أعلن التليفزيون المصري وفاة الدكتور أسامة الباز، المستشار السياسي للرئيس محمد حسني مبارك، وعميد الدبلوماسية المصرية بعد صراع مع المرض، عن عمر يناهز 83 عامًا، فجر السبت، مشيرًا إلى أنه سيتم تشييع جثمانه، ظهر السبت. ونعت الإعلامية أميمة تمام، زوجة «الباز» الفقيد على حسابه على تويتر : «ببالغ الأسى أنعى لكم عميد الدبلوماسية المصرية الوطني المخلص، الدكتور أسامة الباز، الذي رحل عن عالمنا فجر اليوم ، إنا لله وإنا إليه راجعون».
Palestinians: 2 Egyptian tanks crossed border of Gaza Strip
Palestinian news agency Maan reported that two Egyptian tanks crossed the Egyptian border with the Gaza Strip for the first time on Thursday night, but did not reach the Palestinian border. Witnesses said that the two tanks were moving along the road in front of the concrete wall Egyptian authorities had erected on the border with the Gaza Strip several years ago. They said that masked Egyptian soldiers drove the two tanks without entering Palestinian territory. According to the report, they were accompanied by a civilian vehicle. Roi Kais
All wars are vicious, but the civil war in Syria seems every day to set new standards for brutality. As the fighting rages in its third year, increasing numbers of atrocities are committed by soldiers and fighters from forces loyal to the regime of President Bashar Assad, as well as armed rebels and Islamic militants from the numerous, loosely aligned groups opposing Assad. The violence is frequently sectarian in nature, with fighters claiming they act in defense of their faith, be it Sunni, Alawite, Shiite or any of the other sects that contribute to Syria’s religious landscape.The perpetrators of atrocities themselves often use digital cameras or smartphones to photograph or film their acts of torture and murder, uploading the images to the Internet. These images and videos are used for propaganda, and their authenticity is often impossible to verify. It is very rare that a group of fighters from either side gives a professional photojournalist from a country outside Syria full and unfettered access to chronicle an atrocity as it unfolds. The images above are products of that access.