New Egypt demonstration law allows unjust arrests of women protesters, say advocates

New Egypt demonstration law allows unjust arrests of women protesters, say advocates

WNN Breaking (WNN) Denver, Colorado, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Militarism and its push toward military armed violence is one of the leading factors contributing today to violence against women worldwide, says a new campaign for human rights advocates Amnesty International. Working to coordinate with the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign the human rights […]

In spite of polarities, numerous Egyptians remain committed to peace

In spite of polarities, numerous Egyptians remain committed to peace

Randa Ghazy – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN/CGN) London, UK, WESTERN EUROPE: Peace may not be the first word that comes to mind when thinking of Cairo these days. The Egyptian political landscape now appears more polarized than ever, and last week’s renewed clashes again highlighted divisiveness between supporters and opponents of the Muslim Brotherhood. But Cairo […]

UN High Commissioner Ms Navi Pillay urges protection & rights for all, including Syrians

UN High Commissioner Ms Navi Pillay urges protection & rights for all, including Syrians

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) United Nations, Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: As the main United Nations human rights body began its work today on a range of topics, the world body’s top rights official said little doubt remains that chemical weapons were used in Syria and she urged a political solution to the suffering that has reached […]

Can we find balance under Egypt’s ‘fluctuating’ democracy?

Can we find balance under Egypt’s ‘fluctuating’ democracy?

Anna Jacobs assistant editor for Morocco World News – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN/MWN) Charlottesville, Virginia, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: If you have been watching the news for the last few days (or the last few years for that matter), you know that one of the most important and uncertain events unfolding in the Middle East right now […]

EGYPT: Women in Cairo talk fear, unrest & who’s to blame

EGYPT: Women in Cairo talk fear, unrest & who’s to blame

Manar Ammar – WNN Breaking (WNN) Cairo, EGYPT, NORTHERN AFRICA: Violence spread across Egypt again on Friday as hundreds of Muslim Brotherhood supporters clashed with police in what they dubbed as the “Friday of Anger.” That anger stems from the death of over 600 people on Wednesday after the military forcibly removed Brotherhood protesters from […]

Death of woman journalist Habiba Ahmed Abd Elaziz brings Egypt division under the microscope

Death of woman journalist Habiba Ahmed Abd Elaziz brings Egypt division under the microscope

Lys Anzia – WNN Features (WNN) Cairo, EGYPT, NORTHERN AFRICA: Following an extreme violent use of force against pro-Morsi protesters on the streets of the Nasr City district of Cairo under what the United Nations describes as “sit-ins and demonstrations,” the protest camps outside the Rabaa Al Adawiya mosque on Wednesday have been the site […]

EGYPT: UN urges peaceful process on rights to protest

EGYPT: UN urges peaceful process on rights to protest

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) Cairo, EGYPT, NORTHERN AFRICA: With massive protests in Egypt reportedly sparking violent clashes across the country, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon last evening urged the security forces to protect the protesters and called on the Egyptian people to demonstrate “exclusively by peaceful means.” “The Secretary-General is following with growing concern the latest […]