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Investigation must be conducted for possible war crimes in Yemen: rights groups

Human rights groups have called for an extensive investigation for possible war crimes in Yemen, accusing the US-allied United Arab Emirates (UAE) of engaging in “systemic enforced disappearance and torture and other ill-treatment amounting to war crimes.” Amnesty International said that “justice remains elusive a year after a network of secret prisons was first exposed …

Adham Youssef

Faces from Balkan-Egyptian community

The Egyptian presence in the Balkan region dates back about 3,000 years ago, when Egyptians travelled to the Balkan Peninsula, during the prosperity and glory of the ancient Egyptian empire, during the iron revolution, at the time of the 19th Dynasty of Egypt. Descendants of some of those Egyptian migrants are still there, distributed across …

Mohammed El-Said

Uzbekistan: Jewel of Central Asia

Uzbekistan is one of the Islamic federal republics that were part of the former Soviet Union. Tashkent is the capital city of Uzbekistan. Uzbekistan is divided into twelve autonomous provinces, many of which have a rich Islamic history. The Uzbek language is one of the Turkic languages and is Uzbekistan’s only official state language. Since …

Tamer Farhat