Published: Sat, 21 Oct 2017 12:26:33 +0200
Knife-wielding man wounds five people in Munich
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-None of the injuries were life-threatening, police said, adding that the attacker’s motive remained unclear.

They urged people in the city to remain at home as they had received conflicting information about which way the attacker had gone. They described the suspect as a corpulent, unshaven man in his 40s who had fled the scene on a bicycle.
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Published: Sat, 21 Oct 2017 11:48:18 +0200
Death toll from Egypt gun battle rises to 52 killed: source
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-CAIRO (Reuters) - At least 52 Egyptian police and conscripts were killed and six more wounded in a gun battle on Friday during a raid on a suspected militant hideout in the western desert, three security sources said.

Sources had said late on Friday at least 30 police were killed. Egypt is battling an Islamist insurgency concentrated in the Sinai peninsula from two main groups, including an Islamic State affiliate, that has killed hundreds of security...
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Published: Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:18:22 +0200
Italy ready to consign refugees and migrants to horrific abuse in Libyan detention centres
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm-Responding to news that the Italian parliament has voted in favour of deploying warships in Libyan waters to support the Libyan coastguard in the interception and return of refugees and migrants to Libya, Amnesty International’s Deputy Europe Director Gauri Van Gulik said:

“The Italian authorities have shown today that they consider it more important to keep refugees and migrants away from their shores than to protect their lives and welfare....
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Published: Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:04:16 +0200
Libya: Six years on path of return for displaced Tawarghas remains blocked
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Six years since the Tawarghas were displaced from their hometown by Misratah militia forces in August 2011, the community of about 40,000 people are still unable to return safely to their homes, Amnesty International said today.

Two months ago, in June 2017, a political agreement was signed paving the way for their return. However, the terms of the deal not been implemented and some of those who have attempted to make the journey home since have...
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Published: Fri, 20 Oct 2017 19:31:26 +0200
Egypt: End two year arbitrary detention of human rights defender Hisham Gaafar
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The Egyptian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release the journalist and human rights defender, Hisham Gaafar, who will have completed two years in arbitrary pre-trial detention on 21 October, Amnesty International said. He is being held in inhumane conditions and prolonged solitary confinement causing his health to deteriorate seriously.

Security forces arrested Hisham Gaafar on trumped up charges in October 2015. Since then,...
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Published: Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:22 +0200
Continued better profitability for farmers
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -The Swedish farmers experience better profitability shows this year's agricultural barometer from Swedbank and LRF Konsult.Best profitability is experiencing meat producers.

- Yes, there has been an increase, we have been paid better.Last year we thought we had reached the top but it seems to be alright, so it's great fun, "says Ida Rantonen in Burseryd in western Småland, selling sheep and calves.

Swedish farmers experience better...
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Published: Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:28:37 +0200
Min Aung Hlaing: Stop the Ethnic Cleansing in Myanmar now
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Meet Min Aung Hlaing, Commander-in-Chief of the Myanmar Army and the man that has the power to stop the brutal ethnic cleansing in Rakhine State.

We want him to order his troops to put a stop to the horrific campaign of violence that has forced over 500,000 Rohingya to flee their homes in the last month.

People are dying in their attempt to flee atrocities in Myanmar. In the latest of string of tragedies, a boat carrying dozens of...
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Published: Mon, 16 Oct 2017 07:43:57 +0200
Iran: 17-year-old boy at risk of imminent execution
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm-The Iranian authorities must urgently stop the execution of a 17-year-old boy who was convicted of murder and rape, and commute his death sentence to imprisonment, said Amnesty International.

