Amnesty slams Egypt over arrests of youths

CAIRO - Amnesty International has accused the Egyptian authorities of jailing young activists to quell unrest under one of the toughest crackdowns in the country's history.

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Israel approves extending fortified fence on its Jordan border 29 Jun 2015

JERUSALEM - Israel's security cabinet has approved extending the fortified fence along its Egyptian border into a section of the frontier with neighbouring Jordan, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday.

Car bomb wounds Egypt's public prosecutor in Cairo -sources 29 Jun 2015

CAIRO - Egypt's public prosecutor suffered unspecified injuries when a car bomber rammed into his convoy as it was leaving his home in Cairo on Monday, security and judicial sources said.

Israeli official visits Cairo to discuss Palestinian peace talks 28 Jun 2015

JERUSALEM - A senior Israeli diplomat made a rare trip to Egypt on Sunday to discuss how to re-launch peace talks with the Palestinians, which have been stalled since last year.

Suicide bombing an attempt to threaten Kuwaiti national unity - PM 26 Jun 2015

KUWAIT - Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber al-Mubarak al-Sabah said on Friday that a suicide bombing at a Shi'ite Muslim mosque in the capital was an attempt to threaten the country's national unity.

Egypt's transport minister temporarily takes over oil portfolio - PM 25 Jun 2015

CAIRO - Egypt's prime minister said on Thursday that Transport Minister Hany Dahi would temporarily take on the portfolio of the energy minister while he was travelling.