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Fear, acceptance mix in cradle of Tunisian revolution

Many people in Sidi Bouzid, the cradle of Tunisia's 2011 revolution that launched the Arab Spring, see President Kais Saied's power grab as a necessary evil.

But there are also fears that last month's dismissal of parliament, sacking of the prime minister and Saied's assumption of sweeping powers may bring Tunisia one step closer to another…

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Israel, Egypt hold talks toward Gaza 'permanent ceasefire'

Israeli and Egyptian officials held talks in both countries Sunday aimed at bolstering the Cairo-brokered ceasefire that ended the latest deadly flare-up of violence between the Jewish state and Gaza's Hamas rulers.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Egyptian intelligence chief Abbas Kamel in Jerusalem to discuss "strengthening…

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Egypt to close Rafah crossing into Gaza after weekend of violence

Egypt has told Hamas that it will close its Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip from Monday, a Hamas spokesman said.

“We were informed by the Egyptian authorities that the Rafah crossing will be closed tomorrow, Monday, in both directions,” Iyad al-Bozom, a spokesman for the Hamas-controlled Gaza interior ministry, said in a statement Sunday…

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Egypt says Ethiopia seeks to impose "fait accompli" by filling Nile dam

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that Ethiopia seeks to impose "a fait accompli" on Egypt and Sudan, two downstream Nile basin countries, by attempting to continue filling the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) built on their shared Nile River.

Egypt voiced its opposition to Ethiopia's determination to carry out the second phase…

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