World Bulletin / News Desk
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi on Thursday ordered the release of 572 people detained by the military, the official MENA news agency reported.
Morsi, who was sworn in last month as Egypt's first elected civilian president, "issued an order to pardon 572 people convicted by the military justice," MENA said.
The Egyptian president had ordered the formation of a committee to review the cases of civilians tried by the military.
A total of 11,879 Egyptians have been detained by the military since last year's uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak, according to figures issued by the committee. Of these, 9,714 have since been released.
Activists and international rights groups have repeatedly called for the end of military trials of civilians.
Consumers will be able to make choices as to the purchase of goods made in settlements in Israel, which are illegal under international law.
Al Shabaab have resumed attacks and have seized control of two towns as well as attacking an African Union convoy that killed a number of soldiers
More than 6,000 refugees, some walking as far as 135km have reached the Austrian border to board trains to Germany
Bulgaria has charged three men as part of an organised crime group that was responsible for the deaths of 71 refugees in a truck in Austria.
French President Francois Hollande will issue a statement on Monday regarding French air strikes in Syria to combat ISIL
Finland's Prime Miniser Juha Sipila has opened his home to refugees and has suggested that the world call themselves to account over the refugee crisis
A fund that has been established by the IOC will open the way for submissions for projects to assist refugees
As more than 4,000 refugees cross into the Austrian border, the foreign minister for Hungary has said that it is the failed policy of the EU that has led to the current crisis.
Elections in Morocco will show if King Mohammed VI's plans for more regional autonomy are working.
Hundreds of refugees have disembarked from the first fleet of buses carrying them from Budapest.
The mandate of the House of Representatives, expires in October, and hoping to signing a deal by September.
Lawmakers declared a 'state of crisis caused by mass immigration'
Guterres will end his tenure as Europe grapples with a refugee crisis that some have described as the worst since World War Two
Ministers of Macedonia, Austria, Serbia and Hungary have signed an agreement to tackle the refugee crisis jointly
In search for better life refugee children forced to 'witness death of their loved ones, including parents, relatives and friends'
Special representative mediating negotiations in Geneva between rival factions aimed at establishing unity government