Civil Liberties

Egypt Orders Shutdown of Four Television Stations

Accused of sympathies with Muslim Brotherhood


An Egyptian court has ordered the closure of four television channels that have been accused of sympathising with the Muslim Brotherhood.

They include the Brotherhood's own station, Ahrar 25, and the Egyptian arm of Al-Jazeera.

Meanwhile, the Egyptian army has launched helicopter strikes against suspected militant targets in the Sinai peninsula, killing a number of people.

The army is trying to assert control over the area bordering Gaza.