Kerry in Cairo to Push for Gaza Ceasefire
[RFI]US Secretary of State John Kerry visited Cairo on Tuesday in an attempt to push for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.
Two "Extremists" Killed and 15 Arrested in Sinai - Army
[Aswat Masriya]Sinai -The Egyptian army launched a security crackdown on Tuesday night in several areas in North Sinai, killing two "extremists", the army spokesman said in a statement on Wednesday.
Israel/Gaza - How Does It End?
[IRIN]Dubai -The latest round of violence between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza is now two weeks old, with nearly 600 Palestinians and 29 Israelis - all but two of them active duty soldiers - dead. A ceasefire deal proposed by Egypt last week collapsed after Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, said they had not been consulted. Since then, Israel has rapidly expanded its operations, with a ground invasion leading to over 100,000 people fleeing their homes.
Kerry Discusses Gaza With Arab League, Egyptian Officials
[State Department]Cairo, Egypt -U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Cairo for talks with Egyptian and Arab League officials on finding an end to fighting in Gaza.
Kerry, FM Shoukry After Meeting With Egypt's President Al-Sisi
[State Department]Cairo, Egypt -FOREIGN MINISTER SHOUKRY: (Via interpreter) Good morning. It's my pleasure to welcome U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry here in Cairo. This visit comes at a very critical time and in the midst of intensified Egyptian efforts to broker a ceasefire agreement on the basis of the plan it has proposed and in the midst of intensified contacts between the various Palestinian factions and the Palestinian Authority and Israel.
State Dept. Officials On Kerry's Trip to Egypt
[State Department]MODERATOR: So this is a background briefing for the Secretary's trip to Cairo, Egypt. We're going to start. I'm just going to give a quick overview of what to expect in terms of what's been scheduled and what we anticipate, and then we'll just spend most of the time taking questions from you guys.
'Shura Council Incidents' Case Adjourned
[HRInfo]Cairo: -Cairo Criminal Court, Circuit 16 (Terrorism), deferred the session of the case No. 12085/2013 that is known in media as "Shura Council Incidents", in which Alaa Abdel-Fattah with others are accused, till August 6 hearing (administrative). Noteworthy, this is first hearing after the re-procedures.
Egypt Shifts Time Again On Thursday
[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -Daylight saving time (DST) will be restored on Thursday July 31, announced the Egyptian cabinet.
Third Earthquake Hits Suez in 18 Days
[Aswat Masriya]Suez -A medium-sized earthquake struck Suez for the third time on Tuesday. It was also felt in Cairo, said Hatem Ouda, head of the National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics (NRIAG).
Ahmed Ezz Bailed From Graft Charges, Imprisoned On Two Others
[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -An Egyptian court released businessman Ahmed Ezz on a bail of 50 million Egyptian pounds from charges of graft, his lawyer said.
Kerry, UN Secretary-General in Cairo
[State Department]Secretary of State John Kerry and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon
FCO Minister Condemns Terror Attack in Egypt
[PR Newswire]London -Mr Ellwood offers condolences following terrorist attack on Egyptian checkpoint and support for Egyptian investigation
Al Chief, Kerry Discuss Ways to Reach Ceasefire Deal in Gaza
[Egypt Online]Arab League chief Nabil el-Araby held talks Tuesday 22/7/2014 with US Secretary of State John Kerry to discuss the worsening situation in the Gaza Strip and ways to enforce ceasefire in the Gaza Strip.
The African Union Strongly Condemns the Recent Attacks in Tunisia and Egypt
[African Union]The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, strongly condemns the attack carried out on 17 July 2014 against a Tunisian army post in the western part of the country, killing several soldiers. She also strongly condemns the killing of several Egyptian military personnel near the border with Libya and Sudan, on 19 July 2014.
FM - Egyptian Initiative Will Not Be Amended
[Egypt Online]Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said Egypt has no plans to amend the Egyptian ceasefire initiative out of its conviction that the initiative is complete and satisfies the main goal of safeguarding the Palestinian people against bloodshed as a result of the Israeli aggression.
Canada Supports Egypt's Role in Brokering Gaza Ceasefire
[PR Newswire]Ottawa, Canada -Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement following Hamas's rejection of Egypt's ceasefire proposal and Israel's initiation of a ground operation in the Gaza Strip:
Egypt - Draft Law On Associations Risks Bringing the Country Back to the Freedoms of the Mubarak Era
[HRInfo]On 26 June 2014, the Egyptian Ministry of Solidarity put forward a draft law regulating associations that would give the government and security agencies veto power over all activities of associations in Egypt. Concerned about this draft law that bears many resemblances with the law that was in force under Mubarak and violates both the Egyptian constitution and international law, Alkarama wrote to the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association to intervene with the
U.S Secretary of State John Kerry to Visit Egypt
[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Egypt on Monday and hold talks with high ranking officials in Cairo regarding the situation in Gaza, the State Department said in an official statement.
Egypt's Presidency Condemns New Valley 'Terrorist' Attack
[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -Egypt's presidency mourned the victims of the New Valley terrorist attack which killed 21 border guards and injured four on Saturday.
Mahinour Al-Masry's Sentence Reduced
[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -The Alexandria courts of appeals has sentenced political activist Mahinour al-Masry to six months in prison and fined her with 50,000 Egyptian pounds.