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CAIRO - 26 April 2018: Egypt's Special Forces and their Bahraini counterparts concluded the several days' "Khaled Ibn Al Waleed 2018" joint military drills ... For his part, the commander of the Egyptian special forces' units participating in the drills delivered the greetings of Defense Minister Sedqi Sobhi to ...
Egypt's military operations against an affiliate of the Islamic State group in North Sinai is threatening to spark a humanitarian crisis, Human Rights Watch ... in investor portfolios has been sharp and sudden, with data firm eVestment finding that investors bought nearly $12 billion worth of Egyptian stocks and ...

CAIRO – 25 April 2018: Egypt's Armed Forces announced that military museums and shrines would open to the public for free on Wednesday, the 36th anniversary of ... It is situated on Salah Salem Road in Nasr City, and was opened on Oct. 5, 1989 by ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Hosni Mubarak.
CAIRO — The Egyptian military said Wednesday that three officers were killed in the last week in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula, where it is battling ... An Islamic State affiliate based in northern Sinai has carried out attacks across Egypt in recent years, mainly targeting security forces and the country's ...
Military-technical and even military-political partnerships still top the priority list for Russia and Egypt. In November, Egypt consented to a five-year reciprocal arrangement to allow Russian military planes to use Egyptian facilities and airspace as long as either side provides a five-day notice. The deal raised ...
CAIRO — The Egyptian military said Wednesday that three officers were killed in the last week in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula, where it is battling ... An Islamic State affiliate based in northern Sinai has carried out attacks across Egypt in recent years, mainly targeting security forces and the country's ...

Genena's lawyer, Ali Taha, said, "A petition to the military leader is all we can do now", referring to Sisi, who last month won a second term in an election in which the only other candidate also said he supported the president. Genena has long been distrusted by Egyptian authorities, who accused him while ...
CAIRO — A military court on Tuesday sentenced a former government anticorruption czar to five years in prison over incendiary claims about documents said to incriminate Egypt's leaders, his lawyers and state news media said. The sentence levied against the official, Hisham Geneina, who had served ...
Egyptian and Bahraini special forces began on Monday participated in a joint military exercise, dubbed Khalid Bin Al-Waleed 2018, in Bahrain, military spokesperson Tamer El-Refaie said in a statement. According to the statement, the drills include several theoretical and applied lectures to coordinate ...
Security forces have stepped up efforts to quell attacks by an Egyptian jihadist group that later declared allegiance to IS since Islamist president Mohamed Morsi was deposed in 2013. Morsi was forced out by the military, following mass protests against him. The group has killed hundreds of soldiers, ...
Then, the military overthrow benefited from a wave of popular support as well as discontent with the then-ruling Muslim Brotherhood and Mr. Sisi's ... In 2015, some 27.8 percent of Egyptians lived under the poverty line of $60 per capita per month, according to the Egyptian Central Agency for Public ...
They take advantage of the vast region's widespread poverty and countries' often poorly equipped security forces. Foreigners, including a German aid worker kidnapped this month in Niger, have been targeted as well. The US military's use of armed drones comes as its special forces pull back from the front ...
CAIRO - 32 April 2018: Egypt's special forces and their Bahraini counterparts started conducting "Khaled Ibn Al Waleed 2018" joint military drills, which would ... They come in light of the close and historic ties binding Egypt and Bahrain in addition to the ongoing coordination between their armed forces.
HRW said that the city of Sheikh Zuwayed, near the Egyptian border with Gaza, was particularly badly affected by the military operation. ... Egypt's government severely restricts access for journalists and human rights groups to North Sinai, making it difficult to independently verify authorities' claims about ...
CAIRO, April 23 (Xinhua) -- Egyptian and Bahraini Special Forces started joint military drills in Bahrain to deal with threats to the region's security and stability, Egyptian Army announced Monday. In a statement, the army said the exercises include Special Forces training, counter-terrorism tactics, freeing ...
Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid, widely known as Shawkan, is to be awarded the UN culture agency's World Press Freedom Prize, the organisation ... Several hundred people, including three journalists, were killed during the security forces' bloody dispersal of a pro-Morsi sit-in after the military ...
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan's military chief has died during a visit to Egypt and after a “short illness,” the government announced Friday. Gen. James Ajongo Mawut had taken over the role a year ago after Paul Malong was fired and put under house arrest. The death comes ahead of a new ...

