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Rafah crossing to reopen for 3 days starting Tuesday

  /  January 18, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Students and humanitarian cases will cross in both directions

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Tunnel containing weapons, explosives discovered in Rafah

  /  January 18, 2015  /  Politics  /  No Comments

Tunnel was 1,200 metres long and extended beyond current buffer zone: Armed Forces

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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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Egyptian and Palestinian presidents discuss extremism

  /  January 14, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

The meeting comes after Paris march earlier this week denouncing terrorism

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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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Egypt continues to push for UN Security Council membership in international meetings

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

Egypt reaffirms desire to be key regional security player at international conference as it seeks support of African countries in its bid

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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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Egypt reiterates support for Palestinian’s statehood aspirations

  /  January 4, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Palestinian Authority appeals to ICC following rejection of statehood bid

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Setting benchmark in battle for statehood: Palestine in Asian Cup

  /  January 3, 2015  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By James M. Dorsey Palestine has set a new benchmark for nations like the Kurds and the Kosovars, who see football as a key part of their toolbox to achieve statehood, with its qualification for read the rest…

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Militants bomb Sinai gas pipeline for 27th time

  /  December 23, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Egypt’s gas exports to Jordan dropped dramatically in 2014 due to militant attacks

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Hamas commits to Egyptian-brokered ceasefire agreement

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

Egypt should take action “to stop the occupation’s violations” as peace agreement sponsor, says Haniyeh

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Egypt to deport 51 Palestinian migrants to Gaza

  /  December 21, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

The migrants had entered Egypt through underground smuggling tunnels

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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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Award-winning Palestinian cinematographer denied entry to Egypt

  /  December 8, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Oscar-nominated production team forced to relocate new film to Jordan

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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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Religious endowment minister welcomes French parliament’s recognition of Palestine

  /  December 3, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Vote is symbolic and does not bind the government of France

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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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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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Egypt opens Rafah border crossing to admit Palestinians into Gaza

  /  November 26, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Egypt has closed the border crossing for a month, after deadly attacks in the Sinai Peninsula claimed the lives of 30 Egyptian security personnel

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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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Shoukry, Kerry discuss ways to prevent Middle East from ‘sliding into violence’

  /  November 18, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Egypt’s foreign minister also holds meetings with Saudi, British officials

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