The Al-Dostour crisis

Al-Dostour’s recently dismissed chief editor, Ibrahim Eissa, was not fired due to ordinary disputes over administrative or editorial issues. The decision to remove Eissa was without a doubt political.

Syrian Haithem Al-Maleh to receive 2010 Alkarama Award for Human Rights Defenders

Haithem Al-Maleh , prominent Syrian human rights defender and lawyer, will be the recipient of the Alkarama Award 2010 for Human Rights Defenders.

Dismissed workers stage protests demanding reimbursement

Workers from the state-owned Mahalla Textile Company, the Petotrade Company Rural Health Guides, Misr-Iran Textile Company, Ameriya Textile Company, Indorama Shebine Textile Company, Mansoura-Espagna Textile Company, and the Future Company

Gov’t restricts SMS messaging ahead of elections

New restrictions and regulations have been enforced by Egypt's National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA) in an attempt to increase control over the SMS messaging services available by mobile phone companies

Egypt: Eissa Firing “Without a Doubt Political”

In an opinion article in Al Masry Al Youm, Hassan Nafaa writes: “Al-Dostour’s recently dismissed chief editor, Ibrahim Eissa, was not fired due to ordinary disputes over administrative or editorial

Hamas parliamentary bloc: Israel’s nationality law is racist

-- The Hamas change and reform parliamentary bloc said that the Israeli government's approval of the nationality law is a dangerous racist decision aimed at perpetuating the idea of the

Lawyers of flotilla victims push int’l court to prosecute Israel

Lawyers representing the victims of the Freedom Flotilla, which was attacked by Israeli soldiers late last May, have filed requests to the International Criminal Court to prosecute Israel on charges

17 more arrested in Alexandria following MB decision to run for elections

Hours before the Muslim Brotherhood announces its candidates for the upcoming parliamentary elections in Alexandria, security forces embarked on a wide and massive campaign raiding a number of lslamist bookstores

Dubai police: A prime suspect in Mabhouh case was arrested outside UAE

Dubai police chief Dahi Khalfan announced that a prime suspect in the assassination of Hamas official Mahmoud Al-Mabhouh in Dubai on January 19 was arrested abroad, according to the UAE

Bahar: Amendment to Israeli citizenship law a humanitarian crime

GAZA, -- First deputy speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) Dr. Ahmed Bahar said the Israeli government’s decision to approve an amendment on its citizenship law is a “legal