Amirhossein Pourjafar is scheduled to be executed in a prison in Tehran on 19 October 2017. He was detained in April 2016 and sentenced to death six months later after being convicted of the rape and murder of a seven-year-old girl, Setayesh Ghoreyshi, from...
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Published: Sun, 15 Oct 2017 03:31:39 +0200
Qatar deflation deepens as real estate market weakens
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm-DUBAI (Reuters) - Qatar’s consumer price deflation deepened in September as a downturn in the real estate market deepened because of economic sanctions imposed by other Arab states, official data showed on Saturday.
Consumer prices fell 0.5 percent from a year earlier last month, after a 0.4 percent drop in August that was the first fall since at least early 2015, when the current data series began.

Housing and utility prices sank 4.7 percent...
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Published: Sat, 14 Oct 2017 19:37:44 +0200
Confirmed: Google has purchased the land in Horndal
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -Avesta municipality confirmed on Friday that Google has bought 109 hectares of land in Avesta municipality, just outside of Horndal.

"It is a great joy and pride in Avesta Municipality, we have been working on this for three years, and it is a team work," says Lars Isacsson (S), who is a council in Avesta.

Avesta municipality sold the land for SEK 33 million.Previously it has become known that there are data halls to be built on the...
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Published: Sat, 14 Oct 2017 16:53:22 +0200
Sweden Releases ‘Sex Guidebook’ to Teach Young Migrants Not to Rape
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The Swedish Ministry of Youth and Civil Affairs has announced a new programme to combat increased sex attacks committed by newly arrived migrants by releasing a ‘sex guidebook’ to teach them basic sex education and that women are allowed to say no.
The guidebook, entitled “Youmo In Practice”, is designed to help adults who work with newly arrived young migrants to talk with them on subjects of sex, health, and gender issues, Metro reports.
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Published: Fri, 13 Oct 2017 19:59:35 +0200
CAR: Fresh evidence UN peacekeepers drugged and raped young woman
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-The United Nations must take firm action in response to credible new evidence that UN peacekeepers drugged and raped a young woman in the Central African Republic, Amnesty International said today after interviewing the victim and 10 others with direct knowledge of the case.

The organization’s on-the-ground research revealed that one or more Mauritanian peacekeepers allegedly raped a 19-year-old woman in the central town of Bambari on the evening...
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Published: Fri, 13 Oct 2017 18:21:52 +0200
Trump scraps key Obamacare subsidies, urges Democrats to fix 'broken mess'
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm-WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Friday urged Democrats to make a deal with him on healthcare after he scrapped billions of dollars in Obamacare subsidies to private health insurers for low-income Americans in a move that raised concerns about chaos in insurance markets and could face legal challenges.
The Trump administration on Friday disclosed the date of the subsidies cutoff after announcing late on Thursday the most dramatic action...
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Published: Sat, 21 Oct 2017 11:54:04 +0200
16 killed in cars collision in southern Egypt
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-CAIRO, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) -- At least 16 people were killed and nine others were wounded Saturday in a collision of several cars in the desert road near Assuit province in southern Egypt, a top security official told Xinhua.
A truck crashed with a private car which in turn caused the collision of three others in Assuit-Red Sea road, General Gamal Shoker, chief of Assuit Security Directorate said.
The dead included four children and five women, he...
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Published: Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:30:31 +0200
At least sixteen police officers killed in shoot-out in Egypt's Western desert -security sources
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm-CAIRO, Oct 20 (Reuters) - At least sixteen police officers were killed in a shoot-out during a raid on a suspected militant hideout in Egypt's Western desert, two security sources said on Friday.
The sources said authorities were following a lead to an apartment thought to house eight suspected members of Hasm, a group which has claimed several attacks around the capital targeting judges and policemen since last year.
The number of dead was expected...
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Published: Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:11:33 +0200
Irish student Ibrahim Halawa freed after four years in Egypt jail
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm-CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian authorities have released high-profile Irish detainee Ibrahim Halawa following his acquittal last month of charges including murder, in a four-year mass trial criticized by human rights groups.

