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Egypt’s pink taxis seek to put brakes on harassment of women

Egypt’s pink taxis seek to put brakes on harassment of women

Aug 25, – For years, Egypt has been grappling with the growing phenomenon of sexual harassment. Rights organizations have launched a wide range of initiatives mainly aimed at encouraging women to report verbal and physical harassment. While recent jail sentences against men proven guilty of sexual harassment have been greeted with relative optimism, preventive measures […]

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Airstrikes by Syrian government kill at least 100 in Damascus suburb

Airstrikes by Syrian government kill at least 100 in Damascus suburb

Aug 17, – Syrian government warplanes attacked a busy market in a rebel-held suburb of the capital, Damascus, killing at least 100 people and wounding more than 200 in one of the deadliest single incidents involving air strikes since the conflict began nearly five years ago, activists have said. Syrian government air raids on rebel-held […]

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HRW slams Israel for ‘abusive arrests’ of Palestinian kids

HRW slams Israel for ‘abusive arrests’ of Palestinian kids

Jul 20, – Human Rights Watch on Monday accused Israel of “abusive arrests” of Palestinian children as young as 11 and of using threats to force them to sign confessions. Israeli authorities failed to inform parents of their children’s arrest or whereabouts, the New York-based watchdog added, drawing on accounts of several children detained during […]

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Noose tightens around thousands caught in Iraq’s Anbar offensive

Noose tightens around thousands caught in Iraq’s Anbar offensive

Jul 16, – As Iraqi forces prepare to try to recapture the city of Falluja, tens of thousands of civilians find themselves trapped between Islamic State militants ready to use them as human shields and a government suspicious of their loyalties. With the jihadists coercing them to stay, and a government blockade and shelling closing […]

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30 Philippine elite cops feared dead after clash with rebels

30 Philippine elite cops feared dead after clash with rebels

Jan 26, – Thirty police commandoes were feared dead after Philippine security forces clashed with Muslim rebels in the south, in rare violence that tested a nearly one-year-old peace accord, a rebel official said on Monday. The death count from the gun battle on Sunday was based on reports from local officials and rebel fighters […]

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265 rescued, hundreds still stranded on burning Greek ferry

265 rescued, hundreds still stranded on burning Greek ferry

Dec 29, – Rescue teams working through the night have pulled 265 people off a stricken car ferry which caught fire off the coast of Greece but more than 200 are stranded on board, the Italian navy said on Monday. One man was confirmed to have died on Sunday and there were four reported injuries. […]

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