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Israel’s ‘Protective Edge’: Why Now?

  /  July 21, 2014  /  Opinion  /  2 Comments

By Fadi Elhusseini The new Israeli military operation in the Gaza Strip is not the first and won’t be the last if the political equation in that region does not change. Throughout previous aggressions Israel read the rest…

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Islamic State caliph makes first appearance

  /  July 6, 2014  /  Politics  /  1 Comment

State media reports Iranian fighter pilot killed, militants destroy shrines and mosques

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World Cup boosts Iran’s image, highlights political sports battles

  /  June 26, 2014  /  Opinion  /  2 Comments

By James M. Dorsey It didn’t take long for it to emerge that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani shared an understanding of football’s political utility with predecessor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, whose conservative policies he hopes to reverse. read the rest…

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The foreigner’s gift: Why Iran would gain from US military intervention in Iraq

  /  June 21, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By Michael Young What does one make of the apparent rapprochement between the United States and Iran over Iraq? It’s difficult to say, principally because both countries have very different agendas in the country, even if read the rest…

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World Cup 2014 – Goals galore in Brazil

  /  June 18, 2014  /  Sports  /  No Comments

The first week of the World Cup has produced some fantastic football; Daily News Egypt gives you a roundup of the best moments

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US condemns ‘horrifying’ Iraq massacre by ISIL militants

  /  June 16, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

Photos posted online were said to show Sunni militants summarily executing dozens of captured members of the security forces, while tweets attributed to ISIL claimed they had killed 1,700 Shi’a soldiers.

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900 Egyptians evacuated from Iraq: Ambassador

  /  June 15, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Embassy and consulate in contact with Egyptians workers inside Iraq

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Suspected jihadists seize Iraq’s Nineveh province

  /  June 10, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  20 Comments

Military units first withdrew from the city’s east, heading to its west, and then began leaving the city, along with thousands of residents, he said.

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Iran president visits Turkey hoping to fix troubled ties

  /  June 9, 2014  /  Politics  /  25 Comments

Rouhani will meet his Turkish counterpart Abdullah Gul and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, where the powerful neighbours are expected to discuss security concerns as well as trade opportunities.

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Foreign dignitaries attend Al-Sisi inauguration

  /  June 8, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  20 Comments

Gulf states, Africa well represented at Al-Sisi’s inauguration, Qatari Emir sends congratulations via telegram

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Iranian judge summons Facebook CEO for breach of privacy

  /  May 28, 2014  /  Technology  /  21 Comments

Internet use is high in Iran, partly because many young Iranians turn to it to bypass an official ban on Western cultural products, and Tehran occasionally filters popular websites such as Twitter and Facebook.

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New Kurdish opposition group calls for Iran dialogue

  /  May 6, 2014  /  Politics  /  2 Comments

They dubbed it the “Organisation of Free and Democratic Society for East Kurdistan,” abbreviated to KODAR.

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Iran’s Zarif says new diplomacy has isolated Israel

  /  May 6, 2014  /  Politics  /  3 Comments

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin “Netanyahu shamelessly makes a scene saying Iran denies the Holocaust, Iran wants to build a nuclear bomb to carry out another Holocaust,” Zarif said.

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Pakistan’s Sharif set to visit Iran amid strained ties

  /  May 5, 2014  /  Politics  /  27 Comments

Relations between the neighbours hit a low following the kidnapping by Pakistani Sunni extremists of five Iranian border guards from Iran’s Sistan-Baluchestan province in February.

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IAEA to visit Iran nuclear sites next week

  /  April 29, 2014  /  Politics  /  2 Comments

As part of a monitoring process agreed with the UN agency

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Iran ex-president urges freedom for political prisoners

  /  April 28, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  3 Comments

He was referring to Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi, reformists held incommunicado since February 2011

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Egypt, Turkey and Iran: Exchanging roles in a tumultuous Middle East

  /  April 26, 2014  /  Opinion  /  23 Comments

By Fadi Elhusseini After less than a year of exceptional Egyptian-Turkish rapprochement, the events of 30 June 2013 ruptured this relationship. Similarly, when Egyptian and Iranian statesmen began to decrease tensions and a thaw in read the rest…

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UN’s Iran rights watchdog slams case of death-row woman

  /  April 15, 2014  /  Politics  /  1 Comment

AFP- A UN human rights monitor on Monday urged Tehran to halt the planned execution of an Iranian woman for the alleged murder of a former intelligence official, saying her trial had been deeply flawed. read the rest…

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Israel minister warns Kerry over ‘surrender’ to Iran

  /  April 14, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  7 Comments

AFP- Israel’s intelligence minister Monday slammed as unacceptable comments by US Secretary of State John Kerry on negotiations with Iran over its nuclear programme which he said indicated a “surrender” to Tehran. “The things Kerry read the rest…

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Egyptian accused of terrorism charges after returning from Syria

and   /  April 13, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

38 year-old Egyptian had been fighting in Syria alongside the Al-Nusra Front

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Iran court overturns ex-US Marine’s death sentence

  /  April 13, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  25 Comments

Convicted of espionage, with the penalty being cut to 10 years in jail

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Iran says not considering alternative UN pick

  /  April 12, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  6 Comments

AFP- Iran signalled its defiance Saturday over America’s refusal to grant a visa to its chosen UN ambassador, saying it does not plan to pick an alternative envoy. Tehran also said it was examining its read the rest…

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Iran, world powers seek to intensify nuclear talks

  /  April 8, 2014  /  Business  /  25 Comments

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Tuesday that he has formed a group of legal experts to help in the “complicated, difficult and slow work” of drafting a deal.

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Boeing, GE announce acquisition of US licence to sell spare parts to Iran

  /  April 5, 2014  /  Business  /  2 Comments

Reuters – Boeing Co, the world’s biggest airplane maker, and engine maker General Electric Co said on Friday they had received licenses from the US Treasury Department to export certain spare parts for commercial aircraft read the rest…

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Iran director screens film to save man on death row

  /  March 31, 2014  /  Politics  /  24 Comments

AFP – An Iranian film director is to hold a private screening of his latest movie on Saturday to raise funds to save the life of a 26-year-old on death row. Mostafa Kiaei, director of read the rest…

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Shifting strategies

  /  March 18, 2014  /  Opinion  /  19 Comments

Obama’s upcoming visit to Riyadh will do little to ease Saudi concerns over the new course of American foreign policy

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Israel open to joint missile defence with Jordan, Egypt

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

Reuters- The two Arab countries that have full peace treaties with the Jewish state share some of its concern regarding the disputed nuclear programme of Iran and the civil war wracking Syria – both states read the rest…

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Israel to show long-range rockets from ‘Iran arms ship’

  /  March 10, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  3 Comments

The military says it found 40 long-range M-302 rockets aboard the Panamanian-flagged Klos-C it intercepted in the Red Sea last week, as well as 181 122mm mortar shells and approximately 400,000 7.62-calibre rounds.

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Spanish FM cuts short Iran trip over Ukraine crisis

  /  March 2, 2014  /  Politics  /  1 Comment

Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo, who arrived in Tehran on Saturday for a planned four-day visit, is to attend an emergency meeting of EU foreign ministers on Monday.

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Russia is no ally for the Arabs

  /  February 26, 2014  /  Opinion  /  3 Comments

Although some Arabs are fantasising about it, a major alliance with Russia is unwise both morally and practically

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