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  • Kerry say no Gaza truce yet, but work goes on

    Speaking at a news conference in Cairo with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday, Kerry said the two sides agreed a general framework, but that there were details that still needed work. 'Gaps have been significantly narrowed,' he said. 'It ..

  • Diplomatic efforts continue as Gaza death toll tops 800

    US Secretary of State John Kerry, who has been spearheading efforts to try to get Israel and the Islamist militant group Hamas to agree a ceasefire, held talks with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Egyptian foreign minister in ..

  • Hamas and Israel cling to their war aims

    International diplomats, foreign ministers and UN representatives are frantically trying to achieve a ceasefire in the Gaza war. US Secretary of State John Kerry and UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon traveled to Cairo to look for ways to end what has ..

  • US urges Hamas to accept Cairo talks offer

    US efforts to broker a ceasefire in Gaza are gathering pace, with Secretary of State John Kerry visiting Egypt. He has called on Hamas to accept an offer from Cairo to attend talks on negotiating a truce. Egypt has played the role of Middle East ..

  • Israel strikes Gaza as Kerry seeks truce in Egypt

    The Israeli military bombarded the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, pushing the Palestinian death toll to nearly 600. The latest attacks left plumes of black smoke in the sky over the coastal enclave as ground troops continued their fierce offensive. US ..

  • US secretary of state offers $47 million in humanitarian aid for Gazans

    After arriving in Cairo late Monday to hold crisis talks on the Gaza conflict, Secretary Kerry called Israel's military offensive 'appropriate and legitimate,' while at the same time expressing concern for the safety of civilians, who have borne the ..

  • Gaza fighting continues despite diplomatic efforts

    Kerry arrived in Cairo late on Monday to join Ban, who had arrived earlier in the day, in trying to persuade Israel and the Islamist militant group Hamas to end almost two weeks of fighting in the Gaza Strip which has claimed more than 500 lives, ..

  • Secretary of State John Kerry due in Cairo as Gaza death toll mounts

    Secretary of State John Kerry is due to arrive in Cairo on Monday where he is expected to urge Hamas to accept a cease-fire agreement offered by Egypt that would halt nearly two weeks of fighting with Israel. Meanwhile, the death toll in Gaza ..

  • 15 Egyptian soldiers killed in checkpoint attack

    CAIRO: An attack by a gunmen firing rocket-propelled grenades on an Egyptian border guards checkpoint and this attack kill 15 soldiers, officials and media of state has said that in one of the biggest assaults since president Mohamed Morsi s ..

  • Gunmen kill 15 Egyptian soldiers in checkpoint attack

    CAIRO: Gunmen firing rocket-propelled grenades attacked an Egyptian border guards checkpoint Saturday, killing 15 soldiers, officials and state media said, in one of the biggest assaults since president Mohamed Morsi´s ouster.Militants have stepped ..