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Israeli forces kill man sneaking over Egypt border

July 13th, 2012 Comments off

Israel has expedited work on a massive steel barrier along its border with SinaiIsraeli border police killed one man and wounded another when the two tried to cross the Egyptian border into Israel, the army said on Friday.

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Israel launches retaliatory strikes on Gaza

August 19th, 2011 Comments off

Israel has launched a series of retaliatory strikes on Gaza following a series of attacks on civilian buses near the Egyptian border Thursday.
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Gunmen kill 7 in Israel (Reuters)

August 18th, 2011 Comments off

Israeli soldiers and a policeman patrol a road about 60 km (37 miles) from the scene where a bus was ambushed north of the Red Sea resort of Eilat August 18, 2011. REUTERS/Ronen ZvulunReuters – Gunmen killed seven people in southern Israel on Thursday in attacks along the Egyptian border and Israel responded with an air strike in the Gaza Strip that killed six Palestinians, including the leaders of a group it blamed for the violence.

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Hamas shuts Egyptian border crossing (AP)

June 5th, 2011 Comments off

AP – The ruling Hamas militant group has closed the Gaza Strip’s border with Egypt to protest what it says are repeated delays at the crossing since Egypt permanently opened it last week.
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UAE continues to help refugees on Libyan-Egyptian border

March 13th, 2011 Comments off

The UAE's relief team continues to offer relief medical and food material to over 35,000 refugees stranded on the Libyan-Egyptian border, following bloody clashes in …
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Facing death in Libya

March 5th, 2011 Comments off

Our sometime correspondent Abu Ray just got back from Libya. Here’s what he wrote.

Death has been a lot on my mind since coming to Libya. It’s not that I’ve been in any real danger, it’s just it’s sort of out there, all around me and hard to ignore. The other day, we were driving back from Bayda, a medium size town nestled in a stunningly beautiful Green Mountain area of Libya. A high mass of wildflower studded fields set in the middle of an otherwise arid coast.

It had been a long day of chasing an elusive politicians and visiting decrepit military bases trying to find out if the rebel east really had a shot of marching on Tripoli. There was some success, but mostly we were exhausted after a long day, like so many other long days since we came roaring across the Egyptian border into Libya a week before.



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African migrants killed in Egypt

August 14th, 2010 Comments off

Six migrants trying to enter Israel from Egypt are killed; four in a gunfight with people smugglers and two by Egyptian border guards.
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Palestinians find ancient coin hoard in Gaza (AFP)

January 11th, 2010 Comments off

A Palestinian man holds ancient silver coins recently discovered near the Egyptian border town of Rafah. The Hamas-run ministry of tourism and antiquities in Gaza on Monday announced the discovery of ancient artifacts near the Egyptian border town of Rafah.(AFP/File/Said Khatib)AFP – The Hamas-run ministry of tourism and antiquities in Gaza on Monday announced the discovery of ancient artifacts near the Egyptian border town of Rafah.

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Palestinian killed in Gaza tunnel collapse: medics (AFP)

August 5th, 2009 Comments off

A Palestinian smuggeler works inside a tunnel linking the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah with Egypt in May 2009. A Palestinian man was killed on Tuesday when a tunnel used to smuggle contraband into the Gaza Strip from the Egyptian border town of Rafah collapsed, medics in the impoverished territory said.(AFP/File/Mohammed Abed)AFP – A Palestinian man was killed on Tuesday when a tunnel used to smuggle contraband into the Gaza Strip from the Egyptian border town of Rafah collapsed, medics in the impoverished territory said.

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