Egyptian Woman Commits Suicide Because of Sexual Harassment

Fez- Last Wednesday, a 19-year-old Egyptian woman jumped off a bridge into the Nile River as a reaction to being sexually harassed in public. Civil society organizations condemned the act and called for a reform in the penal code concerning the gender disparity in order to help stop this endemic. The Egyptian media, however, has remained silent about the incident. The tragic event occurred when an anonymous ...

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Egypt: Police Destroy a Café of Atheists in Cairo

Rabat - Egyptian police on Sunday reportedly destroyed a café of atheists in the Hay Al Abidine district in Cairo. During the destruction, residents who live near the café expressed their joy and denounced the atheists, local media reported. Egypti’s Youm7 quoted the head of Hay Al Abidin Jamal Mohi as saying that the café was located on Avenue Al Falaki in downtown Cario, and “it was a resort for atheists ...

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Morocco, Jordan, Gulf Countries Form Military Alliance

Rabat- The Defense Ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries met in Kuwait to discuss the creation of a unified army that will consist of the eight Arab monarchies: the six GCC members as well as Morocco and Jordan. According to sources cited by Kuwaiti newspaper Alshahed, the army’s mission would be to counter external aggressions against the GCC countries. It is part of a new military stra ...

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Egypt Denies that an Official Egyptian Delegation Visited Tindouf Camps

Taroudante -The Egyptian Embassy in Rabat has denied  allegations that an Egyptian official has paid an official visit, at any level, to the Tindouf camps in Algeria. Contrary to what some media outlets have claimed, the Egyptian embassy in Morocco refuted the claims that “An Egyptian delegation led by Undersecretary of the Ministry of Culture of the country paid an official visit to the Tindouf camps.” The ...

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Morocco Condemns Terrorist Attack in Northern Sinai in Egypt

Rabat - Morocco condemned the terrorist attack perpetrated on Friday in northern Sinai in Egypt and which claimed the lives of many innocent victims, voicing its solidarity with the Arab Republic of Egypt. "Morocco condemns this despicable attack which runs counter Islam's tolerant teachings and constitutes a blatant violation of universal human and moral values which defend the right to life," said the min ...

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World leaders urge Egypt to release Al Jazeera staff

By Kevin Kriedemann London - World leaders at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) have highlighted the importance of press freedom and called on Egypt to release the three jailed Al Jazeera staff. The wrongful imprisonment of Baher Mohamed, Peter Greste and Mohammed Fahmy was raised by US President Obama in his first meeting with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. According to the Deputy ...

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Robert Satloff’s 10 Key Changes in the Middle East

Marrakech - Robert Satloff, director of the Washington Institute, recently wrote that Israel remains a key ally of leading Gulf countries and that the Middle East continues to be the major focus of American Foreign Policy, despite President Obama’s attempt to move towards the Asia Pacific earlier this year. In his article, Satloff identifies ten changes that are influencing the situation in the Middle East. ...

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British Government to Curb Muslim Brotherhood Activities in London

Marrakech - In an exclusive article The Daily Telegraph reported that the British government will curtail Muslim Brotherhood activities and visits to London by activists following a report by Sir John Jenkins, Britain’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, which was commissioned by Prime Minister David Cameron. The report highlighted Muslim Brotherhood links with terrorists and armed groups in the Middle East. The D ...

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Morocco, Egypt Start Preparations for Next High Joint Commission Meeting

Cairo - Morocco and Egypt have started preparations for the next meeting of the High Joint Commission, Foreign minister Salaheddine Mezouar said Saturday in Cairo. Both countries share the will to give the next meeting of the Moroccan-Egyptian High Joint Commission "a practical aspect by giving the private sector an important role" in the works of this committee, Mezouar told the Moroccan News Agency (MAP) ...

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Egypt’s Project To Sell Citizenship To Wealthy Arabs Stirs Controversy

Rabat - The Egyptian government is under fire for a new proposal to sell Egyptian citizenship to foreign investors at a price tag starting at $250,000. The proposal has stirred a controversy in Egypt as activists and several politicians labeled it a “humiliation to the country.” Amid Egypt's crisis-ridden economy, the Egyptian government has reportedly proposed a new “serious" project to raise revenue that ...

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UNAIDS launches the second phase of enhancing HIV healthcare settings in Egypt

By Menan Khater CAIRO — The United Nations program on HIV/AIDS in Egypt has announced today launching the second phase of a long term project that aims at enhancing the health care settings for people living with HIV/AIDS in Egypt. The project is a joint collaboration between WHO, UNICEF, IOM, UNHCR and Qasr Al-Ainy Medical School and hospital. Almost 30% of surveyed men and women living with HIV prefer not ...

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Challenges lie ahead of Egypt’s 2014 female parliamentary candidates

By Menan Khater Cairo - Egyptian women-activists launched a discussion forum to demand gender-parity proportional lists for women in the upcoming parliament. Egyptian activists held a discussion forum this morning to examine the amended parliamentary elections law, in terms of women participation. The forum witnessed a huge turnout from NGOs, women rights organizations, political parties, and potential cand ...

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