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Jazeera's Greste denies links with Brotherhood in Egypt trial

Al-Jazeera reporter Peter Greste told judges Monday he has no links to the banned Muslim Brotherhood, saying that he and fellow jailed journalists from the network pose no threat to Egypt. Greste, an Australian, and his co-defendants are on trial on charges of spreading false news and supporting the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood movement of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi. "The idea that I have a connection with the Muslim Brotherhood is frankly preposterous," Greste, dressed in white prison uniform, told the judges from outside a caged dock.

Jazeera reporters back in the dock in Egypt

Al-Jazeera's Australian reporter Peter Greste and fellow journalists from the satellite news channel were back in court in Egypt Monday after spending nearly 100 days in jail since their arrest. Greste and his co-defendants are charged with spreading false news and supporting the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi. Monday's hearing comes a day after Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim accused an Al-Jazeera editor of helping to leak classified intelligence documents, in a separate espionage trial involving Morsi.

Egypt court rejects Jazeera journalists' bail plea

An Egypt court Monday turned down a plea for bail by jailed Al-Jazeera journalists, who denied links with the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood in a trial that has sparked international condemnation. The journalists, who have spent nearly 100 days in jail since their arrest, are charged with spreading false news and supporting the Islamist movement of deposed president Mohamed Morsi. "Please, get us out of jail, we are tired. We've been suffering in prison," Mohamed Fadel Fahmy, the Egypt bureau chief of Al-Jazeera English, told the judges.

Egypt accuses Jazeera editor of Morsi-linked espionage

An Egyptian minister on Sunday accused an editor of Al-Jazeera television of helping leak classified intelligence documents in an espionage case involving deposed president Mohamed Morsi. The accusation came a day before a trial of three journalists with the Doha-based broadcaster resumes in Cairo on charges of spreading false news and supporting Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood.

At least three killed in Cairo clashes

CAIRO (Reuters) - At least three people were killed in clashes in Cairo on Friday amid protests by the Muslim Brotherhood, days after hundreds of its Islamist supporters were sentenced to death, official sources said. Newspaper Al Dustour said on its website Mayada Ashraf, one of its journalists, had died covering fighting which security sources said had involved Brotherhood supporters, security forces and residents.

Egypt police, protesters clash over Sisi presidency bid

Egyptian police clashed Friday with Islamists protesting against a decision by ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to stand for president, state media and security officials said. Supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi took to the streets in Cairo, Alexandria and other Egyptian cities to vent their anger at Sisi who overthrew the Islamist leader nine months ago. Four people were wounded in clashes in the northern Damietta province, health ministry official Khaled al-Khatib told AFP.

Four killed as Egypt police, Islamists clash

Four people including an Egyptian woman journalist were killed in Cairo Friday as police clashed with Islamists protesting against ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's presidency bid, a security official said. The violence erupted in a deeply polarised Egypt as supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi took to the streets of Cairo, Alexandria and other cities to vent their anger at Sisi who overthrew the Islamist nine months ago.

Egypt police clash with anti-Sisi protesters

Police clashed Friday with Islamists protesting against a decision by ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to stand for president, state media said, underlining Egypt's deep polarisation. Supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi took to the streets in Cairo, Alexandria and other Egyptian cities to vent their anger at Sisi who overthrew the Islamist leader nine months ago. Demonstrators in the southern Cairo working class district of Helwan and in Fayum, southwest of the capital, fired birdshot and police responded with tear gas, state news agency MENA said.

Kerry urges Egypt to drop mass trial sentencings

US Secretary of State John Kerry urged Egypt Wednesday to overturn a court decision sentencing 529 supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi to death, warning it sent a "negative message" around the world. "I am deeply, deeply troubled by the sudden and unprecedented decision by an Egyptian court to issue preliminary death sentences for 529 citizens after a quick mass trial," Kerry said in a statement, issued while he was on a surprise trip to Jordan. "It simply defies logic," he argued.

Egypt's Brotherhood says there 'can be no stability' under Sisi

A Muslim Brotherhood leader said there can be no stability and security in Egypt under Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who announced Wednesday he was quitting the army to run for the presidency. "There can be no stability or security under the shadow of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in the presidency," Ibrahim Munir, a member of the Brotherhood's political bureau, told AFP in phone interview from London. The Brotherhood of deposed president Mohamed Morsi, toppled by Sisi in July, has pressed ahead with waning but often deadly protests demanding the Islamist's reinstatement. se/jds/al
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