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2015/02/24 12:19
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Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah stands behind bars with fellow defendants during their verdict at a police institute in Cairo's Tora prison on February 23, 2015. (Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty...
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2015/02/24 09:29
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New York — At least seven civilians, including three children, died in the joint Egyptian/Libyan airstrikes on the eastern city of Derna on February 16, 2015. Libya and Egypt should conduct speedy and...
2015/02/17 20:10
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Jerusalem - The Israeli Supreme Court ruling in a suit seeking damages over Rachel Corrie’s death sends a dangerous message to Israeli armed forces that they can escape accountability for wrongful...
2015/02/17 08:29
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New York — The brutal killing of 21 mostly Egyptian Coptic Christians held captive by a Libyan extremist group was a war crime for which those responsible must be held to account. Libyan authorities...
2015/02/16 09:29
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New York — Egyptian authorities should drop all charges against the two Al Jazeera English journalists conditionally released on February 12, 2015, and free all other unjustly jailed journalists....
2015/02/11 15:45
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LABOR RIGHTS. French Minister of Culture and Communication Fleur Pellerin visits the contruction site of the Louvre museum in Abu Dhabi. File photo by Marwan Naamani/AFP Nicosia, CYPRUS – Human...
2015/02/11 02:17
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REFORMS enacted in the United Arab Emirates have not done enough to end the exploitation of migrant workers building a high-profile project that includes branches of the Louvre and the Guggenheim...
2015/02/10 17:21
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Rights group says workers still abused at Abu Dhabi Louvre project In This Article ABU DHABI, Feb 10 (Reuters) - Human Rights Watch on Tuesday accused an Abu Dhabi company building local branches of...
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2015/02/10 11:45
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But it said some workers involved in the project still face abuses it documented in two previous reports, including employers confiscating workers' passports, withholding pay and benefits, and housing...
2015/02/09 09:19
2015/02/09 09:19
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Muslim pilgrims make their way to perform prayers at the Grand Mosque upon their arrival for the annual haj pilgrimage in Mecca in 2011. (Reuters) For almost 70 years, Saudi Arabia has been a vital...
2015/02/09 07:18
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CAIRO — If you're branded an enemy of the state in Egypt, you might never get the chance to defend yourself in a justice system racking up convictions in lop-sided mass trials. That's the view of...
2015/02/07 21:57
2015/02/07 21:57
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After the horrific burning death of Jordanian pilot Lt. Moath al-Kasasbeh by ISIS militants, King Abdullah II personally vowed to the pilot's father that he would take vengeance, unleashing airstrikes...
2015/02/06 13:05
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... world is watching to see whether this case breaks the pattern of impunity for rights abuses that has marred Egyptian justice since the 2011 uprising," says Sarah Leah Whitson, HRW's Middle East...
2015/02/03 01:30
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Rabat — Human Rights Watch (HRW) has confirmed the lack of improvements in human rights in Morocco and Western Sahara during the year 2014, in its World Report 2015. "There were few tangible...
2015/02/02 13:39
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New York — Photographs, videos, and witness statements strongly indicate that a member of Egypt's security forces was responsible for fatally shooting a female protester in a downtown Cairo square on...
2015/02/02 11:11
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An Egyptian court on Monday confirmed death sentences for 183 supporters of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood on charges of killing police officers, as authorities continued a crackdown on opponents,...
2015/01/30 17:19
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's comments on the genocide come as the centenary of the killings approaches. (European Pressphoto Agency/DAVID MUTUA/AMISOM) Turkish President Recep Tayyip...
2015/01/30 14:04
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When, after two brief hearings, a Minya Criminal Court ruled on 24 March 2014 that 529 supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi should be executed for attacking a police station, killing one...
2015/01/29 14:29
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Rabat — There were few tangible improvements in human rights in Morocco and Western Sahara during 2014, either in law or in practice, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2015. In the...
2015/01/29 14:29
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New York — Egypt's new leaders have systematically reversed the fragile gains of the country's 2011 uprising, jailing tens of thousands and squeezing the last remaining spaces for freedom of...
2015/02/24 12:19
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