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Israelis skeptical of PM Gaza victory claim

28 August 2014, 15:48

A new poll has shown that a majority of Israelis are skeptical of PM Benjamin Netanyahu's claim that Israel achieved a "great military and political" victory over Hamas.

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Egypt road crash kills 19 in ancient city of Luxor

26 August 2014, 11:57

Egypt's state news agency says 19 people were killed when two microbuses collided and plunged into a canal in the ancient city of Luxor in the country's south.

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Cairo condemns stadium execution of Egyptian in Libya

24 August 2014, 08:08

Egypt condemned the public execution in a Libyan football stadium of one of its nationals, reportedly by jihadists, and urged the international community to help restore security there.

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Egypt resort coach crash kills 33

22 August 2014, 10:33

A collision between two coaches servicing the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh killed 33 people, a health ministry official has said.

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Egypt cop gets 15 years for killing detainee

19 August 2014, 11:48

An Egyptian court has sentenced a policeman to 15 years in prison for shooting dead a man in detention, judicial sources say.

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Monday, 18 August 2014

Gunmen kill policeman on patrol in Egypt

18 August 2014, 11:49

Egyptian security official says gunmen have shot and killed policeman on patrol north of Cairo.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Israel, Palestinians agree to extend Gaza truce

14 August 2014, 07:14

Israel and Palestinians have agreed to extend a ceasefire in Gaza for another 72-hours after failing to reach a long term agreement in Cairo-mediated talks, an Egyptian official says.

Monday, 11 August 2014

Human Rights Watch chiefs denied entry to Egypt - staff

11 August 2014, 09:34

The executive director of Human Rights Watch and another senior staff member were denied entry to Egypt for "security reasons" after being held at the Cairo airport for 12 hours, two of the group's staff said.

Israeli negotiators in Cairo for Gaza talks

11 August 2014, 14:33

Israeli negotiators have arrived in Cairo for talks on ending a month-old Gaza war with Palestinian militants after a new 72-hour truce brokered by Egypt appeared to be holding.

Thursday, 07 August 2014

Obama: Egypt should release Al Jazeera journos

07 August 2014, 12:04

US President Barack Obama has called for the release of three Al Jazeera journalists sentenced to prison in Egypt for allegedly defaming the country.

Israel, Hamas dig in as Gaza talks go on in Cairo

07 August 2014, 12:57

An Israeli Cabinet minister says Israel will respond if Hamas resumes fire after a temporary three-day truce expires in the Gaza Strip.

Wednesday, 06 August 2014

Cease-fire in Gaza holds for second day

06 August 2014, 14:01

A cease-fire between Israel and Hamas that ended a month of fighting is holding for a second day, ahead on negotiations in Cairo.

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Gaza toll soars as Israel 'days' from completing tunnel hunt

31 July 2014, 07:14

Israel has pressed ahead with its Gaza offensive saying it is days from achieving its core goal of destroying all Islamist guerrilla cross-border attack tunnels, but a soaring Palestinian civilian toll has triggered international alarm.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

3 dead in Egypt as planned bomb attack fails

30 July 2014, 14:28

Three people have been killed when two bombs they were carrying in a pick-up truck went off prematurely, Egyptian government and security forces say.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Egypt military kills 7 militants in volatile Sinai

29 July 2014, 18:24

An Egyptian military spokesperson says troops have killed seven suspected militants and arrested five as part of an ongoing offensive in the volatile Sinai Peninsula.

Monday, 28 July 2014

Foreigners urged to leave Libya amid violence

28 July 2014, 15:23

Egypt and several Western states have urged their nationals to leave Libya amid spiralling violence after two weeks of fighting left 97 people dead.

Friday, 25 July 2014

Jazeera journos jailed in Egypt set to appeal

25 July 2014, 16:25

Three Al Jazeera journalists jailed in Egypt last month for up to 10 years on charges of adding a terrorist organisation are set to appeal their convictions.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

US condemns attack on Egyptian soldiers

22 July 2014, 11:28

The US has condemned a weekend attack on an Egyptian border checkpoint which left 21 soldiers dead, and vowed to keep up support for Egypt’s security.

World pushes for truce as Israel batters Gaza

22 July 2014, 20:37

UN chief Ban Ki-moon and US Secretary of State John Kerry are in Cairo in a bid to broker a truce between Israel and Hamas after weeks of fighting which has left over 570 Palestinians dead.

Monday, 21 July 2014

Egypt summons Turkish diplomat over bad comments

21 July 2014, 11:57

Cairo’s foreign ministry has summoned the Turkish charge d'affaires in protest over derogatory comments by Turkey's PM Tayyip Erdogan, aimed at the Egyptian president, a report says.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Egyptian military block activist aid convoy to Gaza

19 July 2014, 15:26

Egyptian soldiers in north Sinai prevented an aid convoy of activists from reaching the Rafah border crossing with the embattled Palestinian Gaza Strip.

Friday, 18 July 2014

Morsi's fugitive son held at Egypt train station

18 July 2014, 09:45

A son of ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi, who was sentenced to a year in prison for possession and use of hashish, has been arrested at a train station south of Cairo.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Abbas to meet Egypt's Sisi over Gaza crisis

17 July 2014, 14:05

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas is set to meet Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi amid intensifying efforts to end the deadly Israel military offensive on Gaza.

