Posts tagged as: Egypt

At least 33 dead in Egypt after two buses collide with tourists


A new traffic tragedy has returned to whip Egypt. At least 33 people died and 41 were injured early Friday because of the collision of two tourist buses near the town of Sharm el-Sheikh in South Sinai province, according to the latest report from the Ministry of Health. So far, all fatalities are an Egyptian […]

Israel, Palestinians skeptical to resume negotiations

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Negotiators from Israel and the Palestinian factions are returning this morning their meeting in Cairo to reach an agreement to bring calm, either indefinitely or for a long time, on both sides of the Gaza border. After that on the night of Wednesday to Thursday were agreed five days of truce  that ends 23.59 Monday  […]

HRW accuses Egypt of plotting killing of Islamist


The NGO Human Rights Watch (HRW), based in the United States specializing in the defense of human rights, has made public on Tuesday a very critical report on the Egyptian authorities for the brutal eviction of the protest camp Islamist al-Rabba Audawia on August 14 last year. Died that day in Cairo hundreds of supporters […]

Egypt outlaws political arm of Muslim Brotherhood

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The Supreme Administrative Court of Egypt issued on Saturday the dissolution of the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood, and the confiscation of all his property. The judgment permanently closes the door to the Brotherhood of the next parliamentary elections, scheduled to be held in autumn. Historic Islamist movement won the first democratic elections in […]

Egyptian Mufti rejects death sentence of Brotherhood leader


The Grand Mufti, the highest religious authority in Egypt, has rejected the death sentence against the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohammed Badie, and 13 other members of the Islamist group accused of the crimes of murder and possession of weapons and asked the Egyptian court to reconsider its decision. On 19 June, an Egyptian […]

Is Egypt losing role as mediator between Israel and Palestine?


After the dismal failure of its peace initiative last week, Egypt has lost the role of mediator who had served in previous conflicts in Gaza. The change in the geopolitical balance of the region and, especially, its bad relations with Hamas have compromised its credibility and effectiveness as an intermediary. However, the gap left has […]

Was it necessary to overthrow Morsi?

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The Egyptian writer Alaa Aswany believes that military coup to topple Morsi’s government in Egypt was a necessary action because the country was on the brink of civil war.  The Army fulfilled the will of the majority of the population, which was expressed in a few days before mass demonstrations. It was a unique situation […]

Netanyahu defends military offensive with strong international support

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Benjamin Netanyahu’s armor does not break. Data of Palestinian civilian casualties do not change his approach because the operation in Gaza, he insists, ground advance was the “only way” to ensure the security of Israelis. The prime minister, in a round of interviews to international media such as CNN and Fox, argued that “there is […]

At least 21 soldiers killed in armed clash in Egypt


At least 21 soldiers were killed on Saturday in an ambush in the Wadi Guedid, a province located southwest of Egypt, Libya and Sudan border. According to local media, an unknown group attacked with grenades and automatic rifles patrol composed of 25 members of the security forces. In addition to the 21 soldiers, three of […]

Egyptian ceasefire plan not acceptable for Hamas

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The leader of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, left Cairo on Friday with empty hands. After an intense round of negotiations senior Egyptian government with the different Palestinian factions, promoted the ceasefire seems doomed to failure. “If Hamas had accepted our proposal, would have saved dozens of lives,” said Egyptian Foreign Minister, Sameh Shukri, shortly […]

Life sentence to 7 Egyptian for sexual assaults in Tahrir


A Cairo court has sentenced Wednesday to seven youths to life imprisonment and two children to 20 years in prison for sexually harassing several women in Tahrir Square in Cairo. The attacks, which occurred during the celebrations for the inauguration of Abdelfatá  Al Sisi, reawakened the attention of the international community and the first political […]

Netanyahu pledges to intensify Israeli offensive against Gaza

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said on Tuesday that Hamas has left us no choice but to intensify the military offensive in Gaza after truce plan offered by Egypt did not work out.  Almost 200 people had died in Gaza as result of Israeli shelling during the past 8 days whereas one Israeli citizen […]


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