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Egypt arrests 25 men in gay bathhouse raid

By AP Eight Egyptian men convicted for ‘inciting debauchery’ following their appearance in a video of an alleged same-sex wedding party on a Nile boat leave the defendant’s cage in a courtroom in Cairo, Egypt, November 1, 2014. (photo credit: AP/Hassan Ammar, File) CAIRO — Egyptian security forces raided a bathhouse and arrested 25 men … Continue reading

Egypt arrests 33 men for alleged debauchery

In November, a Cairo court sentenced eight men to three years in jail for ‘inciting debauchery and offending public morality’ after video footage of an alleged gay marriage went viral on the Internet. (Video still) AFP, Cairo Thirty-three men have been arrested in a night-time police raid on a Cairo bathhouse for alleged “debauchery”, a … Continue reading

Egypt begins clearing Gaza border area

Smoke rises after a house was blown up during a military operation by Egyptian security forces in the Egyptian city of Rafah near the border with southern Gaza Strip Oct. 29, 2014. (AFP) Al Arabiya, Staff writer Egypt began establishing a buffer zone on Wednesday, clearing residents from its border with the Gaza Strip following … Continue reading

Egypt to set up buffer zone with Gaza Strip

Egyptian report claims perpetrators of Friday attack on army post in Sinai that killed 30 troops arrived via Gaza tunnel By Times of Israel staff, AP and AFP Egyptian Army personnel supervise the destruction of tunnels between Egypt and the Gaza Strip at the border, near the town of Rafah, northern Sinai, Egypt, September 2013. … Continue reading

7 arrested in Egypt for homosexuality

Court orders suspects be physically examined, accuses them of ‘debauchery,’ after video emerges of same-sex wedding CAIRO — Egypt’s top prosecutor ordered Saturday seven men detained and physically examined over accusations of “debauchery,” a charge often leveled at gays, after a video emerged of a same-sex wedding party, the state news agency reported. A statement … Continue reading