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Mauritanians demand abolition of slavery

Protesters gathered in the Mauritanian capital on Sunday demanding the release of seven activists who have been detained since April, and end to the country’s practice of slavery, news organisations and activists reported. Human rights and civil society activists who had gathered for a march in the capital Nouakchott demanded justice and freedom for the …

Hend Kortam

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MOROCCO A Moroccan preacher in the fringe city of Oujda, known as Abdullah Nahari, has called for the death of Mokhtar El-Ghzioui, the editor of the daily Al-Ahdath Al-Maghribia newspaper after El-Ghzioui publicly declared his support for consensual sexual relations outside of the confines of marriage. In a TV interview last week he openly stated he …

Daily News Egypt

Israel’s summer protests, political this time

Israeli reservists soldiers and Israeli parents whose children were killed during army service attend mass demonstration in support of a new law to mandate universal conscription to the military, and calling for universal recruitment

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Regional Briefs

Sudan Sudanese security forces arrested Egyptian female journalist Shima Adel on Tuesday. Adel, who works for Al Watan newspaper, was arrested in a café along with a female Sudanese journalist and a female activist. She was released soon afterwards. The spokesperson of the Sudanese embassy in Cairo explained to Al Watan newspaper that Adel had …

Daily News Egypt

Bodies of Turkish pilots found

Nearly two weeks after their reconnaissance jet was shot down by Syrian military, the bodies of the two Turkish pilots have been found at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea. The bodies of Captain Gökhan Ertan and Lieutenant Hasan Hüseyin Aksoy were recovered by rescue teams after their F-4 Phantom jet was shot down on …

Moustafa Ayad

Gang fights in Dubai

Sword-wielding thugs are becoming more and more common in the UAE, as unemployment for nationals rises amid the rapid development of its cities.

Daily News Egypt