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    A judge in Egypt sentenced two men to death on Saturday for murders that took place during pro-Morsi demonstrations last year in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria. Continue reading

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    March 25, 2014  

    In a crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood, their supporters and other dissenters, an Egyptian court put 638 suspected Islamists on trial for murder or attempted murder during riots last year. A day earlier, more than 500 suspected supporters of ousted President Morsi were sentenced to death by the same judge. Judy Woodruff talks to Michele Dunne of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Continue reading

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    March 24, 2014  

    In our news wrap Monday, an Egyptian court issued death sentences to 529 supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi after a two-day trial. Also, the U.S. will send more forces to Uganda to hunt for fugitive warlord Joseph Kony, whose army is accused of murder and mutilation, as well as the kidnapping thousands of children. Continue reading

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    March 24, 2014   BY  

    An Egyptian court sentenced 529 supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi to death Monday for murdering a police officer, among other charges, in relation to an attack on a police station in August 2013.
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    March 5, 2014  

    The trial for three journalists who work for the Al-Jazeera network continued in Cairo. Mohamed Fahmy, Baher Mohamed and Peter Greste are accused of endangering Egyptian national security by assisting the Muslim Brotherhood, a charge denied by their families and Al-Jazeera. Jeffrey Brown reports on the global response to their arrest and imprisonment. Continue reading

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    February 24, 2014   BY  

    From the earliest days of Egypt’s uprising in 2011, director Jehane Noujaim, producer Karim Amer and their team shouldered cameras on the streets of Cairo as a revolution unfolded. The famous “18 days” — centered on central Cairo’s Tahrir Square — led to the downfall of a dictator, Hosni Mubarak. But those days were just the beginning. The ensuing 2-and-a-half years, chronicled in their film “The Square” were — and are — much more complicated. Noujaim and Amer sat down last week with PBS NewsHour chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner in Washington to discuss the film, the hopes of the people in it, and their wishes for the ancient land they know so well. Continue reading

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    February 20, 2014  

    In Egypt, three journalists who work for the Al-Jazeera network have pleaded not guilty to charges of aiding a terrorist group and endangering national security. The Egyptian authorities have accused them of having illegal contact with the Muslim Brotherhood and manipulating the media. Paul Mason of Independent Television News offers some background on the court proceedings. Continue reading

  • Demonstrators protest outside the Egyptian embassy in London Wednesday to demand the immediate release of detained journalists in Egypt on Feb. 19, 2014. Photo by Carl Court/AFP/Getty Images
    February 20, 2014   BY  

    Three Al-Jazeera journalists facing trial in Egypt pleaded not guilty on Thursday to terrorism-related charges. The high-profile case was adjourned until March 5 after the 40-minute hearing. The journalists have been held in Cairo’s maximum security Torah Prison, facing charges including “joining a terrorist organization, aiding a terrorist organization and threatening national security.” The Egyptian government arrested the men in December for reporting seen as bias toward the now-illegal Muslim Brotherhood. Continue reading

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    February 19, 2014  

    What differentiates Tunisia in its progress establishing a young democracy, while other countries inspired by the Arab Spring have floundered? What are the lasting consequences for nations that have plunged into long-term conflict? Jeffrey Brown asks for an assessment from Hisham Melhem of Al-Arabiya, Mary-Jane Deeb of the Library of Congress and Tarek Masoud of Harvard University. Continue reading

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    February 19, 2014  

    Three years ago, protests in Tunisia ignited a regional revolution known as the Arab Spring that has produced decidedly mixed results. Jeffrey Brown examines the outcome for Tunisia as well as the ongoing turmoil in Libya and Egypt. Continue reading