Egypt

Military aircraft crashed near the border with Libya

The spokesman of Egypt’s armed forces says a military aircraft crashed near the border with Libya because of a technical failure while on a counterterrorism mission, killing four crew members and wounding two. Brig. Gen. Mohamed Samir says on his Facebook page that the aircraft crashed Thursday during a joint air and ground mission southeast of the Siwa oasis, near ...

Islamic State’s Egyptian affiliate published a photograph it said showed the beheaded body of a Croatian hostage

: Islamic State’s Egyptian affiliate published a photograph it said showed the beheaded body of a Croatian hostage it had threatened to kill last week, the SITE monitoring service reported on Wednesday. The authenticity of the picture could not be immediately independently verified. It carried a caption that said: “killing of the Croatian hostage, due to his country’s participation in ...

21 died from heatwave as high as 47ºC in Egypt

21 people have died and 66 others were hospitalized with exhaustion as increasing temperatures and high humidity hit Cairo and other parts of Egypt according to the health ministry. All victims died on Sunday as the temperature soared as high as 47ºC (117 ºF). The ministry said in a statement that 15 people died in Cairo, 4 in the Delta province of Qalibiya and 2 in Upper ...

Egypt celebrates new Suez Canal and the Army is ready

Egypt will open an expansion to the Suez Canal to great fanfare on Thursday, the first of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s plans to revitalise the country’s economy after years of damaging political turmoil. World leaders, including dignitaries from neighbouring Arab nations such as King Abdullah II of Jordan, and Western countries such as French President Francois Hollande, are expected to ...

Kerry says US, Egypt return to ‘stronger base’ in ties

The United States and Egypt are returning to a ‘stronger base’ in bilateral ties despite tensions and human rights concerns, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday after talks with his Egyptian counterpart. “Egypt remains vital … to engagement and stability in the region as a whole,” said Kerry, who held the first bilateral strategic dialogue since 2009. ...

Egypt and Saudi Arabia sign pact to boost military ties

Egypt and Saudi Arabia signed a pact in Cairo Thursday aimed at boosting military and economic ties between the two Arab allies. Relations have warmed since the 2013 ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, with Saudi Arabia offering billions in aid to Egypt and Cairo participating in a Saudi-led bombing campaign against Iran-backed rebels in Yemen. On Thursday, a Saudi ...

Egypt says finishes work on New Suez Canal

Egypt has finished building its New Suez Canal, its overseer said on Wednesday, a project President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi sees as a symbol of national pride and a major chance to stimulate an economy suffering double-digit unemployment. The army led work 11 months ago on the $8-billion (£5.1 billion) canal, flanking the existing, 145-year-old waterway and part of a larger ...

Egyptian Security forces are on high alert along Sinai Gaza border

The Egyptian army is digging a trench in northern Sinai along the border with Gaza in an effort to prevent smuggling, security sources said on Monday, as the government steps up activities to prevent militant attacks that often target security forces. Egypt had already doubled to one kilometre (0.62 mile) the depth of a security buffer zone on its border ...

Egypt’s top public prosecutor has been killed

Egypt’s top public prosecutor has been killed in a powerful bombing that hit his convoy in Cairo following jihadist calls for attacks on the judiciary to avenge a crackdown on Islamists. The health ministry and senior officials including justice minister Ahmed al-Zind said that Hisham Barakat died in hospital several hours after the Monday morning bombing in the upscale district ...

Egypt’s top public prosecutor killed in a powerful bombing in Cairo

Egypt’s top public prosecutor has been killed in a powerful bombing that hit his convoy in Cairo following jihadist calls for attacks on the judiciary to avenge a crackdown on Islamists. The health ministry and senior officials including justice minister Ahmed al-Zind said that Hisham Barakat died in hospital several hours after the Monday morning bombing in the upscale district ...

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