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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.

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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, 28 Dec 2018 23:05:54 +0100
Norway's decision to ban palm-oil biofuels 'unfair and unjust'
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-KUALA LUMPUR: Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok has urged Norway to review its recent decision to phase out the country's use of biofuels based on palm oil.

In a statement issued today, she said Malaysia's efforts to foster sustainable palm oil production practices in the country were "not appreciated and largely ignored by Europe, including Norway".

"We view this as unfair and unjust, going against free and fair trade, and is...
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Published: Tue, 18 Dec 2018 23:54:24 +0100
Egypt rages protests - prevents the sale of yellow vests
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -Gula reflex vests have, after the French protests, gone from symbolizing security to being resembled rebellion and chaos. In any case, in Egypt, which now temporarily suspends the sale of the West.
"They even grabbed a human rights lawyer who put a picture on himself in a yellow west," said Esraa Abdel Fattah Ahmed.
An Egyptian human rights lawyer has been removed by police, the Human Rights Organization states the Egyptian Commission for Rights...
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Published: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:37:10 +0100
Google CEO has serious questions to answer on China censored search
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Google CEO Sundar Pichai will appear before Congress later today to defend his company against allegations of political bias. Google is accused of rigging search engine results against US conservatives, so Pichai can expect the grilling to focus on Google’s domestic operations. But given some of Google’s current activities further afield, lawmakers in Washington would be wise to broaden the scope of their inquiry.

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Published: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 00:03:16 +0100
Swedish archeologist finds ancient mass grave in Egypt
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-A Swedish archeologist has discovered a 3,000-year-old mass grave at the Gebel el-Silsila site in southern Egypt.
Maria Nilsson, Researcher in Classical Archeology at Lund University, told Sweden’s TT newswire that although her group had so far dug through less than half of the grave site, they had already found a large number of human remains.

“It’s just skeleton after skeleton after skeleton,” she said. “We haven’t yet finished...
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Published: Fri, 14 Dec 2018 12:43:49 +0100
Iraq: Islamic State’s destructive legacy decimates Yezidi farming
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Legacy of IS scorched-earth tactics still devastates rural communities
Sabotage of irrigation wells and other destruction amounts to war crimes
Across Iraq, vast destruction deters hundreds of thousands from returning to rural areas
As part of its brutal campaign against northern Iraq’s Yezidi minority, the armed group calling itself Islamic State (IS) committed war crimes and crimes against humanity when it sabotaged irrigation wells and...
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Published: Tue, 11 Dec 2018 23:55:26 +0100
Six things countries must do to protect human rights at COP24
Poland is hosting COP24, the most important UN climate change conference since the Paris Agreement was adopted in 2015.
Delegates from around the world have gathered in the town of Katowice, until 14 December, to produce a “rule book” that would flesh out details of the Paris Agreement, which aims to limit the rise in global average temperatures to between 1.5 and 2°C above pre-industrial levels.
Millions of people are already suffering from the catastrophic effects of extreme climate-related...
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Published: Sun, 09 Dec 2018 21:27:35 +0100
South Sudan: Execution spree targets even children and threatens nursing mothers
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-South Sudan has carried out more executions this year than it has done in any year since gaining independence in 2011, with a child among seven people known to have been executed so far in 2018, Amnesty International revealed today.
Amnesty International fears for the lives of another 135 people on death row, who have this year been rounded up from other prisons across the country to two prisons notorious for executions.
It is extremely disturbing...
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Published: Fri, 07 Dec 2018 11:23:43 +0100
THOUSANDS OF TORMENTED FAMILIES STILL WAITING FOR JUSTICE
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Between late July and September 1988, the Iranian authorities forcibly disappeared and extrajudicially executed thousands of prisoners for their political opinions and dumped their bodies in unmarked individual and mass graves. Minimum estimates put the death toll at around 5,000.
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Published: Wed, 05 Dec 2018 20:55:30 +0100
Palestine: Social justice activist tortured and punished for going on hunger strike
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The Palestinian authorities must urgently investigate the torture and other ill-treatment of Suha Jbara, an activist who has told Amnesty International that she was beaten, slammed against a wall and threatened with sexual violence by her interrogators, the organization said ahead of her court hearing tomorrow.
Amnesty International met with her in prison on 4 December and gained first-hand testimony detailing her brutal treatment at the hands of her...
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Published: Tue, 04 Dec 2018 09:22:31 +0100
Fact vs. Fiction: What you need to know about the caravan passing through Mexico on its way to the USA
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Fiction: If Mexico or the United States doesn’t turn people back or detain them, more people will come
Fact: There is scarce evidence to suggest that increasing border restrictions has any effect on whether people leave their country or not.
In many cases we are talking about people who have no choice but to leave their homes, and people who will continue to keep trying to find a safe place to live, despite the policies of Mexico, the USA, or...
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Published: Mon, 03 Dec 2018 14:31:01 +0100
Why Rohingya refugees shouldn't be sent back to Myanmar
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Since August 2017, more than 720,000 Rohingya have fled a vicious campaign of violence by the Myanmar security forces and sought refuge in neighbouring Bangladesh.

