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Nuclear Weapons Free Zone in the Middle East needed: Shoukry at UN

  /  April 28, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

FM reiterated demands for the submission of all states under the three pillars of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

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Operation ‘Decisive Storm’ completed, ‘Restoring Hope’ begins

  /  April 22, 2015  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

Saudi-led coalition concludes operation, conflict in Yemen continues

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Iran’s deputy FM expects Yemen ceasefire ‘in coming hours’

  /  April 21, 2015  /  Politics  /  No Comments

Iranian representative expressed optimism concerning ceasefire and ensuing negotiations

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Key figures’ speeches reveal irreconcilable differences in Yemen conflict

  /  April 20, 2015  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

In speeches by former president Saleh and Al-Houthi on Sunday, peace seems low priority

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Houthi foreign allies criticise Egypt’s support of Saudi-led airstrikes

  /  April 19, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics, Region  /  No Comments

A string of rumours in April targeted Egyptian affairs by state-run Iranian news agencies

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Houthis condemn UNSC resolution, call for protests

  /  April 15, 2015  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

Security Council resolution aimed at thwarting Houthis and reinstalling Hadi government sparked strong condemnation by Yemeni militia

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Preachers not allowed to travel to Iran amid fears of ‘Iranian expansion’

  /  April 7, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics, Region  /  No Comments

Ministry of Religious Endowments reiterated warning against Iran’s “blatant interference” in Arab countries’ affairs

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Benefits of a deal with Iran

  /  April 5, 2015  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By Dr Cesar Chelala In the charged atmosphere between the US and DN, the benefits of the deal with Iran have been obscured by a war rhetoric that does very little for peace and development in that conflictive region. read the rest…

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Nuclear bombs and the Iran agreement

  /  April 4, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Two types of radioactive material can be used to manufacture a nuclear bomb, uranium and plutonium, both produced from uranium ore. Raw uranium contains less than 1% of U-235, the substance (isotope) needed to fuel read the rest…

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Iran nuclear programme deal prevents arms race in Middle East: Egypt

  /  April 4, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Iran gained international acknowledgement for its nuclear programme, built trust with the West, while Israel condemned the long-awaited deal

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Iran, GCC rift: Real threat for the Middle East?

  /  March 29, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

With Iran and the GCC at loggerheads, though indirectly, on a variety of battlefields and the US and Russia respectively emerging as the top supporters, does this mean we are witnessing a Cold War revival in the Middle East?

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Al-Sisi, Saudi Prince end summit satisfied, expectant of bilateral relations

  /  March 16, 2015  /  Politics  /  No Comments

Could policies towards the Brotherhood affect the strategic alliance?

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World shares votes for Egypt, US committed to achieving democracy: Kerry

  /  March 14, 2015  /  Egypt, Egypt Economic Development Conference, Politics  /  No Comments

US Secretary of State discusses terrorism, Palestine-Israel issues during Economic Summit which “brings business and peace investments together” 

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Netanyahu criticises Iran nuclear negotiations in Congress speech, Obama objects

  /  March 4, 2015  /  Politics, Region  /  1 Comment

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu heavily rejected possible deal between the P5+1 group and Iran in his speech on Tuesday

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Keen to project a progressive image, the UAE picks its battles

  /  February 8, 2015  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By James M. Dorsey Projecting an image of being politically and culturally on the cutting edge, the United Arab Emirates carefully picks its battles. Participation in the US-led coalition against the Islamic State in Iraq read the rest…

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From Syria and Iraq to Iran: Kurdish minorities push for autonomy

  /  December 22, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By James M. Dorsey More than three years into Syria’s brutal civil war, Syrian Kurds have carved out an entity of their own close to the border with Turkey. Their battle against Islamic State (IS), the read the rest…

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HRW condemns death sentence over Facebook posts in Iran

  /  December 2, 2014  /  Politics  /  2 Comments

Defendant may face execution, human rights organisation says

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Iran executes woman for killing of alleged sexual attacker

  /  October 26, 2014  /  Politics  /  No Comments

Latest example represents poor rights and legal recompense for women

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Iran executes woman for killing of alleged sexual attacker

  /  October 25, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Amnesty International says trial and investigation were deeply flawed

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Brotherhood and Salafis behind criticism of Iran visit: Ahmed Karima

  /  September 24, 2014  /  interviews  /  No Comments

By Hoda Badri Professor of Islamic Law at the University of Al-Azhar, Ahmed Karima, told Daily News Egypt that his visit to Iran was for academic purposes and not related to politics, adding that those read the rest…

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An unlearned lesson from 9/11

  /  September 13, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By Dr Cesar Chelala On a rainy morning in April 1958, in Washington DC, Ezra Pound – then a 72-year-old man – was declared “incurably insane” by Judge Bolitha J. Laws, who set him free. As he read the rest…

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Is the New York Times always a credible source?

  /  September 7, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By Khalid Mahmoud The New York Times wrote a report last week detailing how Egypt, in cooperation the United Arab Emirates, conducted a joint airstrike against Islamist militias in Libya. The report, written by the read the rest…

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Iran keen on seeing Egypt revive international and regional role

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

Egyptian media delegation meets with Iran’s deputy foreign minister

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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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