Egypt's president Abdel Fatah al-Sisi pardoned two of the three jailed Al-Jazeera journalists convicted of broadcasting "false news" on Wednesday, September 23. The move comes a day before President Sisi travels to New York for the 70th session of the UN General Assembly.

Mohamed Fahmy, a Canadian citizen, and his Egyptian colleague Baher Mohamed were pardoned by Sisi on the eve of the major Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, when the Egyptian president usually pardons prisoners for health or oth...

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