{FD} Egypt orders detention of prominent activist

An Egyptian rights lawyer says the country's prosecutors have ordered the detention for 15 days of a prominent activist pending investigations into charges that include joining a terrorist group and disseminating fake news.

{FD} Egypt court asks Mufti to weigh in on death sentences for 10

An Egyptian court has referred the case of 10 alleged Muslim Brotherhood members held on terrorism charges to the country's top religious authority, the Grand Mufti, for a non-binding opinion on whether they can be executed.

{FD} Macron leads tribute 3 years after Charlie Hebdo attacks

French President Emmanuel Macron has paid respects to the 17 people killed when Islamic extremists attacked satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo and a kosher supermarket three years ago, in the first of several attacks to rock France.

{FD} The Latest: Syria denounces critical report at OPCW meeting

The Latest on the civil war in Syria (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Syria and its allies have clashed with other nations at the annual conference of member states of the global chemical weapons watchdog, underscoring how politicized the body has become since Damascus joined.

{FD} Egypt orders detention of prominent activist over protest

A rights lawyer says an Egyptian court has ordered a prominent activist to remain in custody pending trial on charges of participating in an illegal protest against the government's transfer of two strategic Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.