Egyptian Court Sentences 2 Al-Jazeera Employees to Death

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced six people, including two Al-Jazeera employees, to death for allegedly passing documents related to national security to Qatar and the Doha-based TV network during the rule of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi.

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Hamas Beefs Up Egypt Border Force In Bid To Ease Tensions

Hamas began deploying additional forces on the Gaza border with Egypt on Thursday, the interior ministry said, in an apparent effort to ease Cairo’s concerns about security. “National security forces started today to increase the number of its troops and

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Hamas security forces patrol an area along the border between the Gaza Strip and Egypt on April 14, 2016 in Rafah

Jordan Shuts Down Local Muslim Brotherhood Office

The Muslim Brotherhood offices in Jordan were shut down on Wednesday by the state authorities. No reason was given for the sudden crackdown on the Islamic movement, which recently cut ties with sister chapters in the Arab world.

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Bomb Attack Near Pyramids Kills Six, Muslim Brotherhood Blamed

A bomb attack in Giza, on a road leading to the pyramids, killed at least six people on Thursday – including three Egyptian police officers – and wounded 13 others. Two of the wounded are reportedly in critical condition. The Egyptian Interior Ministry blamed the attack on Muslim Brotherhood militants.

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Canadian Government Facing Pressure to Outlaw Muslim Brotherhood

With growing evidence of the Muslim Brotherhood’s presence and activity in Canada–together with their ties to terror around the world–the government is coming under increased pressure to declare the Muslim Brotherhood a terror group, thereby making the organization illegal in Canada.

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Egypt Hangs Morsi Supporter for Post-Coup Riot Murder

The UK Telegraph reports that the first of many death sentences handed down after the fall of Mohammed Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood government has been carried out–a hanging. It remains to be seen how many of the hundreds of other potential executions arising from controversial mass trials will be conducted.

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