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Jon Leyne was the Cairo correspondent for BBC News and its 24-hour television news channels BBC World News and BBC News, as well as the BBC’s domestic television and radio channels and the BBC World Service.

He worked for the BBC for nearly 30 years, and was its correspondent in New York and Washington, followed by Amman in Jordan and Tehran in Iran. He became the BBC’s Cairo correspondent in June 2010.

In 2013 he left his Cairo posting because of severe headaches and returned to Britain where he was diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour; he died in late July.

The BBC today announced the death of foreign correspondent Jon Leyne. The 55-year-old ended his Cairo posting earlier this year after suffering from severe headaches. He returned to Britain for treatment and was diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour. Fran Unsworth, Acting Director of BBC…

BBC foreign correspondent Jon Leyne has died at the age of 55. Earlier this year, Jon ended his Cairo posting early after suffering from severe headaches. He returned to Britain for treatment and was diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour. “Jon was a brave and…

BBC’s Ben Brown is presenting from Ashkelon in Israel for the News Channel this morning.. Wyre Davies, Jon Leyne and Katya Adler are also reporting from the region.