EGYPT: Al Jazeera's bureau chief in Cairo, reporter arrested by security forces
"Egypt's security services have arrested Al Jazeera bureau chief in Cairo Abdel Fattah Fayed and the journalist Ahmed Yousef," Al Jazeera said on its website.
This comes a day after a group of unidentified men stormed the Cairo offices of the pan-Arab news channel, starting a fire and smashing equipment.
Al Jazeera reportedly also said that nine of its journalists were detained on Friday amid a huge rally against President Hosni Mubarak and that its broadcast signal faced "unprecedented levels of interference."
-- Alexandra Sandels in Beirut
Photo: A Lebanese activist holds a drawing of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak blocking the logo of Al Jazeera. Credit: Joseph Eid, AFP/Getty Images