Egypt

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

 

"Inside Every Brotherhood Member is an Islamic State Member”

Raymond Ibrahim 5 November 2014

A Muslim Brotherhood dissident recently pointed out that "inside every Brotherhood member is an Islamic State member.” This came in response to the recent revelation that

 

Terrorists Gunning for Egypt, Hamas Aims at West Bank

Gatestone Institute 5 November 2014
By Yaakov Lappin

Under Hamas's rule, terrorist groups are trying to acquire a foothold in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. Hamas is also trying to construct terror cells in the West

 

Egypt's War on Terrorism: World's Double Standards

Gatestone Institute 4 November 2014
By Khaled Abu Toameh

Egypt's crackdown in Sinai once again exposes the double standards of the international community toward the war on terrorism. While it is fine for Egypt to demolish

 

No Peace, at Best Truce Talks with Hamas and Fatah

American Thinker 3 November 2014
By Rabbi Elliot B. Gertel

Was Hamas -- or a Hamas/Fatah team -- behind a suicide car bombing that killed over 30 Egyptian soldiers at a Sinai checkpoint? Egypt reportedly plans to clear peaceful

 

'Victory or Death' Cries Egyptian in ISIS Propaganda Video

Arutz Sheva 29 October 2014
By Dalit Halevy, Ari Yashar

The brutal Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist organization continues its campaign of propaganda videos, calling on Muslims to come from around the world to Iraq and Syria where

 

New Egyptian pop song warns against dealing with Jews

the elder of ziyon - 28 October 2014

The theme of the song? To warn Arabs against the consequences of dealing with Jews. Unlike the usual jihadist videos, this is meant to be a mainstream pop song that just

 

Islamic Development Bank Board approves nearly $815 million towards development financing

cpi financial 27 October 2014
By Matthew Amlôt

The new financings were mostly allocated for sectors such as air transport, power, water, roads and human development in member countries as well as for education and

 

IDB extends generous loans worth more than $814 million to member states

The Council of Executives of the Jeddah-based Islamic Development Bank group (IDB) today approved new loans worth more than $814 million to member states to finance projects in

 

Egyptian husbands to be allowed to have sex with dead wives

Islamic Terrorism 26 October 2014

Egyptian husbands will soon be legally allowed to have sex with their dead wives – for up to six hours after their death. The controversial new law is part of a raft of

 

Swedish city offers Egyptian musician safe city residence

artsfreedom 22 October 2014

The 27-year-old Egyptian singer and Freemuse Award winner Ramy Essam will be residing in Malmö, Sweden, for the next two years. This is a direct consequence of the interogation

 

The common factor: sexual violence and the Egyptian state, 2011-2014

opeDdemocracy 9 October 2014
By Heather McRobie

We must conceptualise the epidemic levels of sexual violence in post-revolutionary Egypt at least partly as "state violence”, and resist the state’s attempt to selectively

 
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