Mohamed Fahmy freed

Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy is free from prison in Egypt after receiving a presidential pardon.

Mr. Fahmy, who had spent more than 400 consecutive days locked up in jail before being released on bail and was then sent back to prison after a retrial, was among the first 100 names of prisoners pardoned by Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi on the religious celebration of Eid al-Adha…

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/egyptian-president-pardons-jailed-canadian-journalist-mohamed-fahmy/article26493703/

September 24

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Turkey: The bad new days

All is not well in eastern Turkey, and walking through any southeastern city the tension is palpable – and attacks both by and on security forces stationed there are now a daily occurrence. More than 100 municipalities in the southeast have since been declared military security zones. Dozens of police and military officers have been reported killed.

http://www.dw.com/en/turkey-pkk-fighting-revives-bad-memories/a-18703406

September 9