British Tourist to Face a Death Penalty in Egypt and Here’s Why

British Tourist to Face a Death Penalty in Egypt and Here’s Why

By Mohamed El Fishawy

Turns out that a foreign passport doesn’t always warrant a get out of jail card in Egypt and sometimes the law must take its course, regardless of who it’s against. Especially when we are talking about illegal drugs and painkillers. Laura Plummer, 33, from Hull, has been arrested after being detained for carrying 29 strips of […]

Qatari Sympathizers to Face 15 Years in Prison in the UAE

Qatari Sympathizers to Face 15 Years in Prison in the UAE

  The UAE has just announced that Qatari sympathizers will be facing a jail term of up to 15 years, and they will also be slapped with a fine of not less than half a million Dirhams.   In a statement issued to Arabic media on early Wednesday morning, Counselor Hamad Saif Al Shamsi, UAE Attorney-General, […]

Egyptians Might Face Jail Time When Choosing Foreign Names for Newborns

Egyptians Might Face Jail Time When Choosing Foreign Names for Newborns

  May God have mercy on us all! Because nothing makes sense in Egypt and we should never ever be happy, someone just had to make us more unhappy by robbing us another simple joy of life. Parliament member and representative of the governorate of Kafr El Sheikh, Bedir Abdul Aziz, is currently working on presenting a law […]

There’s a New Restaurant in Cairo That’s Prison-Themed

There’s a New Restaurant in Cairo That’s Prison-Themed

  It’s not surprise that Egyptians love food. New restaurants and cafes open every week to meet up with Cairo’s huge demand. In such a competitive market, some restaurants nowadays use unique themes to attract their customers; as people got used to the ordinary way of presenting food.     Garemt Akl (Food Crime) is […]

Hosni Mubarak Gets Released and Returns to His Heliopolis Villa

Hosni Mubarak Gets Released and Returns to His Heliopolis Villa

  After spending six years in Tora prison and Maadi Hospital, the former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has finally been released.   Following the outbreak of 25th of January revolution, we’ve been suffering from a political and economic turmoil. The former president, along with countless political figures, have been under arrest in the well-known case […]

Abu Dhabi to Replace Short Jail Terms with Community Service

Abu Dhabi to Replace Short Jail Terms with Community Service

  The UAE has formed a new public prosecution to hand down community service rather than jail time as punishment for minor offences in Abu Dhabi.   The announcement followed a resolution to set up a new public prosecution as issued by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential […]

14 Things You Never Thought You Would Get Punished for in the UAE

14 Things You Never Thought You Would Get Punished for in the UAE

www.guide2dubai.com   Whether you’re visiting the UAE or in the process of relocating, you should know these rules because you might do one thing and find yourself in jail the next day not knowing how you ended up thre. Here is an overview of the key laws that all expats and visitors to the emirates should know, […]

Moroccan Boxer in Rio Held 15 Days in Custody For Accusations of Sexual Assault

Moroccan Boxer in Rio Held 15 Days in Custody For Accusations of Sexual Assault

By Leena ElDeeb

  Rio de Janeiro court sentenced Moroccan boxer, Hassan Saada, to spend 15 days in jail, last Friday. Meanwhile the authorities will investigate and examine claims by the two women who accused Saada to have attempted to rape them at the Olympic Village on Wednesday.   Reports say he invited one of the women to pose for a selfie […]

UAE Court Issues Dh150,000 Fine for Playing Pokémon Go?

UAE Court Issues Dh150,000 Fine for Playing Pokémon Go?

By Amira Gamal

  Pokemon Go is slowly but surely starting to feel like a religion. Everyone knows what it is and converting to it. Pokemon Trainers are seen everywhere walking around their blocks catching Ratatas. But of course, us Arabs can’t have nice things. Why, you say? Because the UAE have set some restrictions to play the […]

Why Are Israeli Prisons Filled with over 400 Palestinian Children?

Why Are Israeli Prisons Filled with over 400 Palestinian Children?

  At the age of 16, our problems are a combination of fluctuating hormones, learning to drive, and high school drama. For 16-year-olds in Palestine, the problems run much deeper, as they face time behind Israeli bars for no apparent reason. The Middle East Monitor released an alarming infographic capturing the startling percent of human rights […]