Tag: Egypt

Sisi expects Assad regime in Syria to fall ‘at any moment’

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi expects Bashar Assad’s regime in Syria to fall “at any moment,” according to a report that appeared over the weekend in the Lebanese daily Al-Mustaqbal.   The newspaper said that Sisi made the remarks during a meeting with Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam that took place earlier this week in […]

ISIS Threat In Gaza Turns Hamas Into A Counterterrorism Player For Israel And Egypt

The scene earlier this month in the Gaza Strip was unusual to say the least: Hamas, the hardcore Sunni Muslim group ruling the Gaza Strip, was bulldozing a Sunni mosque in the heart of Gaza. The mosque was believed to be a base for fighters belonging to a new group called Supporters of the Islamic […]

Egypt death sentences for Morsi and others worry US, UN, Turkey

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he will closely monitor the appeals process for the death sentences and urged actions that would promote the rule of law. The US State Department said Egypt’s practice of mass trials and sentences was unjust and often used against members of the opposition or non-violent activists. “We are deeply concerned […]

Egypt’s ousted President Morsi jailed for 20 years

Hearing the verdict, Morsi and the other defendants gave a four-fingered salute, a symbol of the deadly clearance of Brotherhood supporters at the Rabaah al-Adawiya mosque in 2013. A senior Brotherhood figure, Amr Darrag, called the ruling a “travesty of justice”. “They want to pass a life sentence for democracy in Egypt,” he said. Ramy […]

Egypt, Saudi Arabia mull military exercises amid Yemen airstrikes

Egypt and Saudi Arabia are considering whether to hold joint military exercises in the kingdom as airstrikes by a Saudi-led coalition pounded Shiite rebels in Yemen on Wednesday.   The airstrikes targeting Yemeni rebels known as Houthis began on March 26 in an effort to halt their advance across the Arab world’s poorest country. Hundreds […]

Egypt is Preparing for War with Israel

Speaking to Israel Hayoms Emily Amrousi from her new home in Haifa, Hashad was asked to give her take about Egypts actions in Sinai, where the Egyptian army has been fighting radical groups such as Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, a group that recently swore allegiance to Islamic State (ISIS).”Thats all for show,” appraised Hashad. “In the race for the […]

Egypt ready for Libya evacuations as IS hostage photos emerge

President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi said Egyptians would be airlifted out of Libya, state-run news agency Mena said.   The pictures of the hostages were released in the latest online edition of IS magazine Dabiq.   A number of Egyptian Coptic Christians were kidnapped in two raids in Sirte, Libya, in December and January.   A […]

Hamas no longer accepts Egypt as Israel mediator, source close to group says

Hamas on Saturday dismissed an Egyptian court’s decision to declare its armed wing, Izzadin Kassam, a terrorist organization.   “The court ruled to ban the Kassam Brigades and to list it as a terrorist group,” Judge Muhammad al-Sayid of the special Cairo court that deals with urgent cases said earlier in the day. Hamas is […]

Egyptian group with ties to ISIS claims responsibility for deadly Sinai attacks

Egyptian militants with ties to the Islamic State terror group claimed responsibility Thursday for a coordinated attack that killed at least 26 security officers in the restive Sinai Peninsula.   Following the attack, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi cut short a trip to Ethiopia, to return to Cairo, the state MENA news agency reported Friday.   […]

Eight Get Prison in Egypt for Alleged Gay Wedding

An Egyptian court on Saturday convicted eight men for “inciting debauchery” following their appearance in an alleged same-sex wedding party on a Nile boat, sentencing each of them to three years in prison.   The Internet video shows two men exchanging rings and embracing among cheering friends. The eight were detained in September when a […]