An Egyptian court has sentenced five foreign nationals to execution by hanging  for drug smuggling offences.
Five men, including one Briton, one Pakistani and three from the Seychelles, were sentenced to death on Monday after Egypt's Grand Mufti, the country's highest religious authority, approved the death sentences based on documents referred to him by the Red Sea Criminal Court in April.
The court also ordered a fine of LE85 million be imposed on the smugglers.
In September 2012, Egyptian police captured a 15-ton truckload of cannabis being smuggled into the Nile Valley from Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.
By El-Sayed Gamal El-Din