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Egypt sees spike in attacks on Christians as tensions continue after Arab Spring

This file photo taken on June 22, 2012, shows thousands of supporters of Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate Mohamed Morsi packing Cairo’s landmark Tahrir Square. Nearly half of attacks on Christians occurred in the past three years, after Egypt’s elected Islamist President Mohammed Morsi was ousted in the military coup in 2013. ASEM, EGYPT—The Christian and Muslim villagers grew up together, ...

“They did not give us a reason, they only informed the authority about halting shipments of petroleum products until further notice.”

While the proxy war in the middle-east rages, a curious, and largely under the radar pivot has been taking place in one of the countries directly impacted by Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy: Egypt. In mid-October, it was reported that, for the first time ever, Russia and Egypt would conduct joint military drills. This followed news that Russia will sell attack ...

‘We Don’t Owe Anyone’: Egypt Jousts With Its Chief Benefactor, Saudi Arabia

CAIRO — In the tumultuous two years since President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt came to power, one ally has kept the Arab world’s most populous country from economic ruin: Saudi Arabia pumped more than $25 billion into the faltering Egyptian economy, dwarfing aid from the United States. The Saudis may have thought they were buying loyalty. But Egypt’s vote ...

Egypt’s fight against Islamic militancy makes enemies

Egypt has made fighting Islamic militants its overriding foreign policy objective, a decision that has brought it closer to Syrian President Bashar Assad, Russia and Iran, in turn antagonizing its chief financial backer, Saudi Arabia. The policy is risky at a time when Egypt is struggling to contain a homegrown Islamic insurgency and tackling its worst economic crisis in decades. ...

Russia Denies Polish Claim Egypt Sold It Warships for $1

Poland’s defense minister said he thinks Egypt has sold two French-made Mistral warships to Russia for the symbolic price of $1, a claim Russia on Friday dismissed as “nonsense.” Antoni Macierewicz made the assertion during a parliamentary debate on Thursday. He later told reporters he had the information “from good sources,” but did not reveal any other details. On Friday, ...

Fatah denies ‘tension’ with Egypt

With Egypt hosting a conference reported to be organised by disgraced Fatah leader Mohamed Dahlan, the secular movement denied that there is any “tension” in its relationship with the government in Cairo, Anadolu has reported. “Our relationship with Egypt is good, steadfast and historic,” the Secretary of Fatah’s High Leadership Committee in Gaza, Ibrahim Abul-Naja, told a press conference on ...

Syrian government and Egypt agree to ‘fight terrorism’

Syrian government says security services chief Ali Mamluk agreed coordination with Cairo during first public foreign visit in five years Syrian security services chief Ali Mamluk met Egyptian officials in his first public foreign visit in five years, state media in Damascus said on Monday. State news agency SANA said Mamluk met with Egyptian head of general intelligence Khaled Fawzy ...

An Egyptian investment bank, said Egypt is on the verge of devaluing its currency, the Egyptian pound

Egypt says it has found an alternative for fuel imports after Saudi Arabia abruptly decided to halt shipments of fuel as an expression of its displeasure over an Egyptian vote in the UN this week. In that vote, Egypt voted in favor of separate Russian and French draft resolutions on Syria in the UN Security Council. That resolution has led to ...

Egypt participates in international peace talks for solution in Syria

After the United Nations security council failed to adopt a resolution for peace in Syria, international talks led by the US and Russia were held in Swiss capital of Lausanne on Saturday to discuss the Syrian crisis. The spokesperson for Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ahmed Abou Zaid said in a statement on Friday that US secretary of state John ...

A dozen Egyptian troops killed in checkpoint attack

ISIL fires mortars and and attacks checkpoint with assault rifles, killing 12 soldiers in restive North Sinai province. At least 12 members of Egypt’s security forces have been killed and six wounded in an attack on a checkpoint in North Sinai province. The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) quickly claimed responsibility for the attack.  ISIL fighters armed with ...