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Case No. 317: Dead and buried by the General Guide and Al-Jazeera

Case No. 317: Dead and buried by the General Guide and Al-Jazeera

Egypt…‎‎‎ you won’t blink an eye.” This cliché is borrowed from the slogan of the Rotana Cinema satellite channel and it has been exclaimed frequently over the past four years, during which Egypt has witnessed countless astounding events to which the Arabs – even the whole world – cannot turn a blind eye. The Egyptian […]

Sex offences on trains, stations in UK reach record level

A newly-published report shows that the number of sex assaults recorded on trains and stations across the UK has dramatically increased. According to figures released by the British Transport Police (BTP) 1,399 sexual assault were recorded in England, Scotland and Wales in 2014-15, showing a 25% year-on-year increase. The figures cover the 12 months to […]

Hamas captures Mossad’s dolphin spying off Gaza

Hamas captures Mossad’s dolphin spying off Gaza

Palestinian resistance movement Hamas has captured a dolphin with “spying equipment” off the shore of the Gaza Strip. According to Wednesday reports by Palestinian media outlets based in the blockaded sliver, the aquatic animal was captured a few days ago. Hamas commandos noticed the sea creature thanks to its “suspicious movements” and caught it. A […]

Migrants crisis: Slovakia ‘will only accept Christians’

Migrants crisis: Slovakia ‘will only accept Christians’

Slovakia says it will only accept Christians when it takes in Syrian refugees under a EU relocation scheme. The country is due to receive 200 people from camps in Turkey, Italy and Greece under the EU plan to resettle 40,000 new arrivals. Interior ministry spokesman Ivan Netik said Muslims would not be accepted because they […]

Children bearing brunt of war in Yemen, UNICEF says

Children bearing brunt of war in Yemen, UNICEF says

The conflict in Yemen has killed nearly 400 children since the end of March, and a similar number of children have been recruited by armed groups, according to a new report by the UN children’s agency. UNICEF’s report released on Wednesday, says that 398 children have been killed and 377 others have been recruited to […]

2002 Godhra riots: IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt who took on Gujarat govt is sacked

2002 Godhra riots: IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt who took on Gujarat govt is sacked

IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt, who had taken on the Gujarat government over its handling of the 2002 riots, has been dismissed from service for “flagrantly” flouting rules “with complete disregard to discipline”. The Union Home Ministry order, dated August 13, followed a recommendation from the Gujarat government for Bhatt’s removal on 11 charges. These included: […]

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