Jan 4, 2016

Jordan frees No. 2 figure in Muslim Brotherhood from prison

Jordan on Monday released a top leader of the Muslim Brotherhood opposition group after he served over two-thirds of his 18-month prison term for criticizing the United Arab Emirates, an ally of the kingdom. Zaki Bani Ersheid’s release comes at a time of growing ...

Jun 17, 2015

Morsi, Muslim Brotherhood figures sentenced to death over mass jail break

An Egyptian court sentenced deposed President Mohamed Morsi to death on Tuesday over a mass jail break during the country’s 2011 uprising and issued sweeping punishments against the leadership of Egypt’s oldest Islamic group. The general guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Badie, and ...

After more than 400 days, Egypt frees then deports Al-Jazeera reporter

Feb 2, 2015

After more than 400 days, Egypt frees then deports Al-Jazeera reporter

Egypt freed and deported Australian journalist Peter Greste on Sunday after more than 400 days in detention, following global condemnation of his jailing on charges of backing the Muslim Brotherhood. Greste, an award-winning correspondent for Al-Jazeera English, flew to Larnaca in Cyprus accompanied by ...

Feb 2, 2015

Egypt policeman kills hospitalized Islamist

An Egyptian policeman was arrested Sunday for having shot dead an Islamist detained in a Cairo hospital with injuries from his arrest, the interior ministry said. The ministry, on its Facebook page, said the victim was a member of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood arrested ...

Egypt court orders retrial in Al-Jazeera case

Jan 2, 2015

Egypt court orders retrial in Al-Jazeera case

An Egyptian appeals court on Thursday ordered the retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists held for over a year on terror-related charges, a ruling that their lawyers hoped was a step toward resolving a case that brought a storm of international criticism on Egypt’s ...

Dec 23, 2014

Al-Jazeera shuts Egypt channel as Doha-Cairo tensions thaw

Qatar’s Al-Jazeera network said Monday it was “temporarily” closing its Egypt-dedicated channel, accused of bias toward the banned Muslim Brotherhood, a day after the Gulf state pledged support for Cairo. The decision appeared to be a direct result of a thaw between Doha and ...