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Rafah crossing to reopen for 3 days starting Tuesday

  /  January 18, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Students and humanitarian cases will cross in both directions

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Tunnel containing weapons, explosives discovered in Rafah

  /  January 18, 2015  /  Politics  /  No Comments

Tunnel was 1,200 metres long and extended beyond current buffer zone: Armed Forces

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Verdict to designate Al-Qassam Brigades as terrorist organisation postponed to 31 January

  /  January 17, 2015  /  Politics  /  No Comments

Lawsuit argued group participated in “terrorist operations” in Egypt

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Militants abduct police officer in Rafah, Gaza border to remain closed

  /  January 12, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Rafah-Gaza border was set to open Tuesday but will remain closed “until officer is found”, says Deputy Head of Rafah Crossing

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Egyptian ISIS leader found dead: Syrian Observatory

  /  January 7, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics, Region  /  1 Comment

The militant’s head was reportedly separated from his body

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Palestinian Authority to pursue statehood bid, despite setbacks

  /  January 5, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

“We didn’t fail; the UN Security Council failed us,” says Mahmoud Abbas

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North Sinai mortar attack injures 2 policemen day after IED kills army sergeant

  /  January 5, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Latest disturbance comes amongst almost daily violence in restive region

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1 Palestinian killed, 3 arrested attempting to infiltrate Egypt

  /  January 3, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Arrested Palestinians currently being investigated, says military spokesman

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EGP 500m compensation to first phase of families living on Gaza borders

  /  January 3, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Families with infiltrating tunnels inside their houses will not be provided with compensation, says Sinai governor

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Gaza buffer zone to increase to 5km: North Sinai governor

  /  December 29, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  4 Comments

Egypt first decided to establish a 500 metre buffer zone in late October, following two deadly attacks in Sinai that left at least 30 military personnel dead.

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Militants bomb Sinai gas pipeline for 27th time

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

Egypt’s gas exports to Jordan dropped dramatically in 2014 due to militant attacks

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Hamas commits to Egyptian-brokered ceasefire agreement

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

Egypt should take action “to stop the occupation’s violations” as peace agreement sponsor, says Haniyeh

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Egypt to deport 51 Palestinian migrants to Gaza

  /  December 21, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

The migrants had entered Egypt through underground smuggling tunnels

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Israeli air strikes hit Gaza in response to rocket attack

  /  December 20, 2014  /  Politics  /  1 Comment

First exchange of fire since August truce

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European Union ‘temporarily’ removes Hamas from list of terrorist organisations

  /  December 17, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Change in status based on a technicality according to EU court statement

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Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian during West Bank raid

  /  December 16, 2014  /  Politics  /  No Comments

Death comes less than a week after confrontation between Israeli troops and West Bank protesters led to the death of a Palestinian minister

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10 fighters killed in Sinai air raid

  /  December 13, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Security sources reported that a vehicle was destroyed, suspected to have been used in launching the attack

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IDF attacks on Gaza buildings ‘wanton and unjustified’: Amnesty International

  /  December 9, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Rights group calls for impartial investigations of alleged international humanitarian law violations during 2014 Gaza conflict

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Schools set to reopen in North Sinai border towns

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

Counterinsurgency operations are still underway but “we cannot suspend schooling forever”, says governor

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Al-Sisi decree establishes ‘forbidden’ areas along Egypt’s borders

  /  November 30, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

Law intended to stabilise “sensitive regions, where people could have hostile intentions”, says analyst

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Israeli raid on Palestinian football club signals dangerous hardening of battle lines

  /  November 29, 2014  /  Opinion  /  2 Comments

By James M. Dorsey A football brawl in Israel’s politically most loaded derby and an alleged subsequent raid by the Israeli military on the offices of Israel’s foremost Palestinian football club reflects a hardening of read the rest…

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Egypt authorities must end Sinai home demolitions: Amnesty

  /  November 28, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Ongoing wave of home demolitions and forced evictions amid media blackout must stop, group says

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Egypt opens Rafah border crossing to admit Palestinians into Gaza

  /  November 26, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Egypt has closed the border crossing for a month, after deadly attacks in the Sinai Peninsula claimed the lives of 30 Egyptian security personnel

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Egypt could send troops to guarantee a Palestinian state, reassure Israelis: Al-Sisi

  /  November 23, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Tony Blair, Shoukry discuss Palestine amid rising tensions

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7 militants killed, 67 arrested in North Sinai: Armed forces

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

Military operations destroyed seven tunnels connecting Rafah to Gaza Strip

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Rafah-Gaza buffer zone to expand to 1km

  /  November 18, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

Decision comes after the armed forces discovered tunnels over 800 metres long

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Israeli navy fires on boat returning from Sinai

  /  November 10, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Palestinian state media says fishermen injured after Israel navy targeted boat

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8 ‘terrorist elements’ killed in North Sinai operations: armed forces

  /  November 9, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Unlicensed vehicles, drug laden cars, and “terrorist element headquarters” destroyed on Saturday, claims army

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Sinai enters a new chapter

  /  November 7, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By Khaled Okasha The terrorist attack that took place in Karam Al-Qawadees , next to Sheikh Zuweid, will open a new chapter for the entirety of the Sinai Peninsula. Will 24 October represent the end read the rest…

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Israel displayed ‘callous indifference’ in Gaza: Amnesty International

  /  November 5, 2014  /  Politics  /  No Comments

The rights group recommends presenting alleged war crimes to the International Criminal Court

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