Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Fri, 2013-04-05 08:02
CAIRO - NAMPA/AFP
Egyptian prosecutors on Wednesday freed a comedian on bail after questioning him on blasphemy charges, following his appearance on the show of satirist Bassem Youssef, who is himself under in-vestigation.
Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Thu, 2013-04-04 08:54
KHARTOUM - NAMPA/AFP
During their captivity refugees are subjected to various forms of sexual assault and other attacks, while money is extorted from their relatives.
Kidnapped eritreans face extreme acts of violence - amnesty international
Eritrean refugees kidnapped in Sudan are raped, beaten, chained and sometimes killed after being forcibly transported to Egypt's Sinai Peninsula and held for ransom, Amnesty International said yesterday.
The London-based watchdog said it has received "numerous reports" since 2011 that residents of the Shagarab refugee camp in eastern Sudan near the Eritrean border have been abducted. Read more about African refugees oppressed
Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Thu, 2013-04-04 08:47
NEW YORK - NAMPA/ AFP
Resolution approved by 154 member states
The United Nations (UN) General Assembly this week passed the first treaty regulating the global conventional weapons trade in an attempt to bring transparency and protection of human rights to the often murky industry.
Only Syria, North Korea and Iran - which had blocked the treaty last week - voted against. However, two of the world’s most prolific arms traders, Russia and China, and major weapons buyers Egypt and India, were among the 23 countries abstaining. Read more about UN adopts arms treaty