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Egypt FM calls for Arab unity in Iraq

  /  July 12, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Foreign minister warns against threat of descent into sectarian conflict and terrorism in the region

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Egyptian foreign minister discusses regional issues with Moroccan counterpart

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

Foreign ministers touch upon concerning developments in Iraq, Palestine and Libya

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Crisis in Syria: Civil war, global threat

  /  July 5, 2014  /  Opinion  /  1 Comment

By Ban Ki-moon   The horrific war in Syria continues to worsen and bleed beyond its borders.  A cold calculation seems to be taking hold: that little can be done except to arm the parties read the rest…

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Egypt is ready to play political role in Iraq: Foreign Ministry

  /  June 30, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

After taking over parts of Iraq, the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) announced the establishment of a Caliphate or Islamic State

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ISIL crucifies 9 men in Syria’s Aleppo: NGO

  /  June 29, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

Also in Aleppo province, a ninth man was executed and crucified in Al-Bab town near the border with Turkey.

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Rebels hit back at ISIL in Syria border town: Monitor

  /  June 28, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  1 Comment

Al-Nusra and other rebel groups in Syria have been locked in fierce fighting with ISIL since January that has killed thousands of fighters.

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Beirut blast killed Lebanese security officer

  /  June 24, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  1 Comment

The explosion happened at around midnight near an army checkpoint and a cafe where football fans were watching a World Cup match.

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Israel launches air raids on Syrian positions in Golan

  /  June 23, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

The air raids came after the 13-year-old son of an Israeli defence ministry contractor was killed on the Golan on Sunday morning.

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US committed to supporting Egypt in economy and security: Kerry

  /  June 22, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Kerry’s visit coincided with the announcement that $572m military aid has been released

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Egypt condemns ongoing violence in Syria

  /  June 22, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Ambassador to UN calls for withdrawal of foreign fighters from Syrian conflict

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Sunni militants take control of Iraq-Syria border point

  /  June 21, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  2 Comments

An army major confirmed that the town and its surrounding areas were in insurgent hands.

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FM concludes first overseas trip

  /  June 20, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Shoukry met with several Arabic and African counterparts on sidelines of visit to Saudi Arabia for the OIC’s 41st session

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Suicide bomber kills two on Lebanon road to Damascus

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

The attack came as members of the security forces raided two hotels in central Beirut and detained at least 15 people

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More than 50 million driven from homes by war, crisis: UN

  /  June 20, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

The UNHCR said there were 51.2 million forcibly displaced people at the end of 2013, a full six million higher than the previous year

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Egypt ranks 143 out of 162 countries in 2014 Global Peace Index

  /  June 18, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Egypt has “second biggest deterioration” in 2014 index

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‘Systematic’ chemical weapons use in Syria: watchdog

  /  June 18, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

AFP – Chemical weapons such as chlorine have likely been used in a “systematic manner” in Syria, according to a report by a team from the world’s watchdog investigating alleged attacks there. The Organisation for read the rest…

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Fighting nears Baghdad as UN warns crisis ‘life-threatening’

  /  June 17, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

Iraqi officials have insisted they are making progress in repelling the fighters, who are led by the powerful Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) jihadist group, but have continued to lose ground.

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US condemns ‘horrifying’ Iraq massacre by ISIL militants

  /  June 16, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

Photos posted online were said to show Sunni militants summarily executing dozens of captured members of the security forces, while tweets attributed to ISIL claimed they had killed 1,700 Shi’a soldiers.

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Syria government retakes strategic town on Turkey border: State TV

  /  June 15, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

AFP – Syrian government forces on Sunday recaptured the strategic town of Kasab, near the only border crossing with Turkey in northwestern province of Latakia, state television reported. “Units from the army are reestablishing security read the rest…

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Fahmy calls for Iraqi unity, warns against sectarian split

  /  June 14, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Egyptian embassy staff continues to contact Egyptian communities amidst ongoing clashes in Iraq

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Syria TV says 30 killed in blast near Iraq border

  /  June 14, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

AFP – A bomb attack targeting a weapons bazaar in eastern Syria close to the Iraqi border killed 30 “terrorists” on Saturday, state television reported. “A big explosion hits a terrorist arms market in Mayadeen, read the rest…

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Al-Sisi and UK national security adviser discuss terrorism

  /  June 12, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Egyptian president and UK official address security and threats of terrorism, Al-Sisi receives letter from the British PM

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Syria prisoner releases begin after amnesty: Lawyer

  /  June 10, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  6 Comments

The releases came a day after Syrian state television reported that Assad had declared an unprecedented amnesty, extending for the first time to those accused under the country’s anti-terrorism legislation.

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Suspected jihadists seize Iraq’s Nineveh province

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

Military units first withdrew from the city’s east, heading to its west, and then began leaving the city, along with thousands of residents, he said.

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Iran president visits Turkey hoping to fix troubled ties

  /  June 9, 2014  /  Politics  /  9 Comments

Rouhani will meet his Turkish counterpart Abdullah Gul and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, where the powerful neighbours are expected to discuss security concerns as well as trade opportunities.

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Egyptian gas to Jordan was never cut off: Egyptian Ambassador to Jordan

  /  June 8, 2014  /  interviews  /  11 Comments

In an exclusive interview with Daily News Egypt, Egypt’s ambassador to Jordan outlines the strong ties between the two countries.

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In Syria’s ‘Berry Place,’ residents dodge bullets

  /  June 8, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  1 Comment

The area is an island in the eastern district of Jobar, where rebels hold the east and the army controls the west.

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Bomb attacks on Kurd party kill 17 in latest Iraq unrest

  /  June 8, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  8 Comments

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, though suicide bombings are a tactic mainly employed by Sunni Muslim militants in Iraq.

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Foreign minister heads delegation at Arab-Chinese cooperation forum

  /  June 4, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  11 Comments

Fahmy arrives in China to discuss political, economic issues and strengthen Arab-Chinese relations

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Syrian babies ‘born refugees’ in Lebanon

  /  June 2, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

Lebanon is home to more than a million refugees from Syria’s devastating war. Half of them are children, the United Nations says, warning they risk becoming a “lost generation”.

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