Egyptian Activists Raise Alarm Over Expanding NGO Crackdown

By Ahmed Aboulenein CAIRO, Nov 24 – An Egyptian bill regulating non-governmental organisations is so restrictive it effectively bans human rights work and makes it harder for charities to operate, activists and development workers say. The bill, passed by parliament last week but subject to a final vote, restricts NGO activity to developmental and social

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German “Godfathers” Reunite Syrian Families

By Joseph Nasr BERLIN, May 12 – Three days after an emotional reunion with his younger son in Berlin, a 71-year-old Syrian handed a bar of olive oil and laurel soap, a hand-made wall hanging and a box of pistachio sweets to a 56-year-old German he had never met before. The gifts were from Aleppo,

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