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Mass death sentence in Egypt draws condemnation

undefined | A court ordered the executions of more than 300 people over protests in 2013
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/18/18, 04:10 pm

Egypt caused an international stir earlier this month after it dished out death sentences to 75 people, including leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood, over protests in 2013. The country continues to face condemnation and pressure to backtrack on the ruling, but analysts say it’s unlikely Egypt will relent.

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Violent protests rock Basra

International | Complaints over poor public services could trigger more instability in the Iraqi city
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/11/18, 03:39 pm

At least 15 people have died and dozens more sustained injuries in the latest escalation of protests in the Iraqi city of Basra over poor public services.

The unrest comes amid the country’s failure to form a new government after elections in May.

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Muslim mob destroys Egyptian church

International | Some houses of worship close while others wait for government legalization
by Mindy Belz
Posted 9/07/18, 01:49 pm

EGYPT: At least eight churches have been closed in Luxor governorate, and one near Minya was destroyed by Muslim mobs. Yet the government has kept 3,500 churches that predate a licensing law waiting—some for 20 years—to be legalized.

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