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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry began a diplomatic push on Monday to secure a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, but senior U.S. officials acknowledged this would be difficult.
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The Honorable Barack Obama President of the United States The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President, It is time to move forward with Egypt.
Since the calm that was achieved after Operation Pillar of Defense in 2012, Iran has been investing heavily in improving the quantity and quality of the rockets in the Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad arsenals.
Egypt's military said militants firing machineguns and rocket-propelled grenades attacked a border guards checkpoint, killing 21 soldiers in one of the biggest assaults since Islamist president Mohamed Morsi's ouster.
Gunmen killed 21 Egyptian military border guards near the frontier with Libya on Saturday, highlighting a growing threat from an area that authorities say has become a haven for militants seeking to topple the Cairo government.
Even as the death toll mounts in the Gaza Strip, attempts to broker a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel have so far run aground - in part because they have become mired in the deep divisions between Mideast countries.
Gunmen killed 15 soldiers at a checkpoint in western Egypt on Saturday, security officials said, in one of their biggest assaults since president Mohamed Morsi's ouster last year.
CAIRO: A son of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, who was sentenced to a year in prison for possession and use of hashish, was arrested early Friday at a train station south of Cairo, security officials said.
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Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was in Cairo Wednesday to push forward a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas as Egypt's role in the negotiations was under the spotlight.
Wednesday marks the 200th day that Al Jazeera journalists Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed have been imprisoned in Egypt.
Western consultants helping Egypt compile an economic reform plan say it needs at least $60 billion of investment to reach average GDP growth of 5 percent by 2018 and the same amount again to bolster its foreign reserves, senior officials said.
By early Tuesday evening, Hamas had still not formally responded to the Egyptian initiative for a ceasefire, which apparently came into effect at 9am, but in reality had been violated from the start by rocket fire on Israel's central and southern communities.
Updated: Mon Jul 21, 2014 04:37 pm
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