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  • Tillerson jets over to the Gulf to solve ongoing Qatar crisis

    US SECRETARY of State Rex Tillerson flew to the Gulf yesterday in an attempt to end a deadlock between Qatar and its Arab neighbours.

    Mr Tillerson is looking for new ways to resolve the stalemate after Qatar rejected a list of 13 demands from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab...

    Tuesday 11th Jul 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Egypt eases Gaza’s energy crisis with delivery of diesel

    EGYPT made a surprise delivery of diesel to the Israeli-besieged Gaza Strip yesterday to alleviate the Palestinian territory’s energy crisis.

    Eleven tanker lorries, between them carrying 220,000 gallons of fuel, entered Gaza through the normally closed Rafah border crossing in...

    Thursday 22nd Jun 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Saudi, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt cut ties with Gulf state Qatar

    THREE Gulf Arab states and three other countries ostracised Qatar yesterday, alleging support for terrorist groups and Iran.

    The natural-gas-rich emirate was left out in the cold by neighbours Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain.

    Egypt, Indian Ocean island...

    Tuesday 6th Jun 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Egypt: Sissi imposes three-month state of emergency

    EGYPT’S government announced yesterday that a state of emergency will enter into effect today at 1pm after bombings at Coptic Christian churches on Sunday killed dozens of worshippers.

    The cabinet said that it had approved the presidential decision to declare a three-month state...

    Tuesday 11th Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Egypt: Coptics’ churches targeted in Palm Sunday Isis blasts

    DEADLY bomb attacks hit churches in the Egyptian cities of Tanta and Alexandria yesterday as Coptic Christians marking Palm Sunday were targeted.

    The first explosion took place at the Church of St George in Tanta, killing at least 25 people and injuring scores more.


    Monday 10th Apr 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • World in brief: Monday February 27 2017

    ‘Huge losses’ during Armenia clashes

    AZERBAIJAN: The Defence Ministry in Baku revealed at the weekend that its soldiers had “suffered losses” during fighting with Armenian forces in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.


    Monday 27th Feb 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Sudan: Khartoum accuses Egypt of meddling in its affairs

    SUDANESE President Omar al-Bashir accused northern neighbour Egypt and regional power Iran yesterday of meddling in his country’s affairs.

    Mr Bashir claimed Egyptian intelligence was sheltering opposition forces that are trying to overthrow his government, which has been in power...

    Tuesday 7th Feb 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Egypt: Militants kill 8 at Sinai checkpoint

    EGYPT’S Isis affiliate claimed responsibility yesterday for an attack on a police checkpoint in the Sinai peninsula that killed eight on Monday.

    The group has carried out scores of attacks, mainly targeting Egyptian security forces, since the 2013 military coup against Muslim...

    Wednesday 11th Jan 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • World in brief: Friday December 16 2016

    Israel destroys 866 West Bank buildings

    PALESTINE: EU diplomats said yesterday Israel demolished 866 structures in the Occupied Territories this year including the homes of 1,221 people — almost half of them children.

    The figure included...

    Friday 16th Dec 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • World in brief: Monday December 12 2016

    25 Copts killed in Egypt; Paolo Gentiloni new Italian PM; 45 killed in Yemen suicide-bombing; 160 die in Nigeria church collapse

    Monday 12th Dec 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World