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(Berlin) - The German parliament should reject a proposed security agreement with the Egyptian Interior Ministry, Human Rights Watch said today.
Last week gunmen attacked security forces at a checkpoint near the famous St Catherine's Monastery in the Sinai Desert, killing a police officer and injuring three others.
Mattis also held talks with Egyptian Defence Minister Sedki Sobhi about the Egyptian military's counterinsurgency in the Sinai Peninsula, where a Daesh affiliate group has killed hundreds of soldiers.
Egypt, as the most populous Arab Sunni state with the largest army, is expected to play an integral role in any proposed alliance.
The negotiations paid off on Thursday when all criminal charges were dropped and the Americans were given permission to leave Egypt and return home to the United States. The President sent his military aide Air Force Major Wes Spurlock to personally ...
Nabil Farrag, center, who was killed after unidentified militants opened fire on security forces in the town of Kerdasa, Egypt. An Egyptian court on Monday, April ... 26, 2013 file photo, Egyptian security forces detain a man in Giza's Kerdasa district ...
A military drill including naval units from the Egyptian and American armed forces started on Sunday as part of the mutual cooperation between the two countries.
US and others urged to cut military aid to Egypt after video of apparent summary executions surfaces.
April 21, 2017 (Khartoum) - The Sudanese government has deposited with the United Nations (UN) the coordinates of the baselines from which its maritime areas are measured, including the disputed Halayeb triangle with Egypt. ... "The above points (in ...
Beirut (AP) - An international rights group is urging suspension of military aid to Egypt after video leaked by an Islamist TV channel showed troops appearing to carry out cold-blooded executions of detainees in the northern Sinai Peninsula, where the ...
Information gathered by Amnesty International confirms that members of Egyptian military are responsible for at least seven unlawful killings, including shooting dead at point blank range an unarmed man and a 17-year-old child.
Despite the lack of evidence against them, the former detainees were held in custody for over 35 months - well beyond the two-year limit for pre-trial and provisional detention specified by Egyptian law. While Hegazy and her husband have since been ...
Since the Egyptian military ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi n 2013, security forces have cracked down on his supporters, killing hundreds and jailing thousands.
Aya Hijazi and her husband Mohamed Hassanein, founders of Belady, an NGO that promotes a better life for street children, talk inside a holding cell as they face trial on charges of human trafficking at a courthouse in Cairo, Egypt March 23, 2017 ...
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is touring the Middle East this week. He is the first member of the Trump Cabinet to visit Egypt, which he just left. And his message on this trip is one of military cooperation in the fight against terrorism and the need ...
Under international law, refusal to acknowledge that a person has been detained and holding them incommunicado amounts to enforced disappearance, according to Human Rights Watch.
Members of the Egyptian Army stand guard outside the venue of a conference for defence ministers and officials of the 27 members of CEN-SAD in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on March 24, 2016. The Egyptian military said it killed a senior ...
Security forces and local Bedouins followed the attackers escape route before killing him in a shoot-out. The ministry has said police found an automatic weapon and ammunition.
The statue was displayed just hours after archaeologists unveiled the tomb of a nobleman from more than 3,000 years ago, the latest in a series of discoveries that Egypt hopes will revive a tourist business hit by political instability. "What we're ...
CAIRO (Sputnik) - The submarine, named the Glory to Egypt, is some 70 meters (230 feet) long with displacement of 1,400 tons and underwater speed over 23 miles per hour, the Nile TV said, adding that the submarine, armed with missiles and torpedoes, ...
Furthermore, reports of Russian military members setting up on a base in western Egypt have been disputed by Egyptian officials. U.S. officials have said a Russian deployment there could be a bid to help bolster Haftar in Libya. One U.S. official told ...
Egyptian security forces killed a gunman suspected of shooting dead a policeman near St. Catherine's monastery in the Sinai Peninsula, the interior ministry said on Wednesday.
This is because the political coalitions and popular mandates did not realise that the slogan "Egypt is fighting terrorism" would ultimately achieve the goal of reproducing the security military state under the pretext of protecting the government and ...
This is the second visit by an Egyptian military official to London in two months, according to Anadolu Agency. In January, Hegazy paid a visit to the UK with the aim of boosting Egyptian-British military cooperation as well as discussing the Mena ...
April 17, 2017 (Addis Ababa) - The Red Sea Afar Democratic Organization (RSADO), an Eritrean opposition group, claimed on Monday that the Red sea ...
Three homes were burned down and eight Christians were injured when a Muslim mob attacked a Christian community in the town of Kom el-Loufy in Upper Egypt while on their way home from a prayer gathering, a leading persecution watchdog has reported ...
