Press review 10th July – 17th July 2015
Life is hard for the children who scrape a living on Egypt’s streets. They deal daily with horror and hunger, but for the girls the struggle is worse – which is why some of them dress as boys. Patrick Kingsley hears their stories
World headlines focus on Khader Adnan and his 55-day hunger strike, but what are the lives of the hunger strikers really like?
After marathon negotiations, Iran and the permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany (the « 5 + 1 ») have finally agreed on July 14 to a very technical and detailed agreement allowing Iran to develop its civilian nuclear industry and escape the sanctions, but blocking for at least ten years any hint of military nuclear program. In fact, this text was negotiated directly between Iran and the United States and its scope thus extends far beyond the nuclear issue.
On 4 July 2015, the head of the Tunisian government Beji Caid Essebsi decreed a state of emergency. Eight days earlier, a jihadist attack against a resort near Sousse had killed 38 tourists. The investigation revealed that there was a link between the attack and the one that had occurred three months earlier, on March 18, killing 22 people among the tourists visiting the National Museum of Bardo. Both attacks were claimed by the organization of the Islamic State. Tunisians how do they live this situation? Testimony.
Iran is hoping that the nuclear agreement struck in Vienna this week will create a further boost to a tourist industry that has already relaxed visa requirements and is planning to build new hotels to attract visitors to its ancient sights