Al Jazeera

‘Spy cables’ leak probe underway

An investigation into the leaking of classified security documents by broadcaster Al Jazeera is under way, State Security Minister David Mahlobo said on Wednesday. “A full investigation has been launched into the purported leakage,” he said in a statement. “Its veracity and verification will be handled in terms of the[…]

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SSA named in ‘Spy Cable’ reports

The South African Security Agency (SSA) allegedly spied on Iran, Al-Jazeera reported on its website. According to the report, Al-Jazeera was in possession of documents –mainly exchanges between the SSA and its counterparts around the world — showing South Africa was monitoring Iranian agents. Al-Jazeera stated that the South African[…]

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Al Jazeera journalists’ retrial adjourned

The retrial of two Al Jazeera journalists in an Egyptian court for their alleged links to the Muslim Brotherhood has been adjourned because of a lack of eyewitnesses. The case, which was set to resume on Monday, has been adjourned until March 8. The Court of Cassation ordered the retrial[…]

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Retrial to begin for Al Jazeera journalists

The retrial of two Al-Jazeera English journalists who face terror-related charges in a case widely criticized by human rights organizations and media groups is set to begin Monday in Egypt. Both acting bureau chief Mohamed Fahmy and Egyptian producer Baher Mohammed have been free on bail since earlier this month[…]

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Too soon to celebrate: Greste

Freed Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste says it is too soon to celebrate because his two colleagues still face retrial in Egypt. Greste was freed from an Egyptian prison earlier this month and his two colleagues were released last week. He told BBC on Thursday that the controversial court cases[…]

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Court orders release of Al Jazeera journalists

An Egyptian judge ordered a pair of Al-Jazeera English journalists released on bail Thursday as their retrial on terror-related charges continues. The decision comes less than two weeks after the deportation of the reporters’ Australian colleague, Peter Greste, under a new law allowing Egypt’s president to deport foreign defendants or[…]

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Release of AJ journalist is “imminent”: Canada

Canada’s foreign minister said Monday the release of Al-Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy from a prison in Egypt is “imminent.” Fahmy, a dual Egyptian-Canadian citizen, has relinquished his Egyptian citizenship as prerequisite to his deportation. Foreign Minister John Baird spoke to the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. a day after Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste[…]

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