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Erdogan pledges stronger freedoms, rights in Turkish government plan
Middle East

Erdogan pledges stronger freedoms, rights in Turkish government plan

ANKARA (Reuters) – President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that Turkey would strengthen the right to a fair trial as…
Egyptian MP John Talaat attacks Netflix for new film depicting Jesus in gay relationship
Culture

Egyptian MP John Talaat attacks Netflix for new film depicting Jesus in gay relationship

Egyptian MP John Talaat has denounced the American streaming giant Netflix for releasing a comedy film named “The First Temptation…
Egypt’s Supreme Media Regulatory Council says BBC made intentional errors to harm the state
Egypt

Egypt’s Supreme Media Regulatory Council says BBC made intentional errors to harm the state

Egypt’s Supreme Council for Media Regulation said in a report published on Monday that the BBC’s coverage of developments in…
India’s top court orders review of all curbs in Kashmir
World

India’s top court orders review of all curbs in Kashmir

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s top court on Friday ordered the government to review all restrictions, including suspension of internet…
Fresh arrests in Saudi Arabia net intellectuals, entrepreneurs: sources
Middle East

Fresh arrests in Saudi Arabia net intellectuals, entrepreneurs: sources

DUBAI (Reuters) — Saudi Arabia has detained at least eight people, mostly intellectuals and writers, two sources including London-based Saudi…
Mainlanders among Hong Kong protesters, though many stay away
World

Mainlanders among Hong Kong protesters, though many stay away

As Hong Kong is rocked by political chaos, Chinese mainlander Briony Lin has found herself joining the mass protests, an…
Jailed Chinese activist’s life in ‘immediate’ danger: rights groups
World

Jailed Chinese activist’s life in ‘immediate’ danger: rights groups

China’s first “cyber-dissident” Huang Qi is in danger of dying under police custody if he does not receive medical treatment…
Egypt’s Parliament finalizes approval of Cybercrime Act
Egypt

Egypt’s Parliament finalizes approval of Cybercrime Act

  Egypt’s Parliament recently approved a draft law submitted by the government to counter cybercrimes; the new act received approval…
Detained photojournalist Shawkan wins UNESCO Press Freedom Prize
Egypt

Detained photojournalist Shawkan wins UNESCO Press Freedom Prize

Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid, commonly known as ‘Shawkan’, will be awarded UNESCO’s Guillermo Cano Press Freedom prize after been selected by…
Egypt releases Al-Masry Al-Youm editor on bail after election coverage
Egypt

Egypt releases Al-Masry Al-Youm editor on bail after election coverage

Egypt’s State Security Prosecution office released on Thursday Mohamed al-Sayyed Saleh, the former editor-in-chief of privately-owned newspaper Al-Masry Al-Youm (AMAY),…
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