Deal near to deport detained Al-Jazeera journalist: Canada

Al-Jazeera news channel's Egyptian-Canadian Mohamed Fadel Fahmy listens to the verdict inside the defendants cage during his trial for allegedly supporting the Muslim Brotherhood on June 23, 2014 at the police institute in CairoOttawa’s top diplomat said Tuesday he is close to reaching a deal with Egypt on deporting to Canada one of three imprisoned Al-Jazeera journalists. Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said he was working to free Egyptian-Canadian Mohamed Fahmy. “We’ve been working closely at senior levels of the Egyptian government,” he said. The diplomacy is at a “critical phase,” said Baird, who is scheduled to make an official visit to Egypt later this month.

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