Human Rights

Egyptian MP suggests tighter penalty for wife beating in penal code
Egypt

Egyptian MP suggests tighter penalty for wife beating in penal code

MP Amal Salama, a member of the Media Committee in the House of Representatives, plans during the next session, to…
Sisi launches National Human Rights Strategy
Egypt

Sisi launches National Human Rights Strategy

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi witnessed on Saturday the launch of the National Human Rights Strategy in Egypt 2021-2026 from…
UAE’s new human rights institute: Real change or ‘image washing’?
Middle East

UAE’s new human rights institute: Real change or ‘image washing’?

The United Arab Emirates announced earlier this week that it would set up an independent national human rights organization. The…
After leaked videos, Iran opens cases against prison guards
Middle East

After leaked videos, Iran opens cases against prison guards

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian prosecutors opened criminal cases against six guards at the country’s notorious Evin prison,…
Afghanistan: UN receives reports of Taliban summary executions
Middle East

Afghanistan: UN receives reports of Taliban summary executions

The United Nations’ top human rights official, Michelle Bachelet, on Tuesday said her office had received credible reports of grave…
Iran official acknowledges videos of Evin prison abuse real
Middle East

Iran official acknowledges videos of Evin prison abuse real

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The head of Iran’s prison system acknowledged Tuesday that videos purportedly obtained by a…
Leaked footage shows grim conditions in Iran’s Evin prison
Middle East

Leaked footage shows grim conditions in Iran’s Evin prison

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The guard in a control room at Iran’s notorious Evin prison springs to attention…
UAE to Host International Humanitarian Summit at Expo 2020
Middle East

UAE to Host International Humanitarian Summit at Expo 2020

The United Arab Emirates will host the International Humanitarian Summit (IHS) on March 30, 2022 at the Expo 2020 Dubai,…
More than 200 arrested in latest Saudi anti-corruption purge
Middle East

More than 200 arrested in latest Saudi anti-corruption purge

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia announced the arrest of 207 employees across about a dozen government ministries…
Blinken speaks to Saudi minister, repeats US call for rights progress
Middle East

Blinken speaks to Saudi minister, repeats US call for rights progress

WASHINGTON, Aug 9 (Reuters) – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke with Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al…
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