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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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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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Closure of Rafah border crossing ‘crime against humanity’: Hamas spokesman

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

Relations between Cairo and Hamas tense; Cairo court recently banned Hamas activities in Egypt

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Egypt throws support behind Abbas

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

PA negotiations with Israel could combat polarisation and extremism, says the foreign ministry

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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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No Palestinian reconciliation without Egypt sponsorship: Hamas

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

Fatah says Hamas “does not have the right” to decide if Egypt is to sponsor Palestinian reconciliation talks

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Court ruling shows strains on Egypt-Hamas relationship: experts

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

Cairo Court for Urgent Matters banned activities of the Palestinian movement temporarily

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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 court bans Hamas activities

  /  March 4, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Hamas describes the court decision as “politicised” as tensions between the group and Egypt hit new high

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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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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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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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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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Hamas member arrested for planning car bombing of security site

  /  December 25, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Hamas member calls the news a “fabrication”

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Morsi referred to criminal court

  /  December 21, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Morsi, Badie, Ezzat, Al-Katatni and 126 others charged with breaking into prisons, breaking prisoners out and kidnapping police officers

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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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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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Morsi’s detention extended 30 days

  /  November 11, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

The deposed president is being held for escaping from prison and espionage

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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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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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Is Egypt out to topple Hamas?

  /  November 2, 2013  /  Opinion  /  1 Comment

By Daniel Nisman On 11 November, the ninth anniversary Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat’s death, an internet-mobilised protest campaign called “Tamarod” will kick off in the Gaza Strip. The group is based on Egypt’s Tamarod movement, which read the rest…

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Rafah crossing to be open for most of next week

  /  October 30, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

The crossing will operate from Saturday to Thursday except for one day in between

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Israel arrests Hamas members in West Bank

  /  October 28, 2013  /  Politics  /  1 Comment

Hamas has ruled the Gaza Strip since it took over the territory in 2007, but many of its members remain in the West Bank, which is home to the Palestinian Authority, dominated by president Mahmud Abbas’s Fatah party.

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We are not party to any incident in Sinai or elsewhere in Egypt: Haniyeh

  /  October 20, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Deputy Head of Hamas’s political bureau addressed relations with Egypt in a lengthy speech

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Fatah grateful for Egypt, Saudi and UAE roles

  /  October 13, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Fatah’s position is to not interfere in affairs of other countries: Fatah’s official spokesperson

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Any attempts to breach Egypt’s national security will be met with tough responses: Fahmy

  /  September 25, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Foreign minister says that military solutions are part of these “tough responses”; Fahmy’s statements stir reactions from Hamas

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