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Syrians in Egypt fear new restrictions signal worse to come

The closure of a popular Syrian-owned restaurant in the east Alexandria neighborhood of Asafra over what an employee in the Alexandria governor’s office claimed to be “health code violations” has renewed fears among Syrians of tighter restrictions on their businesses in Egypt. It has also sparked a new wave of hostility …

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Egypt torture conference ‘kafkaesque horror’, says head of revolutionary council

Head of the Egyptian Revolutionary Council Maha Azzam has written to the UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet Jeria urging her to publicly condemn the regional conference on torture which will be held in Cairo at the beginning of September and will be co-hosted by the international body.

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