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"The Finance Ministry has intensified its contacts (with Gulf states) to stand on the volume of financial aid announced," caretaker Finance Minister Fayyad Abdel Moneim told the Anadolu Agency in a phone interview Saturday.
Abdel Moneim spoke of contacts with Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Kuwait for urgent aid.
Saudi Arabia has already announced $8 billion, including $1 billion in non-refundable grant, he said.
Analysts said the country needs some $19.5 billion until June 2014 to cover debts and a $5.4 billion trade deficit.
Defense Minister Abdel Fatah al-Sisi phoned Saudi Kind Abdullah bin Abdel Aziz and UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nuhayyan yesterday on the latest developments in Egypt.
King Abdullah was the first Arab and foreign leader to congratulate interim president Adly Mansour after his swearing-in ceremony.
Egypt's relations with both Saudi Arabia and the UAE took a downturn under Morsi.
The panel will hold meetings with government officials, the national Human Rights Commission and civil society organizations working on children rights issues.
Israel's police said that scores of Palestinian youths had hurled stones and fireworks at police men in Jabel Mukaber
Journalists have increasingly become targets of Israeli attacks in Gaza, according to the head of a Turkish media workers’ union
The Israeli warplanes fired several missiles at the house of Al-Astal family in Khan Younis, killing nine, including a child
The footage shows three Hamas members attempting to abduct an Israeli soldier before killing him and seizing an Israeli weapon.
Difficult terrain affecting the mobility of the rescue teams at the site, 60 km (37 miles) from the western city of Pune.
UN-backed court to focus on charges related to the genocide of Cambodia's Cham Muslim minority by ultra-Maoist group.
Obama said the sanctions would have a "greater impact on the Russian economy than we've seen so far" in a drive to force Moscow to stop backing the separatists.
Van Kirk was the navigator on the flight that dropped the first nuclear bomb used in warfare
The funds will be used to meet the urgent requirements of the most vulnerable people in Syria
The stampede occurred during celebrations to mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in mainly Muslim Guinea
Achieving peace with the FARC and their smaller counterpart the ELN, or National Liberation Army, was the dominant issue in the presidential election that Santos won in a second round on June 15
Islamic Front claims it blew up several army barracks in Aleppo, killing 50 soldiers, including senior officers
UNRWA, the main U.N. relief agency in Gaza, said it was at "breaking point" with more than 200,000 Palestinians having taken shelter in its schools and buildings
Brigadier Mahmoud Shawki said the car was ripped in two by the blast and that security forces were trying to identify the dead, Al-Ahram reported.
US State Department spokeswoman says reports of children killed while playing on a playground is devastating and tragic