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US, Taliban Signal Afghan Peace Talks Intact Despite Offensive’

American and Taliban officials have indicated their months-long peace dialogue remains on track, despite the intensification of hostilities in Afghanistan that came with the start of the insurgent group's spring offensive.U.S.-backed Afghan security fo...

The Minister of Culture Meets With The Governor of Ismailia And Lieutenant General Mamesh

The Minister of Culture, Inas Abdel-Dayem, met Hamdi Othman, Ismaili Governor, Eng. Mahab Mameish, Chairman of Suez Canal Authority and Head of the General Authority for Economic Affairs in Canal region, this meeting was before inaugurating the 21 Th

World Bank Group and Germany Announce Enhanced Cooperation in the Middle East and North Africa

WASHINGTON The World Bank Group and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) signed a declaration of intent today to foster cooperation on sustainable and inclusive development in the Middle East and North Africa Regio...

Afghan Fighting Kills Dozens; Bomb Injures 4 Romanian Troops

A roadside bomb wounded four Romanian soldiers Saturday in southern Afghanistan as fierce fighting between pro-government forces and Taliban insurgents elsewhere in the country killed dozens of people, officials said. The spike in violence came a day a...

Antiquities Minister visits tomb of Nefer at Giza’s Saqqara area

Minister of Antiquities Khaled el Anani made a tour Saturday 13/04/2019 of the tomb of Nefer, the director of Choir Singers during the Fifth Dynasty.The tour was part of the minister's visit along with 50 ambassadors to the tomb of

Free by day, jailed by night: Egyptian activists speak out against conditional release

Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid, also known as Shawkan, spent five years in prison for simply doing his job as a journalist.He was detained on August 14, 2013 as he was photographing the deadly dispersal of the Rabaa El Adaweya

Taliban Unleashes Afghan Spring Offensive Despite US Push for Peace

The Taliban announced Friday its annual spring offensive in Afghanistan amid a U.S.-led push for a negotiated settlement to the 18-year-old war with the Islamist insurgency.The offensive dubbed Al-Fath, which means victory in Arabic, commenced througho...

UN Allows Senior Taliban Leaders to Travel for Peace Talks

The United Nations recently granted a waiver to senior Taliban leaders, allowing them to travel and take part in peace talks with the United States to end the 18-year-old war in Afghanistan.The U.N. Security Council sanctions committee that deals with