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Outcry after Egypt sentences 3 reporters to prison

The fiance of journalist Mohamed Fahmy is consoled by a friend following the verdicts in the sentencing hearing for Al-Jazeera journalists, in a courtroom in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, June 23, 2014. AP

An Egyptian court on Monday convicted three Al-Jazeera journalists and sentenced them to seven years in prison on terrorism-related charges after a trial dismissed by rights groups as a politically motivated sham. The verdict brought a landslide of international condemnation and calls for the newly elected president to intervene.

Posted: June 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Egypt court resumes trial of Jazeera journalists amid outcry

Employees and supporters of the television network Al-Jazeera hold up signs as they protest the imprisonment of Al-Jazeera journalists in Egypt, at the Newseum, near the US Capitol, in Washington, DC, February 27, 2014. AFP FILE PHOTO

The trial of Al-Jazeera journalists for supporting the banned Muslim Brotherhood of ousted president Mohamed Morsi resumes Wednesday in a case that has sparked a global outcry over muzzling of the press.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Kerry expresses concern over Egypt crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood

An Egyptian passes through the scene of a powerful explosion believed to be caused by a car bomb at a police headquarters building, that killed at least a dozen people, wounded more than 100, and left scores buried under the rubble, in the Nile Delta city of Mansoura, 110 kilometers (70 miles) north of Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013. The country's interim government accused the Muslim Brotherhood of orchestrating the attack, branding it a "terrorist organization." AP/Ahmed Ashraf

US Secretary of State John Kerry expressed concern Thursday over Egypt’s intensified crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood after the military-installed government declared it a terrorist group.

Posted: December 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Egypt declares Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group

In this Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2013 file photo, an Egyptian man makes his way through rubble at the scene of an explosion at a police headquarters building that killed at least a dozen people, wounded more than 100, and left scores buried under the rubble, in the Nile Delta city of Mansoura, 110 kilometers (70 miles) north of Cairo, Egypt.

Egypt’s military-installed rulers declared the Muslim Brotherhood of ousted president Mohamed Morsi a “terrorist” organization Wednesday, signalling a wider crackdown after blaming it for a deadly police compound bombing claimed by a jihadist group.

Posted: December 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Egypt’s Mubarak, Brotherhood chiefs due in court

A supporter of Egypt's deposed autocrat Hosni Mubarak holds a poster of him and chants slogans in front of Tora prison, where Mubarak has been held, in Cairo, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. AP

Egypt’s former president Hosni Mubarak returns to court Sunday to face charges over protester deaths, as Muslim Brotherhood leaders make their first appearances in court on similar but unrelated charges.

Posted: August 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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