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Israel and Hamas agree to Gaza ceasefire


Israel and the Hamas militant group reached a cease-fire agreement Wednesday to end eight days of the fiercest fighting in nearly four years, promising to halt attacks on each other and ease an Israel

Egypt airstrike kills 20 militants in Sinai: state TV


Egypt's military killed 20 militants in a helicopter strike in Sinai on Wednesday, state television reported, days after 16 of its soldiers were killed in an attack attributed to Islamic extremists.

Egypt army vows to avenge deadly Sinai attack


The Egyptian army vowed on Monday to 'avenge' the killing of 16 guards by gunmen near the Israeli border, as President Mohamed Morsi ordered security forces to take full control of the increasingly la

Egyptians throng former spy chief Suleiman’s funeral


Thousands of well-wishers and Egypt's military brass gathered on Saturday for the funeral of the country's former intelligence chief Omar Suleiman, a key figure in the fallen Mubarak regime who died this week in hospital in the United States.

Hillary Clinton meets Egypt generals after urging transition


US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was on Sunday holding talks with Egypt's top military leaders, just hours after calling for them to help smooth the country's full transition to democracy.

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Egypt president seeks talks over parliament crisis


Egypt's Islamist president said on Wednesday he wanted talks with the judiciary and political powers to defuse a crisis over him trying reinstate parliament in defiance of generals who dissolved it la

Court rulings tip Egypt's transition into turmoil


Egypt's supreme court ruled on Thursday to dissolve the Islamist-led parliament, plunging a troubled transition to democracy into turmoil just two days before an election to replace ousted leader Hosn

Mubarak Egypt trial verdict to be aired live: MENA


Egyptian state television will broadcast live the verdict and sentencing on Saturday of ex-president Hosni Mubarak, his sons and security chiefs in a murder and corruption trial, official media report

Egyptians vote for Mubarak successor in historic poll


Egyptians were voting under tight security on Wednesday in historic presidential elections contested by Islamists and secularists promising radically different futures for the country.

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Mubarak spy chief attacks Brothers over presidency


Former spymaster Omar Suleiman lashed out at the Muslim Brotherhood and said his own candidacy for the presidency aimed to restore security and stability in Egypt, in an interview published on Monday.

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