human trafficking

Egypt court imprisons TikTok stars over human trafficking accusations
Egypt

Egypt court imprisons TikTok stars over human trafficking accusations

The Cairo Criminal Court on Sunday convicted five people on charges of human trafficking, including TikTok stars Hanin Hossam and…
Vietnam: Human trafficking on the rise amid COVID
World

Vietnam: Human trafficking on the rise amid COVID

A surge in COVID-19 cases in Vietnam has prompted a spike in human trafficking and smuggling as people become more financially desperate,…
Is a ban on buying sex work effective? Sex workers say ‘no’
World

Is a ban on buying sex work effective? Sex workers say ‘no’

Sex work. The issue of whether a country should criminalize the industry is a polarizing one — and no less…
Libyan officials say UN-sanctioned human trafficker freed
Middle East

Libyan officials say UN-sanctioned human trafficker freed

CAIRO (AP) — Libyan authorities released one of the country’s most wanted human traffickers less than four months after his…
TikTok stars Hanin Hossam, Mawaddah Eladham referred to criminal trial for ‘human trafficking’
Egypt

TikTok stars Hanin Hossam, Mawaddah Eladham referred to criminal trial for ‘human trafficking’

Egypt’s Public Prosecution has referred TikTok stars Hanin Hossam, Mawaddah Eladham and others to criminal trial on charges of human…
Libya: Over 150 migrants freed in raid on traffickers
Middle East

Libya: Over 150 migrants freed in raid on traffickers

CAIRO (AP) — Libyan authorities say they have raided a secret prison in a southeastern city used by human traffickers…
Egyptian authorities renews detention of two TikTok stars
Culture

Egyptian authorities renews detention of two TikTok stars

An Egyptian judge on Tuesday has renewed the detention of two TikTok stars Haneen Hossam and Mawada Eladhm for another…
‘Sisi, save our sons’: Villagers plead for return of Egyptians held hostage in Libya
Egypt

‘Sisi, save our sons’: Villagers plead for return of Egyptians held hostage in Libya

Four families at Daqahlia’s Met Nabt village have called for President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to intervene and return their sons…
Shooting at smuggling warehouse in Libya kills 30 migrants
Middle East

Shooting at smuggling warehouse in Libya kills 30 migrants

CAIRO (AP) — The family of a slain Libyan human trafficker attacked a group of migrants in a town that…
One third of drug users, 75% of human trafficking victims are women: UNODC director
Society

One third of drug users, 75% of human trafficking victims are women: UNODC director

The executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Ghada Waly on Sunday said that women represent…
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