Egypt: female judges not allowed on top court

Human rights groups and activists have lashed out against the government’s ruling to bar women from the Council of State’s association – the body that advises the government. According to

Egypt: Top blogger found not guilty, no jail time

One of Egypt’s top bloggers and anti-torture activist, Wael Abbas, has been found not guilty by a Cairo court on Thursday. The ruling means the blogger will avoid what could

Headlines from the region

A Moroccan man who spread al-Qaeda propaganda from his Quebec apartment and dreamed of blowing himself up in an overseas terrorist attack was sentenced to life in prison yesterday, matching

Egypt reports one Bird flu death

The World Health Organization (WHO) this week confirmed two cases of the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus, in the country’s newest outbreak of the virus. One of those cases resulted

Bil’in: 1,000 demonstrators dismantled the wall

During the demonstration two demonstrators were lightly hurt. One was struck with a tear-gas projectile in the leg and another was shot in the stomach by a rubber-coated bullet.

El-Baradei: Egypt’s dream or illusion

To applaud El-Baradei’s “provided intention,” the Independent Campaign to Support El-Baradei for 2011 Elections, decided to collect attorneys from people to authorize El-Baradei to change the constitution; although he did

UPR: Egyptian government Vs NGOs

Delegations praised the work of the Egyptian government in these fields and its recommendations were limited to supporting Egypt and encouraging it to continue developing in these fields.

Arab MPs promise visits to Gaza

MP Jamal Al-Khudari, the head of the popular anti siege committee, has said that the Arab parliamentarians who concluded a visit to Gaza on Wednesday promised him that it would

British Independent: Mossad behind Mabhouh assassination

The British Independent newspaper said Wednesday that all information confirmed that the Mossad was behind the assassination of senior Hamas official Mahmoud Al-Mabhouh in Dubai last month.

IOF troops round up West Bankers

Israeli occupation forces (IOF) rounded up 11 Palestinians in the districts of Nablus, Ramallah and Jenin on the pretext they were wanted for interrogation, local sources reported.