Egypt referendum: Voters urged to back extended Sisi term

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Banner in central Cairo urging Egyptians to “say yes to the constitutional amendments” Walking across Cairo, you can’t miss the huge banners calling on Egyptians to support constitutional amendments that would keep President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi in power until 2030. Egyptians began voting on Saturday in a three-day referendum on […]

Saudi sisters in Georgia: ‘We were treated like slaves’

Image copyright Rustavi 2 TV Image caption The pair appealed for help online using the twitter handle @GeorgiaSisters “We have to cover our face, we have to cook…like slaves. We don’t want this, we want real life, our life,” says 25-year-old Wafa, the latest woman to flee Saudi Arabia with her sister. Wafa and Maha […]

A vulture’s odyssey into Yemeni war zone

Image copyright Hisham al-Hoot Image caption Nelson was captured by a militia loyal to the internationally recognised Yemeni government Nelson was in a tight corner, tied up and imprisoned by men who believed he was a spy. It didn’t look good. When he was captured, they found a satellite tracker attached to his leg, more […]

A vulture’s odyssey into Yemeni war zone

Image copyright Hisham al-Hoot Image caption Nelson was captured by a militia loyal to the internationally recognised Yemeni government Nelson was in a tight corner, tied up and imprisoned by men who believed he was a spy. It didn’t look good. When he was captured, they found a satellite tracker attached to his leg, more […]

A vulture’s odyssey into Yemeni war zone

Image copyright Hisham al-Hoot Image caption Nelson was captured by a militia loyal to the internationally recognised Yemeni government Nelson was in a tight corner, tied up and imprisoned by men who believed he was a spy. It didn’t look good. When he was captured they had found a satellite tracker attached to his leg, […]

A vulture’s odyssey into Yemeni war zone

Image copyright Hisham al-Hoot Image caption Nelson was captured by a militia loyal to the internationally recognised Yemeni government Nelson was in a tight corner, tied up and imprisoned by men who believed he was a spy. It didn’t look good. When he was captured they had found a satellite tracker attached to his leg, […]

A vulture’s odyssey into Yemeni war zone

Image copyright Hisham al-Hoot Image caption Nelson was captured by a militia loyal to the internationally recognised Yemeni government Nelson was in a tight corner, tied up and imprisoned by men who believed he was a spy. It didn’t look good. When he was captured they had found a satellite tracker attached to his leg, […]

Sadaf Khadem: Iranian female boxer halts return over arrest fears

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Sadaf Khadem (R) beat the French boxer Anne Chauvin (L) on Saturday An Iranian who became the first woman from her country to contest an official boxing match says she has cancelled her return home from France after a warrant was issued for her arrest. Sadaf Khadem beat the French […]

‘Shrouded in secrecy’: Saudi women activists’ trial hearing delayed

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Activists protest against the arrests at the Saudi embassy in Paris A court in Saudi Arabia has postponed a hearing in the trial of several of the country’s most prominent women’s rights activists, officials say. Some relatives were told that the judge had delayed the session for “private reasons”, Reuters […]

‘Shrouded in secrecy’: Saudi women activists due back in court

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Activists protest against the arrests at the Saudi embassy in Paris Saudi Arabia’s most prominent women’s rights activists are due to appear in court in Riyadh on Wednesday. The women were arrested last May and charged with various offences including spying. They had been campaigning for an end to the […]

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