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article 29 November 2014 World, Egypt
News
What does Hosni Mubarak acquittal mean for Egypt?

An Egyptian court drops charges against ousted leader Hosni Mubarak in connection with the killing of 239 protesters during a 2011 revolt.

video 11 November 2014 UK, Egypt

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#FreeAJStaff: Greste held in 'rundown conditions' - video

The parents of the Al Jazeera journalist, Peter Greste, have been paying tribute to their son who's now spent almost a year in an Egyptian jail. His brother Andrew speaks to Krishnan Guru-Murthy.

article 30 October 2014 World, Israel
Palestinians during clashes with Israeli police in the Abu Tor neighbourhood of east Jerusalem (Reuters)
Jerusalem mosque closure is 'declaration of war'

Amid growing tension in east Jerusalem, PLO leader Mahmoud Abbas has condemned the closure of the revered al-Aqsa mosque. Meanwhile, Egypt's demolition programme in the border town of Rafah continues.

article 12 August 2014 World, Egypt
News
Egypt's Tiananmen-style attack premeditated - HRW

The killing of 817 demonstrators last year was systematic, planned and ordered by officials, says Human Rights Watch, which wants the UN to investigate what are "probably" crimes against humanity.

article 10 August 2014 World, Egypt
News
Israel won't continue peace talks while 'under fire'

Israel says it would not return to Egyptian-mediated ceasefire talks as long as Palestinian militants in Gaza keep up cross-border rocket and mortar fire.

post 03 August 2014
Read more from Paul Mason on his blog Gaza-Israel live: strike on UN school

Live updates from the Channel 4 News team as the violence continues.

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?

article 21 July 2014 World, Israel
News
Tunnels - a new theatre in the Israel-Gaza conflict

Drones and rockets have shaped much of the aerial activity in the conflict between Hamas and Israel. But there is a new theatre of war emerging underground.

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.