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Published: Fri, 20 Apr 2018 22:42:26 +0200
Iraq: Women and children with perceived ties to IS denied aid, sexually exploited and trapped in camps
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Report reveals collective punishment of women and children for being related, however distantly, to men linked to IS or fleeing IS strongholds
Women and children in camps across Iraq deprived of food, water and other essentials and prevented from returning

Women subjected to rape and sexual exploitation
Iraqi women and children with perceived ties to the armed group calling itself the Islamic State (IS) are being denied humanitarian...
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Published: Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:13:21 +0200
Modi's visit to Sweden elicits mixed feelings
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-While there is enthusiasm among some of the diaspora as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visits Sweden this week, some have strong reservations about Sweden rolling out the red carpet for him.

Modi is Sweden on Tuesday for meetings and talks about business ties. His visit to Stockholm will also include the first India-Nordic Summit, where he will meet with leaders of Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway.
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Published: Sun, 15 Apr 2018 12:51:19 +0200
Egypt to extend state of emergency for three months: official gazette
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt is to extend its nationwide state of emergency for three months from April, the official gazette said early on Saturday.
Egypt first imposed the current state of emergency in April 2017 after two church bombings killed at least 45 people. It was extended in July and again in October then January.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi issued a decree on Saturday to extend a curfew already in place in a new declaration.
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Published: Sun, 15 Apr 2018 12:28:09 +0200
Egypt voices deep concern over military escalation in Syria
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-CAIRO, April 14 (Xinhua) -- Egypt expressed on Saturday its deep concern over the ongoing military escalation in Syria, after the U.S. led joint airstrikes on Syria earlier the day.

In an official statement, Egyptian Foreign Ministry said "the raids will threaten the understanding reached on determining the areas of reducing tensions."

Egypt also stressed its absolute opposition to the use of any internationally prohibited weapons...
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Published: Fri, 13 Apr 2018 22:41:39 +0200
Wallström says preventing Syria strike may be too late
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The UN Security Council will meet again on Friday to discuss the crisis in Syria, but according to Foreign Minister Margot Wallström, it might be too late to prevent a military strike.

On Thursday, Sweden proposed that the UN secretary general send a special disarmament group to Syria to negotiate a timetable to destroy all chemical weapons there.

According to Wallström, the proposal was received positively, although no decision...
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Published: Fri, 13 Apr 2018 21:53:00 +0200
Spain signs $2.2 billion framework deal to sell warships to Saudi Arabia
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-MADRID (Reuters) - Spain and Saudi Arabia have signed a framework agreement to sell the Gulf Arab state warships under a deal estimated to be worth around 1.8 billion euros ($2.2 billion).
Saudi Arabia’s crown prince and Spain’s defense minister signed an “executive summary to facilitate the necessary procedures” for the Saudi Defence Ministry to sign a contract with Spanish state-owned shipbuilder Navantia for the supply of warships, a Saudi...
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Published: Thu, 12 Apr 2018 12:22:44 +0200
The F.B.I. and the Mystery of the Mummy’s Head
A museum wasn’t sure whose head it had put on display. That’s when the F.B.I.’s forensic scientists were called in to crack the agency’s oldest case
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-.In 1915, a team of American archaeologists excavating the ancient Egyptian necropolis of Deir el-Bersha blasted into a hidden tomb. Inside the cramped limestone chamber, they were greeted by a gruesome sight: a mummy’s severed head perched on a cedar coffin.

The room, which the researchers...
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Published: Sat, 07 Apr 2018 17:22:25 +0200
Several dead in Germany as van ploughs into crowd in Muenster
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The driver of the vehicle has killed himself, police said.

About 30 people are reported injured in the incident, which occurred near the Kiepenkerl statue in the old town.

Police asked people to avoid the city centre while they respond to the incident.

In December 2016, a lorry ploughed into a crowd at at Christmas market in the German capital, Berlin, killing 12 people.

