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North Sinai residents to go through with open strike against curfew hours

  /  January 28, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Citizens plan to boycott elections and file lawsuit as they fear protests, says Al-Karamah party member in Sinai

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North Sinai political, civil groups demand lift of curfew hours

  /  January 27, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Warnings of open strikes and electoral boycotts if ignored by government

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Demolition of Rafah continues in 2nd phase of Gaza buffer zone

  /  January 24, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Compensation for displaced families yet to be announced, according to North Sinai governor

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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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Police officer kidnapped in North Sinai found dead

  /  January 13, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

‘State of Sinai’ militants claim to be providing financial support to displaced Rafah residents

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Militants abduct police officer in Rafah, Gaza border to remain closed

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

Rafah-Gaza border was set to open Tuesday but will remain closed “until officer is found”, says Deputy Head of Rafah Crossing

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Rafah evacuation continues, amid efforts to destroy all Gaza tunnels

  /  January 7, 2015  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Second phase of ‘buffer zone’ plan starts Thursday, says North Sinai governor

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Gaza buffer zone to increase to 5km: North Sinai governor

  /  December 29, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  4 Comments

Egypt first decided to establish a 500 metre buffer zone in late October, following two deadly attacks in Sinai that left at least 30 military personnel dead.

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New militant video allegedly shows masked gunmen running North Sinai checkpoint

and   /  December 24, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

The footage also includes images of executions of alleged “army collaborators”

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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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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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Military raid in North Sinai kills 5 militants

  /  December 17, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

The raid targeted areas in Al-Arish and Sheikh Zuweid

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Schools set to reopen in North Sinai border towns

  /  December 6, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  4 Comments

Counterinsurgency operations are still underway but “we cannot suspend schooling forever”, says governor

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7 defendants receive death sentences in second Rafah massacre case

  /  December 6, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Another 22 defendants received 15 years in prison

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Egypt authorities must end Sinai home demolitions: Amnesty

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

Ongoing wave of home demolitions and forced evictions amid media blackout must stop, group says

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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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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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7 militants killed, 67 arrested in North Sinai: Armed forces

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

Military operations destroyed seven tunnels connecting Rafah to Gaza Strip

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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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8 ‘terrorist elements’ killed in North Sinai operations: armed forces

  /  November 9, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Unlicensed vehicles, drug laden cars, and “terrorist element headquarters” destroyed on Saturday, claims army

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Sinai enters a new chapter

  /  November 7, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By Khaled Okasha The terrorist attack that took place in Karam Al-Qawadees , next to Sheikh Zuweid, will open a new chapter for the entirety of the Sinai Peninsula. Will 24 October represent the end read the rest…

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President orders study for a ‘new Rafah’

  /  November 5, 2014  /  Politics  /  No Comments

Plan to be delivered within 15 days on sustainable development in northern Sinai

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1,156 families relocated for ‘secure zone’ on Gaza border

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

Rafah elders and leaders to meet presidential council

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Rafah ‘elders and leaders’ to meet presidential council

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

Sinai residents to express vision for future and current issues following establishment of ‘secure zone’ on Egypt-Gaza border

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Israel indefinitely closes Gaza borders after rocket fire

  /  November 2, 2014  /  Politics  /  No Comments

The two borders on the Israeli side were closed early Sunday in response to rocket fire from Gaza into the Eshkel region.

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Armed forces creating ‘secure zone’ on Gaza border

and   /  October 29, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Residents told to leave homes as military seeks to destroy Gaza tunnels once and for all

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3-month state of emergency imposed on North Sinai

  /  October 25, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Emergency law first used by Gamal Abdel Nasser back in force

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3 soldiers die in Gaza border tunnel collapse

  /  October 19, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

One officer, two conscripts dead; another soldier injured in collapse

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Egyptians launch initiative to comfort injured Palestinians receiving treatment

  /  October 1, 2014  /  Culture  /  No Comments

“We are all human” has arranged more than 17 hospital visits in Egypt and helped 3 severely injured patients to travel to Germany for treatment

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