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CAIRO  | Amnesty urges ‘war crimes’ probe on UAE-run prisons in Yemen

CAIRO  —An international rights group on Thursday called for an investigation into alleged disappearances, torture and possible deaths in detention facilities run by the United Arab Emirates and its allied militias in southern Yemen as potential war crimes. Amnesty International’s call comes months after The Associated Press reported that the UAE and allied militias were … Continue reading CAIRO  | Amnesty urges ‘war crimes’ probe on UAE-run prisons in Yemen

CAIRO | Lebanese woman sentenced to 8 years over Egypt insults video

CAIRO  — An Egyptian court sentenced on Saturday a Lebanese woman to eight years in prison over insulting Egyptians in a video she posted online, and set July 29 as the date for her appeal, state media reported. Mona el-Mazbouh was initially handed down 11 years but the sentence was later reduced to eight, the … Continue reading CAIRO | Lebanese woman sentenced to 8 years over Egypt insults video

CAIRO| Egypt media head to justify gag order on hospital coverage

CAIRO— Egyptian prosecutors have ordered the country’s top media regulator to be summoned for questioning over his decision to issue a gag order on corruption allegations made against a children’s cancer hospital. In a Saturday statement, the chief public prosecutor said the decision by Makram Mohammed Ahmed, head of the Supreme Council for Media Regulation, … Continue reading CAIRO| Egypt media head to justify gag order on hospital coverage

CAIRO | Lebanese woman sentenced to 11 years for Egypt insults video

CAIRO — An Egyptian court has sentenced a Lebanese woman to 11 years in prison for posting a video online in which she insulted Egyptians. Saturday’s ruling against Mona el-Mazbouh, reported by state-run Al-Ahram news agency, can be appealed. In the video, el-Mazbouh uses profanities to describe her vacation in Cairo where she says she … Continue reading CAIRO | Lebanese woman sentenced to 11 years for Egypt insults video

CAIRO | 4 years on, Egypt’s president urges patience over reforms

CAIRO — Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi urged citizens on Saturday to further endure economic reforms and austerity measures, including a recent wave of steep price hikes on fuel, electricity and drinking water. His televised address comes on the fifth anniversary of the June 30 mass protests that triggered the military ouster of elected Islamist President … Continue reading CAIRO | 4 years on, Egypt’s president urges patience over reforms

CAIRO | Egypt postpones verdicts over 2013 sit-in citing ‘security’

CAIRO — An Egyptian court on Saturday postponed until July 28 the verdicts for hundreds of defendants detained for their involvement in a 2013 sit-in, including the top leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. Cairo Criminal Court said in a statement the verdicts had to be delayed because the more than 700 defendants could not … Continue reading CAIRO | Egypt postpones verdicts over 2013 sit-in citing ‘security’

CAIRO  | Egypt’s Salah greets fans who turned up at his doorstep

CAIRO  — Mohamed Salah, Egypt’s beloved striker, greeted an adoring crowd who turned up at his doorstep after his Cairo address was leaked on Facebook. The Muslim world’s most popular soccer player showed no sign of anger as he received fans Thursday night, posing for photos and signing autographs, according to media reports. Photos circulated … Continue reading CAIRO  | Egypt’s Salah greets fans who turned up at his doorstep

CAIRO  | Detainees released days after AP report on UAE-run prisons

CAIRO  — With hugs and kisses, family and friends of a Yemeni actor celebrated Monday after he and at least three other detainees were freed from prisons controlled by the United Arab Emirates in southern Yemen where they had been held without charges for nearly a year. The actor, Nasser al-Anbari, a well-known comedian who … Continue reading CAIRO  | Detainees released days after AP report on UAE-run prisons