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UN urges Egypt to regularly open Rafah crossing

Rafah crossing

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged the Egyptian authorities to put in place a regular schedule to open the Rafah crossing between Gaza and Egypt to allow for the movement of people, especially humanitarian cases.


Ennahda calls for national conference on combating terrorism

Tunisia's Ennahda party

Tunisia’s Ennahda Movement has called for an immediate national conference on combatting terrorism in light of the terrorism attack that occurred yesterday in the country’s capital.


2,000 Egyptian women arrested and 20 raped under Sisi

Egyptian women crying

The Revolutionary Alliance of Egyptian Women, a women’s rights opposition group, has revealed that “since the overthrow of Mohamed Morsi in July 2013, over 2,000 women have been arrested… and 90 others have been killed.”


Leaked documents show 12 torture tactics practiced by Egypt’s national security

The torture tactics used by Egyptian national security guards


A letter written by a detainee in one of Egypt’s notorious detention centres in Fayoum and smuggled out of an underground cell has provided detailed information on 12 torture tactics used by Egyptian national security guards. The leaked letter, obtained by Rassd news site, has been dubbed “a letter from hell” and lists the following torture methods:


Egypt rejects UN call to investigate killing of Sudanese nationals

UN Secretary-General’s spokesperson, Stephane Dujarric’sThe Egyptian foreign ministry has rejected a call by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to investigate the killing and injury of Sudanese migrants in the Sinai Peninsula near the border with Israel.


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