World Bulletin / News Desk
Egyptian authorities have decided to re-open the Rafah crossing three days a week starting next week, the director of the pedestrian crossing said Thursday.
Israel imposes a siege on Gaza Strip for years.
"The Egyptian authorities informed us that the crossing will be re-opened in both sides on Saturdays, Mondays and Wednesdays," Maan news agency quoted Ayoub Abu Shaar, the director of the Palestinian side, as saying in a statement.
After gunmen killed 16 Egyptian border guards in early August, Egypt closed its border with the Gaza Strip and sealed smuggling tunnels that provide a lifeline to the besieged territory.
The attack occurred as former rebels from the Tuareg-led CMA movement prepared to go on a joint patrol with pro-government militia members, under the terms of the peace deal.
A right wing gathering on Saturday comes ahead of closely-watched votes in key eurozone countries in coming months.
MONUSCO spokesman says no M23 rebels have crossed from Uganda into Congolese territory
'Nowhere has the UN's failure been more consistent, and more outrageous, than its bias against' Israel, Nikki Haley says
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"I am noticing a trend here that the smugglers are now using Slovakia," the Kurier daily cited Hans-Peter Doskozil as saying in its online edition.
Leaders talk about importance of increasing joint efforts to de-escalate tensions in southeastern Ukraine
Threats in 17 states on both coasts come just over a week after similar calls led to the evacuation of over 16 Jewish locations across the eastern U.S.
The Economic Community Of West African States has repeatedly called on leader Yahya Jammeh to respect the result of the December 1 election and step down after 22 years in power.
Libya’s Tobruk airport denies plane carrying UN envoy Martin Kobler permission to land
A 15-year-old student opened fire Wednesday at an American school in northern Mexico, injuring three students and a teacher before turning the gun to himself.
German Chancellor says 27 EU member states would preserve unity during exit negotiations with UK
Sudan People’s Liberation Movement says its troops were attacked by government forces this week
Palestinian man is killed after hundreds of heavily-armed Israeli police storm Bedouin village, demolish homes