World Bulletin / News Desk
Egypt's president intervened to release a newspaper editor jailed over accusations of insulting him on Thursday, issuing a law for the first time since he assumed legislative powers earlier this month.
The announcement by the newly elected president came hours after a court ordered the pre-trial detention of Islam Afifi, the editor-in-chief of the Al-Dostour opposition newspaper, on charges of insulting the president.
On Aug. 12, Mursi dismissed the top generals who had led a military council that had ruled Egypt after the fall of Hosni Mubarak last year.
He also cancelled a decree which the army had issued giving itself legislative powers in the absence of parliament, thereby granting himself both executive and legislative powers.
Last week, state prosecutors filed charges against two journalists, including Afifi, who a court ordered detained on Thursday, pending his trial over accusations that he insulted Mursi. Judge Mohamed Shahin told the court the case would be adjourned to Sept. 16.
Macron, who is looking to become France's youngest ever head of state, beat Le Pen during Sunday's first round of voting. A run-off between the two takes place on May 7.
Greece's creditors -- the European Commission, European Central Bank and the IMF -- resumed a long-delayed audit Tuesday following an agreement on additional fiscal cuts.
United Party for National Development leader among those charged, Amnesty claims intimidation
Macron was also due to hold a rally in Arras, a city in the economically depressed north where Le Pen topped first-round voting.
The EU has expressed deep concern over Hungarian plans to tighten government control over academic freedoms, migrants and nongovernmental organisations.
Attacks since last August left over 700,000 people needing food, shelter, and medicine, says security officer
Ministry of Health says victims suffered from 3 symptoms associated with Ebola virus
After unsuccessful domestic appeals, CHP says it will ask European Court of Human Rights to void April 16 referendum result
Dragon Capital said the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) seized its computers as part of a court-approved investigation into the use of unlicensed software.
Turkish Air Force carries out operations in northern Iraq's Zap region, Turkey's southeastern Hakkari and Sirnak provinces
Britain's High Commissioner to Ghana, Jon Benjamin, wrote to parliament Speaker Mike Oquaye that the four had apparently been involved "in visa fraud directly affecting the United Kingdom".
Suspects accused of supplying weapons to Amedy Coulibaly -- 1 of 3 slain assailants involved in 2015 terror attacks
The arrests in the southeastern city of Teulada and the enclave of Ceuta in northern Morocco came a day after Spanish police detained four men with alleged links to people involved in the Brussels airport and metro attacks last year.
Slated for Tuesday, election of new Libyan central bank governor is indefinitely postponed by parliamentary official
Unknown attackers in northern Iraq briefly disable strategic Kirkuk-Ceyhan oil pipeline
The ship was heading towards Mljet Island on an "urgent medical transport" mission when the accident occurred on Tuesday evening near the popular tourist city, according to the ministry responsible for maritime affairs.