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Published: Fri, 06 Apr 2018 19:34:52 +0200
Commentary: The danger that lurks in Sisi’s Egypt
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s unsurprising 97 percent win, announced Monday after a widely-derided sham election, reaffirms the exponential increase of the military’s influence in nearly every facet of the country’s political and economic life. The danger now is that the dependence of Sisi – a former head of military intelligence and former minister of defense – on his country’s armed forces will undermine the state’s long-term security and stability, not to mention people’s...
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Published: Thu, 05 Apr 2018 21:33:08 +0200
Trump and Putin congratulate revered Egyptian president
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -USA President Donald Trump has congratulated the re-elected Egyptian president Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi.In a statement, the White House writes that the presidents have spoken to each other.
"The leaders have confirmed the strategic partnership between the United States and Egypt, and they look forward to developing cooperation," the White House writes.
Even Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated al-Sisi by telephone, reports state news...
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Published: Thu, 05 Apr 2018 21:11:28 +0200
Truck driver involved in deadly Sohag crash in Upper Egypt turns himself in
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-A truck driver involved in a deadly crash that killed 21 people on Wednesday on the Eastern Desert road of Upper Egypt's Sohag governorate (495km south of Cairo), has turned himself in to authorities on Thursday.
Late on Wednesday, a truck collided with a mini bus in Sohag, killing 21 people, including 11 children.

The driver of the truck was referred to the prosecution for investigation.

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Published: Thu, 05 Apr 2018 21:04:31 +0200
Egypt police raid website office, arrest editor-in-chief
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian police raided the office of a news website late on Tuesday and arrested its editor-in-chief, according to three of its journalists, including its managing editor.

The raid came two days after the Supreme Council for Media Regulation, an official oversight body, told the website, Masr al-Arabia, to pay 50,000 Egyptian pounds ($2,849) as a fine for republishing a New York Times article on alleged irregularities during last...
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Published: Mon, 02 Apr 2018 13:56:10 +0200
EGYPT: EGYPTIAN DEFENDERS AND JOURNALISTS DETAINED
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-On 1 March, Egyptian authorities arrested Ezzat Ghoniem, human rights defender and co-founder of the Egyptian
Coordination for Rights and Freedoms, while he was heading home. He was detained and interrogated for three
days by the State Security prosecutor without access to a lawyer. The authorities withheld information about his
whereabouts in what may amount to an enforced disappearance. National Security Agency (NSA) officers filmed
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Published: Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:41:09 +0200
Senators argue in plenary for a statement by Gleisi TV Jazeera – Politics
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Braslia, 18 – Senator Jos Medeiros (PSD-MT) lamented in the Senate plenary session the record of PT President Senator Gleisi Hoffmann (PR) and Al Jazeera television station. He said he interprets the speech of the parliamentarian in defense of former President Luiz Incio Lula da Silva as "a very strange message" and that he "hopes that the PT does not want to turn a peaceful country into a war zone."

"O Brazil is a friend of the Arab world. We...
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Published: Mon, 16 Apr 2018 12:27:36 +0200
Israel to free 200 African migrants awaiting deportation
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel will release about 200 jailed African migrants in the absence of a final deal to deport them and thousands more Eritrean and Sudanese men who entered the country illegally, the Interior Ministry said on Sunday.

The government has been trying to finalize an agreement with Uganda to take in the migrants, who came into Israel on foot through the Egyptian border over the past decade.

Most of the 200 men set...
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Published: Sun, 15 Apr 2018 12:37:29 +0200
Egypt court upholds life sentence against Brotherhood leader
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court upheld on Saturday a life sentence against Mohamed Badie, the leader of the banned Muslim Brotherhood, over 2013 violence, judicial sources said.
The court of cassation, Egypt’s top court, rejected an appeal by Badie and others against verdicts issued against them last May in the case known in local media as “the Rabaa Operations Room” trial.

