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Haniyeh calls for permanent opening of Rafah crossing

  /  April 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

The border crossing has been closed since 1 April; humanitarian cases are still cut off inside the strip without access to assistance

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Rafah border crossing shut after three days of operation

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

Egyptian authorities had opened the border crossing for three consecutive days this week

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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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Court ruling shows strains on Egypt-Hamas relationship: experts

  /  March 5, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

Cairo Court for Urgent Matters banned activities of the Palestinian movement temporarily

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Egypt court bans Hamas activities

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

Hamas describes the court decision as “politicised” as tensions between the group and Egypt hit new high

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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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Rafah border crossing open for three days

  /  February 4, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

The decision comes as many inside the strip are unable to gain access to medical care

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Gunmen bomb Sinai pipeline, army strikes back with arrests

  /  January 28, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Sinai pipeline attacked for third time this month, while army destroys “militants’” tunnels and cars

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Three soldiers dead in Sinai, more injured

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

Security forces have been increasingly targeted in the peninsula

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Militant killed and five arrested in North Sinai security campaign

  /  January 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Five houses and 24 huts destroyed

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Rafah crossing to open on Wednesday and Thursday

  /  January 7, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

The border crossing has been closed since 27 December

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Abbas meets Egyptian Ambassador

  /  January 6, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Meeting comes hours after Hamas calls on the ambassador to quit ‘incitement’

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Fatah urges Hamas to stop interfering in Arab countries

  /  December 30, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Egypt remains a point of contention bet6ween the rival groups

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Egypt considering relief for Palestinians

  /  December 20, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Egypt is currently making arrangements to transport Qatari-funded fuel to neighbouring Gaza

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Perpetrator of 2012 Rafah ambush killed: Military spokesman

  /  December 17, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Ambush in August had killed 16 soldiers

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Work on fence separating Egyptian-Israeli border almost done

  /  December 5, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Egyptian MFA says “the fence is being built on the Israeli side, and that is their business”

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Rafah Border Crossing opened for two days: State TV

  /  November 27, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

Border crossing will be allowed from 9am to 3pm

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Police officer killed in Ismailia in firefight with militants, one assailant arrested

  /  November 22, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Armed forces arrests Brotherhood guidance bureau member in North Sinai, destroys houses they say belong to Rafah killings perpetrator

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Egypt is intent on tightening siege on Gaza: Hamas

  /  November 17, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

Rafah border crossing, which connects the Gaza Strip to the outside world has been shut for 10 days

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More underground tunnels beneath Egypt-Gaza border destroyed

  /  November 9, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Action comes as part of ongoing crackdown on the illegal tunneling activity

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Palestinian arrested is a supporter of terrorist organisations: Army spokesman

  /  November 5, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Three killed and nine arrested in Monday’s crackdown in Sinai

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Gaza’s Ministry of Health warns of consequences of power cuts

  /  November 4, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Gaza Power Plant, the strip’s only one, stopped operations due to fuel shortage

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Egyptian crackdown on fuel smuggling to Gaza continues

  /  November 3, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Army says it destroyed several underground tanks containing over 300,000 litres of diesel

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Rafah border reopened

  /  November 2, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Security forces arrest several in possession of large amounts of drugs, destroy diesel gas smuggling network in Sinai

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Rafah crossing to be open for most of next week

  /  October 30, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

The crossing will operate from Saturday to Thursday except for one day in between

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Border Guards arrest niqab-wearing man

  /  October 29, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Army spokesman says that the man is accused of spying on security checkpoints

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Rafah border crossing shut again

  /  October 26, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

The closure comes after the crossing was opened for Palestinian pilgrims to return from Saudi Arabia

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Two dead, five injured in Sinai attack

  /  October 22, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

The most recent deadly attack was on a road connecting Rafah to Al-Arish

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Three injured in Sinai attack

  /  October 20, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Three conscripts were injured in Sinai’s most recent violence

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Fatah grateful for Egypt, Saudi and UAE roles

  /  October 13, 2013  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Fatah’s position is to not interfere in affairs of other countries: Fatah’s official spokesperson

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