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CPJ calls on Turkey to release Syrian journalist Rami Jarrah

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) called on the Turkish authorities to immediately release Rami Jarrah, a Syrian journalist based in Turkey, who has been held since Feb. 17.

Jarrah was detained by immigration officials after trying to apply for a residency permit in the border city of Gaziantep, CPJ said in a written statement. 

At Least 16 People Killed in Molotov Cocktail Attack Targeting Cairo Nightclub

At least sixteen people were killed and another three injured in a Molotov cocktail attack targeting a nightclub in the Egyptian capital of Cairo on Friday.

According to Cairo Post newspaper, three masked men threw the firebomb in the nightclub located in the Agouza area in the city centre and then fled the scene.

Powerful Quake Hits South Asia

An earthquake measuring 7.7 has hit the north of Pakistan and has been felt cross the region, from Afghanistan to Northern India, the US Geological survey has said.

No reports of casualties have been immediately available.

Al Jazeera reports tremors were felt for 30-40 seconds.