Halawa, a student, and three of his sisters were charged along with nearly 500 others with a host of crimes including breaking into a mosque, killing 44 people, and illegal possession of firearms in violence that followed the military’s...
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Published: Fri, 20 Oct 2017 19:56:33 +0200
Criticized for Egypt ties, France to raise human rights with al-Sisi
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm-PARIS (Reuters) - President Emmanuel Macron, conscious of criticism of France’s policy on Egypt, will raise his concerns over human rights when he meets Egyptian leader Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Paris next week, his office said on Thursday.
The two countries have nurtured closer economic and military ties in recent years and with Sisi’s rise to power that relationship has improved with both sides concerned by the political vacuum in Libya and the threat...
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Published: Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:27:58 +0200
Egypt's 9 months tourism revenues jumps -govt official
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm: -CAIRO, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Egypt’s tourism revenues jumped 211.8 percent year on year to $5.3 billion in the first nine months of 2017, a government official said.

The number of tourists who visited Egypt in that time jumped 55.3 percent to 5.9 million, the official who preferred to remain anonymous added.
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Published: Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:40:14 +0200
Helsingborg police station damaged by explosion
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Police believe that whoever set off the explosion that blew out the entrance of the police station in Helsingborg, in southern Sweden last night, was targeting the police because of their work to fight criminal groups.

"We are working in an environment where there's serious crime, and we are having success fighting it. That makes the people we are working against irritated" said Patric Heimbrandt, local police chief in the area, at a press conference...
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Published: Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:29:52 +0200
NGO WORKER IN ADMINISTRATIVE DETENTION French-Palestinian NGO worker Salah Hammouri
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm-NGO WORKER IN ADMINISTRATIVE DETENTION French-Palestinian NGO worker Salah Hammouri has been issued a six-month administrative detention order. He is a field researcher for Palestinian NGO, Addameer and has been held by Israel without charge or trial since 23 August.
On 17 September, an Israeli District Court in Jerusalem confirmed the original six-month administrative detention order signed by Minister of Defence, Avigdor Lieberman, for Salah Hammouri,...
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Published: Sun, 15 Oct 2017 14:22:21 +0200
2017 Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders goes to Mohamed Zaree
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-Mohamed Zaree was selected by a jury of 10 global human rights organizations (See list below). The Award is given to Human Rights Defenders who have shown deep commitment to human rights and face great personal risk. The aim of the award is to provide protection through international recognition. Strongly supported by the City of Geneva, the Award will be presented by the United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights on Oct. 10th at the University...
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Published: Sun, 15 Oct 2017 02:51:12 +0200
U.N. condemns anti-gay crackdowns in Egypt, Azerbaijan, Indonesia
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-GENEVA (Reuters) - Azerbaijan, Egypt and Indonesia have all unjustly arrested dozens of people during anti-gay crackdowns in recent weeks, subjecting many to mistreatment in custody, the United Nations human rights office said on Friday.

“Arresting or detaining people based on their actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity is by definition arbitrary and violates international law,” U.N. human rights spokesman Rupert Colville...
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Published: Sat, 14 Oct 2017 17:09:08 +0200
A number of militants were killed after their IEDs detonated as armed forces were combating them, according to official statements
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm-Egypt’s army said Saturday that it thwarted an attack Friday on a security checkpoint in North Sinai’s Al-Arish.

In an official statement, military spokesman Tamer El-Refaie said the army was able to foil an attack by “extremist elements wearing army uniforms and carrying improvised explosive devices (IEDs), hand grenades, and firearms.”

According to the statement, the militants were killed after their IEDs detonated as armed...
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Published: Sat, 14 Oct 2017 16:14:59 +0200
Islamic State faces imminent Raqqa defeat, Syrian YPG says
Middle East today / Sweden / StockholmAIN ISSA, Syria/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State is on the verge of defeat in Syria’s Raqqa and the city may finally be cleared of the jihadists on Saturday or Sunday, the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia told Reuters.

