Tag - egypt



A street vendor shelters from the sun on the outskirts of Cairo.
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Jun 13, 2024
Egypt's extreme heat is an ominous warning for global economies
Experts worry this summer will be even more brutal than last year in Egypt, upending commodities and agriculture.
Israeli armored personnel carriers (APCs) near Israel's border with Gaza in southern Israel on Wednesday
May 30, 2024
Israel seizes Gaza's border with Egypt and continues raids into Rafah
The border with Egypt along the southern edge was the Gaza Strip's only land border that Israel had not directly controlled.
Chinese President Xi Jinping at the first China-Arab States forum in Riyadh in 2022
WORLD / Politics
May 29, 2024
Xi hosts Arab leaders as China-Mideast ties widen beyond trade
As the administration of U.S. President Joe Biden backs Israel in its war in Gaza, China sees eye-to-eye with Arab nations.
A Palestinian girl holding a child is silhouetted against the lights of an oncoming car in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on Saturday amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Hamas militant group.
WORLD / Politics
May 5, 2024
Hamas official says group will not accept truce that does not end Gaza war
Qatari, Egyptian and U.S. mediators met a Hamas delegation in Cairo on Saturday in the latest bid to halt the fighting.
Palestinian group Hamas' top leader, Ismail Haniyeh, speaks during a news conference in Tehran on March 26.
WORLD / Politics
May 4, 2024
Hamas says delegation heading to Cairo for truce talks
Mediators have been waiting for a Hamas response to a proposal to halt the fighting for 40 days and exchange hostages for Palestinian prisoners.
Palestinians gather in front of a residential building hit in an overnight Israeli air strike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on Saturday.
Mar 9, 2024
Israel strikes landmark residential tower in Gaza as truce talks stall
Dozens of families were made homeless though no casualties were reported, according to residents.
A tank near the Israel-Gaza border on Saturday
Mar 3, 2024
Gaza truce for Ramadan hangs in balance as Hamas seeks plan to end war
A source briefed on the talks said Israel would not send a delegation until it got a full list of hostages who are still alive.
A Palestinian woman stands at al-Najar Hospital in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on Friday amid ongoing battles between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 17, 2024
Fears grow for crucial Gaza hospital after Israeli raid
Several patients had died there from a lack of oxygen at one of Gaza's main hospitals after Israeli troops raided the facility.
Displaced Palestinian children play as they take shelter at the border with Egypt, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, on Thursday.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 16, 2024
Egypt setting up shelter area for Palestinians at Gaza border, sources say
Some 1.5 million Palestinians are currently in Rafah. A mass exodus into Egypt due to an Israeli offensive would be "a sort of nightmare."
Israeli tanks roll near the border with the Gaza Strip on Wednesday. Israel’s military is preparing an assault on Rafah, a town close to Egypt’s border, where it says Hamas’ remaining fighters are based.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 15, 2024
Israel pulls out of peace talks over ‘delusional’ Hamas demands
The office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said it would hold out for Hamas to change its position before taking any further role in talks.
A Sudanese man looks out his balcony in Cairo as he waits for his displaced family to arrive from war-ridden Khartoum, in April.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 14, 2024
Unable to survive in Egypt, refugees return to war-torn Sudan
Since the fighting began in April between the Sudanese army and paramilitary forces, over 450,000 people have crossed the border into Egypt.
Smoke rises during an Israeli ground operation in Khan Younis as seen from a tent camp sheltering displaced Palestinians in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on Tuesday.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 14, 2024
Gaza truce talks end inconclusively as Rafah braces for assault
The city teems with people living in makeshift shelters who fled there from Israeli bombardments in areas of Gaza farther north.
An Israeli tank near the Israel-Gaza border on Saturday
WORLD / Politics
Jan 28, 2024
Negotiators close to hostage deal halting Gaza fighting for weeks
Negotiators have a draft agreement that merges Israel and Hamas proposals into a basic framework for talks in Paris on Sunday.
William Burns
WORLD / Politics
Jan 27, 2024
U.S. aims to use Israel-Hamas deal to open wider peace talks
CIA chief William Burns, who helped reach a previous deal to release Israeli hostages in the Gaza Strip, is set to join fresh talks in the coming days.
Palestinians search for casualties at the site of an Israeli strike on a house in the southern Gaza Strip on Wednesday.
WORLD / Politics
Dec 21, 2023
Egypt aims to broker Gaza ceasefire amid Hamas and Israel demands
Chances for a second truce is slim with Hamas demanding a permanent end to Israeli offensive, which Israel has ruled out.
A supporter of Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi reacts after presidential election results in Cairo on Dec. 18.
WORLD / Politics
Dec 19, 2023
With few challengers Egypt's el-Sissi secures third term as president
Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi called the vote a rejection of the "inhumane war" in neighboring Gaza.
Palestinian children grieve those killed following Israeli airstrikes, at the Nasser Medical Hospital in Khan Younis, southern Gaza, on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Dec 12, 2023
Palestinians starve as Israel's war on Gaza drives fear of exodus
Most of Gaza's 2.3 million people have been driven from their homes and residents say it is impossible to find refuge or food.
A worker cleans a table in an empty McDonald's restaurant in Cairo on Monday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 23, 2023
Boycott campaigns over Gaza hit Western brands
Companies are feeling the impact in Egypt and Jordan, and there are signs the campaign is spreading in some other Arab countries.
Three Japanese staff members of Doctors Without Borders cross the Rafah border between Gaza and Egypt on Thursday in this handout photo.
Nov 2, 2023
10 Japanese with 8 Palestinian family members flee Gaza to Egypt
Another Japanese national who is married to a Palestinian and lives in Gaza intends to stay there with the family, the chief cabinet secretary said.
Israeli soldiers gather around a tank near the border with the Gaza Strip on Oct. 15. The IDF is preparing to conduct a ground offensive into the Palestinian territory.
Oct 26, 2023
When history rhymes: Are we back in 2003, at the dawn of the Iraq War?
Given the parallels between the Israeli position today and the U.S. invasion of Iraq a decade ago, history can offer important lessons.


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