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Egypt continues to link extremism with Israeli-Palestinian conflict as it bids for UNSC seat

  /  January 17, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Recent statements by officials suggest that Egypt’s hopes for security role is based on linking international extremism with neighbouring conflict

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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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Sinai safari trips require downgraded security and lower fees: Tourism company head

  /  January 14, 2015  /  interviews  /  No Comments

Trips in region suffer from lengthy licensing waiting periods and high fees

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Al-Sisi to meet Abbas to discuss Israeli-Palestinian conflict

  /  January 14, 2015  /  Politics  /  No Comments

Talks will include Arab financial safety nets for Palestinians, says Fatah leader

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Al-Sisi discusses Israeli-Palestinian conflict with Tony Blair

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

President also meets Jewish Congress president, a businessman and one of the biggest sponsors of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu

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Hamas defiant as US expresses ‘concern’ over Meshaal visit to Turkey

  /  January 10, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Hamas also denies Meshaal’s expulsion from Qatar

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Palestine to join International Criminal Court: UN Chief

  /  January 7, 2015  /  Politics  /  1 Comment

Despite failure to achieve nation status at UN Security Council late December, Palestine to be accepted onto UN war-crimes court, while official speaks of possible Israeli retributions

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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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Is there a peace partner in Israel?

  /  December 22, 2014  /  Opinion  /  4 Comments

By Fadi Elhusseini The Palestinian-Israeli peace process has again ground to a halt, and each party blames the other for this unfortunate failure. Israeli officials repeat continuously that there is no Palestinian peace partner, and read the rest…

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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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Gaza residents describe life in a city of ruins

  /  December 14, 2014  /  In Focus  /  2 Comments

After war and donor conferences, humanitarian catastrophe looms in heavily populated strip

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Shoukry, British meetings tackle international security in the Middle East

  /  December 14, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Shoukry stressed risk of third intifada as a result of “provocations” in Palestinian territories

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Egypt-UN meeting tackles international security in the Middle East

  /  December 14, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs praised Egypt’s attempts to ease tensions between Palestinians and Israelis

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US seeks to ‘defuse tension’ between Palestinians and Israelis

  /  December 13, 2014  /  Politics  /  1 Comment

John Kerry set to meet Benjamin Netanyahu Monday to discuss recent developments before UN Security Council meeting

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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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Doubts raised over Kellogg’s bid for BiscoMisr shares

  /  December 8, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Kellogg’s EGP 940m bid for 51% of company awaiting response from Financial Supervisory Authority

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Shoukry asks Britain to support Libya’s ‘legitimate government institutions’

  /  December 7, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

State institutions and dialogue are key to region’s stability, says Egypt FM

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UN envoy in Egypt for Palestinian peace talks

  /  December 2, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Tensions between Palestinians and Israelis have escalated recently in East Jerusalem

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Arab League states to back Palestine’s statehood bid in front of UN Security Council

  /  November 30, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

In case statehood bid is thwarted, “we would move towards defining our relations with Israel by halting security coordination”, says Abbas

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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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Arab League foreign ministers gather to discuss Israeli-Palestinian conflict

  /  November 29, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

President Al-Sisi scheduled to meet Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas

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UN adopts resolutions presented by Egypt

  /  November 26, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Egypt’s foreign ministry accuses countries voting against resolution of being in favour of “Israel’s illegal practices”

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Fear, violence and hardship part of everyday life in volatile North Sinai town

  /  November 22, 2014  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

Residents of Al-Arish are caught in the fight between militants and the military

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Violence will only escalate Israel-Palestine conflict: Egypt

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

Netanyahu orders demolishing of synagogue attackers’ homes

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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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Knife, axe attacks kill 4 in Jerusalem synagogue

  /  November 18, 2014  /  Politics  /  No Comments

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine has claimed the attack

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Egyptian ambassador, Abbas discuss latest developments in Palestine

  /  November 16, 2014  /  Politics  /  No Comments

Officials discuss Palestinian statehood and Al-Aqsa Mosque

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Egypt ‘deeply concerned’ over new rift between Hamas and Fatah

  /  November 12, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Abbas accuses Hamas of seeking to “destroy” Palestinian unity

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