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World - International
5/22/2022 7:17:53 PM
Women television presenters on Afghanistan's leading news channels on Sunday vowed to speak up for their rights after being forced by Taliban authorities to cover their faces on air.

World - International
5/22/2022 3:56:58 PM
Afghanistan's Taliban rulers on Sunday began enforcing an order requiring all female TV news anchors in the country to cover their faces while on-air. The move is part of a hard-line shift drawing condemnation from rights activists.

World - International
5/21/2022 10:38:31 PM
The US special envoy on Afghanistan met with the Taliban's chief diplomat on Saturday and stressed international opposition to the group's treatment of women and girls.

Egypt - Society
5/20/2022 7:23:32 PM
President of Egypt’s National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) Moushira Khattab met with UN Population Fund (UNFPA) Representative in Egypt Frederika Meijer and agreed to enhance cooperation on family development and in the fight against harmful practices on children, especially girls.

World - Africa
5/18/2022 10:01:20 PM
The new United Nations envoy to the Central African Republic Wednesday called for the "readjustment" of a UN peacekeeping force towards protecting civilians from abuse from all sides in the conflict.

Egypt - Courts & Law
5/18/2022 1:38:57 PM
The Ministry of Interior transferred imprisoned activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah to Wadi Al-Natroun Correctional and Rehabilitation Centre upon the request of the National Council for Human Rights (NCHR), a statement by the ministry said on Wednesday.

Egypt - Courts & Law
5/17/2022 11:02:01 PM
Egypt supports the establishment of a union for African state councils and supreme courts to fulfill the legitimate aspirations of African people in protecting continental resources and their preserving rights and freedoms, President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said.

Egypt - Politics
5/17/2022 10:57:08 PM
The Mubarak family reserves their legal rights against any future "defamatory reporting," son of the late former President Hosni Mubarak, Gamal, said in a video statement broadcast on Tuesday.

Egypt - Courts & Law
5/17/2022 8:29:41 PM
Egypt’s National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) has appealed to the Ministry of Interior to transfer imprisoned activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah to Wadi Al-Natroun Correctional and Rehabilitation Centre for its "advanced medical capabilities," a statement by the council said on Tuesday.

Egypt - Society
5/17/2022 5:30:44 PM
President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said in his meeting on Tuesday in Cairo with church heads participating in the General Assembly of the Middle East Council of Churches (MECC) that citizenship and equal rights for all are constant values guiding the Egyptian state’s approach towards all citizens.

World - International
5/17/2022 4:50:42 PM
Taliban authorities on Tuesday said they have dissolved Afghanistan's independent human rights commission as it was "not considered necessary".

World - Region
5/16/2022 8:09:00 PM
The top Catholic clergyman in the Holy Land on Monday condemned the police beating of mourners carrying the casket of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, accusing the authorities of violating human rights and disrespecting the Catholic Church.

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
5/16/2022 5:19:55 PM
The Russia-Ukraine conflict may increase the debts of many developing countries and widen the annual $3.6 trillion gap in financing needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), argued the Unit of Research and Studies at the Forum for Development and Human Rights Dialogue (FDHRD).

Egypt - Politics
5/14/2022 9:28:30 PM
Egypt's National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) said in a statement that it has received a petition signed by 500 Egyptian women urging the admission of jailed "prisoner of consience" and hunger-striker Alaa Abdel-Fattah to the prison's hospital in order to be placed under medical observation.

World - International
5/14/2022 5:28:59 PM
Demonstrators facing down a Supreme Court decision that could overturn the constitutional right to abortion are aiming to use rallies from coast to coast Saturday to express their outrage and to mobilize for the fight ahead.

War in Ukraine - Diplomacy
5/12/2022 7:30:34 PM
The UN's top human rights body has overwhelmingly passed a resolution calling on its investigators to specifically look into possible rights abuses and violations in northern Ukraine shortly after Russia's invasion.

World - Region
5/12/2022 6:04:41 PM
Israel advanced plans for the construction of more than 4,000 settler homes in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, a rights group said, a day after the military demolished homes in an area where hundreds of Palestinians face the threat of expulsion.

World - Region
5/11/2022 8:32:35 PM
The UN human rights office on Wednesday said it was "appalled" at the killing of a veteran Al Jazeera reporter in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday and demanded a transparent investigation.

War in Ukraine - Diplomacy
5/10/2022 6:46:02 PM
The UN General Assembly has voted overwhelmingly for the Czech Republic to replace Russia on the world organization's leading human rights body following its suspension over allegations of horrific rights violations by Russian soldiers in Ukraine.

World - International
5/9/2022 3:03:55 PM
Norway has slammed the latest Afghan Taliban edict demanding women cover up head to toe in public and warned that Afghanistan's new rulers are ``steering the country toward a humanitarian, economic and human rights catastrophe.''

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