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European Parliament debates Egypt’s human rights situation; resolution calls for strong EU measures to address crisis

By CIHRS – The European Parliament’s plenary debate on Egypt’s human rights situation and EU policy toward the country, with Commissioner Lenarcic. After the exchange on 23 November, the EP [...]

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Qatar Welcomes Radical Islamist Preacher At FIFA World Cup To Proselytize For Islam

By MEMRI – Hours before the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup in Doha on November 20, 2022, it emerged that India’s wanted radical Islamist preacher Dr. Zakir Naik had arrived in [...]

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Iran’s Protests Endure Despite Crackdowns

By Foreign Policy – More than two months have passed since mass protests erupted in Iran after 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, an Iranian Kurdish woman, died in Tehran in the custody of the [...]

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Activist’s Hunger Strike Spotlights Egypt’s Abuses

By Foreign Policy – As the world focuses on Egypt for the latest U.N. climate summit, or COP27, it has also zeroed in on Cairo’s troubling human rights record—and, in particular, the uncertain [...]

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Hosting Climate Summit Is Both Opportunity and Risk for Egypt

By The New York Times – The COP27 meeting next week allows a debt-wracked African country to champion climate needs of poorer nations. But it also puts Egypt under scrutiny. Biodegradable [...]

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British-Egyptian hunger striker may die in prison, Nobel laureates warn world leaders attending Cop27

By The Guardian – Alaa Abd El-Fattah has been on hunger strike for six months and will refuse water from 6 November, the first day of the climate summit. The majority of living Nobel prize [...]

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Will Egypt’s Sectarian Tensions and Discrimination Against Christians Come to an End?

By Egyptian Streets – “My family and I stopped going to church because they would frequently get attacked, and the one we would normally go to [Saint Mary Church in Ard El Golf] was just recently [...]

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Promoting Islam To Visitors During World Cup in Qatar

By MEMRI – On October 6, 2022, writer Salwa Al-Mulla published an article in the Qatari-daily Al-Sharq in which she offered suggestions for Qatari authorities to consider on how [...]

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Wadi El Natrun: A cradle of Christian monasticism

By Daniel Esparza – Aleteia – The Valley of Natron, known as Scetis in Christian literature, is one of the three early Christian monastic centers. Wadi El Natrun is a desert depression in [...]

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UN Assy. elects China, Cuba , Eritrea, Sudan.. as new human rights guardians

By John J. Metzler – WorldTribune – The UN General Assembly just concluded its election for fourteen new members in the Human Rights Council.  Delegates have chosen a conclave of candidates [...]