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  • A mediocre Egypt side made up of home-based players gave coach Shawky Gharib little positive signs in a 1-0 win over lowly Kenya in the team's last friendly before meeting Senegal in their opening African Nations Cup qualifying game.Amr Gamal, who came on as a second-half substitute, notched what proved to be the winner 10 minutes after the restart for his first international goal but the result
  • The customs police at in Suez succeeded Thursday to catch red-handed two persons who tried to smuggle and sell four coins into Egypt.Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh Eldamaty said that one of the accused persons are Egyptian and holds a coin while the second is a German and holds the other three coins.The Archaeological committee, which examined the coins approved its authenticity and confirmed
  • An Egyptian judicial sources said that an Egyptian court sentenced Mohamed Badie, general guide of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, and seven others to life in prison on Saturday for inciting violence during protests last year   Badie had already been sentenced to death and received a life sentence in other cases, part of Cairos toughest crackdown - widely criticized by human rights
  • Hamas's leader Khaled Meshaal said the group would not cease its resistance against Israel until all its demands were met and called on Egypt to open the Rafah border crossing. "We call on Egypt to open the Rafah border as a brotherly action," Meshaal said in the Qatari capital, Doha. Meshaal added that the group would not cease its resistance against Israel until all its demands were met and
  • Egypt is investigating jailed ex-president Mohamed Mursi in connection with documents that judicial investigators say were leaked to the Qatar-based Al Jazeera satellite news channel, security sources said on Thursday. Relations between Qatar, a Gulf Arab state, and Egypt have been tense since mid-2013 when then-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi toppled the Islamist Mursi after mass protests
  • APMichel Platini will not challenge Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency.Iceland football association president Geir Thorsteinsson says Platini told officials at a closed-door UEFA meeting Thursday that he will not be a candidate in FIFA's election in May.Thorsteinsson says ''we went for peace. I think it is the logical decision.''Platini was expected to avoid a contest against Blatter after a
  • The Egyptian Minister of Environment Khaled Fahmy said on Wednesday that any factory that dumps its waste into the Nile River would face severe consequences.The ministry so far observed nine violating factories, four of which agreed to stop polluting the Nile since it severely damages the environment; the other five were warned, Shorouq reported.“The Nile has19 billion cubic meters of waste
  • The United Nations Security Council has called for Libya's neighbours to inspect all cargo entering and leaving the country to ensure it does not contain prohibited items or weapons.The decision on Wednesday also allows discovered illegal items or weapons to be confiscated.The Egyptian foreign ministry on Thursday welcomed the move, stressing that Egypt would work to bring stability to Libya.The
  • Ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi's detention has been extended by order of the prosecutor general for another 15 days pending investigations into allegations that he smuggled top secret documents to Qatar, reported MENA news agency late Wednesday.Morsi is already accused of smuggling top secret documents to Qatar during his presidency through Al-Jazeera TV channel via a number of his staff
  • AFPSyria's Bashar al-Assad is not the West's partner in the fight against terrorism but an ally of Islamic extremists wreaking havoc in Syria and Iraq, French President Francois Hollande warned Thursday."Assad cannot be a partner in the fight against terrorism, he is the de facto ally of jihadists," he told a Paris gathering of ambassadors from around the world.His comments came after Assad's
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An Egyptian judicial sources said that an Egyptian court sentenced Mohamed Badie, general guide of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, and seven others to life in prison on Saturday for inciting violence during protests last year   Badie had already been sentenced to death and received a life

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The World Food Programme (WFP) said that a humanitarian convoy has crossed from Egypt's Rafah border crossing into the war-torn Gaza Strip, becoming the first aid sent to Gaza by the UN organisation since the start of the seven-year Israeli blockade in 2007.  In a press statement issued on

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A mediocre Egypt side made up of home-based players gave coach Shawky Gharib little positive signs in a 1-0 win over lowly Kenya in the team's last friendly before meeting Senegal in their opening African Nations Cup qualifying game.Amr Gamal, who came on as a second-half substitute, notched what

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Hamas's leader Khaled Meshaal said the group would not cease its resistance against Israel until all its demands were met and called on Egypt to open the Rafah border crossing. "We call on Egypt to open the Rafah border as a brotherly action," Meshaal said in the Qatari capital, Doha. Meshaal

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The United Arab Emirates will extend its aid to Egypt providing LE63 billion ($9 billion) for one year starting in September for oil product purchasing, a source in the petroleum ministry said.The source added that Egypt will pay back the sum in four years with an interest rate of two to three

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The customs police at in Suez succeeded Thursday to catch red-handed two persons who tried to smuggle and sell four coins into Egypt.Minister of Antiquities Mamdouh Eldamaty said that one of the accused persons are Egyptian and holds a coin while the second is a German and holds the other three

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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