12/07/2013

6th-12th July

Egypt should allow those fleeing Syria full access to the UN refugee agency to have their asylum claims properly examined, and should also allow Syrians already registered with the UN body to reenter the country after periods abroad, Human Rights Watch said today.

Thousands of supporters of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood have been demonstrating in Cairo’s Nasr City district, waving pictures of ousted president Mohamed Morsi, as the anti-Morsi camp planned a mass evening gathering in Tahrir Square.

A woman described as a Saudi princess has been arrested in California and accused of human trafficking.Meshael Alayban, 42, is accused of forcing a Kenyan woman to work 16 hours a day while paying her far less than what she was originally promised.

In her first speech since Pakistani Taliban tried to kill her for advocating education for girls, Malala Yousafzai celebrated her 16th birthday at the United Nations, appealing for compulsory free schooling for all children.Wearing a pink head scarf, Malala told UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and nearly 1,000 students from around the world attending a Youth Assembly at UN headquarters in New York that education was the only way to improve lives.