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Jowan Safadi makes Egyptian debut at the Cairo Jazz Club

  /  April 23, 2014  /  Culture  /  2 Comments

Though his nationality and previous controversies can overshadow his music, Safadi offers an entertaining mix of Arab rock with different themes.

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Fahmy and Fatah discuss negotiations and Palestinian reconciliation

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

Foreign minister meets Fatah member ahead of renewed Palestinian reconciliation efforts

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Egyptian FM meets with Russian envoy

  /  April 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

Nabil Fahmy and Russian counterparts discuss bilateral relations, security situation

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Fahmy presses Arab League chief on activating terrorism convention

  /  April 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Foreign minister and Arab League Secretary General discuss terrorism and regional issues

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Israel, Palestinian peace meet postponed after killing

  /  April 16, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  2 Comments

Israel’s army and police were still hunting for the suspected gunman on Wednesday, after carrying out extensive searches around Idhna.

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Athletes and artists show Gaza still occupied

  /  April 12, 2014  /  Opinion  /  4 Comments

Recent cases involving athletes and musicians show how much Gaza is still under Israeli occupation By Hussein Ibish, Now I recently participated in a debate in New York City where two noted American pro-Israel advocates, read the rest…

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Jewish settlers attack Israel soldiers for second night

  /  April 9, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  2 Comments

Rosenfeld said there had been no casualties but that two settlers had later been arrested.

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Fahmy and Abbas meet ahead of emergency Arab League meeting

  /  April 9, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Abbas and Fahmy discussed the ongoing final status negotiations and the “obstacles” involved in the process

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8 injured as Israeli forces clear illegal settlement

  /  April 8, 2014  /  Politics  /  1 Comment

Israel has moved to demolish “wildcat” settlement outposts in the occupied West Bank, which normally consist of a few makeshift dwellings set up by extremist Jewish settlers on Palestinian territory.

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Fahmy, Ban Ki-moon discuss Egypt peacekeeping role

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

Egypt has weighed in on several peacekeeping efforts as well as being one of the parties involved in the debate on the Ethiopian Dam.

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Jailed Israeli spy could be key to peace talks

  /  April 1, 2014  /  Politics  /  No Comments

A source close to the talks said on Tuesday that there was a proposal which could see Pollard freed before the Jewish holiday of Passover, which begins mid-April.

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Netanyahu slams UN rights council’s censure of Israel

  /  March 30, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  1 Comment

The motions on the Palestinians were carried by 46 votes to one, with only the United States against, while the Golan resolution garnered 13 abstentions and a US “no” vote.

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Arab League refuses to recognise Israel as a Jewish state

  /  March 26, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

Adly Mansour discusses Palestine, Syria, illiteracy and terrorism in his address at the 25th Arab League Summit

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Arab summit kicks off with calls to arm Syria rebels

  /  March 25, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  2 Comments

The head of the Syrian National Coalition, Ahmed Jarba, repeated calls on the international community to supply rebels with “sophisticated weapons”.

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Arab summit to back rejection of ‘Jewish state’: Draft

  /  March 25, 2014  /  Politics  /  4 Comments

The summit stresses a “categorical rejection” of the demand for recognition of Israel as a Jewish state, according to a draft statement endorsed by foreign ministers.

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UN rapporteur accuses Israel of ‘ethnic cleansing‘

  /  March 23, 2014  /  Opinion  /  2 Comments

By Dr Cesar Chelala Richard Falk, United Nations rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territories accused Israel last week of “ethnic cleansing” of Palestinians. Speaking at a press conference, he said that Israeli policies bore “unacceptable characteristics read the rest…

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Arab League: A factfile

  /  March 23, 2014  /  Politics  /  1 Comment

The pan-Arab bloc was created in Cairo on 22 March 1945.

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Palestinians protest Jerusalem marathon

  /  March 22, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

Police arrested four of them and dispersed the rest “with ease,” she said, adding that the race had “continued as normal”.

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Three Palestinians killed in Israeli West Bank raid

  /  March 22, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  1 Comment

The Palestinian sources said Israeli soldiers entered the camp in the northern West Bank city to arrest Hamza Abu Alheja, 20, a member of the military wing of Hamas, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades.

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Closure of Rafah border crossing ‘crime against humanity’: Hamas spokesman

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

Relations between Cairo and Hamas tense; Cairo court recently banned Hamas activities in Egypt

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Fahmy and Kerry discuss Middle East peace

  /  March 18, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Obama and Abbas meet in Washington as negotiations deadline looms

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Egypt throws support behind Abbas

  /  March 17, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

PA negotiations with Israel could combat polarisation and extremism, says the foreign ministry

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Kerry pressuring the wrong side: Israel minister

  /  March 16, 2014  /  Politics, World  /  1 Comment

AFP – An Israeli minister on Sunday said Washington’s top diplomat was “wrong” for pressuring Israel in peace talks, a day before Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas visits the White House. His remarks came two days read the rest…

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The real impact of Israel’s ‘Jewish state‘ demand

  /  March 15, 2014  /  Opinion  /  2 Comments

The main impact of Israel’s new “Jewish state” demand is to effectively negate the Palestinian recognition of Israel in 1993

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Student Corner: The underlying tension between Egypt and Israel

  /  March 15, 2014  /  Opinion  /  2 Comments

By Nour Bakr The shooting down of an Egyptian military helicopter earlier this year prompted new fears over the security threat posed to both Egypt and Israel by militant groups with access to MANPADs. But read the rest…

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Abbas to meet Obama ahead of peace talks deadline

  /  March 15, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  2 Comments

Current Palestinian leaders have opposed recognising Israel as a Jewish state, fearing this could threaten the rights of non-Jewish Arabs living in Israel, who make up some 20% of the population, as well as other religious minorities.

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Egypt allows Qatari aid to Gaza

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

Foreign minister confirms Egypt support for Palestinian cause, condemns “unilateral” Israeli actions

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No Palestinian reconciliation without Egypt sponsorship: Hamas

  /  March 9, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Fatah says Hamas “does not have the right” to decide if Egypt is to sponsor Palestinian reconciliation talks

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Fahmy urges Palestinians to present ‘clear vision’ for peace process

  /  March 3, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Foreign minister meets Palestine’s chief negotiator in Cairo

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Hamas says to privatise Gaza crossing

  /  February 23, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

The coastal strip, whose air and sea lanes are blocked by Israel, has three land crossings; Erez and Kerem Shalom with Israel and Rafah with Egypt.

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