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Four Gazans kidnapped years ago released by Egypt

Four Palestinian young men abducted by unidentified gunmen in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula in 2015 have been released by the Egyptian security authorities on Thursday evening. “The four men have been released and have safely returned to Gaza,” Ismail Haneyya, head of Hamas’s political bureau, said in a statement. Haneyya also announced the release of four other citizens from Gaza and…

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Suicide Bomber Kills Three Police in Historic Heart of Cairo

A suicide bomber detonated an explosive device in the heart of ancient Islamic Cairo, killing three policemen who were chasing him through its narrow alleyways, medical and security sources said on Tuesday. Monday evening’s bombing, in the Darb al-Ahmar neighborhood near the historic Al-Azhar mosque, also wounded two other policemen, the interior ministry said in a statement. “As security forces…

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Hamas delegation to meet Egyptian regime intelligence chief

  Hamas Movement declared that a high profile delegation from the group left the Gaza Strip heading to Cairo to hold talks with Egyptian intelligence officials. Led by group leader Ismail Haneyya, the delegation is scheduled to meet with the Egyptian intelligence chief Abbas Kamel on Monday, senior Hamas member Izzat al-Rishq said on Twitter. Talks will include the political…

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Shameless Macron slams Egypt’s brutal Sisi for human rights record during Cairo visit

French President Emmanuel Macron says human rights in Egypt are perceived as worse now, under his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, than under former strongman Hosni Mubarak, who was toppled by protests in 2011. “I think current policies are perceived by intellectuals and Egypt’s civil society as tougher than under the Mubarak regime,” Macron told reporters on the sidelines of…

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In rare visit, zionist minister in Cairo amid Egyptians’ opposition

  Zionist regime’s Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz arrived in Cairo on Sunday to attend a natural gas conference in a rare visit to Egypt by an Israeli official, airport sources said. The visit has been widely opposed by Egyptians who, like most Arabs, are largely opposed to the normalization of ties with Israel given the regime’s atrocities against the Palestinian…

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Hamas: Egypt limits crossing Rafah for Palestinians of Gaza

  Egypt has blocked Palestinians from entering the country from the Gaza Strip after Palestinian Authority personnel left the Rafah border crossing and officers from the Islamic resistance movement Hamas replaced them, Hamas officials say. Wael Abu Omar, a spokesman for the Hamas-run authority in charge of the border crossing, said on Tuesday that Gazans seeking to return from Egypt would still…

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Hamas reclaims Egypt-Gaza Rafah crossing as PA staffers withdraw: Officials

  Employees of the Palestinian Islamic resistance movement Hamas have retaken control of the Rafah Crossing between the besieged Gaza Strip and Egypt after the Palestinian Authority (PA) withdrew its own staffers from the important gateway, officials say. The resistance movement took control of the crossing in a bid “to avoid a vacuum,” AFP quoted a Hamas border official, speaking on condition…

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Zionist Sisi admits cooperation with Israel ‘closest, deepest’ than ever before

  Zionist Egyptian regime President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has acknowledged that his administration has maintained very deep relations with the Tel Aviv regime and is engaged in military cooperation with Israel in the restive Sinai Peninsula. Sisi made the rare acknowledgment during an interview with US television network CBS’s “60 Minutes,” which was aired on Sunday. This comes as Egypt, under Sis’s…

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Police bomb disposal expert dies trying to defuse bomb near church in Egypt

An Egyptian police bomb disposal expert has been killed in a blast while attempting to defuse an explosive device near a Coptic church in eastern Cairo. State-run television said the explosion took place in Nasr City, on the outskirts of the Egyptian capital, on Saturday, also leaving two other police officers tasked with securing the church as well as an…

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Dictator Sisi supporters try to amend Egypt’s constitution to let him remain in power

  Supporters of Egyptian dictator Abdel Fattah el-Sisi are calling for constitutional changes so that the head of state can stay in power once his second term ends in 2022. Sisi came to power in June 2014 as the president, one year after he led the military to oust the first democratically-elected president Mohamed Morsi in a coup. He served as the…

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