This week some refugees could be returned from Bangladesh to Myanmar under an agreement reached earlier between the two governments that sidestepped safeguards mandated under international law.

Here, Amnesty International explains how this situation has come about and why...
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Published: Sun, 02 Dec 2018 18:52:02 +0100
Netanyahu's legal troubles mount as police seek new bribery charges
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli police on Sunday said they had found enough evidence for bribery and fraud charges to be brought against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife in a third corruption case against the Israeli leader.
Authorities allege Netanyahu awarded regulatory favors to Israel’s leading telecommunications company, Bezeq Telecom Israel (BEZQ.TA), in return for more positive coverage of him and his wife on a news website, Walla,...
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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).

Fathi...
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Published: Sat, 29 Dec 2018 11:17:58 +0100
Bomb in Egypt Strikes Bus Full of Vietnamese Tourists, Killing 4
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-CAIRO — A bus full of Vietnamese tourists was rocked by a roadside bomb near the famed Giza Pyramids on Friday, killing at least four people and wounding 10 more, officials said.

The primitive explosive had been stashed by a wall in the Mariotiyah area near the pyramids, the Interior Ministry said. The dead included three Vietnamese tourists and an Egyptian tour guide.

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly told reporters that the bus had...
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Published: Wed, 19 Dec 2018 00:25:53 +0100
Egypt limits the sale of yellow vests before the anniversary of the revolution
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -The Egyptian authorities have deliberately introduced restrictions on the sale of yellow reflective vests, fearing the eighth anniversary of the Egyptian Revolution in January. Dealers report to AP that the police instructed them to restrict sales to verified companies, and to prohibit sales to customers in stores.
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Published: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 19:36:07 +0100
SIX MONTHS ON: GAZA'S GREAT MARCH OF RETURN
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-More than six months have passed since the “Great March of Return” protests started in the Gaza Strip on 30 March.

Their calls for Israeli authorities to lift their 11-year illegal blockade on Gaza and to allow Palestinian refugees to return to their villages and towns have not been met.

According to the Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, since the start of the protests, over 150 Palestinians have been killed in the demonstrations....
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Published: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 18:09:10 +0100
Nigeria: Government failures fuel escalating conflict between farmers and herders as death toll nears 4,000
*WARNING: This article contains graphic descriptions of killings

Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The Nigerian authorities’ failure to investigate communal clashes and bring perpetrators to justice has fuelled a bloody escalation in the conflict between farmers and herders across the country, resulting in at least 3,641 deaths in the past three years and the displacement of thousands more, Amnesty International revealed today.

