman conditions of detention and are deliberately denying them health care to punish dissent, Amnesty International said in a new damning report today highlighting how prison authorities’ callousness has led or contributed to deaths in custody and irreparable harm to prisoners’ health.

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Published: Fri, 22 Jan 2021 21:43:06 +0100
EGYPT: OPEN LETTER TO THE EU AND ITS MEMBER STATES ON EGYPT
EGYPT: OPEN LETTER TO THE EU AND ITS MEMBER STATES ON EGYPT

Middle East Today / Sweden /Stockholm :-In this open letter, non-governmental organizations write ahead of the January 25th Foreign Affairs Council discussion on Egypt to raise serious concerns, once again, about the human rights crisis unfolding in the country, and to urge the EU and its member states to take the long overdue steps needed to signal that Egypt’s disregard for human rights will no-longer be tolerated.
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Published: Tue, 29 Dec 2020 01:37:44 +0100
Brazil: Accelerating deforestation of Amazon a direct result of Bolsonaro’s policies
New statistics revealing deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon region increased 9.5 per cent year-on-year show the tragic cost of President Jair Bolsonaro’s policies of systematically undermining environmental protections, Amnesty International said today.

The statistics, published by Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE), showed that 11,088 km² of rainforest was lost between August 2019 and July 2020, an increase of 9.5 per cent when compared to the same period the...
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Published: Thu, 26 Nov 2020 00:34:39 +0100
How to move from a ‘wantrepreneur’, to an entrepreneur?
How to move from a ‘wantrepreneur’, to an entrepreneur?

Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -Sage published the results of a survey this week highlighting the perceived barriers to starting a new business. It found that while 52% dream of starting their own business, 53% see money worries stopping them from doing so. The ONS recently revealed that over 400,000 businesses were born in 2020. This is the highest annual total since 2017. Of those, 19,465 were tech start-ups, the...
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Published: Thu, 12 Nov 2020 12:16:56 +0100
Brazil: Cattle illegally grazed in the Amazon found in supply chain of leading meat-packer JBS
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:- On 23 September, JBS announced it would introduce a new system to monitor its cattle suppliers, including its indirect suppliers, by 2025. Amnesty International considers this timeline too far removed. JBS has been aware of the risks that cattle illegally grazed in protected areas may enter its supply chain since at least 2009, and previously pledged to monitor its indirect suppliers by 2011. In light of the company's longstanding awareness of these issues,...
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Published: Wed, 02 Sep 2020 12:58:46 +0200
Exxon weighs global job cuts after unveiling Australian lay-off plan
Exxon weighs global job cuts after unveiling Australian lay-off plan

Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm-MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) is assessing possible worldwide job cuts, a spokesman said on Wednesday, after the company announced a voluntary lay-off programme in Australia.

Exxon is the latest oil major to embark on axing jobs spurred by a historic collapse in fuel demand because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The company has slashed...
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Published: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:42:31 +0200
Taiwan to change passport, fed up with confusion with China
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-TAIPEI (Reuters) - Fed up with being confused for China amid the coronavirus pandemic and Beijing’s stepped-up efforts to assert sovereignty, Taiwan said on Wednesday it would redesign its passport to give greater prominence to the island’s name.

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Fed up with being confused for China amid the coronavirus pandemic and Beijing’s stepped-up efforts to assert sovereignty, Taiwan said on Wednesday it would redesign its passport...
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Published: Sun, 25 Apr 2021 13:53:46 +0200
How to lose weight on a plant-based diet
Want to lose weight? Evidence suggests a plant-based approach may be helpful.
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -Many weight-loss plans promote eating more protein and reducing or nixing carbohydrates. However, if you’re trying to lose weight, evidence suggests a plant-based approach — which tends to be higher in carbs— may be helpful. On a plant-based plan, the emphasis is on whole or minimally processed plant foods, and animal foods, if eaten, are consumed in smaller portions...
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Published: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 12:10:18 +0200
Funding: What Is Entrepreneur Capital vs. Venture Capital?
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: After almost two decades spent financing startups and early-stage ventures, it occurred to me that we use many different phrases and concepts without much deeper thought and they become part of the standard lexicon of the founders and investors they work with. Venture Capital, or VC, is more nuanced than one might first think. I started to look through the other end of the telescope and, as an investor, wanted to adopt a more founder-focused perspective to...
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Published: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 09:49:42 +0200
Reader question: When will it be possible to travel freely to Sweden from the UK?
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -In the past year, different sets of rules have applied to the UK. Last year it was treated the same as EU countries during the post-Brexit transition period, so people could mostly travel freely from the UK to Sweden. Then, when the B.1.1.1.7 coronavirus variant started to spread, Sweden slapped stricter entry restrictions on travellers from the UK where the variant was first discovered. This variant is now widespread in Sweden, too, so those restrictions...
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Published: Fri, 09 Apr 2021 03:19:21 +0200
A Brooklyn Drag Show Celebrates Arab Queens
At a new cabaret, queens and L.G.B.T.Q. Arabs can party freely.
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -A special parade was arranged on Saturday in the Egyptian capital Cairo when 22 mummies were to be moved to a new museum. The festive ceremony took place in very solemn forms.
There were 18 kings and 4 queens to be moved five kilometers, from one museum to another.

