An Egyptian court has sentenced ousted Islamist president, Mohamed Mursi, to 20 years in jail on charges of inciting the killing of protesters in Cairo in December 2012. The case is part of a wide crackdown on Mursi's Muslim Brotherhood movement, launched after the army overthrew Mursi in mid-2013 following mass protests against his rule. The Brotherhood, now banned in Egypt, says it is committed to peaceful activism. Here are the remaining charges facing Mursi and the sentences already handed down to other Brotherhood leaders.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Tuesday accepted the resignation of a U.S. bishop who pleaded guilty to failing to report a suspected child abuser, answering calls by victims to take action against bishops who cover up for pedophile priests.
The Muslim Brotherhood has brought in many new leaders and will remain a powerful force following the sentencing of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi to 20 years in prison, a senior figure from the movement said on Tuesday. "Yes we have thousands of Egyptians including Muslim Brotherhood leaders in jail and killed but this led to a major renewal or replacement of many of the leaders," Amr Darrag, a former minister under Mursi, told Reuters in Istanbul.