Palestine’s Haniyeh in Egypt for talks

The head of Hamas’ political bureau Ismail Haniyeh arrived in Cairo yesterday evening heading a delegation of the movement’s senior leaders to hold talks with Egyptian officials on recent developments in Palestine. The delegation’s talks with the Egyptian leadership are expected to cover the dangerous measures taken by the Israeli[…]

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Egypt sentences 75 people to death over 2013 sit-in

Egypt sentenced to death 75 people, including prominent Islamist leaders, on Saturday over a 2013 pro-Muslim Brotherhood sit-in which ended with the killing of hundreds of protesters by security forces. Others being tried in the case, including Brotherhood spiritual leader Mohamed Badie, were handed life sentences, judicial sources said. Those[…]

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Palestinian factions to delay Gaza handover

Rival Palestinian factions agreed Wednesday to postpone the handover of control over Gaza from Hamas to Fatah, less than 48 hours before a deadline as part of an Egyptian-brokered reconciliation deal. The announcement came at the last minute as the landmark Palestinian unity deal faltered dangerously, with Fatah and Hamas[…]

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