/TASS/. The Russian delegation has left for Egypt to take part in the next stage of negotiations on delivering communications and control equipment for the Mistral-class helicopter carriers, a source in the system of military-technical cooperation ...
April 17, 2017 (Addis Ababa) - The Red Sea Afar Democratic Organization (RSADO), an Eritrean opposition group, claimed on Monday that the Red sea nation had allegedly granted Egypt green light to build a military base within the country's territory ...
"The Egyptian military is currently taking part with naval and aerial forces but at that time we were talking about around 30 to 40 thousand ground troops," the spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition went on to say.
... who wanted to change things in Egypt. But you also talk about the conservatism of traditional Egyptian society, regardless of which brand of Islam people practice, and the difficulty, even for otherwise liberal, middle-class people, to break out of ...
Egyptian authorities arrest 13 suspected terrorists for planning to attack Christians and security forces.
Last Thursday, El-Sisi told Pope Tawadros II during a meeting that Egypt will exert maximum efforts to catch those involved in the Palm Sunday bombings, saying that he is confident that Egyptians are aware of who is behind terrorism in the country and ...
It said Mattis would "reaffirm key U.S. military alliances," and "discuss cooperative effort to counter destabilizing activities and defeat extremist terror organizations" during the April 18-23 tour.
That strikes me as a pretty inaccurate assessment; rather, I would see the warm expression of mutual admiration and close political-military ties between the two leaders as merely perpetuating and affirming the close American-Egyptian relations that ...
This would not be the first time Egypt's armed forces renovates destroyed churches. Egyptian president Sisi has previously ordered the Armed Forces to renovate churches torched or destroyed in the wake of the ouster of former President Mohammed Morsi ...
Tunisia, Cairo- Secretary-General of the Arab League Ahmed Aboul Gheit said that an Egyptian military operation against Ethiopia is unlikely due to the ongoing discord on Addis Ababa building El Nahda dam on Nile.
An Egyptian military court has sentenced five supporters of former president Mohamed Morsi's to 15 years in prison and 65 others to life sentences in absentia after they were convicted of committing a number of violent crimes in Minya in 2013 shortly ...
Egypt's military production minister Mohamed El-Assar met with Cypriot Defense Minister Christoforos Fokaides in Cairo to discuss the ministry's potential for military production, state news agency Mena reported on Thursday, citing a statement from the ...
Yet seen from within Egypt itself, there's another front upon which people are anxious to see how Francis will thread the needle: the proper Christian attitude toward President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, and, more broadly, the military-political complex ...
YERUSHALAYIM (Reuters) - Israel took the unusual step on Monday of barring its citizens from crossing into Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, saying the threat of attacks in the area inspired by Islamic State and other terror groups was high.
Three children were killed by an explosive device that went off in the city of Al-Arish in Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula, according to a local security source.
Helwan Company for Metallic Appliances, affiliated to the Ministry of Military Production, signed a cooperation protocol with Cairo Company for Investment, Urban, and Industrial Development, affiliated to the Ministry of Trade and Industry.
The groups are called Lewaa Al-Thawra and Hasm, and have previously carried attacks against security forces. In 2016, Lewaa Al-Thawra claimed responsibility for the assassination of major Adel Ragaai, the head of the army's ninth armour division.
The Ministry of Interior said Monday that it killed seven people in a gunfire exchange in Assiut, after attempting to arrest them on accusations of belonging to a terrorist cell adopting the ideology of the Islamic State (IS) militant group.
"Egypt has a decades-long history of relying on emergency measures which grant security forces sweeping powers to commit human rights violations unchecked, leading to arbitrary detention, torture and other serious violations.
Moscow, April 11. /TASS/. Russia will start deliveries of MiG-29 fighters to Egypt this year, President of the United aircraft corporation (UAC) Yuri Slyusar said on the air with Rossiya 24 TV Channel on Tuesday.
The U.S. strike on Syria and its positioning of a navy carrier strike group near the Korean Peninsula are feeding fears of a military response if North Korea conducts another nuclear test. China and South Korea agreed to toughen sanctions on the North ...
A suicide bomber blew himself up inside a Mogadishu army camp Monday, killing at least three soldiers a day after the army chief escaped an attack on his convoy, military sources said. "The suicide bomber was stopped at the main entrance and he blew ...
The emergency measures grant broad powers to security forces as human rights situation continues to deteriorate. ... In August of the same year, and following a military coup led by then defence minister Sisi against Morsi, Egypt's military-backed ...
Israel closed its Taba border crossing to the Sinai Peninsula on Monday following warnings by its anti-terrorism office of an "imminent" militant attack there and urged its citizens to leave Egypt hours before the start of the Passover holiday, when ...


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