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  • AFPUS Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday he remained hopeful for a ceasefire in the Gaza conflict but declined to predict when.Kerry, on a visit to India, said he had remained in close contact on the telephone with players in the Middle East to try to end the Israel-Hamas conflict."The United States remains hopeful that it is achievable, and the sooner the better," Kerry said of a
  • The Egyptian Minister of Interior Mohamed Ibrahim has approved the latest reshuffle inside his ministry, which involves Central Security as well as National Security forces, reported state news agency MENA on Thursday.In statements made to MENA, the ministry’s official spokesman General Abdel-Fattah Osman reported that the reshuffle includes 19 aides to the minister and 13 heads of security
  • Egypt's Pope Tawadros II called on the Egyptian Coptic Christians to dedicate a 15-day fast to those "suffering in Gaza""How can humans do this to other humans," the pope wondered incredulously, with Gaza entering 24 days under a continuing Israeli offensive on its territory which has so far left over 1360 Palestinians dead.In a sermon on Wednesday, Tawadros asked Egyptian Coptic Christians to
  • Egyptian authorities arrested nine suspected militants in the volatile Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday, state news agency MENA said, as troops press ahead with an extensive campaign to crush an Islamist insurrection in the region.Forty-three shacks and buildings allegedly used as bases for terrorist attacks were destroyed in the raids that targeted the southern part of the North Sinai city of
  • EgyptAir announced on Wednesday that its departure and arrival flights would switch again to daylight saving time by Thursday midnight/Friday morning.As of tonight 11:59pm (CLT), Egypt will re-switch to summer time by setting clocks one hour forward.In Egypt, the standard time is GMT (UTC) + 2 and so GMT + 3 during daylight saving time.Egypt switched its clocks to the daylight saving time in May
  • BBC NEWS It's the new frontier for the internet - connecting billions of people in Africa and Asia who have yet to sample the delights of the digital world. Through an organisation called Internet.org, Facebook has put itself at the forefront of this mission.Today it unveils a clever plan to get millions of people in Zambia online. It is without doubt a laudable philanthropic mission - but in
  • Egyptian authorities arrested 290 nationals on Wednesday for trying to illegally return home from Libya, apparently fleeing mounting unrest in the capital Tripoli and the eastern city of Benghazi, state news agency MENA said.The latest spate of violence, the deadliest since the 2011 fall of longtime autocrat Mummar Gaddafi, has prompted Western governments, including the United States, France and
  • AFPUN human rights chief Navi Pillay on Thursday slammed what she said was Israel's "deliberate defiance" of international law during the Gaza conflict.Pillay lambasted the country's attacks on homes, schools, hospitals and United Nations facilities in Gaza."None of this appears to me to be accidental," she told reporters. "There appears to be deliberate defiance of obligations that international
  • AFPThe army will continue working to destroy tunnels used by Gaza fighters for cross-border attacks with or without a ceasefire, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday."Until now, we have destroyed dozens of terror tunnels and we are determined to finish this mission -- with or without a ceasefire," he said in a live address at the start of a cabinet meeting."So I will not
  • AFPUN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon condemned an Israeli strike on a Gaza school that killed 16 Palestnians as "unjustifiable" Wednesday, calling for those responsible to be held to account."This morning a UN school sheltering thousands of Palestinian families suffered a reprehensible attack," Ban said during a visit to Costa Rica."It is unjustifiable, and demands accountability and justice."The
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EgyptAir announced on Wednesday that its departure and arrival flights would switch again to daylight saving time by Thursday midnight/Friday morning.As of tonight 11:59pm (CLT), Egypt will re-switch to summer time by setting clocks one hour forward.In Egypt, the standard time is GMT (UTC) + 2 and

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AFPUS Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday he remained hopeful for a ceasefire in the Gaza conflict but declined to predict when.Kerry, on a visit to India, said he had remained in close contact on the telephone with players in the Middle East to try to end the Israel-Hamas conflict."The

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Egyptian all-time leading scorer Hossam Hassan will succeed Ahmed Hossam ‘Mido’ as Zamalek’s new coach, club board member Ahmed Mortada Mansour announced early on Wednesday.“We have reached an agreement with Hossam Hassan to take charge of the team starting from the new

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AFPThe army will continue working to destroy tunnels used by Gaza fighters for cross-border attacks with or without a ceasefire, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday."Until now, we have destroyed dozens of terror tunnels and we are determined to finish this mission -- with or

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Egypt SISThe Egyptian Minister of Trade and Industry Mounir Fakhry Abdel-Nour said that a program for developing vocational training centers, affiliated to the department of productivity sufficiency, has been adopted.In a statement released, Abdel-Nour said that the Islamic Development Bank (IDB)

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BBC NEWS It's the new frontier for the internet - connecting billions of people in Africa and Asia who have yet to sample the delights of the digital world. Through an organisation called Internet.org, Facebook has put itself at the forefront of this mission.Today it unveils a clever plan to get

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Middle East EyeWhile Western leaders have emphasised Israel's right to defend itself, regional powers have called the attack on Gaza "savage"As Operation Protective Edge entered its second day, neighbouring countries and foreign leaders reacted to the Israeli air strikes and rockets launched from Gaza in violence that has killed 35 Palestinians and injured more than 230 others. Jordan Jordan,

APAcross a wide belt that stretches halfway around the globe, the world's estimated 1.6 billion Muslims will mark the beginning of Ramadan this weekend. The holy season is marred by unprecedented turmoil, violence and sectarian hatreds that threaten to rip apart the Middle East, the epicenter of Islam.Syria is bleeding. Militants have taken over large parts of Iraq. Lebanon, Libya, Pakistan,

Human Rights Organisations Foreign officials and human rights organisations have condemned the jailing of seven defendants, including three Al-Jazeera English reporters, for 7-10 years in a maximum security prison. Australia Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said she was deeply shocked by the seven-year sentence imposed on Australian journalist Peter Greste.“This kind of verdict

Soon after Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi was announced Egypt's president-elect on Tuesday evening, the international community mostly reacted positively, with several heads of state congratulating him on the position.The US, the UK, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Russia all made statements regarding El-Sisi's sweeping victory.United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon also said on Wednesday that he puts his