Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pardoned 100 prisoners including three Al Jazeera television journalists on Wednesday, a day before he plans to head to the annual United Nations summit of world leaders. Canadian Mohamed Fahmy, Egyptian Baher Mohamed and Australian Peter Greste were sentenced to three years in prison in[…]
The South African National Editors Forum (Sanef) along with several key media forums, have expressed their collective “shock” at the sentencing of three Al Jazeera journalists in Cairo. The sentiment was expressed by the African Editors Forum, the African Media Initiative and delegates of the 19th session of Highway Africa[…]
An Egyptian court sentenced three Al Jazeera TV journalists to three years in prison on Saturday for operating without a press license and broadcasting material harmful to Egypt, a case that has stirred an international outcry. The verdict in a retrial was issued against Mohamed Fahmy, a naturalized Canadian who[…]
An Egyptian court has adjourned the long-running retrial of three Al Jazeera journalists for the ninth time, with the next hearing scheduled for August 2. Australian Peter Greste, Egyptian Baher Mohamed, and Canadian Mohamed Fahmy were found guilty in June 2014 of aiding a terrorist organisation, a reference to the[…]
An Egyptian court has said it will announce the verdict in the long-running retrial of three Al Jazeera journalists at the end of July. Closing arguments in the trial of Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy were heard on Monday , after the case was adjourned on eight previous occasions. A[…]
Al Jazeera has urged Germany to immediately release its journalist Ahmed Mansour, who was detained at a Berlin airport at the request of the Egyptian authorities. “The crackdown on journalists by Egyptian authorities is well known. Our network, as the Arab world’s most-watched, has taken the brunt of this. Other[…]
Saudi Arabia has proposed a five-day ceasefire in Yemen’s war to facilitate humanitarian aid to civilians in the war-torn country, but only on the condition that the Houthi rebels also halt the fighting. Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir made the announcement on Thursday at a news conference with US Secretary of[…]
A court in Cairo has adjourned the retrial of Al Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed until April 22. Fahmy and Mohamed were jailed on charges of aiding a “terrorist organisation” and were freed on bail on February 12 after more than 400 days, but the court said the[…]
The retrial of two Al-Jazeera English journalists who face terror-related charges in Egypt has been postponed to March 19. The decision Sunday comes after a brief hearing for acting bureau chief Mohamed Fahmy and Egyptian producer Baher Mohammed. They were freed last month awaiting trial, though they’ve had to check[…]
While Top secret Spy Cables exposed by Al Jazeera Network has implicated South Africa in the biggest leak of state security documents in the country’s history, Darul Uloom Zakariyya in Zakariyya Park, south of Johannesburg was not spared from the leak. The respected Islamic institution has also come under the[…]
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