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Hamed Sinno, center, the lead singer of the Lebanese band Mashrou’ Leila, performs at the Dubai International Marine Club. (Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images). A crackdown on gay people in Egypt intensified over the weekend as security forces raided cafes in downtown Cairo and courts delivered harsh prison sentences, further driving the nation’s gay community underground. More than 60 people have been arrested, said human rights activists, since a concert last month by a rock group where some members of the audience waved a rainbow flag — photos of which went viral on social media and triggered public outrage. Security forces have also detained people at their homes in the middle of the night a... Full story

18 October