Tag: Egypt

Report: Israel has conducted drone strikes against terrorists in Sinai

Israel has conducted numerous drone strikes against terrorists in Egyptian territory in recent years, Bloomberg quoted a former senior Israeli official as saying on Monday.   The report came amid improved ties between the countries which saw Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Sunday. Shoukry’s visit marked […]

Palestinians and Africa: The Egyptian FM’s visit to Israel

Egyptian media was surprised to hear about the rare visit by Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry to Israel on Sunday after an Egyptian foreign minister hasn’t visited Israel in nine years.   Despite the shock, it’s important to note the substantial security cooperation which has been slowly been exposed over the last several months.   Hazem […]

House Terror Task Force Chair: Obama Has ‘Abandoned’ Egypt

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The chairman of the Congressional Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare tells Breitbart News that America’s longtime ally Egypt is turning to Russia for military assistance because the Obama administration has “abandoned” the North African country.   Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-NC), the chairman, spoke to Breitbart News after his recent meeting […]

Israel and Palestinians: Egypt FM urges two-state solution in rare visit

Egypt’s foreign minister has paid a rare visit to Israel, offering his country’s help to revive peace talks with the Palestinians. Sameh Shoukry called for a two-state solution, but said conditions for achieving it were deteriorating. His trip is seen as a sign of strengthened ties between two countries sharing deep concerns over regional unrest. […]

Egyptian court quashes deal to transfer Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia

In a rare display of rebellion against the Egyptian president, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, a Cairo court voted to annul his decision to transfer sovereignty of two islands to Saudi Arabia.   Judge Yehia el-Dakroury declared that Egypt’s maritime border would not be redrawn, meaning that the islands of Tiran and Sanafir would remain under Egyptian […]

Egypt jails 11 men accused of homosexuality

An Egyptian court has sentenced 11 men accused of homosexuality to jail terms of between three and 12 years, legal sources said.   The defendants were arrested in a flat in the leafy Cairo suburb of Agouza in September last year.   The court convicted them of “debauchery and incitement to debauchery”, the charges generally […]

Egypt, Saudi Arabia to Build Bridge Where Moses Parted the Red Sea

Saudi Arabia and Egypt have announced plans to build the King Salman Bridge, named after the current leader of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud.   The bridge will be an enormous project, 10-20 miles (16-32 km) long, depending on its position, providing a land connection between Saudi Arabia and Egypt.   The bridge […]

Egypt Gives Saudi Arabia 2 Islands in a Show of Gratitude

Since King Salman of Saudi Arabia arrived in Cairo on Thursday for a five-day visit, the leader of the oil-rich kingdom has lavished his Egyptian allies with promises of aid and investment.   But this time, instead of writing a blank check with little more than a polite “thank you” to show for it, King […]

Sisi asks Obama for military intervention to save Egypt from ISIS

Egyptian President Abdel Fatteh El-Sisi has sent a secret missive to President Barack Obama asking for urgent US military intervention in support of Egypt’s war on the Islamist State in Sinai, before the jihadis pose a real threat to Cairo. DEBKAfile’s exclusive intelligence and counterterrorism sources report that El-Sisi has come to the conclusion that […]

Egyptian plane hijacker arrested; no casualties

EgyptAir flight MS181 was hijacked shortly after taking off from Alexandria. It is now on the ground in Cyprus after landing at Larnaca Airport.   The plane is an A320 model and Cypriot news says there were 81 passengers on board. It was originally scheduled to fly from Alexandria to Cairo.   The single hijacker, who has been […]