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CAIRO | Egypt actress says revealing dress wasn’t meant to offend

CAIRO  — An Egyptian actress facing trial on public obscenity charges for wearing a revealing dress says she didn’t mean to offend anyone and appealed to her detractors to believe in her good intentions. In a Facebook post late Saturday, Rania Youssef said she may have misjudged how people would react to the dress she … Continue reading CAIRO | Egypt actress says revealing dress wasn’t meant to offend

CAIRO | Egyptian actress to be tried for wearing revealing dress

CAIRO — An Egyptian actress is facing trial next month charged with public obscenity after she showed up at the closing ceremony of a film festival in Cairo wearing a see-through dress that revealed the entirety of her legs. Rania Youssef’s trial, which is scheduled to begin Jan. 12, follows a complaint to the chief … Continue reading CAIRO | Egyptian actress to be tried for wearing revealing dress

CAIRO | Egypt upholds death sentences in prosecutor killing case

CAIRO— Egypt‘s highest appeal court has upheld death sentences against nine defendants convicted for their involvement in the 2015 assassination of the country’s chief prosecutor. The Cassation court on Sunday also commuted to life imprisonment death sentences against six other defendants. Death sentences were also handed down in July 2017 to 13 defendants tried in … Continue reading CAIRO | Egypt upholds death sentences in prosecutor killing case

VATICAN CITY | Pope gives Vatican’s sex abuse expert new role amid crisis

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is giving a prominent new role to the Vatican’s most trusted sex crimes investigator as he seeks to improve the Holy See’s response to abuse at a time when the church and papacy are facing a credibility crisis. Francis on Tuesday named Archbishop Charles Scicluna as a deputy, or adjunct … Continue reading VATICAN CITY | Pope gives Vatican’s sex abuse expert new role amid crisis

VATICAN CITY | Amid crisis, pope gives Vatican’s sex abuse expert new role

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is giving a prominent new role to the Vatican’s most trusted sex crimes investigator in a sign that he’s looking to improve the Holy See’s response to abuse at a time when the church and papacy are facing a credibility crisis. Francis on Tuesday named Archbishop Charles Scicluna as a … Continue reading VATICAN CITY | Amid crisis, pope gives Vatican’s sex abuse expert new role

THE HAGUE, Netherlands | World court opens preliminary probe into Rohingya expulsions

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor announced Tuesday that she is launching a preliminary investigation into deportations of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar into Bangladesh. Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said in a written statement and video message that she has begun a probe formally known as a preliminary examination … Continue reading THE HAGUE, Netherlands | World court opens preliminary probe into Rohingya expulsions