Egypt sentences 75 people to death, hundreds to jail over 2013 sit-in

Rights groups say over 800 protesters died in the single most deadly incident during the unrest that followed Egypt’s 2011 popular uprising. A criminal court sentenced to death by hanging several prominent Islamists including senior Brotherhood leaders Essam al-Erian and Mohamed Beltagi and preacher Safwat Higazi. Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader Mohamed Badie and dozens more were given life sentences, judicial […]

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Investment Banking’s Elite Is 96% Men, But There’s One Big Outlier

In the male-dominated world of investment banking, women are increasingly rising to the top in a place you might not think to look. Malaysia, a predominantly Muslim country better known for its recent political turbulence than its gender diversity, now has female bosses at three of its 11 homegrown investment banks. Women also hold the top jobs at the Malaysian units of Credit […]

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Yemeni-American Commits Suicide After Trump Travel Ban Bars His Family

A Yemeni-American father killed himself earlier this month after his family was barred from entering the country by the Trump administration’s travel ban. U.S. citizen Mahmood Salem, a father of five, fatally shot himself on July 18 at his apartment in Louisiana after saying goodbye to his family on the phone, NBC News reported Saturday. Salem’s three youngest children are […]

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“He Looked Like a Terrorist!” How a Drive in Rural India Ended in a Mob Attack and a Lynching

In the tiny hamlet of Murki in the hinterlands of south India, Inspector V.B. Yadwad surveyed a pile of bricks and stones in a ditch where he and other police officers had been attacked earlier this month while trying to save a group of five men on a road trip from a violent mob. “We tried hard to stop them,” […]

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