An Egyptian court on Saturday commuted a death sentence against the Muslim Brotherhood's spiritual leader to life imprisonment in connection with a case for inciting violence after the ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.
An Egyptian court has sentenced two supporters of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi to death after they were found guilty in several cases relating to violence that erupted after the former President's removal last year.
Israel and Gaza's ruling Hamas agreed Tuesday to an open-ended ceasefire after seven weeks of fighting. Amid celebration, cameras captured the harsh reality of the war in the pictures which shows two small boys holding guns.
Israel had seriously considered a full military reoccupation of the Gaza Strip and viewed it as "the only alternative" if Egypt failed to broker a truce and Hamas continued firing rockets, a top Israeli minister said.
Hamas`s spokesperson Sami Abu-Zahri lauded Egypt`s role in reaching a ceasefire agreement in Gaza. "We have welcomed the Egyptian role in reaching a truce deal since the start. We went to Cairo for that purpose," MENA quoted Abu-Zahri as saying Wednesday.
Nine Palestinians, including four children, were killed in Israeli air strikes in Gaza on Sunday as the war entered its 47th day even as Egypt invited both sides to accept a fresh ceasefire to continue negotiations after the collapse of an earlier truce this week.