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Women judges stir up old debate in Egypt

CAIRO - (AP) When women tried to join the bench on Egypt's top administrative court, the uproar from its judges was fierce. Women are too emotional, they insisted and who will take care of the family if the mother is busy with the arduous tasks of the courtroom? In internet chat rooms, the .....

Egypt fights smoking with new tobacco tax

CAIRO - (AP) Egyptian smokers saw prices surge Thursday by as much as 100 percent as the government slapped new taxes on tobacco products in a bid to curb smoking and raise money for public health programs in the Arab world's most populous nation. As part of a new law passed in May ... Subscribers...

Middle Eastern Law Toolbox

Welcome to LexisNexis Middle Eastern Law Toolbox, our bazaar which highlights legal content of particular Middle Eastern nations in our database. New to working in the region? Our Guide to International Legal Research chapter on the Middle East may help you get oriented! In addition to the...

The Arab Spring: Revolution and Shifting Geopolitics - Unplugging a Nation

State Media Strategy during Egypt's January 25 Uprising By: Alexandra Dunn Alexandra Dunn is a program development officer at the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies and a social media researcher. She is a research partner in the Tahrir Data Initiative, aiming to empirically assess...

Egypt Islamists on eve of power ease talk of Islam

CAIRO (AP) - After decades of dreaming of power, Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood finally comes face to face with the question of how to use it, as a new parliament that it dominates opens Monday. The fundamentalist group has eased off talk of Islamic-style Full version (available to lexis.com subscribers...

African migrants tortured in Egypt's Sinai desert

TEL AVIV Israel (AP) - The young man from Sudan holds his arms close to his sides, as if still at the mercy of smugglers who he says poured hot melted plastic over his back, whipped him with wires and beat him with sticks as he lay face down and naked. He pulls up his Full version (available to...

Egypt acquits 'virginity test' military doctor

CAIRO (AP) - An Egyptian military tribunal on Sunday acquitted an army doctor of a charge of public obscenity filed by a protester who claimed she was forced to undergo a virginity test while in detention. The court denied the humiliating tests even took place, despite Full version (available to...

Egypt parliament limits future military trials

CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's Islamist-dominated parliament on Sunday approved a ban on the country's next president from sending civilians for trial by military tribunals, but preserving that power for the military itself. The measure would curb the powers enjoyed by Full version (available to lexis...

Women accuse Egyptian military of sexual assault

CAIRO (AP) - Women protesters and rights groups on Wednesday accused Egyptian troops and prison authorities of sexual assault during the latest crackdown on demonstrations, reviving allegations they are using abuse to intimidate female detainees and protesters. The charges added new Full version...

Rights group accuses Egypt's military of torture

CAIRO (AP) - An international rights group on Saturday accused the Egyptian armed forces of beating and torturing protesters arrested during antimilitary demonstrations early this month, and said that by permitting such actions the military "enables further Full version (available to lexis...

Egypt arresting kid protesters, rights groups says

CAIRO (AP) - Egyptian authorities arrested more than 300 children during protests in Cairo over the past year, beating and torturing some and trying many as adults, a leading international rights group said Tuesday. Human Rights Watch said in a report that the arrests and treatment of detained children...