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Egyptian court sentences Al Jazeera journalists to 3 years in jail

An Egyptian court has sentenced three Al Jazeera TV journalists to three years in prison for operating without a press license and broadcasting material harmful to Egypt, a case that has triggered an international outcry.  

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Bahrain’s PM salutes ‘Fourth Estate’, honours journalists

Bahrain’s Premier has saluted generations of journalists and columnists ‘who toiled to promote the Fourth Estate in Bahrain and support national causes.’ "Successive generations enriched the media and laid t

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US hostage killed during rescue attempt in Yemen

A US journalist and a South African teacher held by al Qaeda militants in Yemen were killed alongside 10 of their captors during a rescue attempt by US and Yemeni forces, senior officials said on Saturday. US Secretary of State Jo

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US mother pleads to Islamic State for son's release

The mother of an American journalist held captive by militant group Islamic State released a video on Wednesday appealing directly to the group's leader for his release. "I am sending this message to you, Abu Bakr al-Bagh

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Iran detains four journalists, 3 US-Iranians

The Committee to Protect Journalists on Thursday called on the Iranian government to immediately release four detained journalists, three of whom it said had US-Iranian nationality.  

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Egypt frees journalist on hunger strike

Egypt's public prosecutor ordered the release on Monday on medical grounds of Al Jazeera journalist Abdullah Al-Shamy, who had been on hunger strike for more than 130 days in protest over his detention, a statement from the prosecutor's

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Egypt frees journalist on hunger strike

Egypt's public prosecutor ordered the release on Monday on medical grounds of Al Jazeera journalist Abdullah Al-Shamy, who had been on hunger strike for more than 130 days in protest over his detention, a statement from the prosecutor's

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Al Jazeera journalist's life 'at risk' in Egypt

Qatar-based satellite network Al Jazeera has written to world powers asking them to secure the release of one of its journalists jailed in Egypt, accusing the authorities in Cairo of endangering his life. In a letter seen by Reute

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Syrian journalist killed covering fighting

A Syrian journalist has been killed covering clashes between government forces and opposition fighters in the eastern city of Deir al-Zor, a regional broadcaster said. Beirut-based Al Mayadeen said on its website that its camerama

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Journalist hurt in violent protests in Bahrain

A journalist was injured when violence erupted following an anti-government protest on Budaiya Highway yesterday. Briton Amjad Taha, who works for Dubai-based broadcaster Al Arabiya, was pelted with stones by thugs following an ea

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