Egypt prosecutor orders arrest of popular satirist: Report

CAIRO (AFP) - Egypt's public prosecutor on Saturday ordered the arrest of popular satirist Bassem Youssef over alleged insults to Islam and to President Mohamed Morsi, state news agency MENA reported.

Judicial sources told AFP that several complaints had been filed against Youssef, whose razor sharp humour - delivered on his weekly television programme Albernameg (The Show) - has spared few public figures.

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