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  • Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said in a joint press conference with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Cairo that a truce between Palestinians and Israelis proposed by Egypt and rejected by Hamas last week will not be amended.Three Egyptian officials said that Egypt may be ready to accommodate some of Hamas' demands, which include lifting the Israeli blockade on Gaza and
  • Egyptian troops in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula barred an aid convoy of activists and medical volunteers from reaching the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip on Saturday, as a deadly conflict with Israeli forces intensified.The convoy, which left Cairo in the early hours of Saturday, was stopped at the North Sinai Balooza checkpoint when forces said that the supplies could pass into the
  • The Egyptian Customs Authority announced on Sunday that it would impose export fees on the raw materials of marble, granite and sands as ordered by the state's trade ministry in an attempt to optimize the added value of their finished products.The decision also includes placing a ban on exporting mineral raw materials Quartz, Talc, Manganese and Feldspar.According to the ministry's decision that
  • "Lift your head high, it is your weapon," are the opening lyrics of a newly released song, titled 'Raise Your Head High,' sung by a Palestinian singer and 2013 Arab Idol talent competition winner Mohammed Assaf. The song, which was released 17 July, scored almost half a million views on YouTube.The video clip includes Assaf in the recording studio along series of images of Gaza under attack by
  • Israel kept up its assaults in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, killing three Palestinians in as many air strikes, as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in the region with a mission to seek a ceasefire in the 14-day-old conflict "as soon as possible."   The deaths in Khan Younis, Beit Hanoun and Beit Lahiya raised the Palestinian toll to 539 killed, including nearly 100 children and many
  • Shunning calls from political allies to "go all the way" against Gaza, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants to avoid a protracted war that few see as winnable.   But deaths among Palestinian civilians and a mounting toll on Israels ground troops could upend his strategy of a limited offensive aimed at ending Hamas rocket fire from the enclave, Israeli experts and foreign
  • Egypt delayed announcing the results of a bond auction on Monday after last weeks hike in the central banks benchmark rates sent yields in shorter-term debt soaring.   Egyptian treasury bill yields jumped more than 1 percent on Sunday, the first trading day after the central bank unexpectedly raised interest rates by 100 basis points in an attempt to hold down inflation. The bank had
  • Egyptian stock exchange will close on July 23 for a national holiday marking the armys ousting of King Farouk in 1952, it said in a statement on Monday.   Trading will resume on Thursday, it
  • Egypt will lengthen trading hours on its stock exchange and reinstate pre-trading from Aug. 7, it said in a statement on Monday, as it looks to normalise activities following the turmoil of recent years.   The trading session will be extended by 30 minutes to four-and-a-half hours, plus half an hour of pre-trading. Share prices will be allowed to move up or down by 10 percent in
  • An Alexandria appeals court has reduced the jail sentence for prominent activist Mahienour El-Masry from three years to six months, in addition to fining her LE50,000 on charges of violating Egypt's protest law last December.El-Masry and other activists were detained after protesting during the retrial those allegedly responsible for Khaled Said's
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Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said in a joint press conference with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Cairo that a truce between Palestinians and Israelis proposed by Egypt and rejected by Hamas last week will not be amended.Three Egyptian officials said that Egypt may be

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France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said after talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday that attempts to reach a ceasefire in Israels 12-day conflict with Gaza militants had failed.   Fabius, who flew to Israel after talks in Egypt and Jordan, told reporters after

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The Egyptian Zamalek won their second successive Egypt Cup title when a last-gasp Hazem Emam strike handed them a hard-earned 1-0 win over 10-man Smouha, a feat they have not achieved since 1960.The pacy winger side-footed home into an empty net with one minute remaining after making the most of a

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Israel kept up its assaults in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, killing three Palestinians in as many air strikes, as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in the region with a mission to seek a ceasefire in the 14-day-old conflict "as soon as possible."   The deaths in Khan Younis, Beit

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The Egyptian Customs Authority announced on Sunday that it would impose export fees on the raw materials of marble, granite and sands as ordered by the state's trade ministry in an attempt to optimize the added value of their finished products.The decision also includes placing a ban on exporting

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"Lift your head high, it is your weapon," are the opening lyrics of a newly released song, titled 'Raise Your Head High,' sung by a Palestinian singer and 2013 Arab Idol talent competition winner Mohammed Assaf. The song, which was released 17 July, scored almost half a million views on YouTube.The

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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