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Netanyahu asks Egyptian FM to help free Israelis held in Gaza

Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry's talks in Israel tackled peace talks with the Palestinians and efforts to fight terrorism, Egyptian Foreign Ministry said Monday. Shoukry emphasized the need for the two-state solution. Even Israel's closest allies, the U.S and the European Union, have called for Israel to end new settlement construction, which is illegal under global law.



Israel approves Dh47.7m in financing to West Bank settlements

Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry returned home on Sunday 10/7/2016 after a one-day visit to Israel during which he held talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Egypt, then ruled by Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohammad Morsi, recalled its ambassador from Israel in protest of the country's activities. Israel's Leviathan field "can supply Egypt, and that is something we are working to advance, as well as Turkey", he said at a news conference in Rome last month.



South Sudan's Civil War Restarts, Riek Machar Attacked

The current fighting between soldiers loyal to Mr Kiir, a member of the Dinka tribe, and former rebels backing Mr Machar, a Nuer, was triggered by a deadly altercation at a checkpoint on Thursday night. Thousands of people took shelter at the World Food Programme's compound, also close to the fighting, said Challis McDonough, the organization's senior regional spokeswoman.



Pak has no locus standi in Indias internal affairs: MEA

He said Kashmiri people will get their right to self-determination for which the whole Pakistani nation is standing behind them. "Continued glorification of terrorists belonging to proscribed terrorist organisations makes it amply clear where Pakistan's sympathies continue to lie", Swarup said.



Power Take: Tour de France must make crowd control a priority

Race leader Chris Froome and several other riders were involved in a insane crash on Thursday that centered around a scooter and overzealous fans. The decision was greeted by loud booing from a large contingent of the restive crowd who had converged under the podium, with Froome booed again as he came out to be presented with his maillot jaune.