In a new report, “Harvest of Death:...
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Published: Sat, 15 Dec 2018 17:42:47 +0100
Ancient Egypt and the mystery of missing phallus
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-What happened to Osiris says a lot about gods—and even more about us

Even by the standards of myth, Osiris’ penis went through some epic travails. One day it was there, along with the rest of Osiris’ godly self, as he ruled over Egypt. The next it was gone, as Osiris was murdered by his brother and literally dismembered — chopped into 14 pieces and scattered across the country. His wife, Isis, who was also his sister, retrieved all...
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Published: Wed, 12 Dec 2018 00:28:53 +0100
Swedish parliament rejects proposed government _ again
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Swedish lawmakers on Friday rejected proposals for caretaker Prime Minister Stefan Lofven form a center-left government, more than three months after elections that left the country in political limbo.
The Riksdagen voted 200-116 to reject a minority coalition of Lofven's Social Democrats — Sweden's largest party — and the left-leaning Greens.
Friday's vote was the second of a possible four before Speaker Andreas Norlen must call new elections.
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Published: Tue, 11 Dec 2018 23:37:06 +0100
Greece and the EU must move asylum seekers to safety
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The Greek government and its European Union partners should urgently ensure that all asylum seekers on the Aegean islands are transferred to suitable accommodation on the mainland or relocated to other EU countries as winter approaches, 20 human rights and other organizations said today.

Despite the Greek government’s recent efforts to transfer asylum seekers from the islands to more suitable accommodation in the mainland, as of December 3, 2018,...
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Published: Sat, 08 Dec 2018 19:19:16 +0100
Yemen: Talks should address rights concerns
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Participants to the Yemen talks in Sweden should prioritize key human rights issues, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, and Mwatana Organization for Human Rights said today.

The issues should include removing impediments to the free flow of humanitarian aid and vital commercial goods such as food and fuel, the fate of detainees, and ending attacks on civilians and civilian objects. Talks should also address how best to ensure justice,...
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Published: Fri, 07 Dec 2018 11:03:47 +0100
Egypt: Repeal draconian NGO law following President’s calls for review
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Following comments by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in which he acknowledged the need for a more” balanced” law governing NGOs, Amnesty International has published an open letter to the government calling for the law to be scrapped and replaced with a version that is in line with Egypt’s constitutional and international commitments to ensure the right to freedom of association.

“While President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s decision...
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Published: Wed, 05 Dec 2018 09:08:08 +0100
Climate justice clashes with an increasingly intolerant Poland
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-This weekend world leaders arrive in the Polish city of Katowice for the COP24 climate summit, where they will set out plans for implementing the Paris Climate Agreement. Over the course of two weeks governments are expected to make decisions which could move us closer to limiting global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. Failure to achieve this would have serious consequences and crossing this threshold by even half a degree will trigger catastrophic...
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Published: Tue, 04 Dec 2018 09:03:00 +0100
Honduras: Half-truths for Berta Cáceres and her family
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The irregularities in the investigation and court proceedings relating to the murder of prominent human rights defender Berta Cáceres, combined with the fact all those who masterminded the crime have still not been identified, lead to the conclusion that neither the right to justice, the right to the truth, nor the right to reparation have been guaranteed in this emblematic case, Amnesty International said today.
“By excluding the victims from the...
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Published: Mon, 03 Dec 2018 14:21:06 +0100
Google must not capitulate to China's censorship demands
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Yesterday Google staff published an open letter in support of Amnesty International’s campaign for Google to #Drop Dragonfly. Part of the letter reads:

“Many of us accepted employment at Google with the company’s values in mind, including its previous position on Chinese censorship and surveillance, and an understanding that Google was a company willing to place its values above its profits. After a year of disappointments including Project...
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Published: Sun, 02 Dec 2018 18:05:28 +0100
Egyptian Actress Dressed to Impress. She Could Be Jailed for Debauchery
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-CAIRO — When an Egyptian actress strutted down the red carpet in Cairo last week, twirling and smiling in a revealing lace dress, she had hoped to turn heads in the movie world.
Instead, she attracted the attention of three lawyers known for using the courts to engage in moral vigilantism. Now she faces criminal charges that could potentially land her in prison.
Three Egyptian lawyers filed a lawsuit against the actress, Rania Youssef, accusing...
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Published: Thu, 17 Jan 2019 17:54:01 +0100
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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
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Published: Tue, 08 Jan 2019 05:13:34 +0100
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Published: Tue, 08 Jan 2019 04:44:05 +0100
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El-Sisi says Egypt and Israel co-operate against ISIS in Sinai
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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
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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
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Published: Fri, 04 Jan 2019 08:10:19 +0100
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Published: Mon, 31 Dec 2018 05:09:55 +0100
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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
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