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Egyptian LGBT activist Sarah Hegazi dies in Canada, suicide suspected

“To my sisters, I tried to survive but failed, forgive me,” she wrote in a suspected suicide letter.

The sphinx at the Great Pyramidsof Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo.
Amira Oron named ambassador to Egypt after yearlong hold-up

Oron will be Israel's first female ambassador to Cairo. A Middle East expert, Oron is fluent in Arabic and headed the Foreign Ministry's Middle East Economic Relations Department in recent years.

The spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), ahead of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Cairo
Some medics say they are muzzled in Egypt’s coronavirus response

Egypt has reported 19,666 cases of the coronavirus, including 816 deaths.

By REUTERS
28/05/2020
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
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