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By Maggie Fick CAIRO (Reuters) – Three Al Jazeera journalists were jailed for seven years each by an Egyptian judge on Monday, in what Washington called “chilling, draconian sentences” that must be reversed. Cairo defended the journalists’ convictions – for aiding a “terrorist organisation” – and rejected the widespread condemnation as “interference in its internal … Read more
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Foreign Secretary William Hague will host a meeting of African and Western officials in London next week aimed at stepping up international efforts to defeat Islamist group Boko Haram, his office said on Thursday. Although Boko Haram has been fighting for five years, carrying out bombings and attacks on civilians and … Read more
European foreign ministers met in Vienna Tuesday for a diplomatic effort to defuse the Ukrainian crisis, one day after up to 30 people were feared to have been killed in fighting in the country’s east. British Foreign Secretary William Hague said the annual meeting of the Council of Europe’s foreign ministers should send a message … Read more