Banned group takes prosecutor hostage in Turkey

Members of a banned leftist group took a chief prosecutor hostage in his office Tuesday inside a court house in Istanbul, Turkish news agencies said. Police said negotiators were speaking to two hostage takers in attempts to end the standoff. “There is no problem concerning any of our colleagues. Our[…]

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Brotherhood leaders named terrorists: prosecutor

Egypt’s top prosecutor on Sunday named 18 Muslim Brotherhood members, including the group’s leader and his deputy, as terrorists in the first implementation of an anti-terror law passed earlier this year. In a statement, chief prosecutor Hisham Barakat said the decision follows a February court ruling that convicted Brotherhood leader[…]

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