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Leading secular activist arrested in Egypt

Last Updated: Friday, November 29, 2013, 10:11

A leading secular activist, Alaa Abdel Fatah, was arrested on Thursday, his wife said, after having been accused of inciting protests in violation of a controversial new law.

Hamas, Fatah leaders in Eid phone call

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 18:49

Leaders of rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas spoke via telephone on the eve of the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday, stressing the need for reconciliation, a Hamas official said on Tuesday.

Egypt holds funeral for slain police general

Last Updated: Saturday, September 21, 2013, 10:06

Joined by Egypt`s top interim leaders, Egypt`s military chief led a funeral procession on Friday for a police general killed in a raid on an Islamist stronghold near Cairo, aiming to show a national front against supporters of the ousted Islamist president.

Hagel calls Egyptian counterpart to discuss security situation

Last Updated: Friday, September 06, 2013, 12:15

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has called his Egyptian counterpart to discuss the current security situation in the country.

US urges Egypt military to support inclusive political process

Last Updated: Saturday, August 03, 2013, 21:01

Expressing concern over Egypt, US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel appealed to his Egyptian counterpart Gen Abdul Fatah al-Sisi to support an inclusive political process in the deeply polarised country.

Fatah, Hamas trade blames over delay in reconcilia

Last Updated: Saturday, December 15, 2012, 23:20

Egypt has been sponsoring the dialogue between the two since Hamas had violently seized control of the Gaza Strip in June 2007.

Mursi sacks Tantawi in surprise Egypt announcement

Last Updated: Sunday, August 12, 2012, 21:18

Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi sacked the powerful Army chief and his No 2 and annulled a constitutional amendment issued by the generals.

Israel punishes Palestinian for uprising call

Last Updated: Monday, April 02, 2012, 14:06

Marwan Barghouti is seen by many Palestinians as a possible future leader and was a driving force in the uprising they launched in 2000.

Hamas, Fatah agree no Gaza demos over UN bid

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 00:29

Hamas , which ousted Fatah forces from Gaza after clashes in 2007, has criticised the decision to apply for full UN membership.

Hamas, Fatah bid to seal reconciliation in Cairo

Last Updated: Sunday, August 07, 2011, 21:55

Rival Palestinian groups Fatah and Hamas opened talks on Sunday in Egypt aimed at implementing a reconciliation agreement struck in May, state news agency MENA reported.

Palestinian reconciliation summit postponed

Last Updated: Sunday, June 19, 2011, 19:46

Palestinian officials say a high-profile meeting between the leaders of the rival Fatah and Hamas movements has been called off.

Fatah, Hamas seal landmark reconciliation pact

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 04, 2011, 18:53

The pact allows creation of a joint caretaker Palestinian government ahead of elections next year.