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Exclusive - Militants, weapons transit Gaza tunnels despite Egyptian crackdown

Aug 22, 2014

Exclusive - Militants, weapons transit Gaza tunnels despite Egyptian crackdown

AL-SARSOURIYA Egypt (Reuters) - A third of the houses on the main street of this Bedouin town near Egypt's border with Gaza look derelict, but inside they buzz with the activity of tunnel smugglers scrambling to survive a security crackdown by the Egyptian army. Smugglers and tunnel owners, who once publicly advertised their services, have taken over the nearly two dozen single-storey concrete structures and boarded up their doors and windows to avoid the attention of the authorities #United States #Japan #Egypt #Brazil #Arabic #Russia #Israel #Argentina #United Kingdom #Global warming #opinion #article
Fingers crossed Israel, Palestine resume talks to broker Gaza peace deal

Aug 19, 2014

Fingers crossed Israel, Palestine resume talks to broker Gaza peace deal

Palestinian delegate Qais Abdel-Kareem says discussions resumed on Tuesday morning on key issues, including Israel's blockade of Gaza #World #Egypt #Israel #Palestine #Ceasefire #peace deal #Gaza Crisis #Truce
Gaza ceasefire extended for 24 hours as death toll crosses 2,000

Aug 19, 2014

Gaza ceasefire extended for 24 hours as death toll crosses 2,000

Israel and Palestine have agreed to extend a temporary ceasefire in Gaza by 24 hours to allow more time for negotiating a lasting truce, a Palestinian official has said. #Egypt #Middle East #NewsTracker #Israel #Palestine #Ceasefire #Gaza #Gaza Crisis
Palestinian divisions emerge in Israel-Gaza truce talks in Egypt

Aug 18, 2014

Palestinian divisions emerge in Israel-Gaza truce talks in Egypt

The Palestinians appeared divided on Sunday as the clock was winding down on the latest Israel-Gaza cease-fire with Hamas not ready to accept the compromise. #Hamas #Israel #Gaza Strip #Gaza #Hamas leader #cease-fire #Israel-Gaza #Truce #Israel-Gaza fighting #Gaza ceasefire #Hamas tunnels #Egypt talks #President Mahmoud Abbas
Gaza Israeli, Palestinian negotiators ready to resume Cairo talks

Aug 16, 2014

Gaza Israeli, Palestinian negotiators ready to resume Cairo talks

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are poised to resume indirect talks with Egyptian mediators on reaching a more permanent ceasefire before a current truce expires at midnight on Monday. #World #Egypt #NewsTracker #Cairo #Israel #Palestine #Gaza #Egyptian mediators
Egypt's top cleric condemns ISIL, calls them threat to Islam

Aug 13, 2014

Egypt's top cleric condemns ISIL, calls them threat to Islam

The Islamic State is an al-Qaida breakaway group that has seized much of northeastern Syria and huge tracts of neighboring Iraq. #World #Terrorism #Syria #Egypt #NewsTracker #Iraq #United States of America #Kurds #Muslim cleric #US withdrawal from Iraq #ISIL #ISIS #Caliphate #Yazidis
Fresh violence in Gaza almost guaranteed without durable ceasefire UN chief

Aug 13, 2014

Fresh violence in Gaza almost guaranteed without durable ceasefire UN chief

UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday warned that fresh "round of violence and vengeance" is "almost guaranteed" in Gaza without a durable ceasefire. #World #United Nations #Egypt #Hamas #Israel #UN #Ban Ki-moon #Violence #Palestine #Ceasefire #Secretary-General #UNHRC #Gaza #UNRWA
HRW says Egypt may have committed crimes against humanity

Aug 12, 2014

HRW says Egypt may have committed crimes against humanity

The group said it found that authorities had used excessive and deliberate force against protesters on political grounds in successive attacks on their gatherings. #Egypt #NewsTracker #Muslim Brotherhood #Human Rights Watch #Mohammed Morsi #crimes against humanity #Al-Sisi
Gaza citizens warily begin returning to normal life

Aug 12, 2014

Gaza citizens warily begin returning to normal life

With no reports of violations on either side since midnight on Sunday, shops and businesses started to reopen and people ventured onto the streets of Gaza, which is home to 1.8 million Palestinians. #World #United Nations #Egypt #Hamas #NewsTracker #Israel #Ban Ki-moon #Palestine #Ceasefire #Gaza Crisis #Truce
Egypt says it deported HRW delegation as it had no 'legal basis'

Aug 12, 2014

Egypt says it deported HRW delegation as it had no 'legal basis'

Egypt has termed illegal and denied entry to the Human Rights Watch's (HRW) delegation to the country to release a report on the mass killing of protesters last year. #World #Egypt #NewsTracker #Human Rights Watch #Mohamed Morsi #HRW #Mass killings