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post 21 July 2014
Read more on Michael's blog Why Gaza has always been tricky for Middle East envoy Tony Blair

Tony Blair was in London today, addressing the Progress think tank 20 years after he became Labour leader. But weren't there more pressing concerns in the Middle East?

video 09 July 2014 World, Egypt

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Al Jazeera journalist speaks out from Egyptian jail - video

"Al Jazeera reporters allowed only one hour of sun" - Mohamed Fahmy, an Al Jazeera journalist jailed in Egypt, communicates with the outside world from prison. Paul Mason has the details.

post 03 July 2014
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog Alastair Campbell: Egypt hasn't paid me a penny

Tony Blair's former spin doctor denies taking money from the Sisi regime, but insists the west must engage with Egypt.

post 02 July 2014
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog The Blair-Sisi Project

Tony Blair's people insist he will earn no money from his advising of "President" Sisi of Egypt, who seized power in the recent coup and sealed it in a phony election.

video 24 June 2014 UK, Egypt

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#FreeAJStaff: A world where journalism is silenced - video

Journalists such as the three members of Al Jazeera staff jailed in Egypt for alleged terrorism offences inform the world of major events. What would the world be like if journalism was silenced?

article 24 June 2014 World, Australia
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#FreeAJStaff: world stands shoulder to shoulder

Exactly 24 hours after three Al Jazeera journalists were jailed in Egypt for terror related charges, hundreds of colleagues have staged a silent protest in their support.

video 23 June 2014 World, Egypt

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Al Jazeera's Sue Turton on her 10 year sentence - video

Sue Turton is one of the Al Jazeera journalists sentenced to prison in her absence. She says she is now unable to travel to any country in Africa.

article 23 June 2014 World, Egypt
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Al Jazeera journalists handed seven year jail term in Egypt

Three Al Jazeera journalists - on trial accused of aiding members of a "terrorist organisation" - are sentenced to seven years in prison by an Egyptian court.

article 21 June 2014 World, Egypt
One of the accused shouts at the court during the trial (pic: Getty)
Court confirms Egypt Muslim Brotherhood death sentences

An Egyptian court confirms death sentences against the leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and at least 182 of his supporters, all of whom are accused of a 2013 attack on a police station.