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Violence against women ‘a pandemic’, warns UN envoy
A decade after Istanbul convention was drawn up to end gender-based violence, activists report decline in women’s rights and safety

Sarah Johnson and Ruth Michaelson

13, May, 2021 @12:14 PM

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Picture of two pandemics: Covid cases fall in rich west as poorer nations suffer
India’s tragedy could be followed by Africa’s, campaigners warn, as wealthy nations fail to extend vaccines – and decide who will live or die

Peter Beaumont

08, May, 2021 @4:00 AM

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The dancehall divas who set the pace in Egypt’s roaring 20s
Midnight in Cairo tells how the city’s vibrant nightlife was driven by female cabaret entertainers and club entrepreneurs

Donna Ferguson

02, May, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Italian judge is asked to put Egyptian officers on trial over Giulio Regeni death
Case of student whose body was found in Cairo in 2016 finally reaches courtroom

Ruth Michaelson and Lorenzo Tondo

29, Apr, 2021 @2:30 PM

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‘Living nightmare’: family of Australian businessman arrested in Iraq say he was caught in ‘trap’
Family of Robert Pether say they don’t know what he was charged with or his whereabouts and are frustrated by Australia’s slow and secretive response

Christopher Knaus

28, Apr, 2021 @3:01 AM

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Mona Eltahawy: ‘Feminism is not a T-shirt or a 9 to 5 job. It’s my existence’
One of the fiercest voices of Middle Eastern feminism, the author of The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls explains her mission to ‘destroy patriarchy’

Sirin Kale

23, Apr, 2021 @9:23 AM

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The Republic of False Truths by Alaa al-Aswany review – the personal cost of a failed coup
This fictionalised account of the Egyptian uprising of 2011 has an eye for telling detail in the choice between struggle and self-preservation

Stephanie Merritt

18, Apr, 2021 @12:00 PM

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‘I blamed myself’: how stigma stops Arab women reporting online abuse
Women in the Middle East and north Africa say social codes leave them unable to talk about social media abuse as pandemic pushes sexual harassment off the streets

Olivia Cuthbert

15, Apr, 2021 @6:15 AM

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Ever Given impounded as Suez Canal Authority pursues salvage costs
Megaship that ran aground now caught in legal row between owners and Egyptian authorities reportedly seeking $900m

Staff and agencies in Cairo

13, Apr, 2021 @10:42 PM

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Wind ... or worse: was pilot error to blame for the Suez blockage?
The real story of how Ever Given came to block global shipping is not so easily explained away

Rose George

03, Apr, 2021 @9:36 AM

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'Suez 2'? Ever Given grounding prompts plan for canal along Egypt-Israel border
UK prepared to play leading role in project given new impetus by Ever Given blockage, say sources

Flora Lopi

01, Apr, 2021 @11:01 AM

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How nearly 3,000 cattle came to be stranded at sea for three months
After being refused entry to several countries on health grounds, the surviving animals were ordered back to Spain for slaughter

Sophie Kevany

31, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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