A swap today of alleged Israeli spy Ilan Grapel for 25 Egyptian prisoners helps patch up relations between Israel and Egypt.
Egypt today extended its 30-year emergency law until 2012, keeping it in place for a tenuous election season. It added safeguards intended to protect civil society, but human rights leaders dismissed them as meaningless.
British politician George Galloway, American Holocaust survivor Hedy Epstein, and dozens of protesters in Cairo started hunger strikes this week to protest the fact that Egypt is blocking them from visiting Gaza to mark the anniversary of last year's war.
American and European activists attempting to go to the Gaza Strip from Egypt to protest Israel's actions during last year's Gaza war have been blocked from doing so – and say they have been harshly treated by Egyptian authorities.
A US Navy-chartered cargo ship fired on a small Egyptian boat Monday night. Egypt says at least one man was killed, while the US initially reported no casualties.