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Egypt blogger gets 3 years for criticising military

CAIRO — An Egyptian military court on Monday jailed a blogger for three years for criticising the armed forces, the country’s rulers since president Hosni Mubarak’s ouster in February, his lawyer told AFP. “Regrettably, the Nasr City military court sentenced Maikel Nabil to three years in prison,” Gamal Eid said.…

Panicked Afghans nearly collapse Kabul Bank after loan corruption scandal

Branches of Kabul Bank across the country were crowded as anxious depositors joined hundreds of thousands of government employees queuing to collect their salaries, which were being paid through the bank on Saturday. The privately-owned bank has been the subject of reports alleging large-scale corruption by executives, though the government…