20 April 2014 Last updated at 10:19

Hostage reporters 'chained' in SyriaFreed journalists with President Hollande and Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius at Villacoublay air base on 20 April 2014

Four French journalists who spent 10 months in captivity in Syria were chained to each other and kept in basements without light, one recounts.


Hamdeen Sabahi has his hand print scanned as he registers his candidacy for president on 3 AprilEgypt left-winger to challenge Sisi

Egyptian left-winger Hamdeen Sabahi submits his official bid to run for president, the only challenger so far to ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Christian pilgrims hold candles at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem (19 April 2014)UN envoy and Israel in access row

The UN envoy to the Middle East accuses Israel of blocking his way to an Easter ceremony in Jerusalem, as Israel questions his judgement.

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