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IMF pushes more austerity in the MENA region


Peter Bakvis: The IMF acknowledges that “the refugee crisis is weighing on the economy and public finances” of Jordan but does not explain how cuts will affect the capacity of the government to respond

ILO reprimands Cairo over labour rights in Egypt


The fight to recognise independent trade unions has been a long-time aim of Egypt’s labour movement, although it gained significant ground after the 25 January uprising that toppled former President Hosni Mubarak in 2011

Egypt: Morsi’s death sentence is just the tip of the iceberg


“We can never be sure that defendants, especially political ones, will get a fair trial. So the least we can do is to demand stopping the death penalty, as it is irreversible,” says Ahmed Ezat, a lawyer and researcher.