Egypt Prime Minister: Gaza ceasefire deal may be close

Egypt's Prime Minister says a deal to stop the fighting between Israel and Gaza could be close. Hisham Kandil said:

Negotiations are going on as we speak and I hope we will reach something soon that will stop this violence and counter violence. I think we are close, but the nature of this kind of negotiation, (means) it is very difficult to predict.

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Israel-Hamas ceasefire deal

Egypt has announced a ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hamas that is set to begin at 7pm UK time. The announcement was made by the Egyptian foreign minister in Cairo alongside US Secretary if State Hillary Clinton.