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Kidnapped Nigerian girls recount escape

Kidnapped Nigerian girls recount escape

Some of the girls who managed to escape after being abducted last month from a school in northeastern Nigeria by the group Boko Haram have given harrowing accounts of their… Read more »

Egypt’s teenage inventor barred from travelling to science event in US

Egypt’s teenage inventor barred from travelling to science event in US

A young inventor has spoken about his disappointment at being barred from representing Egypt an international science competition. Abdallah Assem, 17, was prevented from boarding a flight at Cairo Airport… Read more »

Egypt: 102 Muslim Brotherhood supporters jailed for 10 years

Egypt: 102 Muslim Brotherhood supporters jailed for 10 years

CAIRO – An Egyptian criminal court has sentenced 102 defendants it describes as Muslim Brotherhood supporters to 10 years in prison each on charges of violent rioting in a Cairo… Read more »

Brunei adopts sharia law, others in region consider it

Brunei adopts sharia law, others in region consider it

The sultan of Brunei has announced a controversial new penal code based on Islamic criminal punishments criticised by UN human rights officials. “Today… I place my faith in and am… Read more »

Egypt court sentences 529 Brotherhood members to death

Egypt court sentences 529 Brotherhood members to death

A court in Egypt has sentenced to death 528 supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. They were convicted of charges including murdering a policeman and attacks on people and… Read more »

Jailed Egyptian children moved to ‘torture camp’

Jailed Egyptian children moved to ‘torture camp’

Egyptian security forces transferred 44 jailed children, out of 165, from Alexandria to a punitive detention centre in Cairo known by inmates as “the torture camp” in Tora. The children,… Read more »

Egypt seizes assets of 572 Muslim Brotherhood leaders

Egypt seizes assets of 572 Muslim Brotherhood leaders

Washington: Egyptian interim government has ordered the assets of more than 500 Muslim Brotherhood and Islamist leaders to be seized, including those of ousted President Mohammed Morsi . A Justice… Read more »

Three Egyptians killed, 100s wounded and 265 arrested during protests

Three Egyptians killed, 100s wounded and 265 arrested during protests

Just two days after declaring the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organisation, Egyptian security forces killed three anti-coup protesters, wounded hundreds and detained 265 others over the course of two days…. Read more »

Brotherhood Terrorism Tag is Political: HRW

Brotherhood Terrorism Tag is Political: HRW

NEW YORK – A leading human rights organization has described the Egyptian interim government’s decision to label the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization as “politically driven” that appears to… Read more »