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Jan 18, 2017
Egyptian football star Mohamed Aboutrika placed on 'terror' listAn Egyptian court has added former football star Mohamed Aboutrika to the authorities' terror list, his lawyer said on Tuesday.
Jan 09, 2017
Egypt: Suicide truck hits security checkpoint in Sinai, killing nineA suicide bomber driving a garbage truck packed with explosives rammed his vehicle into an Egyptian security checkpoint outside a police building in northern Sinai on Monday, killing at least nine people and wounding 10, officials said.
Jan 07, 2017
Ex- Pakistani army chief Raheel Sharif to head Saudi Arabia- led military coalition against terrorismGeneral Raheel Sharif, the former Pakistani army chief, will now head the Saudi Arabia-led 39-nation military coalition formed to serve as a platform for security cooperation and combat terrorism.
Dec 27, 2016
Egypt prepares to clamp down press freedem, sets up govt-picked council to oversee mediaThe council would guarantee the right of citizens "to enjoy a free and honest media" but also to ensures that the media complies with "national security" requirements
Dec 23, 2016
US intended to allow passage of UN draft critical of Israel, say officialsThe United States intended to allow the UN Security Council to approve a resolution demanding an end to Israeli settlement building, two Western officials said on Thursday, a major reversal of US practice of protecting Israel from such criticism.
Dec 20, 2016
U.N. sees steep Gaza population growth in 30 years, with economic problems ahead | ReutersBy Nidal al-Mughrabi | GAZA GAZA Gaza's population will more than double in about 30 years, signalling even more serious economic problems ahead for Palestinians in the small enclave if the conflict with Israel is not resolved, a U.N. official said on Tuesday.Andres Thomsen, of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), told Reuters "it will be very hard to imagine that you can create the right conditions for (economic) growth that can accommodate this dramatic population increase", without easing Israel's Gaza blockade.He was commenting on a new UNFPA report examining demographic changes and opportunities for development in the Gaza Strip and Israeli-occupied West Bank.The report forecast an increase in Gaza's population of 2 million to 4.8 million in 2050, outpacing that of the West Bank, where the number of people is predicted to rise from the current 2.9 million to 4.7 million.Thomsen said that even by 2030 there would be 1.3 million additional people in Gaza, territory ruled by the Hamas Islamist group, and meeting their needs will be challenging.
Dec 14, 2016
French Middle East peace conference to be postponed - Palestinian official | ReutersRAMALLAH/PARIS France will postpone a proposed Middle East peace conference in Paris to January next year, Voice of Palestine radio reported on Wednesday, with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu refusing to participate and U.S. attendance in doubt.France has been trying to persuade Netanyahu, who has repeatedly rejected the conference proposal, to meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the French capital to try to revive moribund peace talks between the two sides.Voice of Palestine radio quoted Palestinian Ambassador to France Salman El Herfi as saying that Paris had informed the Palestinians of its delay to the peace conference until January "to make better preparations"
Dec 14, 2016
Cairo bombing: Islamic State claims responsibility of attack on Egyptian churchThe Islamic State group claimed responsibility on Tuesday for a bomb attack on a Cairo church that killed 25 people, the first claim for one of the worst attacks on the Coptic Christian community in recent memory.
Dec 12, 2016
Cairo bombing: Death toll rises to 24 after attack on Egypt's main Coptic churchGrief-stricken mourners gathered in Cairo on Monday for the funeral of 24 people killed when a blast tore through a Coptic church, in the deadliest attack on Egypt's Christian minority.
Dec 11, 2016
Cairo bombing: Explosion at Egypt's main Coptic Christian cathedral kills 22A bombing at Egypt's main Coptic Christian cathedral killed 22 people and wounded another 35 on Sunday, according to Egyptian state television, in the second deadly attack to hit the Egyptian capital in two days.