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Easter Mass in Iqrit - returning in death and returning in life

Easter Mass in Iqrit - returning in death and returning in lifeEXCLUSIVE IMAGES

As with all major religious festivals, Easter in celebrated enthusiastically in Palestine. For Palestinian Christians Easter is one of the main annual celebrations, whilst in cities such as Ramallah, Bethlehem and Jerusalem where street marches take place large numbers of Palestinian Muslims also take to the streets to share in the festivities. Ramadan and Eid and similarly enjoyed by the Christian community in a celebratory manner.


Journalist claims systematic torture in Egyptian detention centres

Al-Jazeera StudioKhalid Mohammed Abdul-Raouf, a student journalist jailed after the military coup in Egypt on suspicion of working for Al-Jazeera network, has confirmed to the Cairo Criminal Court that political detainees are being exposed to systematic torture in the Scorpion prison, as well as face many murder attempts by the prison authority.


ICC confirms Egypt complaint still under consideration

ITN SolicitorsThe International Criminal Court (ICC) has confirmed that the complaint filed by the Freedom & Justice Party last year on behalf of the constitutional Government of Egypt is still under consideration by the Chief Prosecutor Mrs Fatou Bensouda despite untrue press reports to the contrary.


UN officials condemn plan to hold presidential election in Syria

Lakhdar BrahimiUN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and UN-Arab League Joint Special Representative for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi have condemned the announcement that a presidential election will soon take place in Syria, in light of the current deteriorating situation.


Israeli gas deal to Australia collapses

Peter ColemanThe Israeli newspaper Israel Hayom reported that a landmark deal to sell huge amounts of Israeli gas worth $2.7 billion to Australia has collapsed at the last minute.