- President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi allegedly pardoned the two TV journalists on the eve of the major Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.
- Paris police this week have been searching for the pilots of several unidentified drones seen flying over the city.
- In 2014, 220 journalists were imprisoned worldwide, the second worst year on record, the Committee for the Protection of Journalists reports.
- The shots came one day after Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said he wanted to close down Al Jazeera in Israel
- "We must respect judicial rulings and not criticize them even if others do not understand this," Sisi said
Outrage After Al Jazeera Journalists Sentenced to Prison: 'Defies Logic, Sense and Any Semblance of Justice'Evidence presented in court against the three journalists included family photos of ski vacations, and a BBC documentary one of them filmed in Somalia
- The three include Australian Peter Greste, Al Jazeera's Kenya-based correspondent, and Canadian-Egyptian national Mohamed Fahmy, bureau chief of Al Jazeera English
- Abdullah Al-Shamy had been on hunger strike for more than 130 days in protest over his detention