Ever since the Obama administration lifted arms restrictions on Cairo in 2015, handed down after President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi assumed power in a coup, Egyptian military officials have pressed their American counterparts for high-value military technology such as surveillance drones, former US officials ...
The Egyptian military said that its forces have killed the leader of Islamic State (IS) on Wednesday during a shootout in Sinai as part of the military operation 'Sinai 2018'. Spokesperson of the Military Colonel Tamer el-Rifai stated that the leader, Naser Abou Zaqoul, was killed in central Sinai. Third Field ...
What's going on is that thousands of oil workers are fleeing the state-run oil firm under the watch of its new military commander, who has quickly alienated the firm's embattled upper echelon and its rank-and-file, according to union leaders, a half-dozen current PDVSA workers, a dozen former PDVSA ...
“The Egyptian Armed Forces are not mercenaries [and cannot be] leased or ordered by foreign states to deploy forces in a certain area. ... national security adviser John Bolton has called Egypt's acting intelligence chief Abbas Kamel to see if Cairo would be willing to contribute with military personnel.
Specifically, the US is pursuing contributions from Egypt, Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to help counter ... administration as CIA director and his informal advisers met with Egyptian officials even before his nomination for Secretary of State was announced.
Between Barack Obama and Donald Trump, it's "definitely President Trump" who got U.S. foreign policy right in the Middle East, according to Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris. "I think what we're seeing today is the product of Obama's rule," Sawiris told CNBC's Hadley Gamble in Abu Dhabi on Monday.
A group of Egyptian special forces headed to Bahrain on Saturday to participate in a joint military drill, dubbed Khaled Bin Al-Waleed 2018, with Bahraini ... Moreover, Egypt launched with the UAE, last week, a third joint military training exercise off Egypt's eastern shores, Khalifa 3, after its first and second ...
Eight Egyptian soldiers and 14 jihadis were killed Saturday when militants attacked an army camp, just hours after Egypt extended its state of emergency ... The military launched what it called a major operation against the jihadis in February, a month before el-Sissi was returned to power in an election that ...
Three-quarters of the country's total military expenditure in the past four years has been on fixed-wing aircrafts and ships. Since taking over the presidency, Sisi has begun a pronounced modernisation of Egypt's navy, spending more on ships than all other Egyptian governments since 1990 combined.
A one-year-old child and her mother, who went missing in Egypt more than a week ago, have faced a military court accused of joining a terrorist group, according to the Arabi21 website. Abdullah Madhar, his wife Fatima, their child Alya and her uncle Omar al-Din were last seen when setting off on a train ...
Egyptian TV presenter Amr Adib denounced recent reports by US media which urged cutting the military aid provided by the US administration to Egypt, ... at the Center for International Policy, questioning whether it is a suitable time to rethink US military aid to Egypt, shedding light on the 2018 Egyptian ...
Six "takfiris" were killed by the Egyptian army during two separate counter-terrorism raids in North Sinai during the past week, with one army officer and one soldier killed in ongoing security operations, the military said on Sunday. In one raid, an army unit destroyed a terrorist hideout, killing one takfiri in an ...
Egyptian authorities are reportedly working to release a former military chief of staff, who was arrested after announcing his intention to run in this week's presidential election. Egypt's military prosecution ordered Sami Anan's release from a military prison on Saturday, sources close to Anan told The New ...
Security forces had already imposed barriers in areas surrounding churches, preventing cars from parking, and they fit the entries with metal detectors and gates. Security forces also intensified security check points, stationing vehicles at vital points with officers and security members who are able to deal ...
At least 22 troops have been killed since early February, when Egypt launched a wide-scale operation against Islamic extremists. The long-running insurgency gained strength after the military overthrow of a divisive Islamist president in 2013. The militants have focused their attacks on security forces and ...
CAIRO – 31 March 2018: The Ministry of Interior is preparing huge security elements for the Palm Sunday rituals, which will be held Sunday, first of April, in all Egyptian churches, according to Interior Ministry press release on Saturday. Security forces surrounded more than 800 meters of churches, and ...
For Egypt's democracy and human-rights activists, Trump is something far different: an enabler of repression who has embraced Egyptian President Abdel Fattah ... Five years ago, Sisi seized power and jailed the country's democratically elected President in a popularly backed military coup that led to the ...
