Egypt

Top Hamas official says Palestinian unity deal collapsing

(Worthy News) – Hard-line Hamas Gaza leader Yahya Sinwar said on Thursday that the reconciliation deal with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah faction was collapsing, just 10 weeks after the agreement was reached. The rivals signed a deal brokered by Cairo on Oct. 12 after Hamas agreed to hand over administrative control of the…

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Christmas High Alert: Churches Tightening Church Security in Pakistan, Egypt

(Worthy News) – This Christmas season Christians in Pakistan and Egypt are on high alert. They are asking their governments to help provide tightened security for worship services. Just last Sunday, two Islamic terrorists attacked the Bethel Memorial Methodist Church in Quetta, Pakistan killing nine Christians as they worshipped. A security officer shot and killed…

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Mike Pence delays Middle East trip until after Senate tax reform vote

(Worthy News) – Vice President Mike Pence will postpone his trip to Egypt and Israel until after the Senate votes on the GOP’s tax reform bill, according to a statement released by his team Monday. “The largest tax cut in American history is a landmark accomplishment for President Trump and a relief to millions of…

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US vetoes UN call for withdrawal of Trump Jerusalem decision

(Worthy News) – The United States was further isolated on Monday over President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital when it blocked a United Nations Security Council call for the declaration to be withdrawn. The remaining 14 council members voted in favor of the Egyptian-drafted resolution, which did not specifically mention the…

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UN Security Council to vote Monday on rejecting US Jerusalem decision

(Worthy News) – The United Nations Security Council will vote Monday on a draft resolution that would reject US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, diplomats said. Egypt on Sunday requested the vote for the next day. On Saturday, it presented the measure that is likely to be vetoed…

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Putin declares victory against 'terrorists' in Syria

(Worthy News) – Russian President Vladimir Putin declared victory against “terrorists” in Syria on Monday during a surprise visit to a Russian military base in the county, where he also announced a partial pullout of Russian troops. It was Mr. Putin’s first trip to Syria, where Russia launched an air campaign in 2015 that allowed…

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Palestinian leader Abbas in Cairo, Istanbul to rally region over Jerusalem

(Worthy News) – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday intensified efforts to rally Middle Eastern countries against US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, setting up talks with Arab leaders beginning in Cairo. Abbas will meet President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt, which has been a key broker in past peace talks with Israel and…

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Putin visits Egypt in sign of closer ties

(Worthy News) – Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Egypt on Monday, where he signed a deal to advance plans for a nuclear reactor but disappointed his hosts by delaying the resumption of direct flights that were suspended after the 2015 bombing of a Russian passenger plane. During Putin’s second visit to Egypt in as many…

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Egypt uncovers ancient tombs at Luxor

(Worthy News) – Archaeologists in Egypt have displayed items, including a mummy, from one of two previously unexplored tombs in the ancient Nile city of Luxor. The mummy is believed to be that of a senior official from Egypt’s “New Kingdom”, about 3,500 years ago. Other items included figurines, wooden masks and richly coloured wall…

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Egypt's Sisi invites Abbas to Cairo to discuss Trump's Jerusalem move

(Worthy News) – Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has invited Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to Cairo on Monday to discuss US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a presidential statement said on Sunday. The statement said Sisi wanted to discuss “ways to deal with the crisis in a manner that preserves…

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