Egypt summons Turkish envoy over Gaza criticism

Egypt's foreign ministry on July 20 summoned Turkey's charge d'affaires over criticism of Cairo's handling of the war between Israel and Hamas in neighbouring Gaza.
Turkey and Egypt withdrew their ambassadors last year after the military ousted Egyptian Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, who had forged closer ties with Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

From fasting to feasting in Islam

The holy month of Ramadan is an age-old tradition that brings fasting by the day and celebrations by the night, the faithful keep their bellies empty while the sun sets ablaze, following the Prophet’s plight Once again, it’s the month of Ramadan, a month filled with centuries-old traditions and especially that of fasting during daylight hours and breaking one’s fast, feasting if yo

Palestinian President Abbas heads to Turkey as Gaza truce talks stall

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas was to head to Turkey on July 18 to push a ceasefire in Gaza after Egyptian-mediated negotiations stalled and Israel launched a ground operation.

Cairo has been the hub of intense negotiations to end the 11-day conflict between Hamas and Israel, after the Palestinian militants in Gaza rejected an initial Egyptian truce proposal.