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13 HOURS AGO - BBC

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Female genital mutilation: Egypt to toughen penalties

Those who force genital mutilation on girls and women in Egypt face stiffer penalties under plans approved by the cabinet in Cairo.

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13 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Egypt seeks tougher punishment for female genital mutilation

By Menna Zaki CAIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women's rights activists hailed the Egyptian government on Monday for advocating increased prison sentences for perpetrators of female genital mutilation (FGM) but warned that a new law could shroud the practice in greater secrecy. Egypt's cabinet on Sunday approved a bill, which must be passed by parliament to become law, imposing jail ...

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13 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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This Man Made An Airbnb For Refugees Looking For A Place To Stay

Amr Arafa is trying to create a home away from home for some of those who need it most. The 34-year-old has built a site, which is still in development, called EmergencyBNB. It works like Airbnb, except instead of linking travelers with hosts who have unoccupied rooms for rent, it connects refugees and victims of domestic violence with people in the ...

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AUG 26, 2016 - Washington Post

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Egypt TV host shuns Twitter after pro-president poll fiasco

An Egyptian TV host and staunch supporter of the country’s army-chief-turned-president has shut down his Twitter account after his improvised poll in favor of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi backfired.

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AUG 26, 2016 - The Economist

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The ballot and the Book

“WHOOPS!” seems to be all aghast officials can say. On either side of the River Jordan, the Hashemite kingdom and the Palestinian Authority have called elections expecting easy wins. Instead, to their surprise, the local arms of the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist group, have ended their boycotts of the ballot and are now the front-runners. The king’s men in Jordan ...

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