Category: threats

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Will the UN venture US threats over Jerusalem?

The United Nations General Assembly is due to vote on Washington’s controversial decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in the face of unprecedented US intimidation. Although the vote on Thursday will be non-binding, it is expected to pass easily in the 193-member UN body. This prompted US ambassador to the UN Nikki…

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Egypt’s journalists face ‘extraordinary’ threats

This has been described as “the worst time to be a journalist” in Egypt’s history. As the year comes to an end, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s government stands accused by rights groups of instilling fear through a series of draconian restrictions on the media. The US-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) dubs the country “one of the world’s…