Gaza truce goes into force

17 July 2014, 15:15

A five-hour humanitarian truce agreed by Israel and Hamas has come into force, hours after the Israel military said it fought Palestinian gunmen who infiltrated from Gaza.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Egypt road crash kills 17 – report

16 July 2014, 11:05

At least 17 people have been killed in Egypt after a bus ploughed into a truck south of Cairo, a report says.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Mubarak allies can run for Egypt elections

15 July 2014, 10:27

A Cairo appeal court has ruled that leaders of the former ruling party of ousted president Hosni Mubarak will not be barred from running for elections, a report says.

US offers Egypt late invite to Africa summit

15 July 2014, 13:01

The US has invited Egypt to an African leaders summit in Washington next month, after initially barring Cairo following the military’s coup against the former Muslim Brotherhood-led government.

Monday, 14 July 2014

8 killed in mortar attack in Egypt's Sinai

14 July 2014, 12:05

Militants in Egypt’s northern Sinai have fired mortar rounds at a military post in the provincial capital of el-Arish, killing soldiers as well as seven civilians, including two children.

Mubarak party leaders can run for elections

14 July 2014, 21:30

A Cairo appeal court has ruled that leaders of the former ruling party of ousted president Hosni Mubarak will not be barred from running for elections, a report says.

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Egypt arrests man for raping Russian tourist

12 July 2014, 16:51

Egyptian police have arrested a driver for raping a Russian tourist in a resort town, as the government cracks down on an epidemic of sexual harassment and violence.

Friday, 11 July 2014

Egypt hits out over Israeli 'mass punishment' in Gaza

11 July 2014, 13:30

Egypt hit out at Israel for killing civilians in Gaza with "oppressive policies of mass punishment", while urging the international community to act quickly to end the conflict.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Egyptian soldier killed in Sinai bombing

10 July 2014, 07:06

An Egyptian soldier was killed when a roadside bomb targeted an armoured vehicle in the restive Sinai Peninsula, medical and security officials said.

Egypt urges end to Gaza violence, plays down mediation

10 July 2014, 08:08

Egypt urged Israel and the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas in Gaza to halt their escalating conflict but played down hopes of a Cairo-mediated truce.

Egypt opens border to wounded Palestinians

10 July 2014, 11:35

Egypt has opened its Rafah border crossing to Gaza to receive wounded Palestinians as Israel pounded the enclave with air strikes, an official at the border says.

Monday, 07 July 2014

Sisi defends fuel subsidies cut, adds taxes

07 July 2014, 13:45

Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has defended a government decision to raise fuel prices as the authorities also slapped higher taxes on cigarettes and alcohol, a report says.

Iraqi Kurd secession would splinter Mideast - Sisi

07 July 2014, 18:03

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has warned that the independence of Iraq's Kurdish region would be "catastrophic" and cause the Middle East to splinter.

Aus journo family encouraged by Sisi comments

07 July 2014, 21:32

The family of jailed journalist Peter Greste says they are encouraged by Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi saying he “wished” the Australian had never been put on trial.

Sunday, 06 July 2014

Egypt court upholds death verdict against 10 Islamists

06 July 2014, 06:26

Egyptian judicial officials say a Cairo court has upheld death sentences against 10 members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood and sentenced 38 others to life.

Saturday, 05 July 2014

Egypt's government raises fuel prices by up to 78 percent

05 July 2014, 07:59

Egypt's government raises fuel prices by up to 78 percent to address staggering deficit.

Friday, 04 July 2014

Blast in Egypt train as cops crush protests

04 July 2014, 09:25

A bomb blast in a train and clashes between protesters and security forces have rocked Egypt, as police quashed demonstrations marking the anniversary of ex-president Mohammed Morsi’s ouster.

Three killed in blast at Egyptian house used for bomb-making

04 July 2014, 15:18

Three people are believed to have been killed in an explosion at a house south of Cairo used for making bombs, the Eyptian state news agency MENA reported.

At least 3 killed in Egyptian blast

04 July 2014, 18:04

Three people are believed to have been killed in an explosion at a house south of Cairo used to making bombs, a report says.

Thursday, 03 July 2014

Morsi's son sentenced to 1 year

03 July 2014, 08:26

The son of Egypt's ousted president has been sentenced to 1 year for drug possession and use.

Blast near Cairo military hospital

03 July 2014, 17:47

A limited explosion has occurred inside a car near a Cairo military hospital, an official says, hours before the first anniversary of deposed president Mohammed Morsi.

Tuesday, 01 July 2014

One year after Morsi, Egypt roiled by unrest

01 July 2014, 08:14

A year after he deposed Egypt’s first freely elected president only to take his place, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi presides over a country roiled by militancy and ever-shrinking liberties, critics say.

Monday, 30 June 2014

Egypt moves to restrict Ramadan sermons

30 June 2014, 09:07

Egypt will restrict Ramadan sermons to topics of faith and morality, the state's top official in charge of religious affairs says.

Blast near Egypt’s presidential palace injures 3

30 June 2014, 14:00

Security officials say a homemade bomb has gone off near Egypt’s presidential palace in Cairo, wounding at least three people.

Sunday, 29 June 2014

African migrants protest Israeli treatment

29 June 2014, 10:06

African migrants leave detention center, camp at Egypt border to protest Israeli treatment.

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Egypt: Jailed Al- Jazeera journalist 'outraged' at verdict

26 June 2014, 12:03

Australian Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste has voiced his “outrage” at being jailed for seven years by an Egyptian court, saying the case was about silencing critical voices.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

El-Sissi donates half his wealth to Egypt

25 June 2014, 13:52

Egypt's el-Sissi says he donates half of his wealth and salary to help the country.

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