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  1. News - World - EGYPT

    Egyptian women and girls freed after outcry over jailing

    Posted Dec 07th 2013, 07:35pm by AFP

    ... Hamrawy said. Heba Morayef, Human Rights Watch's director in Egypt, said the women and girls should not have been sentenced in the first place. "They didn't have any evidence tying ... Agence France-Presse in Cairo Fourteen Egyptian women sentenced to 11 years in jail for allegedly joining an Islamist demonstration appeal against convictions Women freed after outcry over ...

  2. News - World - EGYPT

    Doctor to stand trial over female circumcision in first for Egypt

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 05:31am by The Guardian

    ... for every clinician. The law is there, and it will be implemented," Youssef added. According to Unicef, 91 per cent of married Egyptian women aged between 15 and 49 years of age have been subjected to FGM, 72 per cent of them by doctors. Unicef research suggests that support for the practice is gradually falling: 63 per cent of women in the same age bracket supported it in 2008, ...

  3. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt’s crackdown on Islamists sees 16,000 jailed in past eight months

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 09:15pm by AP

    ... ministry to which the military also has access. It includes hundreds of women and minors, though the officials could not give exact figures. The officials gave the figures on condition of anonymity ...

  4. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt's generals use power grab to increase their economic clout

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 11:30pm by WASHPOST

    ... which the country's new military-backed prime minister, Ibrahim Mahlab, headed for 11 years. Another, the Maritime Research and Consultation Centre, has a board of directors that consists ...

  5. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt’s military ridiculed over claims that device can cure for Aids, hepatitis

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 09:12pm by AP

    ... the target of cyber shelling around the clock." Professor Massimo Pinzani, a liver specialist and director of the Institute for Liver and Digestive Health at University College London, said he ...

  6. News - World - EGYPT

    Egypt puts three Al Jazeera journalists on trial

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 01:29am by Reuters

    ... years in an Egyptian prison for doing their job," said Joe Stork, deputy Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. The court postponed the case, in which a total of 20 people ...

  7. News - World - EGYPT

    With eye on top job, Egypt's el-Sisi focuses on populist policies

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 10:40pm by AP

    ... fact." It was evident this week that many people voted for el-Sisi as much as for the new charter. Many, particularly women, kissed posters of the general after casting their ballots or chanted: ...

  8. News - World - EGYPT

    Cairo hit by string of blasts amid clashes ahead of uprising anniversary

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 04:30pm by AFP

    ... that drove Hosni Mubarak from power. In the first attack, an assailant rammed a bomb-laden car into a metal fence surrounding the Cairo security directorate at around 6.15am, killing four people ...

  9. News - World - EGYPT

    Egyptian official signals big majority voted for new constitution this week

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 10:19am by AP

    ... posters of the country's military chief, chanting in support of the army and women ululating. Such patriotic outbursts followed an intense campaign by the government and the overwhelmingly ...

  10. News - World - EGYPT

    Three die as Brotherhood supporters clash with Egyptian police

    Posted Dec 27th 2013, 10:06am by Reuters in Cairo

    ... was killed in Cairo, the interior ministry said, without giving details. Meanwhile, security forces detained at least 265 Brotherhood supporters. Among them were at least 28 women. The widening ...




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