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Three journalists killed in January 

There are 334 jailed, mostly in China, Egypt, Turkey, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Syria.  

Reporters Without Borders has asked the authorities of Mexico to investigate if the killing of Rafael Murúa Manríquez, 34, was connected with his work as a radio journalist. All the evidences are pointing to that connection, because Murúa had had death threats linked to his journalistic work and his criticism of the mayor of Mulegé, […]

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Beheading of 21 Christians

The beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians by Islamic State (ISIL) in Libya has been a step further in the run of cruelty of the extremists against the world. Those 21 men were killed because they were Christians. No one should die because of their religion or their ideas in this world, but it happens too often nowadays.

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Al Jazeera's Greste urges Egypt to free colleagues

Al Jazeera’s Greste released. Urges Egypt to free colleagues.

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Forced evacuations in Egypt

Egyptian authorities are evacuating all residents living in the borderline of Gaza to demolish their homes and create a buffer zone after an attack against an army post that killed 31 soldiers last Friday. The North Sinai Governor Abdel Fattah Harhour confirmed that the evacuation of residents is “final, not temporary” and will be followed […]

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Too many killed

When I wrote the post “Back to the worst” I couldn’t imagine the situation in Gaza would be so bloody as it has been and it continues being. In just 25 days, 1,499 Palestinians were killed, most of them civilians, and there are 7,000 wounded. The Israeli army have attacked a UN shelter, adducing that nearby there were militants launching an attack against them. So the UN blue banner is not longer a safe haven for the 200,000 internal displaced people trapped in the strip.

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El Sisi swept in Egypt

As expected, the former Egyptian general Abdel Fatah El Sisi swept in the presidential elections with more than 93% of the votes. A victory shadowed by the low turnout (44%).

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Egyptian court sentences 683 more to death

An Egyptian court has sentenced 683 people to death in another mass trial against alleged rioters accused of murder and attempted murder of several police officers in Minya. Mohammed Badie, the supreme leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, is among them.

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Egypt mass death sentences

The criminal court in Minya, Egypt sentenced 529 people to death, possibly the largest mass death sentence in recent years anywhere, in a trial lacking basic due process protections, said Human Rights Watch in a press release.

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Russia, Egypt reach initial $3 billion arms deal

MOSCOW, February 14 (RIA Novosti) – Egypt has reached an initial agreement on how to implement a new Russian arms delivery deal worth over $3 billion, Vedomosti newspaper reported Friday. Egypt’s defense minister and likely new president Field Marshal Abdel Fattah el-Sisi negotiated the agreement, aimed at replacing decreased assistance from Washington, during talks in […]

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Egyptians vote in constitutional referendum - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

Egyptians vote in constitutional referendum. First ballot since military overthrew President Morsi Likely to spawn presidential bid of General al-Sisi – Al Jazeera.

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