Egypt

Jon Queally, staff writer
In a slightly positive but mostly disappointing development to their families and advocates of press freedom around the world, three journalists detained by the Egyptian government for more than a year were granted a retrial by an appeals court on New Years Day but will remained in prison until that trial takes places sometime later this year. As...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Three Al Jazeera journalists marked their first year in jail in Egypt on Monday...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry sit side-by-side as they meet with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi at the Presidential Palace in Cairo, Egypt, on July 22, 2014. (Photo: State Department/Public Domain)
Third mass death sentence in less than a year comes amid mounting concerns...

Further

Egypt's grotesque sentencing of three Al Jazeera journalists to years in prison for doing their job is sparking well-earned outrage, with their boss declaring the decision "defies logic, sense and any semblance of justice.” Hopefully, outrage will likewise greet the news that, the day before, John Kerry was in Egypt assuring al-Sisi the U.S. will be sending Apache helicopters "very, very soon" to add to the $600 million of weaponry we've already sent, now that our two freedom-loving countries...