The case relates to a sit-in in Rabaa to support ousted...
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Published: Sat, 14 Apr 2018 13:44:28 +0200
Putin: "The attack is an aggressive act"
At night Swedish time, the United States, France and Britain conducted a military attack on Syria.

According to the Pentagon, several nuclear weapons facilities have been met - without civilian or any of Syria's allies being injured.

In a statement, Russian President Vladimir Putin calls the attack for "aggressive" - ​​calling for a crisis meeting with the UN Security Council.

Al-Assad announces he intends to step up the fight against terrorism in the country,...
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Published: Fri, 13 Apr 2018 22:01:02 +0200
Thousands of Palestinians protest at Gaza-Israel border, one dead
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-GAZA BORDER (Reuters) - A Palestinian was killed and more than 200 others wounded during clashes with Israeli troops as thousands gathered in protest along the Gaza-Israel border on Friday, Gaza officials said.
Palestinians hurled stones and burning tyres near the frontier fence, where Israeli army sharpshooters are deployed. Some in the crowd threw firebombs and an explosive device and tried cross into Israel, according to the Israeli military.
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Published: Thu, 12 Apr 2018 12:50:50 +0200
Israeli strike kills Hamas gunman as Gaza border simmers
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-GAZA (Reuters) - An Israeli air strike killed a Hamas gunman and wounded one on Thursday, Palestinian medical officials said, as tensions across the Gaza Strip border simmered.
Israel said the strike was launched in response to a bomb attack on a military vehicle on the Gaza frontier on Wednesday, in which there were no casualties. When gunmen shot at the aircraft, they were fired upon, the Israeli military said.

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Published: Wed, 11 Apr 2018 15:33:35 +0200
Egypt court sentences 36 to death for role in church bombings
Middle East today / Sweden / A military court in Egypt Tuesday sentenced 36 people to death for their role in several deadly church bombings, their lawyers said.
A string of bomb attacks on Coptic churches in Cairo, Alexandria and the Nile Delta city of Tanta between 2016 and 2017 killed at least 80 people. The bombings were claimed by the Islamic State group.

According to defence lawyers, a total of 48 people appeared before the military court accused of playing a role in the...
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Published: Sat, 07 Apr 2018 15:44:53 +0200
Egypt: Two Defendants at Imminent Risk of Execution after Military Trial and Torture
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-A military court of appeal yesterday upheld the death sentences of two men, Ahmed Amin Ghazali and Abdul Basir Abdul Rauf, following a grossly unfair trial based on confessions extracted under torture during their enforced disappearance, Amnesty International said today. The two men are at imminent risk of execution unless President Abdelfatah al-Sisi decides within the next 14 days
“The past two years have seen a spike in the number of executions...
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Published: Fri, 06 Apr 2018 19:24:57 +0200
Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia Fail to Agree on Nile Dispute
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-CAIRO — The foreign ministers of Sudan, Egypt, and Ethiopia have failed to reach an agreement in the lingering dispute over Ethiopia's massive dam on the Blue Nile, ministers said on Friday.
Egypt is concerned that the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam will drastically impact its own share of water from the Nile, on which the entire
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Published: Thu, 05 Apr 2018 21:19:18 +0200
Egypt court orders re-trial of NGO foreign funding case
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-CAIRO, April 5 (Reuters) - Egypt’s top appeal court overturned the jail sentences of 16 NGO workers and ordered their re-trial in a case that has been a point of tension in U.S.-Egypt relations, state news agency MENA reported on Thursday.

In 2013 an Egyptian court sentenced 43 Americans, Europeans, Egyptians and other Arabs to jail terms ranging from one to five years and ordered their non-governmental organisations (NGO) closed, following their...
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Published: Thu, 05 Apr 2018 21:07:01 +0200
Egypt to hold long-awaited local elections next year
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt plans to hold its first local elections in a decade in the first half of next year, the state news agency MENA reported on Wednesday.

