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  • Obama tells Israel U.S. ready to help end hostilities

    Obama tells Israel U.S. ready to help end hostilities
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama expressed concern to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday about the risk of an escalation of hostilities in the region and said the United States was ready to help bring them to an end, the...
  • A View From History

    A View From History
    As part of our 250th year of publication, I'll be posting selected historical cartoons from The Courant's files every Thursday. Henry McNulty, who is our informal historic authority on all things Courant, provides the explanation for the cartoons. Today'...
  • Hamas drifts into Gaza fight it doesn't know how to finish

    GAZA (Reuters) - The latest mini-war between Israel and the Islamist group Hamas began with the Gaza-based militants eager to strike a blow, but the escalation that followed has left them physically and diplomatically exposed, with no ready way out....
  • Egypt opens Rafah crossing so wounded Gazans can seek medical care

    Egypt opened the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip on Thursday to allow injured Palestinians to seek treatment at Egyptian hospitals amid Israel's escalating military offensive against the coastal enclave, officials told the Egyptian state news...
  • Five children among seven Palestinians killed in Israeli air strike: ministry

    Five children among seven Palestinians killed in Israeli air strike: ministry
    Israeli air strikes shook Gaza every few minutes on Wednesday and Thursday, and militants kept up rocket fire in Israel's heartland. An Israeli air strike killed seven Palestinian civilians, including five children, in the largest death toll from a single...
  • Palestinian rockets reach farther into Israel

    Palestinian rockets reach farther into Israel
    A fresh round of rockets fired from the Gaza Strip sent Israelis scurrying for bomb shelters as far as Tel-Aviv, 40 miles away, on Wednesday morning, the second day of Israel’s military offensive on the Hamas-controlled Gaza strip. Hamas claimed...
  • Tempers fray, prices rise as Egypt cuts fuel subsidies

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Cairo bus driver Mohamed Salame voted for Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in the hope he would fix Egypt's manifold problems, but now he curses the new president for making life harder by hiking the price of the state-subsidized fuel vital to his...
  • Egypt raises taxes on cigarettes and alcohol

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt raised the sales tax on cigarettes by up to 120 percent on Sunday and doubled the tax on alcohol as part of a series of measures to curb the budget deficit and reform the economy. The decisions were taken by President Abdel Fattah...
  • Egypt's Sisi says independence for Iraq's Kurds would be 'catastrophic'

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Sunday a referendum on the independence of Iraq's Kurdish region would lead to a "catastrophic" break up of the country, which is facing an onslaught by Sunni Islamist militants. The...
  • Ambition, investor greed fuel rise and fall of Dubai's Arabtec

    ABU DHABI/DUBAI (Reuters) - From a 59-storey tower in Abu Dhabi, the offices of Arabtec look out over the Gulf towards Middle Eastern and Asian nations where the construction firm hopes to expand. It is a symbol of the company's ambitions - and the way in...
  • Egypt's Sisi says he wishes Al Jazeera journalists were not tried

    By Ali Abdelaty CAIRO, July 7 (Reuters) - Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi made his first sympathetic remarks about three imprisoned Al Jazeera journalists, saying he wished they had been deported and not put on trial, an Egyptian newspaper...
  • Egypt fuel prices soar up to 70%, exasperating the public

    Egypt fuel prices soar up to 70%, exasperating the public
    The Egyptian government trimmed its energy subsidies Saturday, causing fuel prices to soar and motorists to stew. The cabinet's cuts increased prices Saturday for gas and diesel, in some cases by almost 70%. The action was part of a package of austerity...