Egypt arrests Al-Jazeera journalist over 'provoking sedition' Egypt North Africa 

PPF concerned over detention of Al Jazeera journalist in Egypt

Pakistan Press Freedom (PPF), in a letter to President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt, expressed concern over the arrest and detention of Al Jazeera journalists Mahmoud Hussein in Cairo on December 25. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali urged the government of Egypt to properly investigate the case and bring specific charges against the Al Jazeera journalist, failing which, he must be released immediately. Please follow and like us:

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Egypt Donates K 19.5 million to help Malawi cope with impending food shortages

Egypt DonatesLilongwe, January 26, 2016 (MaraviPost): The Arab Republic of Egypt through the Egyptian Agency of Partnership and Development (EAPD) has donated about K 19.5 million in a humanitarian gesture to help Malawi cope with the impending food crisis.

The donation comes as 17 per cent of the population (around 2.8 million) face severe food shortage in the lean period (October 2015 to March 2016) following prolonged dry spells and flooding in some parts of the country that led to a decline in production of maize and other food crops.

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Metrojet crash in Egypt initiates airport security review

MetroJet WreckageThe crash of a Russian Metrojet passenger flight in Sinai on 31 October and unconfirmed claims that it was caused by a bomb have triggered concerns over airport security, particularly in Egypt and other countries considered most vulnerable to Islamist militancy.

The apparent security lapses at Sharm el-Sheikh airport have already prompted tighter security at Egyptian airports and initiated a fresh review of security standards at airports internationally, including the vetting of airport staff and suppliers amid concern over the insider threat. The incident has rejuvenated calls to standardise airport security measures, potentially introducing new compliance requirements and additional costs for airport operators.

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Egyptian jail causes Al Jazeera journalist to miss birth of son

AL jazeera ReportersAl Jazeera journalist Baher Mohammed will become a father again today. His unjust imprisonment has however meant that he will not be at his wife Gehan’s side when she gives birth to their baby boy.

From his jail cell, Baher released a letter to the new arrival, to be named Haroun. The letter is a mix of sadness and hope for the child’s future, as well as some valuable wisdom for his two other children – four year old Hazem and three year old Fairouz.

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Jailed for being journalists

On 23 June, Egypt jailed Al Jazeera English staff Mohamed Fahmy, Peter Greste and Baher Mohamed for simply doing their job as journalists. Mohamed Fahmy and Peter Greste were dealt seven years in prison for ‘broadcasting false news’ and apparently promoting the banned Muslim Brotherhood group. Baher Mohamed faces ten years behind bars; his sentence is longer as he has an additional charge of possessing a bullet casing, which he says he picked up as a souvenir. All three were arrested on 29 December. Security forces filmed the arrest of…

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BBC news chief signs open letter calling for Peter Greste’s release

Peter Greste: BBC news chief James Harding has called for the Al-Jazeera reporter’s release from jail in Egypt Senior BBC news executives are among seven signatories of an open letter urging the Egyptian authorities to free one of the BBC’s former staff, Peter Greste, from prison. He is due to face trial in Cairo this week with two of his Al-Jazeeracolleagues, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, on charges of spreading false news. The BBC’s director of news and current affairs, James Harding, and his deputy, Fran Unsworth, are calling for his release. They are joined…

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Egyptian authorities postpone Morsi trial

deposed president Mohamed Morsi,CAIRO — Egyptian authorities on Wednesday abruptly called off a court appearance by deposed president Mohamed Morsi, saying bad weather prevented a helicopter flight from his prison in northern Egypt to the heavily guarded police complex in the capital where he is on trial.

After a brief procedural hearing, the case was adjourned until Feb. 1, lawyers said. Morsi and his 14 co-defendants are accused of incitement to commit murder.

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ICC Judge asks the Barack Obama Justice Dept to arrest Omar Al Bashir

Omar Al Bashir ATLANTA –  Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC), informed by the Office of the Prosecutor of Omar Al Bashir’s potential travel to the United States of America (US), invited the competent US authorities to arrest Omar Al Bashir and surrender him to the Court, in the event he enters their territory. 

The Chamber also reminded the US of the two outstanding warrants of arrest issued on 4 March 2009 and 12 July 2010 against Omar Al Bashir for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.

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Egypt explained: 6 key questions

A month after mass protests led to the ouster of President Mohamed Morsy, Egypt is still in turmoil. Morsy’s removal, carried out by the military on July 3, has angered his supporters and created deep division in the country. In some cases, the tension has led to violence. Hundreds have been killed and thousands have been injured in recent weeks, either in clashes between opposing protesters or in clashes between protesters and Egyptian security forces. As the military worked Wednesday to clear two massive makeshift Morsy camps, fires burned and tear…

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Egypt on Crossroads, Collective Effort Required

Previous riots in EgyptEgypt is on a crossroad now, so is many regions in the Arab world. This is a fact that almost nobody could argue about. But the main question is how things are going to unfold in the near future, and how the government will manage to get out of the crisis without causing much damage to the already strained tense situation.

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