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  • ReutersEgypt's bourse slipped 0.1 percent. Commercial International Bank (CIB) was one of the main drags, pulling back 0.6 percent. The stock had jumped 4.4 percent on Thursday after CIB's second-quarter results came in ahead of analysts' estimates. While, stock markets in the United Arab Emirates rose on Sunday on the back of some strong second-quarter earnings reports and expectations for
  • Egypt will open the Rafah border crossing with the embattled Gaza Strip during the upcoming Eid al-Fitr holiday, which marks the end of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan, an official source at the terminal said Sunday.The crossing would be opened as of Monday until Thursday to receive Palestinians wounded during the ongoing Israeli onslaught against the blockaded Palestinian enclave and for the
  • The Egyptian Suez Canal Authority head Mohab Memish said that Egypt saw on Saturday a record high in the tonnage of cargo passed through its vital Suez Canal waterway.Memish added that the artificial canal witnessed a passing of 50 ships carrying 3.8 million tonnes on the same day it celebrated its 58 anniversary of nationalisation.On 26 July 1956, then Egyptian President Gamal Abdel-Nasser
  • Egypt SISThe Egyptian Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim has stressed that his ministry will spare no effort to foil the schemes of terrorists and those who stand behind them.He added that despite the challenges, security forces could uproot terrorism from Egypt.Ibrahim said the current security challenges require hard work and discipline, pointing out that the people's cooperation with the police
  • Eight people were killed and 12 others were injured in an accident in New Valley on the Egyptian Dakhla-Kharga highway.Officials said a minibus coming from Cairo overturned because of high speed near the village of Tnaida.Ambulances headed to the scene of the accident. The injured were taken to Dakhla Central Hospital and the bodies of the deceased were transferred to the morgue.The case remains
  • MENAThe Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb will represent Egypt in the four-day African-American summit that is set to take place in Washington DC on 4 August.Cairo had received an invitation for the event in mid-July after Egypt restored its membership in the African Union in June.The summit is titled "Invest in the Next Generation" and will discuss ways to stimulate growth, increase
  • Ammon NewsA draft of US Secretary of State John Kerry's ceasefire proposal that was shown to Israeli officials on Friday called for the opening of Gaza-Israel border crossings and ensuring "the economic livelihood" of Palestinians in the Strip, an Israeli newspaper reported Sunday.The document, titled "Framework for Humanitarian Ceasefire in Gaza," also said a lasting truce would make possible
  • The Egyptian Health Minister Adel El-Adawy said that Egypt has received 94 Palestinians wounded in the embattled Gaza Strip since it opened its Rafah border crossing after hostilities broke out between Israel and Hamas almost three weeks ago.In Sunday press remarks, El-Adawy said that twenty-one Palestinians were allowed entry on Saturday for treatment in Egyptian hospitals.Air and ground
  • Hamas on Sunday belatedly said it has agreed to a 24-hour humanitarian truce, shortly after Israel announced a resumption of its onslaught against Gaza following a day-long pause "In response to the UN's intervention request to monitor the situation... it has been agreed between the resistance factions that a 24-hour humanitarian truce will start from 2:00pm (1100 GMT)," Hamas spokesman Sami Abu
  • The Egyptian army said on Sunday that it had destroyed 13 more tunnels connecting the Sinai Peninsula to the Gaza Strip, taking to 1,639 the overall number it has laid waste to.Cairo has poured troops into the peninsula to counter a rising insurgency since the ouster of President Mohammad Morsi last year, and its security operation involves the destruction of these tunnels.Hamas, which is the
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Egypt will open the Rafah border crossing with the embattled Gaza Strip during the upcoming Eid al-Fitr holiday, which marks the end of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan, an official source at the terminal said Sunday.The crossing would be opened as of Monday until Thursday to receive Palestinians

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday that there were still disagreements on the terminology for a Gaza truce and called for a seven-day humanitarian ceasefire for the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday next week. “We are working toward a brief seven days of peace. Seven days of a

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A severly depleted Zamalek side will have no option but to beat Group A leaders TP Mazembe if they are to keep their CAF Champions League semi-final qualification chances alive when both sides clash at Alexandria Stadium on Sunday. Following a dismal group stage run that saw them lose twice away

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Ammon NewsA draft of US Secretary of State John Kerry's ceasefire proposal that was shown to Israeli officials on Friday called for the opening of Gaza-Israel border crossings and ensuring "the economic livelihood" of Palestinians in the Strip, an Israeli newspaper reported Sunday.The document,

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ReutersEgypt's bourse slipped 0.1 percent. Commercial International Bank (CIB) was one of the main drags, pulling back 0.6 percent. The stock had jumped 4.4 percent on Thursday after CIB's second-quarter results came in ahead of analysts' estimates. While, stock markets in the United Arab

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During two evenings, the Cairo Opera Orchestra — conducted by its principal conductor and artistic director Nayer Nagui — performs alongside international soloists from the North West Opera in a production of Puccini's La Boheme.The performance, which takes place in Jacksons Hotel in

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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