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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…
Human Rights Watch: Israeli war crimes apparent in Gaza war
Middle East

Human Rights Watch: Israeli war crimes apparent in Gaza war

JERUSALEM (AP) — Human Rights Watch on Tuesday accused the Israeli military of carrying out attacks that “apparently amount to…
Rights report: State of Afghan women’s health care grim
Middle East

Rights report: State of Afghan women’s health care grim

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — After nearly 20 years since the ouster of the Taliban and billions of dollars spent on…
Egypt’s Public Prosecution releases three defendants in Fairmont gang rape case on bail
Egypt

Egypt’s Public Prosecution releases three defendants in Fairmont gang rape case on bail

Egypt’s prosecution ordered on Tuesday the release of three defendants in the 2014 Fairmont gang rape case on LE 100,000…
Human Rights Watch calls on Qatar to dismantle male guardianship
Middle East

Human Rights Watch calls on Qatar to dismantle male guardianship

DUBAI (Reuters) – Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged Qatar on Monday to eliminate male guardianship rules that prevent women making…
Could Egypt’s #MeToo movement be the tinder for a ‘feminist revolution’?
Egypt

Could Egypt’s #MeToo movement be the tinder for a ‘feminist revolution’?

In just two months, Egypt’s burgeoning #MeToo movement has exposed sexual assaults, spurred legal reform and emboldened hundreds of abuse…
Lawmakers vote to close down Philippines’ largest TV network
World

Lawmakers vote to close down Philippines’ largest TV network

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine lawmakers voted Friday to reject the license renewal of the country’s largest TV network, shutting…
Women’s rights in Islam: Fighting for equality before the law
Features/Interviews

Women’s rights in Islam: Fighting for equality before the law

In countries that practice Islamic law, legal reforms to advance the status of women tend to fail due to hard-liners…
Some leaders use pandemic to sharpen tools against critics
World

Some leaders use pandemic to sharpen tools against critics

BANGKOK (AP) — Health concerns were on artist Danai Ussama’s mind when he returned to Thailand last month from a…
Anti-virus measures spark Mideast fears of setback in liberties
Middle East

Anti-virus measures spark Mideast fears of setback in liberties

Armoured vehicles in the streets, hundreds arrested, smartphone surveillance — sweeping measures to fight the coronavirus have raised concerns in…
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