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Egypt presses on with new capital in the desert amid virus outbreak

Known as the New Administrative Capital, it is the biggest of a series of mega-projects championed by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as a source of growth and jobs.

By REUTERS
13/05/2020
A Palestinian incendiary balloon that landed in a field in Israel
Hamas to end IED balloon attacks on Israel

At Cairo’s request, Islamist movement to rein in balloon bomb attacks from Gaza

By DIMA ABUMARIA/ THE MEDIA LINE
24/01/2020
Egypt extends the detention of Coptic activist by 15 days.

The activist was told that if he wishes to be released, he must stop writing about violations of freedom of religion or belief in Egypt.

By OMRI RON
17/01/2020
The Leviathan gas platform, 10km. offshore Israel
Israel starts exporting natural gas to Egypt

The flow of natural gas to Egypt will both serve the domestic market and also enable exports of gas to Europe, via liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals located in Egypt.

16/01/2020
A view of the Judean Desert overlooking the caves of Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found
Masada and its scrolls

Masada was first built as a fortress by a Hasmonean priest Jonathan, either the brother of Judah the Maccabee (152–143 BCE) or Alexander Janneus (103–76 BCE).

By LAWRENCE SCHIFFMAN
10/12/2019
AN IRON DOME antimissile system is installed near the Israeli side of the border with Syria in the G
Israel, Islamic Jihad agree on ceasefire, IDF confirms

The ceasefire reportedly took effect at 5:30 a.m. Nonetheless, at around 6:00 a.m., rockets were fired from Gaza at Jewish communities on the border.

Israeli detained with bullets in guitar case

Israel's consul-general in Cairo, Dudu Ben-Kalifa, and the Foreign Ministry's consular division dealt with the issue.

07/10/2019
Shaar Hashamaim synagogue in Cairo, Egypt.
Cairo Jewish community celebrates Rosh Hashanah

According to local media, less than ten local Jews remain in the city. The service was lead by the wife of a US diplomat.

Exiled Egyptian calls for million-man march, as anti-Sisi protests erupt

"People...were looking for some kind of a spark, and Mohamed Ali has given that to them."

22/09/2019
Small but rare protests in Egypt after online call for dissent

Security forces moved to disperse the crowds in Cairo using tear gas but many young people stayed on the streets in the center of the capital, shouting “Leave Sisi,” Reuters reported.

By REUTERS
21/09/2019
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