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Gaza death toll exceeds 770, Israel’s tops 35

  /  July 24, 2014  /  Politics  /  1 Comment

UN body says a new humanitarian pause is “urgently needed”

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Hamas has fundamental choice to make: Kerry

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

Kerry discusses Gaza and ceasefire efforts with Egypt’s president and foreign minister

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Death toll rises on both sides in Gaza as fighting enters third week

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

Over 100,000 Gaza residents flee their homes in mass displacements as the strip faces increasingly grim conditions

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Palestinian losses mount after Israel expands ground operations

  /  July 20, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

At least 60 people died in a single Gaza neighbourhood as Israeli death toll rises to 7, 5 of whom were soldiers

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Egypt stands by ceasefire initiative; Hamas says there was ‘no serious initiative’

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

Hamas says ceasefire must be preceded by Israel’s commitment to Palestinian conditions

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Aid convoy to Gaza forced to turn back

  /  July 19, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Convoy prepared by group of political movements stopped at the border for security reasons

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First Israeli death recorded after Palestinian death toll exceeds 200

  /  July 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Reports by UN body and human rights watchdog show violations of international laws and dire conditions caused by fighting

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Al-Sisi raises military pensions by 10%

  /  July 11, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

New presidential decree amends law governing military retirement

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Feuding families reach government brokered truce in Aswan

  /  June 30, 2014  /  Politics  /  1 Comment

Two feuding families in Aswan reached a government brokered truce on Saturday that would put an end to tensions that last week escalated with the deaths of two members of the Daboudia tribe. State-run Al-Ahram read the rest…

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Egyptian trucks held in Libya released

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

Egyptian trucks held in Libya for several days in the latest incident of several faced by Egyptians in the country

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Kerry in Iraq as Sunni militants seize strategic town, airport

  /  June 23, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  1 Comment

Kerry met with Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki and was to hold talks with Iraqi leaders across the political and communal spectrum.

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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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Mahienour El-Massry refuses ‘any kind of amnesty’ from the government

  /  June 11, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Labour activist and Protest Law detainee demands the abolishment of the law in letter from prison

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Alaa Abdel Fattah, 24 others handed 15-year sentences

  /  June 11, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  6 Comments

Accused sentenced in absentia for breaching Protest Law; Abdel Fattah and two other defendants arrested shortly afterwards

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French, Egyptian navies conclude ‘Cleopatra’ joint exercises

  /  June 10, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  9 Comments

Manoeuvres near port of Toulon the first to be held in French waters in 25 years, SIS says

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Extension of voting in presidential elections stirs controversy

  /  May 28, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Hamdeen Sabahy continues in presidential race despite calls for his withdrawal

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Egypt, Bahrain joint military training continues

  /  May 28, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  19 Comments

Special forces partake in simulated situation training in the Gulf

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As Egypt votes, pro-Morsi town, Kerdasa, testifies to brutal divide

  /  May 26, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  10 Comments

Instead, defiant residents have posted pictures of Morsi, describing him as “the legitimate president”.

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UAE sends military vehicles to help secure presidential elections

  /  May 25, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Gulf country’s move shows continued support for Egyptian roadmap

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And a toast to you all…

  /  May 21, 2014  /  Opinion  /  13 Comments

On 22 January 2012, two days before the then MB-controlled parliament convened for the first time, I hosted a party at my house. The moment you enter the door of the apartment, you face a read the rest…

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Alexandria students interrogated for filming movie offensive to military

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

AFTE to provide legal aid to students

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Brotherhood calls for military ‘to return to its barracks’

  /  May 10, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Despite campaign promise to eliminate them, Brotherhood calls for democracy and unity to “remove Egypt from tyranny”

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Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis claims responsibility for Sinai bombings

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

Police ramping up presence in Sinai, says interior ministry

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Detention, killing of journalists leads to increased self censorship: NGOs

  /  May 3, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

On World Press Freedom Day, reports from local and international organisations paint a grim picture of media freedoms in Egypt in 2013

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Military trial for border crossers postponed to 6 May

  /  April 29, 2014  /  Politics  /  1 Comment

No Military Trials calls for defendants to be tried in civilian court

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Egypt to participate in joint air force training in the Gulf

  /  April 27, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  13 Comments

Gulf air force exercises intended to deepen Bahrain-Egypt strategic relationship

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Egypt could see US military aid return

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

Kerry set to certify Egypt’s commitment to relationship with US and obligations under Israel peace treaty, unable to certify democratic progress

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US to deliver Apache helicopters to Egypt, relaxing hold on aid

  /  April 23, 2014  /  Business  /  2 Comments

The decision will help Egypt’s counter-terrorism operations in the Sinai Peninsula, the Pentagon said.

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Detained 6 April members go on hunger strike

  /  April 21, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

NGOs also to hold protest against detention of journalist in Washington DC

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Egypt’s military economy: Money is power, power is money

  /  April 14, 2014  /  In Focus  /  8 Comments

Egypt’s military controls not only the political levers of power, but also the economic ones, and its involvement is getting even deeper

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