One of the most influential leaders in modern Middle East history, the charismatic colonel ruled Egypt from 1954 until his death in 1970. He led the country in three wars with Britain, France and Israel. He offered his resignation after Egypt lost the Sinai Peninsula to Israel in the 1967 Six-Day War but stayed ...
Decent polling data is scarce in Egypt. When an Egyptian polling organisation announced in 2016 that President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi's approval rating had fallen 14 percent over a year, the government's response was to warn citizens against taking part in opinion surveys. Nevertheless, even without ...
The Egyptian government has also helped perpetuate anti-Americanism and conspiracy theories despite receiving 20 percent of its defense budget from U.S. military aid. In addition, Egypt's foreign policy has increasingly acted counter to U.S. interests. In Libya, in partnership with the United Arab Emirates, ...
Western governments and arms companies have contributed to the Egyptian military's consolidation of political power, a new report said. Titled The Officers' Republic, the report was published by Transparency International Defence & Security on Friday a week before Egyptians take to the polls in an ...
Egypt's Armed Forces sent troops on Monday to participate in the joint-exercise 'Joint Gulf Shield – 1′ organized by Saudi Arabia, with participation of ... The exercise comes within the armed forces' joint-training plan with 'brotherly' and friendly countries, to exchange experiences and enhance military ...
Egyptian Army Chief-of-Staff Mohamed Farid Hegazy on Monday held talks in Cairo with Bahraini intelligence chief Khalifa bin Abdullah Al Khalifa to discuss bilateral military cooperation, according to an Egyptian army statement. Military spokesman Tamer al-Rifai said the meeting -- attended by a sizeable ...
Egyptian security forces have killed 36 suspected militants over five days as part of a sweeping operation against the Islamic State (IS) group on the Sinai Peninsula, the military said in a statement on March 19. The army launched the campaign last month after President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who is standing ...
The military said a second accompanying American helicopter immediately reported the crash and Iraqi security forces and coalition members secured the area. Two US officials, speaking on condition of anonymity and citing initial reports, said on Thursday the aircraft crashed near al-Qaim, a town in Anbar ...
Turkey's military and its rebel allies have encircled the northern Syrian town of Afrin, the Turkish armed forces said on Tuesday, marking a substantial advance ... The forces encircled Afrin town and also captured“areas of critical importance” in the region as of Monday, the Turkish military said in a statement.
Ms. Fahmy's rise as a hero to Egypt's media and tweeters shows how far Egyptian attitudes about sexual harassment and assaults on the street have come. ... Less than a month after the 2011 uprising forced Mr. Mubarak to step down, the military subjected female activists to “virginity tests” — a form of ...
US military leaders are considering new guidelines for the use of helmet cameras on the battlefield after Islamic State-linked fighters in Niger ... The Islamic State group's capitalization on its fortunate find after the northern Niger battle highlighted the risk for the US military of its men and women using the ...
MANAMA - 13 March 2018: Commander-in-Chief of the Bahraini Defense Force (BDF) Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed al Khalifa had a meeting on Monday night with a military delegation from Egypt's Nasser Military Academy, under Major General Safwat Sadiq el Deeb, the Bahraini news agency reported Tuesday ...
Emad, the owner of a poultry shop, told MEE that after only a few days into the Egyptian military offensive, he was nearly out of supplies. “By the fourth day of the campaign, most of the mature chicken in storage was sold. Even the bones [used to make soup] were gone. “We only had some young chickens ...
Since the military, then led by Sisi, ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013, security forces have sought to quell attacks by the Egypt branch of ... They have also killed scores of Christians in church bombings and shootings, as well as bombing a Russian airliner carrying tourists from an Egyptian ...
Egypt Today breaks down ten important facts concerning Sinai 2018 that were mentioned in the press conference. Infograph Sinai 2018 Military ... in Egypt for decades. It is also believed to be home to the Islamic State's Egyptian branch, which has been primarily targeting Christians and security forces.
One of the issues was the Sudanese ban on importing vegetables and fruit from Egypt, while the Egyptian delegation also called on Sudan to suspend hosting any hostile figures to Egypt on its territory, according to Abdel Halim. Abdel Halim stressed that Sudan does not harbor any hostile figures to Egypt, ...


 

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