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John Kerry, Hammond urge Hamas to accept truce

US secretary of state John Kerry spoke Thursday to his counterparts in Qatar and Turkey, which support the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, as he pressed for a Gaza ceasefire.

Clashes between rival militias in Libya kill 47


Clashes between rival Libyan militias fighting for control of the international airport in the capital, Tripoli, have killed 47 people over the past 24 hours, Libya's health ministry said.

37 Morsi supporters get life term

Cairo, July 5: Muslim Brotherhood’s supreme guide Mohamed Badie and 36 other Islamists were on Saturday sentenced to life by an Egyptian court for involvement in deadly protests last year after milita

Sisi won’t interfere on jailed journos

Egypt’s President on Tuesday said the authorities will not interfere in the judiciary, as protests were staged worldwide in solidarity with Al-Jazeera journalists, including an Australian, whose jaili

Unjust: Verdict sparks outrage across world

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An Egyptian court on Monday sentenced three Al-Jazeera journalists, including Australia’s Peter Greste, to jail terms from seven to 10 years in a verdict denounced as “unjust” and “appalling”.

Egypt court sentences 3 Al Jazeera journalists for 10 years


The guilty verdicts were delivered by a judge on Monday against Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed in an Egypt court.

12 Morsi supporters get death

Egyptian journalist Abdullah Elshamy of Al-Jazeera hugs his mother Thouraya Elshamy - AFP

An Egyptian court sentenced 12 supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi to death on Wednesday on charges connected to the fatal shooting of a police general last year.

Egypt’s new Cabinet sworn in, to deal with economic woes

Egypt’s Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb was sworn in on Tuesday at the head of a new government that retained key economic and security ministers but created a new investment post to attract funds to an

Egypt asks YouTube to remove video of sexual assault victim

Egypt has asked YouTube to remove a video showing a naked woman with injuries being dragged through Cairo’s Tahrir Square after being sexually assaulted during celebrations for President Abdel Fattah

Sisi apologises to sexual attack victim

Bearing red flowers, Egypt’s newly sworn-in President on Wednesday apologised in person to a woman who was sexually assaulted by a mob during weekend celebrations marking his inauguration.State televi

“The most cunning deception Is self-deception — You can’t find yourself out!” From Keepup With Copra by Bachchoo

If the visuals of a Shiv Sena member of Parliament stuffing a chapati down the throat of a canteen supervisor at Maharashtra Sadan who was fasting for Ramzan were sickening in their connotations of the arrogance, insensitivity and toxic intoxication of petty power, the facile and feeble explanation of the MP, Rajan Vichare, that he was not aware that the attendant was Muslim or fasting for Ramzan was idiotic at so many levels that he ought to be disqualified on grounds of stupidity alone.