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Egypt TV host gets year in prison for interviewing gay man

An Egyptian court has sentenced a TV presenter to a year in prison for interviewing a gay sex worker on his show. Mohammed el-Gheiti was found guilty of encouraging immorality over an August 2018 segment in which the guest described his profession. El-Gheiti, who can appeal the ruling, was fined around $170 and is free pending a final verdict. The ...

In pics: Heavy fog hits Egypt, ports

CAIRO – 22 January 2019: Egyptian cities and some of its port were hit by a heavy fog on Tuesday which led to block traffic in many areas. The General Directorate of Traffic appealed to citizens to exercise caution while driving especially highways and desert, also stressed the citizens following some general guidelines before moving by car and following traffic ...

CyberSouth: Advanced Judicial Training on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence in Lebanon

Council of Europe in partnership with the Ministry of Justice in Lebanon organised on 16, 17 and 19 of January 2019, under the framework of CyberSouth project, an advanced judicial training on cybercrime and electronic evidence. This training session was delivered to the magistrates who successfully completed the initial training session that took place in September 2018. The aim of ...

Aya Maasarwe: Murdered student’s body flown home from Australia

The family of an Israeli Arab student whose murder has shocked Australia have left the nation with her body, hours after her father gave a moving tribute. Aya Maasarwe, 21, died in Melbourne last week. Police have since charged a man with her rape and murder. Ms Maasarwe’s death has led to much public anger, and renewed debate about women’s safety ...

China’s economy is fine, Trump and Xi won’t fight a trade war and the Fed is a friend

China’s economy is fine, U.S. President Donald Trump and ChinesePresident Xi Jinping won’t fight a trade war and the Federal Reserveis a friend. That’s what I think of the three main issues worrying the financial markets. Let’s begin with a test about the state of China’s economy. Does China have an inflation problem? No, the reported headline price inflation in December was 1.9 percent. That’s what hits the ...

Chinese growth is more of a concern than the American economy right now, private bank says

The Chinese economy is a bigger worry right now than the U.S. economy, according to an investments expert at a private bank. Speaking to CNBC on Friday, Felix Brill, the head of investment solutions at Liechtenstein-based VP Bank, said investors should expect more market volatility due to the ongoing trade war negotiations between Washington and Beijing. Still, he ultimately expressed optimism that China’s leaders ...

Gundlach Warns U.S. Economy Is Floating on ‘an Ocean of Debt’

Jeffrey Gundlach said yet again that the U.S. economy is gorging on debt. Echoing many of the themes from his annual “Just Markets” webcast on Tuesday, Gundlach took part in a round-table of 10 of Wall Street’s smartest investors for Barron’s. He highlighted the dangers especially posed by the U.S. corporate bond market. Prolific sales of junk bonds and significant growth in ...

Mother of journalist killed by ISIS concerned about Syria withdrawal

As the United States prepares to withdraw troops from Syria, the mother of a journalist murdered by ISIS is concerned about the impact the withdrawal could have on the fight to get justice for her son. Diane Foley, whose son James Foley was brutally executed in 2014, said she is worried that without US support, the Kurdish forces will not have the ...

Iraq: ‘Dangerous disease’ hits tomato produce

Iraqi farmers have accused parties loyal to Iran of being behind a “dangerous disease” which has hit the country’s tomato produce, Al Khaleej Online reported on Friday. Social media activists said that the epidemic – which seems to have hit tomato produce in the southeastern city of Basra – has caused thousands of tonnes of tomatoes to turn rotten. Though the reason ...

Young Saudi asylum-seeker arrives in Canada to official welcome

young Saudi woman who caused a sensation by defying her family and seeking asylum abroad was welcomed with open arms in Toronto on  Saturday at the end of an exhausting international odyssey. Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland greeted Rahaf Mohammed Al Qunun, 18, after she landed in Toronto, wearing a blue ball cap and a gray hoodie emblazoned in red with the word ‘‘CANADA’’. ...