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Muslims pray outside White House to protest Jerusalem move

09 December, 2017

Hundreds of worshippers laid out their prayer mats at a park in front of the president's residence.

Egypt's Coptic Pope cancels Pence meeting over Jerusalem move

09 December, 2017

Egypt's Coptic Pope has cancelled a meeting with US Vice President Mike Pence in Cairo later this month in protest at Washington's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Two Palestinians killed in Israeli airstrikes on Gaza

09 December, 2017

An Israeli airstrike on the Gaza Strip killed two Palestinians on Saturday, health officials in the besieged territory said, following heightened tensions over claims to Jerusalem.

UN warns of spiralling violence as Security Council meets

08 December, 2017

UN envoy Nikolay Mladenov warned the Security Council members of a risk of 'violent escalation'.

Russia's Putin to visit Turkey, Egypt on Monday

08 December, 2017

The president's office confirmed Putin will travel to Turkey on Monday to discuss 'key problems' in the region.

Al-Azhar cancels meeting with US vice president

08 December, 2017

Egypt's highest religious institution cancelled a meeting with the American vice president, due to take place on December 20, following President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Palestinian man killed by Israeli soldiers in Gaza

08 December, 2017

Mahmoud al-Masry was killed after he was shot in the back near the Israeli border of south Israel.

On the perils of an empty State Department

08 December, 2017

Comment: The US State Department is one of the most understaffed and dysfunctional in modern history, writes Sam Fouad.

Sisi yet to denounce Trump Jerusalem move

08 December, 2017

The Egyptian president's failure to condemn Trump's Jerusalem move raises questions over his international allegiances.

Egyptians join protests against Trump's Jerusalem move

08 December, 2017

Hundreds of Egyptians joined protests after Friday prayers at the famous al-Azhar mosque, as well as in Tahrir Square in Egypt’s capital city Cairo.

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