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Egypt temporarily opens Gaza border crossing in sign of thaw with Hamas

Egypt temporarily opens Gaza border crossing in sign of thaw with Hamas

Jun 13, – For the first time in three months, Palestinians are allowed to enter and exit the Gaza Strip following Egypt’s decision to open the Rafah border crossing. Egypt has opened the Rafah border crossing, allowing Palestinians to travel in and out of the coastal enclave. Cairo’s decision to open the border for three […]

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Egypt troops surround Islamist stronghold by Cairo

Egypt troops surround Islamist stronghold by Cairo

Sep 19, – A Egyptian security forces backed by helicopters surrounded a town outside Cairo known to be an Islamist stronghold after exchanging fire with armed men who killed a senior police officer early Thursday, state media reported. Egypt’s official news agency said Gen. Nabil Farrag, an aide to the police chief of the city of […]

September 19, 2013 | By | Reply More
Egypt police to besiege sit-ins within 24 hours

Egypt police to besiege sit-ins within 24 hours

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security forces will besiege two sit-ins by supporters of the country’s ousted president within 24 hours, police officials said Sunday, setting up a possible confrontation between the military-backed government and the thousands gathered there. One police official suggested action against the sit-in protests by supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi could […]

August 11, 2013 | By | Reply More