24th-31th May


A new law on non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Egypt, currently with the Shura Council, would effectively be a death blow to independent civil society in Egypt, said Amnesty International.

« The chronicle of the announced failure » of the international conference held in Geneva « can already be written, » said Jean-Pierre Filiu, professor at Sciences Po (Paris), member of the scientific council of the iReMMO.

A court convicted the Tunisian member of the Ukrainian feminist group Femen Tuesday for carrying an “incendiary object” and fined her $182. She remains in custody pending more serious charges.

Lebanon’s parliament has voted to postpone elections due in June because of security concerns over the conflict in Syria, officials say.