Each mummy was transported on its own golden vehicle.

Many followed the historic procession...
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Published: Wed, 07 Apr 2021 17:37:36 +0200
Over 20 mummies were moved through Cairo in the "golden parade of the pharaohs"
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -A special parade was arranged on Saturday in the Egyptian capital Cairo when 22 mummies were to be moved to a new museum. The festive ceremony took place in very solemn forms.
There were 18 kings and 4 queens to be moved five kilometers, from one museum to another.

Each mummy was transported on its own golden vehicle.

Many followed the historic procession where the country's ancient leaders were transported in the golden chariots...
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Published: Tue, 23 Mar 2021 09:35:01 +0100
Unjust detentions make a ‘mockery’ of Turkey human rights plan: Amnesty
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -LONDON: Amnesty International has slammed Turkey over “systemic human rights abuses” and urged Ankara to free two high-profile political prisoners the rights group said have been unjustly detained for years.

In a statement issued on Friday, Amnesty condemned Turkey’s imprisonment of philanthropist Osman Kavala and opposition politician Selahattin Demirtaş.

“Osman Kavala and Selahattin Demirtaş have been arbitrarily and...
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Published: Wed, 27 Jan 2021 18:50:20 +0100
Russia: Scores of activists arrested for protesting the detention of Aleksei Navalny must be released
Responding to the mass arrests and detention of more than 1.300 protesters gathered today in Moscow and across Russia to rally against the politically motivated detention of prominent opposition activist Aleksei Navalny, Natalia Zviagina, Amnesty International’s Russia Director said:  

“Russian authorities relentlessly unleash reprisals against peaceful protesters what we saw today has only confirmed this. The police ignored their duty to guarantee the right to peaceful assembly...
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Published: Sat, 16 Jan 2021 00:00:37 +0100
Egypt: Authorities escalate punishment of human rights defenders
Middle East Today / Sweden /Stockholm :-The cruel and inhuman treatment meted out in prison against Gasser Abdel-Razek, Executive Director of Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) is outrageous and shows the Egyptian authorities’ determination to escalate this crackdown against human rights defenders, said Amnesty International. Yesterday, Gasser Abdel- Razek appeared before a prosecutor for questioning, and a meeting of ambassadors to the Human Rights Council took place in Geneva to discuss...
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Published: Thu, 26 Nov 2020 11:36:54 +0100
Suez Canal: Owner of cargo ship blocking waterway apologises
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -Shoei Kisen Kaisha said it was trying to resolve the situation as soon as possible, but that dislodging the Ever Given was proving extremely difficult.

Marine and salvage engineers failed in their latest attempt on Thursday.

The 400m-long (1,300ft), 200,000-tonne vessel became wedged across the canal amid high winds and a dust storm.

How do you refloat a giant cargo ship?
In pictures: Efforts to shift huge ship...
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Published: Wed, 25 Nov 2020 11:07:05 +0100
Egypt: End shocking reprisal campaign against leading Egyptian rights group
Authorities in Egypt must end their vicious reprisal campaign against the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) and immediately and unconditionally release three senior staff members arrested arbitrarily, said Amnesty International today.

