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Sunday, 22 October 2017

Other international coverage

Also worth noting in brief this morning:

  • Declan Walsh and Nour Youssef write for the New York Times about the detention of Ola El-Qaradawi and her husband, who are “helpless pawn[s]” in “a bruising geopolitical feud between the biggest and wealthiest countries in the Middle East.”
  • Shir Reuven writes about her experience crossing the border from Israel to Egypt and camping in Sinai for Haaretz.
  • Terrorism and deadly attacks have not deterred Egypt’s Christians from worship, Christian Today reports.
  • The safety of Christian tourists is brought into question as Egypt prepares to launch the Holy Family Trail, Sonia Farid writes for Al Arabiya.
  • “Egyptian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release the journalist and human rights defender, Hisham Gaafar, who will have completed two years in arbitrary pre-trial detention on 21 October,” Amnesty International says.
  • Egypt’s crackdown on the LGBTQ community continues to make headlines, with Jacobin Magazine running down history since 2011 and the diving into sting operations on popular LGBTQ dating websites.
  • The Intercept chats with the City Always Win’s Omar Hamilton about his part-fiction, part-chronicle of the events since 2011.

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