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09 February 2015

Tokyo defended Monday its confiscation of the passport of a Japanese journalist planning to travel to Syria, as the country reels from the execution of two citizens by Islamist extremists. ...

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09 February 2015

Canada pushed Egypt on Sunday to immediately release Al-Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy, an Egyptian-Canadian who is set to be retried this week while also awaiting deportation. ...

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08 February 2015

Ukraine's security service arrested a journalist on treason charges Sunday after he posted a video online urging people to dodge the country's new military draft, his wife and officials said. ...

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08 February 2015

Japan has seized the passport of a journalist planning to travel to Syria following the brutal killing of two Japanese hostages by the Islamic State group there, local media said Sunday. ...

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07 February 2015

Prominent lawyer Amal Clooney has requested a meeting with Egypt's president to push for the release of Al-Jazeera reporter Mohamed Fahmy, a letter obtained by AFP on Saturday shows. ...

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06 February 2015

French anti-terrorist prosecutors on Friday launched an investigation into an Islamic State group video that called for fresh attacks against France, a judicial source said. ...

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05 February 2015

The family of journalist Austin Tice, missing in Syria since mid-2012, said Thursday they believe he is alive as they stepped up a campaign to win his release. ...

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04 February 2015

Fox News broadcast still images of Jordanian pilot Maaz al-Kassasbeh being burned alive by Islamic State jihadists before posting full raw footage from the horrific execution video on its website. ...

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04 February 2015

A Burundi court denied bail Wednesday to a radio station boss accused of complicity in the murder of three Italian nuns, his lawyer said. ...

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03 February 2015

The number of subscribers to Charlie Hebdo, which was hit by a deadly jihadist attack last month, has risen from 10,000 before the assault to more than 200,000, the magazine's co-manager said Tuesday. ...

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