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Haniyeh calls for permanent opening of Rafah crossing

  /  April 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

The border crossing has been closed since 1 April; humanitarian cases are still cut off inside the strip without access to assistance

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Fahmy and Abbas meet ahead of emergency Arab League meeting

  /  April 9, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Abbas and Fahmy discussed the ongoing final status negotiations and the “obstacles” involved in the process

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Rafah border crossing shut after three days of operation

  /  April 1, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Egyptian authorities had opened the border crossing for three consecutive days this week

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Three Palestinians killed in Israeli West Bank raid

  /  March 22, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  1 Comment

The Palestinian sources said Israeli soldiers entered the camp in the northern West Bank city to arrest Hamza Abu Alheja, 20, a member of the military wing of Hamas, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades.

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Egypt allows Qatari aid to Gaza

  /  March 11, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

Foreign minister confirms Egypt support for Palestinian cause, condemns “unilateral” Israeli actions

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‘It was like I was a terrorist’: Deported American activist

  /  March 5, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODEPINK, was detained for hours, allegedly assaulted and deported

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Egypt and Gaza

  /  March 4, 2014  /  Opinion  /  4 Comments

Last Friday, a small group of Palestinians protested near the Egyptian border, demanding the opening of the Rafah border. Their congregation ended uneventfully; however, it highlights a brewing crisis between post-Morsi Egypt and the Hamas government in read the rest…

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Egypt deports US anti-war activist travelling to Gaza

  /  March 4, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  6 Comments

Medea Benjamin, who co-founded the CodePink anti-war group, was detained on arrival in Cairo airport on Monday.

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Hamas says to privatise Gaza crossing

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

The coastal strip, whose air and sea lanes are blocked by Israel, has three land crossings; Erez and Kerem Shalom with Israel and Rafah with Egypt.

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Egypt continues destruction of Gaza tunnels

and   /  February 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

According to an official statement by military spokesman Ahmed Ali, 10 tunnels in the border town of Rafah were destroyed on 10 February, and another 10 were destroyed on Saturday.

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Gazans endure power blackouts with dark humour

  /  February 6, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  2 Comments

Hemmed in by Israeli and Egyptian blockades, Gaza is plagued by long and frequent power blackouts, prompting some residents to try to lighten the mood with dark humour.

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Rafah border crossing open for three days

  /  February 4, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

The decision comes as many inside the strip are unable to gain access to medical care

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Hamas and Brotherhood call prison break case ‘farcical’

  /  January 29, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

The Muslim Brotherhood says the trial harms the judiciary

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Israel policy splits Palestinian families: NGOs

  /  January 20, 2014  /  Politics  /  1 Comment

Current Israeli policy bars Gazans from travelling to the West Bank except in extremely rare circumstances.

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Rafah crossing to open on Wednesday and Thursday

  /  January 7, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

The border crossing has been closed since 27 December

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Abbas meets Egyptian Ambassador

  /  January 6, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Meeting comes hours after Hamas calls on the ambassador to quit ‘incitement’

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Four tunnels, six houses destroyed in troubled Sinai

  /  January 5, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Actions are part of the army’s ongoing war against Al Qaeda-inspired militants

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Militants attack Sinai pipeline

  /  January 1, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Suspected militants have bombed a natural gas pipeline Tuesday

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Fatah urges Hamas to stop interfering in Arab countries

  /  December 30, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Egypt remains a point of contention bet6ween the rival groups

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Arab League holds Israel responsible for hindering peace

  /  December 22, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

The Arab League held an emergency meeting on Saturday to discuss Palestinian-Israeli negotiations

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Israeli troops shoot, wound Gaza Palestinian

  /  December 21, 2013  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

Witnesses said the shooting happened when several young Palestinians who were hunting birds approached the security fence separating the territory from Israel and came under fire.

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Egypt considering relief for Palestinians

  /  December 20, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Egypt is currently making arrangements to transport Qatari-funded fuel to neighbouring Gaza

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Prosecutor general orders Morsi tried for espionage along with Brotherhood leaders

  /  December 18, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Former president has refused to cooperate with investigators, says Morsi’s defence lawyer

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Gaza’s women have karate moves

  /  December 14, 2013  /  Opinion  /  1 Comment

By Omar Al-Ghraieb Women of different ages, sizes, social classes and backgrounds can be found at Gaza’s Karate Sports Club dressed in the classic white karate uniforms (known as Karategi in Japanese). They stand tall read the rest…

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Foreign Minister discusses issues facing Muslim World in OIC address

  /  December 10, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Events of last three years confirm Egypt is on path to democracy, says Fahmy

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Rafah Border Crossing opened for two days: State TV

  /  November 27, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

Border crossing will be allowed from 9am to 3pm

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Egypt is intent on tightening siege on Gaza: Hamas

  /  November 17, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

Rafah border crossing, which connects the Gaza Strip to the outside world has been shut for 10 days

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Abbas holds talks with Mansour, Fahmy and Al-Sisi

  /  November 10, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Chairman of Palestinian Liberation Organisation is in Egypt on a three-day visit

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More underground tunnels beneath Egypt-Gaza border destroyed

  /  November 9, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Action comes as part of ongoing crackdown on the illegal tunneling activity

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Hamas says media falsely implicating it in Egyptian affairs

  /  November 5, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

The movement responds to media allegations which claim that it set up three missile platforms in Maadi

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