A local official separately told Reuters that tribal elders from Raqqa were seeking to broker a deal where remaining Islamic State fighters, including foreigners, would leave the city, taking civilians with them as human shields.
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Published: Fri, 13 Oct 2017 19:29:07 +0200
UAE: Prominent academic jailed for 10 years over tweets in outrageous blow to freedom of expression
Middle East today / Sweden / Stockholm:-In response to the sentencing today of human rights defender Dr Nasser bin Ghaith at the Federal Appeal Court in Abu Dhabi Amnesty International’s Lynn Maalouf, Deputy Director for Research at the organization’s Beirut office said:

“Today’s sentencing of prominent economist, academic and human rights defender Dr Nasser bin Ghaith to 10 years in prison is yet another devastating blow for freedom of expression in the United Arab Emirates...
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Published: Sat, 21 Oct 2017 12:26:33 +0200
Knife-wielding man wounds five people in Munich
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Published: Sat, 21 Oct 2017 11:54:04 +0200
16 killed in cars collision in southern Egypt
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Published: Sat, 21 Oct 2017 11:48:18 +0200
Death toll from Egypt gun battle rises to 52 killed: source
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Published: Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:30:31 +0200
At least sixteen police officers killed in shoot-out in Egypt's Western desert -security sources
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Published: Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:18:22 +0200
Italy ready to consign refugees and migrants to horrific abuse in Libyan detention centres
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Published: Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:11:33 +0200
Irish student Ibrahim Halawa freed after four years in Egypt jail
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Published: Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:04:16 +0200
Libya: Six years on path of return for displaced Tawarghas remains blocked
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Published: Fri, 20 Oct 2017 19:56:33 +0200
Criticized for Egypt ties, France to raise human rights with al-Sisi
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Published: Fri, 20 Oct 2017 19:31:26 +0200
Egypt: End two year arbitrary detention of human rights defender Hisham Gaafar
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Published: Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:27:58 +0200
Egypt's 9 months tourism revenues jumps -govt official
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Published: Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:00:22 +0200
Continued better profitability for farmers
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Published: Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:40:14 +0200
Helsingborg police station damaged by explosion
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Published: Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:28:37 +0200
Min Aung Hlaing: Stop the Ethnic Cleansing in Myanmar now
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Published: Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:29:52 +0200
NGO WORKER IN ADMINISTRATIVE DETENTION French-Palestinian NGO worker Salah Hammouri
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Published: Mon, 16 Oct 2017 07:43:57 +0200
Iran: 17-year-old boy at risk of imminent execution
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Published: Sun, 15 Oct 2017 14:22:21 +0200
2017 Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders goes to Mohamed Zaree
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Published: Sun, 15 Oct 2017 03:31:39 +0200
Qatar deflation deepens as real estate market weakens
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Published: Sun, 15 Oct 2017 02:51:12 +0200
U.N. condemns anti-gay crackdowns in Egypt, Azerbaijan, Indonesia
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Published: Sat, 14 Oct 2017 19:37:44 +0200
Confirmed: Google has purchased the land in Horndal
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Published: Sat, 14 Oct 2017 17:09:08 +0200
A number of militants were killed after their IEDs detonated as armed forces were combating them, according to official statements
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Published: Sat, 14 Oct 2017 16:53:22 +0200
Sweden Releases ‘Sex Guidebook’ to Teach Young Migrants Not to Rape
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Published: Sat, 14 Oct 2017 16:14:59 +0200
Islamic State faces imminent Raqqa defeat, Syrian YPG says
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Published: Fri, 13 Oct 2017 19:59:35 +0200
CAR: Fresh evidence UN peacekeepers drugged and raped young woman
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Published: Fri, 13 Oct 2017 19:29:07 +0200
UAE: Prominent academic jailed for 10 years over tweets in outrageous blow to freedom of expression
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Published: Fri, 13 Oct 2017 18:21:52 +0200
Trump scraps key Obamacare subsidies, urges Democrats to fix 'broken mess'
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