Egypt

Muslim clerics slam Interpol bid on Egypt-born preacher

Daily Mail Online 16 December 2014

Dozens of Muslim clerics on Monday urged Interpol to "rapidly" remove the name of influential Egypt-born preacher Yusuf al-Qaradawi from its wanted list. The Qatar-based Islamist

 

Cairo police destroy "atheist cafe" as residents accuse it of Satanism

Elder of Ziyon 16 December 2014

Egyptian police on Sunday reportedly destroyed a café of atheists in the Hay Al Abidine district in Cairo. During the destruction, residents who live near the café expressed their

 

Egypt arrests 33 men for 'debauchery' in bathhouse raid

BBC News 10 December 2014

Egyptian police have raided a bathhouse in central Cairo and arrested 33 men on suspicion of "debauchery" - a charge that has been used against gay people. Homosexuality is not

 

Canada and United Kingdom shut embassies in Cairo

Deutsche Welle 9 December 2014

The Canadian Embassy in Cairo has closed over security concerns, a day after Britain's also suspended its services over safety worries. Both embassies are in Cairo's Garden

 

Upper Egypt: Christian Copts pay 120 million Egyptian pounds in ransom money

Jihad Watch 9 December 2014
By Raymond Ibrahim

According to Mina Thabet, founder of the People’s Initiative Party, cases of Coptic abduction and ransoming against huge sums of money are on the rise in the Minya Governorate

 

Canadian embassy in Cairo closed due to security concerns

gulfnews.com 8 December 2014

The Canadian Embassy in Cairo was closed on Monday until further notice because of security concerns, an official answering the emergency telephone line said. A message on

 

Finding a safe substitute for female genital mutilation

The Daily Star 3 December 2014
By Cesar Chelala

Female circumcision, also called female genital mutilation, is widely practiced in 29 countries in Africa and the Middle East. More than 125 million women have been subjected to different

 

Egypt Warns Qatar to Stop Destabilizing It

Arutz Sheva 2 December 2014
By Mark Langfan

In a wide-ranging interview in Asharq Al-Awsat, a pro-Saudi Arabian paper, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri warned Qatar to cease its efforts to destabilize Egypt and stated

 

Egypt making slow progress on genital mutilation

Fosters 1 December 2014
By Merrit Kennedy

Raslan Fadl, the first doctor in Egypt to be put on trial for committing female genital mutilation, is still practicing even through a 13-year-old girl died after he performed

 

A horror called Female Genital Mutilation

i24news 1 December 2014

At best, every second woman in Egypt undergoes the procedure, at worst - almost every one. A few years ago, when the Arab revolutions were raging in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Yemen, women were in the avant garde of change, demanding reforms and better lives. But it seems the Arab spring played a cruel joke on them. During the dramatic 2013 events at (continue reading...)

 

Landmark Egypt female circumcision death trial ends in doctor's acquittal

i24news 1 December 2014

An Egyptian court acquitted a male doctor Thursday of carrying out a female circumcision that killed a teenager, in the first case brought since the procedure was banned in 2008

 

Egyptian Judge Acquits Doctor in First FGM Prosecution

Clarion Project 24 November 2014

In what was hoped to be a watershed moment in the fight against female genital mutilation (FGM) in Egypt, the first-ever prosecution for performing FGM ended in an acquittal

 

Prominent Egyptian activists end hunger strike

Al-Arabiya 20 November 2014

The mother and sister of two jailed Egyptian pro-democracy activists have ended a 76-day hunger strike they had undertaken to press for the release of imprisoned

 

Egypt will demolish hundreds more homes

the elder of ziyon - 18 November 2014
By Al Ahram:

The width of a new military buffer zone established along Sinai's border with Gaza this month has been increased another 500 metres, making it now span 1 kilometre, in an

 

Fighting Female Genital Mutilation

New York Times 18 November 2014
By Mona Eltahawy

CAIRO — I AM a 47-year-old Egyptian woman. And I am among the fortunate few of my countrywomen whose genitals have not been cut in the name of “purity” and the control

 

Egyptian Salafist party denies ‘sex tape’ scandal

Al Arabiya 14 November 2014

Egypt’s Islamist al-Nour Party has been plagued by a new scandal this week after a man who is reported to be a member of the party appeared in home made sex tapes that have

 

Qaradawi Calls For Violence Over Al-Aqsa Conflict

Global Muslim Brotherhood leader Youssef Qaradawi appears to have called for violence in connection with the recent tension over the Al-Aqsa Mosque. In a sermon translated by

 

Egypt's Nour Party to take legal action against 'sex scandal defamers'

Ahram Online 13 November 2014

Egypt's Salafist Nour Party said on Tuesday that it will take all necessary legal actions against "defamers" who claimed one of the group's members was at the centre

 

Arab discrimination and abuse against Palestinians since 1948

the elder of ziyon - 11 November 2014

Palestinians are not allowed to become citizens of Arab countries, in accordance with Arab League Decree 1547 for 1959, "in order to preserve the Palestinian

 

Amal Clooney calls on Egypt to release jailed Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy

CBC 8 November 2014

Amal Clooney, the acclaimed human rights lawyer who recently married actor George Clooney, has called on the Egyptian government to release jailed Canadian journalist Mohamed

 
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