Egypt has been without local councils since‮ ‬June 2011, when a court dissolved them after the popular uprising that ended the 30-year rule of Hosni Mubarak. Government-appointed officials have run local affairs without council oversight since then.

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Published: Tue, 03 Apr 2018 21:34:50 +0200
Egypt's Sisi wins 97 percent in election with no real opposition
Middle East today / Sweden :-CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been re-elected with 97 percent of votes, the same proportion that the former military commander secured four years ago for his first term but with a lower turnout, official results showed on Monday.
Turnout was 41 percent, despite efforts to get as many Egyptians as possible to polling stations during last week’s vote. Sisi had been virtually guaranteed a landslide win, confirmed by early tallies as...
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Published: Fri, 20 Apr 2018 22:42:26 +0200
Iraq: Women and children with perceived ties to IS denied aid, sexually exploited and trapped in camps
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Published: Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:41:09 +0200
Senators argue in plenary for a statement by Gleisi TV Jazeera – Politics
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Published: Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:13:21 +0200
Modi's visit to Sweden elicits mixed feelings
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Published: Mon, 16 Apr 2018 12:27:36 +0200
Israel to free 200 African migrants awaiting deportation
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Published: Sun, 15 Apr 2018 12:51:19 +0200
Egypt to extend state of emergency for three months: official gazette
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Published: Sun, 15 Apr 2018 12:37:29 +0200
Egypt court upholds life sentence against Brotherhood leader
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Published: Sun, 15 Apr 2018 12:28:09 +0200
Egypt voices deep concern over military escalation in Syria
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Published: Sat, 14 Apr 2018 13:44:28 +0200
Putin: "The attack is an aggressive act"
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Published: Fri, 13 Apr 2018 22:41:39 +0200
Wallström says preventing Syria strike may be too late
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Published: Fri, 13 Apr 2018 22:01:02 +0200
Thousands of Palestinians protest at Gaza-Israel border, one dead
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Published: Fri, 13 Apr 2018 21:53:00 +0200
Spain signs $2.2 billion framework deal to sell warships to Saudi Arabia
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Published: Thu, 12 Apr 2018 12:50:50 +0200
Israeli strike kills Hamas gunman as Gaza border simmers
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Published: Thu, 12 Apr 2018 12:22:44 +0200
The F.B.I. and the Mystery of the Mummy’s Head
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Published: Wed, 11 Apr 2018 15:33:35 +0200
Egypt court sentences 36 to death for role in church bombings
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Published: Sat, 07 Apr 2018 17:22:25 +0200
Several dead in Germany as van ploughs into crowd in Muenster
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Published: Sat, 07 Apr 2018 15:44:53 +0200
Egypt: Two Defendants at Imminent Risk of Execution after Military Trial and Torture
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Published: Fri, 06 Apr 2018 19:34:52 +0200
Commentary: The danger that lurks in Sisi’s Egypt
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Published: Fri, 06 Apr 2018 19:24:57 +0200
Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia Fail to Agree on Nile Dispute
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Published: Thu, 05 Apr 2018 21:33:08 +0200
Trump and Putin congratulate revered Egyptian president
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Published: Thu, 05 Apr 2018 21:19:18 +0200
Egypt court orders re-trial of NGO foreign funding case
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Published: Thu, 05 Apr 2018 21:11:28 +0200
Truck driver involved in deadly Sohag crash in Upper Egypt turns himself in
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Published: Thu, 05 Apr 2018 21:07:01 +0200
Egypt to hold long-awaited local elections next year
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Published: Thu, 05 Apr 2018 21:04:31 +0200
Egypt police raid website office, arrest editor-in-chief
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Published: Tue, 03 Apr 2018 21:34:50 +0200
Egypt's Sisi wins 97 percent in election with no real opposition
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Published: Mon, 02 Apr 2018 13:56:10 +0200
EGYPT: EGYPTIAN DEFENDERS AND JOURNALISTS DETAINED
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