Month: February 2014

Child kidnappings on the rise in Egypt
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Child kidnappings on the rise in Egypt

Child kidnappings on the rise in Egypt: Rape and ransom phenomenon sweeping Egypt   On February 13, 12 year-old Yosef Hassan Shaker left his home in Abu Teshet, a small town in Upper Egypt, with his elementary school classmate and friend. Together they planned to head to school to see […]

Egyptian PM confirms govt resignation
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Egyptian PM confirms govt resignation

Egyptian Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi confirmed that the government has resigned on Monday, according to Reuters news agency.    “Today the cabinet took a decision to offer its resignation to the president of the republic,” Beblawi said in a televised statement, without giving a clear reason for the decision.   […]

Al-Aqsa is a ‘Red Line’, Warns Sheikh
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Al-Aqsa is a ‘Red Line’, Warns Sheikh

Sheikh Ikrima Sabri, the Imam of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, warned Israel on Friday against “harming” the mosque.   Sabri, head of the Supreme Muslim Council, declared in a conversation with a Gaza-based news agency that Al-Aqsa was a “red line” for Arabs, adding, “We will not give up […]

Iran, UK Formally Resume Diplomatic Ties
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Iran, UK Formally Resume Diplomatic Ties

The UK has formally resumed ties with Iran, AFP reported Thursday, after three years of diplomatic silence.    “The UK has agreed with Iran that from today bilateral relations will be conducted directly through non-resident charge d’affaires and officials,” a Foreign Office spokesman told AFP. “We will no longer have […]

Jordan, Israel Strike Natural Gas Deal
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Jordan, Israel Strike Natural Gas Deal

Jordan is turning to Israel for its natural gas supplies, according to Al-Ahram, after Egyptian pipelines have become unreliable.    Noble Energy, the United States based company that runs the Tamar natural gas field off the coast of Israel, signed a $771 million deal with Jordanian gas suppliers on Wednesday. […]

Hamas: US Framework a ‘Conspiracy’ Against Palestinian Arabs
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Hamas: US Framework a ‘Conspiracy’ Against Palestinian Arabs

Hamas’s propaganda campaign against ongoing peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) continued Thursday, after the government insisted that the talks are a “conspiracy” against the Palestinian Arab people.    Taher Al-Nunu, Hamas’s PR consultant, stated vehemently Thursday that the US’s framework for an agreement between the two […]