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Egypt

Egypt finalising Hamas/Israel truce – claim

Egypt is finalising details of a long-term truce deal between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, an Egyptian security source said, amid easing tensions on the border of the enclave where some two million Palestinians live.

Egypt concerned about Red Sea security following Houthi attack

Egypt’s president said Cairo was concerned about security in the Red Sea following an attack by Yemen’s Houthis on two oil tankers that forced Saudi Arabia to temporarily suspend crude shipments through the strait of Bab al-Mandab.

Suspected militants killed in Egypt raid

Egyptian security forces killed six suspected militants in a raid on a house on the outskirts of Cairo, an interior ministry statement said.

Suspected militants killed in Sinai

Egyptian security forces killed 12 suspected militants in raids on hideouts in north Sinai, state news agency MENA reported, the latest in a campaign to uproot armed Islamists behind a wave of violence in the area.

Muslim Brotherhood leader jailed for life

The head of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood and other leaders of the banned group were sentenced to life, judicial sources said, on charges of incitement to murder and violence during protests five years ago.

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