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Egypt executes nine over public prosecutor's killing

Egyptian authorities executed nine men convicted over the 2015 killing of the country's chief prosecutor on Wednesday amid a surge in the number of death sentences carried out this month, lawyers, activists and officials said.

The Wall Street Journal /
Egypt Denies Entry to New York Times Journalist

Egyptian authorities denied entry to New York Times journalist David Kirkpatrick, an unexplained move amid a government clampdown on the media.

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OHCHR chief Michelle Bachelet alarmed by spike in bombings in Syria buffer zone

The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights called on the Syrian government Tuesday to protect civilians from bombings in the demilitarized buffer ...

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Two policemen killed in blast in central Cairo: ministry

Two policemen were killed and three wounded when an explosive device carried by a militant they were pursuing detonated in the heart of the Egyptian ...

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2 police officers killed in Cairo after device carried by militant explodes

Two policemen were killed and three wounded when an explosive device carried by a militant they ...

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Uber agrees to pay VAT in Egypt: tax chief

Uber has agreed to pay value-added tax on its services in Egypt, Egyptian officials said on Monday, a move that may help resolve a long-simmering ...

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Islamic State claims North Sinai attack, says 20 Egyptian troops killed

Islamic state has claimed responsibility for an attack in North Sinai on Saturday which it said killed 20 Egyptian military troops, the group's AMAQ news agency said.

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Egyptian lawmakers back changes that could keep Sisi in power til 2034

The Egyptian parliament on Thursday approved in principle draft constitutional amendments that would allow President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to stay in power until 2034 and tighten his control of the judiciary.

CBC /
Kashmir car bomb attack kills dozens of Indian troops

At least 33 soldiers were killed and about 20 others wounded Thursday in a car bomb attack on a paramilitary convoy along a key highway in Indian-controlled Kashmir, security officials say. It was one of the deadliest car bombings in the disputed region's history.

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Teenage girl’s skeleton discovered in mysterious grave near Egyptian pyramid

The skeleton of a 13-year-old girl has been discovered in a mysterious grave near an ancient Egyptian pyramid.

UPI /
Shell, Eni, ExxonMobil win concessions in Egypt tender

Shell won most of the concessions in an oil and gas exploration organized by the Egyptian natural gas holding company and the country's General ...

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I would not invest in Saudi Arabia, says Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris

Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris told CNBC he was "not convinced there is a rule of law and order" in Saudi Arabia, and would not invest in the kingdom.

Time /
The Hidden Segregation of Military Executions During the Civil Rights Movement

All eight white soldiers who were condemned to death during that period saw their sentences commuted. Not so for the black soldiers

Washinton Post /
7 get life in prison for Tunisia’s 2015 terror attacks

A lawyer says Tunisian authorities have given seven suspects life in prison and handed out other sentences in the trial over two separate 2015 attacks in Tunisia that killed some 60 people, mainly tourists

NY Times /
Complexifier, Mr. Bezos? It Is a Real Word, Just Not in English

Jeff Bezos, born in New Mexico, raised in Texas and educated at Princeton, must like the term, because he used it twice within a few sentences. And both times it referred to his ownership of The Washington Post.

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Canadian judge sentences man who killed 6 at mosque

A Canadian judge has sentenced a man accused of killing six men at a Quebec City mosque to life in prison with no chance for parole for 40 years

NY Times /
Complexifier, Mr. Bezos? It Is a Real Word, Just Not in English.

Mr. Bezos, born in New Mexico, raised in Texas and educated at Princeton, must like the term, because he used it twice within a few sentences. And ...

CNN /
Russia sentences Jehovah's Witness to 6 years in penal colony

Human rights groups and religious freedom advocates are blasting a Russian court for sentencing a Danish Jehovah's Witness to six years in a penal colony, saying the charges of "religious extremism" are unwarranted and unjust.

The Guardian /
The political crisis in Virginia is a test for the Democratic party | Douglas Williams

If the Democratic party’s actions are to ever credibly meet its rhetoric, then Northam, Fairfax and Herring must resignWhen Democrats won all three statewide constitutional offices in 2013 for the first time in over two decades, it seemed to herald a new era in Virginia politics. This change also brought significant policy wins, such as former ...

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Stansted 15 avoid life in jail after stopping secretive government deportation flight

Fifteen activists have avoided immediate jail sentences after blocking a UK government-chartered deportation flight taking off from Stansted Airport in 2017.

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Effort to save Egypt’s Abu Simbel temples in 1960s recalled

Egyptologists and other experts gathered in Italy to celebrate the campaign that saved ancient Egyptian temples from being submerged by a dam project ...

UPI /
Russian court sentences Jehovah's Witness to 6 years in prison

A Russian court sentenced a Danish Jehovah's Witness to six years in prison Wednesday amid a crackdown on the religion that Moscow has labeled ...

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Stansted 15 activists avoid jail after blocking deportation flight

Fifteen protesters have avoided immediate jail sentences after blocking a UK government-chartered deportation flight taking off from Stansted Airport ...

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How does a judge decide between concurrent and consecutive sentences?

We sometimes hear that a U.S. judge has imposed several consecutive prison sentences on a criminal, ...

VoA /
Egyptian Babies Get Blue Ribbons as Parents Say 'No' to Female Genital Mutilation

Doctors at two Cairo hospitals will pin blue ribbon badges to the clothing of newborn baby girls on Wednesday as they launch a campaign to persuade parents in Egypt to "say no to female genital mutilation." The country has the highest number of women affected by FGM in the world, with nearly nine in 10 having been cut, according to U.N. ...

The Guardian /
Trump gets ready for State of the Union address – live news

Trump to give speech to hostile audience in HousePresident aims for reboot and calls for American unity 5.59pm GMT Democrats are making a powerful statement without anyone uttering a word at the State of the Union address tonight. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will sit on the dias behind Trump; Stacey Abrams, who narrowly missed becoming Georgia’s ...

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Prosecutor asks consecutive life sentences for serial killer

A prosecutor is asking a judge to sentence serial killer Bruce McArthur to consecutive life sentences so he won’t be eligible for parole for 50 years, when is 116

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