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Chad sentences 10 Boko Haram members to death -sources

Saturday, August 29, 2015 1:42am

Mahamat Mustapha Bananaye, a man accused of being a high ranking member of insurgent group Boko Haram, attends his trial in N'Djamena, ChadN'DJAMENA (Reuters) - Chad, a leading country in a military task force against Boko Haram, has sentenced 10 members of the Islamist militants to death on terrorism charges, the chief prosecutor said on Friday. "The condemned will be shot," Louampambe Mahouli Bruno said on state television. Chad's capital N'Djamena, less than 100 kilometres from the Nigerian border, was hit by a series of suicide bombings in June and July that killed more than 40 people.


Egypt sentences 3 Al-Jazeera reporters to 3 years in prison

Saturday, August 29, 2015 1:40am

FILE - In this March 31, 2014 file photo, Al-Jazeera English producer Baher Mohamed, left, Canadian-Egyptian acting Cairo bureau chief Mohammed Fahmy, center, and correspondent Peter Greste, right, appear in court along with several other defendants during their trial on terror charges, in Cairo. An Egyptian court on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, sentenced the three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison. (AP Photo/Heba Elkholy, El Shorouk, File) EGYPT OUTCAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison, the last twist in a long-running trial criticized worldwide by press freedom advocates and human rights activists.


UN council welcomes South Sudan peace deal, threatens arms embargo

Saturday, August 29, 2015 1:39am

The U.N. Security Council on Friday welcomed the signing of a peace agreement aimed at ending South Sudan's 20-month civil war while warning that it remained ready to impose an arms embargo on the country if the deal collapsed. The 15-nation council's statement came as South Sudanese rebels and the army accused each other for the second time this week of attacks that appeared to undermine the fragile peace deal that President Salva Kiir reluctantly signed days after the rebel side accepted it. "The Security Council acknowledges that this agreement is the first step in reversing the difficult political and economic situation, and humanitarian and security catastrophe resulting from this crisis," the council said.

The Latest: 3 Al-Jazeera journalists get 3 years in prison

Saturday, August 29, 2015 1:34am

FILE - In this Thursday, June 4, 2015 file photo, Canadian Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohammed Fahmy, left, and his Egyptian colleague Baher Mohammed listen in a courtroom in Tora prison in Cairo, Egypt. Egypt’s state news agency is reporting that a verdict is expected soon in the case of three Al-Jazeera English journalists. MENA reported the verdict was to be issued Saturday in the long-running trial criticized worldwide by press freedom advocates and human rights activists. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)CAIRO (AP) — Here are the latest developments in Egypt's retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists:


Egyptian court sentences 3 Al-Jazeera English journalists to 3 years in prison

Saturday, August 29, 2015 1:32am

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian court sentences 3 Al-Jazeera English journalists to 3 years in prison.

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