The crackdown took place after the group held a human right briefing with 13 Western diplomats. Gasser Abdel-Razek, EIPR’s Executive Director and a veteran human rights defender, is the third senior staff member to be detained in just five...
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Published: Wed, 02 Sep 2020 17:42:07 +0200
Egypt: Authorities arrest a staff member of prominent human rights organization in reprisal for a meeting with diplomats
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:- Responding to the arbitrary arrest of Mohamed Basheer, the Administrative Manager at the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR), over bogus charges, Philip Luther, Amnesty International's Middle East and North Africa Research and Advocacy Director said:

“By arresting Mohamed Basheer, a member of staff at one of Egypt’s most prominent independent human rights organizations, the Egyptian authorities have yet again shown their intolerance...
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Published: Wed, 02 Sep 2020 12:24:21 +0200
India secures its east after western Himalaya clashes with China
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm-GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) - India has moved troops to its eastern stretch of border with China since clashes erupted between the nuclear-armed rivals on the western part of their border in the Himalayas in June, a government official said.

The June clash in the Ladakh region, in the western part of their border, was the worst violence between the Asian giants in decades and there has been little sign of a reduction in tension, with more military...
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Published: Wed, 05 May 2021 11:33:45 +0200
Egypt: Nine people put to death in chilling Ramadan executions
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Published: Sun, 25 Apr 2021 13:53:46 +0200
How to lose weight on a plant-based diet
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Published: Sun, 25 Apr 2021 13:50:11 +0200
Russia: Scores of activists arrested for protesting the detention of Aleksei Navalny must be released
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Published: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 12:10:18 +0200
Funding: What Is Entrepreneur Capital vs. Venture Capital?
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Published: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 10:36:13 +0200
Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan talks fail to break Nile Dam deadlock
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Published: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 09:49:42 +0200
Reader question: When will it be possible to travel freely to Sweden from the UK?
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Published: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 05:46:58 +0200
Sudanese official warns of 'water war'
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Published: Fri, 09 Apr 2021 03:19:21 +0200
A Brooklyn Drag Show Celebrates Arab Queens
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Published: Wed, 07 Apr 2021 19:57:21 +0200
Qatar: FIFA must act on labour abuses as World Cup qualifiers kick off
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Published: Wed, 07 Apr 2021 17:37:36 +0200
Over 20 mummies were moved through Cairo in the "golden parade of the pharaohs"
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Published: Tue, 23 Mar 2021 09:52:45 +0100
EGYPT: OPEN LETTER TO THE EU AND ITS MEMBER STATES ON EGYPT
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Published: Tue, 23 Mar 2021 09:35:01 +0100
Unjust detentions make a ‘mockery’ of Turkey human rights plan: Amnesty
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Published: Wed, 27 Jan 2021 19:18:56 +0100
Egypt: Abused and denied heath care, prisoners’ lives at risk
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Published: Wed, 27 Jan 2021 18:50:20 +0100
Russia: Scores of activists arrested for protesting the detention of Aleksei Navalny must be released
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Published: Fri, 22 Jan 2021 21:43:06 +0100
EGYPT: OPEN LETTER TO THE EU AND ITS MEMBER STATES ON EGYPT
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Published: Sat, 16 Jan 2021 00:00:37 +0100
Egypt: Authorities escalate punishment of human rights defenders
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Published: Tue, 29 Dec 2020 01:37:44 +0100
Brazil: Accelerating deforestation of Amazon a direct result of Bolsonaro’s policies
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Published: Thu, 26 Nov 2020 11:36:54 +0100
Suez Canal: Owner of cargo ship blocking waterway apologises
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Published: Thu, 26 Nov 2020 00:34:39 +0100
How to move from a ‘wantrepreneur’, to an entrepreneur?
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Published: Wed, 25 Nov 2020 11:07:05 +0100
Egypt: End shocking reprisal campaign against leading Egyptian rights group
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Published: Thu, 12 Nov 2020 12:16:56 +0100
Brazil: Cattle illegally grazed in the Amazon found in supply chain of leading meat-packer JBS
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Published: Wed, 02 Sep 2020 17:42:07 +0200
Egypt: Authorities arrest a staff member of prominent human rights organization in reprisal for a meeting with diplomats
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Published: Wed, 02 Sep 2020 12:58:46 +0200
Exxon weighs global job cuts after unveiling Australian lay-off plan
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Published: Wed, 02 Sep 2020 12:24:21 +0200
India secures its east after western Himalaya clashes with China
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Published: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 10:42:31 +0200
Taiwan to change passport, fed up with confusion with China
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