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Jaw dropping award: GQ names Tony Blair ‘philanthropist of the year’
GQ magazine’s decision to honor former UK Prime Minister, Tony Blair, with its “philanthropist of the year” award has bewildered and angered UK politicians, celebrities and citizens.

03.09.2014 09:35

​Egypt and UAE have been conducting secret air strikes on Libya – report
Egypt and the United Arab Emirates have been joining forces in secret to carry out air strikes on Libya, anonymous high-ranking US officials told the media. The two countries have reportedly coordinated and launched the attacks twice in the last week.

25.08.2014 17:18

Father of suspected 'Jihadi John' awaiting trial for bombing embassies, was a bin Laden lieutenant
The father of the man suspected to be ‘Jihadi John,’ who beheaded journalist James Foley, is awaiting trial in New York for the bombing of two US embassies, which killed a total of 224. He is also accused of being a top lieutenant for Osama bin Laden.

25.08.2014 17:01

Libyan Islamist militias claim Tripoli airport
Jihadist fighters from the Fajr Libya (Libyan Dawn) coalition said Saturday they have “seized Tripoli airport” after several weeks of clashes with nationalist militia men.

23.08.2014 19:58

33 killed, over 40 injured in fatal Egypt bus crash
At least 33 people have been killed and more than 40 injured when two buses collided early on Friday morning in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, according to the Egyptian news agency MENA. The incident happened around 50 km from Sharm el-Sheikh.

22.08.2014 04:14

Russia, Egypt looking to create a free trade zone - Putin
Egypt and the countries of the Customs Union are looking into creating a free trade zone, Russian President Vladimir Putin said after meeting with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi at the Black Sea city of Sochi.

12.08.2014 19:57

Putin to host meeting with Egypt’s Sisi in Moscow
Presidents Vladimir Putin and Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi will meet in Moscow to discuss cooperation between Russia and Egypt, as well as the urgent issues such as the Gaza crisis and the situation in Iraq and Libya.

11.08.2014 11:09

Israel, Palestinians agree to new 72-hour Gaza ceasefire – officials
An agreement on a new Egypt-proposed 72-hour Gaza ceasefire was reached on Sunday, Reuters reported, citing Israeli and Palestinian officials.

10.08.2014 16:04

Hamas leader ‘executed’ in Gaza – reports
A former Hamas spokesperson was found dead in his apartment in Gaza. Reports claim he was executed by Hamas on suspicion of spying for Egypt.

08.08.2014 01:03

Egypt to splash out $4 billion on new Suez project
Egypt is planning to build a new Suez Canal alongside the existing waterway, as part of a multi-billion dollar project to invest in port and shipping infrastructure. This will be a vital source of hard currency to the Arab country.

05.08.2014 14:44

3-day ceasefire between Israel and Palestinians takes effect
An Egypt-mediated truce between Israel and the Palestinian factions in Gaza has begun Tuesday morning minutes after an exchange of cross-border fire.

05.08.2014 05:51

Palestinians, Israel agree to 72-hr truce
​Israel and the Palestinian factions have accepted a Cairo-mediated 72-hour ceasefire in Gaza starting Tuesday morning, according to diplomatic sources on both sides of the conflict.

04.08.2014 19:52