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Egypt releases imprisoned Al-Jazeera reporter

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CAIRO (AP) — A reporter for Al-Jazeera English was released from an Egyptian prison and deported Sunday after more than a year behind bars, ... Full Story

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  • Egypt releases imprisoned Al-Jazeera reporter
    Egypt releases imprisoned Al-Jazeera reporter

    CAIRO (AP) — A reporter for Al-Jazeera English was released from an Egyptian prison and deported Sunday after more than a year behind bars, but his two Egyptian colleagues remained jailed in a case widely condemned as a sham by human-rights groups.

  • A look at Egypt's Al-Jazeera English Trial

    CAIRO (AP) — Here is a look at the major events in the arrest and trial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists imprisoned in Egypt for over a year:

  • Biographies of the 3 Al-Jazeera English journalists
    Biographies of the 3 Al-Jazeera English journalists

    CAIRO (AP) — Al-Jazeera English reporter Peter Greste left Egypt Sunday after President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi approved his deportation. He was arrested along with two colleagues, Mohammed Fahmy and Baher Mohammed, in December 2013 on terrorism-related charges in a case widely criticized by rights goups.

  • Analysis: The world's problems enter Japan's psyche, again
    Analysis: The world's problems enter Japan's psyche, again

    TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese, who inhabit one of the safest countries in the world, have been brutally reminded that the world is a dangerous place.

  • Horror in Japan as video purports to show hostage beheaded
    Horror in Japan as video purports to show hostage beheaded

    TOKYO (AP) — Appalled and saddened by news of journalist Kenji Goto's purported beheading by Islamic State extremists, Japan ordered heightened security precautions Sunday and said it would persist with its non-military support for fighting terrorism.

  • Ukrainian separatist advance forces mass flight
    Ukrainian separatist advance forces mass flight

    SVYATOHIRSK, Ukraine (AP) — As fighting escalates around the town Debaltseve in eastern Ukraine, a growing wave of civilians are fleeing their homes, taking the risk of being struck by stray projectiles on their way, and often leaving family members behind.

  • Japan mourns Kenji Goto as caring and courageous reporter
    Japan mourns Kenji Goto as caring and courageous reporter

    TOKYO (AP) — Whether in tsunami-stricken northeastern Japan or conflict-ridden Sierra Leone, the stories of the vulnerable, the children and the poor drove the work of journalist Kenji Goto.

  • Jordan committed to anti-IS coalition, despite hostage drama
    Jordan committed to anti-IS coalition, despite hostage drama

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan remains "as committed as ever" to a U.S.-led military coalition against the Islamic State group, the kingdom's foreign minister said Sunday, amid heightened fears for the life of a Jordanian fighter pilot held by the militants.

  • Japanese shocked, saddened by purported slaying of hostage
    Japanese shocked, saddened by purported slaying of hostage

    TOKYO (AP) — The news of the purported killing of journalist Kenji Goto by Islamic State militants rushed through Japan early Sunday morning, shocking and saddening people in a nation that has embraced pacifism and where many were not emotionally prepared to cope with the hostage crisis:

  • Serbia grants citizenship to main rival of Palestine leader
    Serbia grants citizenship to main rival of Palestine leader

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia has granted citizenship to a key political rival of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas after he pledged millions of dollars in investments from the Emirates, where he has lived in exile, Serbian officials said Sunday.

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