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Gaza death toll exceeds 770, Israel’s tops 35

  /  July 24, 2014  /  Politics  /  1 Comment

UN body says a new humanitarian pause is “urgently needed”

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Egyptian ceasefire initiative includes no conditions for either party: Al-Sisi

  /  July 23, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Internationally backed Egyptian proposal was rejected by Hamas, Gaza Strip’s governing body

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Hamas has fundamental choice to make: Kerry

  /  July 22, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Kerry discusses Gaza and ceasefire efforts with Egypt’s president and foreign minister

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US, UN stand by Egyptian ceasefire proposal

  /  July 22, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Both push for ceasefire, hope it will be followed by dialogue on causes of the crisis

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Death toll rises on both sides in Gaza as fighting enters third week

  /  July 21, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Over 100,000 Gaza residents flee their homes in mass displacements as the strip faces increasingly grim conditions

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Palestinian losses mount after Israel expands ground operations

  /  July 20, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

At least 60 people died in a single Gaza neighbourhood as Israeli death toll rises to 7, 5 of whom were soldiers

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Egypt stands by ceasefire initiative; Hamas says there was ‘no serious initiative’

  /  July 19, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Hamas says ceasefire must be preceded by Israel’s commitment to Palestinian conditions

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First Israeli death recorded after Palestinian death toll exceeds 200

  /  July 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Reports by UN body and human rights watchdog show violations of international laws and dire conditions caused by fighting

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77% of Gaza deaths are civilians: UN body

  /  July 15, 2014  /  Politics  /  No Comments

Over 190 Palestinians have been killed since the start of the Israeli military operation

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At least 7 dead in airport clashes amid mounting concerns on Libya violence

  /  July 14, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Amid escalating violence, voices calling on Libyan parties to end fighting and engage in dialogue are raised

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US urges constructive dialogue in Libya, as violence continues

  /  July 13, 2014  /  Politics  /  No Comments

Fighting erupted between rival militias at Tripoli’s international airport, one day after protesters shut down an oil port in the country’s northeast

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Egypt opens Rafah border crossing, Amnesty calls for investigation into violations

  /  July 12, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Death toll from the ongoing violence leaves 121 dead in Gaza; no deaths reported from Israel

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Egypt “fully rejects” Israeli escalation in Palestine: Foreign Ministry

  /  July 11, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Foreign Minister Shoukry says escalation represents continuation of policies of “oppression and collective punishment”

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Murder of Palestinian teen, Abu Khudeir, condemned

  /  July 3, 2014  /  Politics  /  4 Comments

HRW describes Israeli military actions in the West Bank following the kidnap and murder of three Israelis as amounting to “collective punishment”

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Morsi’s son sentenced for drug use

  /  July 3, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Abdullah Morsi and his friend were arrested earlier this year after they were found in a car, reportedly in possession of hashish

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Al-Dostour Party hopes to amend Parliamentary Elections Law

  /  July 2, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Party coordinating with other parties to amend elections law but has not requested to join any electoral coalitions

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Egypt invites Sudan and Ethiopia for tripartite talks in Cairo

  /  July 2, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  7 Comments

The invitations were issued during a visit by Egypt’s water minister to Sudan

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Al-Nour Party rejects calls for protests on 3 July

  /  July 1, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Party calls on the Muslim Brotherhood to “recognise reality”, while Brotherhood-backed Anti-Coup Alliance calls for 3 July protests

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NGO ‘shocked’ at continued detention of anti-Protest Law demonstrators

  /  June 30, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Case involves trial of 24 people charged with breaching Protest Law

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One Year of Crackdowns

and   /  June 30, 2014  /  In Focus  /  2 Comments

Since the 3 July military-backed ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi, the judiciary has been busy with a seemingly unending flow of high-profile trials, and arrests have come in droves

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NGO condemns assault on Al-Watan photographer

  /  June 25, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Ministry of Interior spokesman says legal procedures were taken, investigations underway

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Al-Sisi in first international visit to Algeria

  /  June 25, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Talks with Algerian counterpart expected before visit to Equatorial Guinea

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Criticism and difference of opinion no longer allowed: Alaa Al Aswany

  /  June 24, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

The writer says he will no longer publish with private newspaper Al-Masry Al-Youm

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Journalists investigated for violating controversial Protest Law

  /  June 23, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Investigators are looking into events held at the Press Syndicate to show solidarity with blogger Alaa Abdel Fattah and 24 others recently sentenced to prison

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24 sentenced to life imprisonment in Mansoura for killing taxi driver

  /  June 23, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Court specialising in terrorism cases sentences the two dozen, allegedly associated to the banned Muslim Brotherhood

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Doctors lodge complaint against health minister

  /  June 22, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

A complaint was filed against Al-Adawi by a board member in the Doctors’ Syndicate for “incitement against doctors”

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Saudi King, Al-Sisi discuss economic support to Egypt

  /  June 21, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  4 Comments

The Saudi monarch makes rare, short stop in Egypt on his way back from Morocco

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Almost 20 dead daily in road accidents in 2013: Report

  /  June 17, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

A total of 15,578 car accidents took place in Egypt last year, rising from 15,516 in 2012

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Al-Sisi and UK national security adviser discuss terrorism

  /  June 12, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Egyptian president and UK official address security and threats of terrorism, Al-Sisi receives letter from the British PM

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13 Syrians sentenced by Cairo Court in absentia

  /  June 11, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Ruling coincides with expressions of concern from international human rights groups over human rights in Egypt, including refugees’ rights

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