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Egyptian Forces Kill 52 Fighters in Sinai, says Military

Cairo (MEE) – Egyptian troops and security forces have killed at least 52 suspected fighters in recent days, the army has said, as authorities push ahead with an operation to eradicate Islamic State. The deaths bring to more than 300 the number of suspected fighters killed in the operation that the army, backed by police and other security forces, […]

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US Unfreezes $195 Million in Military Aid to Egypt

Cairo (MEE) – The Trump administration has decided to unfreeze $195m in military aid to Egypt that it had previously withheld because of concerns over Egypt’s human rights record, a US State Department official said on Wednesday. The decision to allow Cairo to use the previously blocked funds is intended to recognize “steps Egypt has taken over […]

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Egypt says Israel’s Jewish Nation-State Law Undermines Middle East Peace

Cairo (MEE) – Egypt on Saturday said a new Israeli law giving Jews the exclusive right to self-determination in the country undermined the chances for peace in the Middle East and the right of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes. The law, which was passed on Thursday, drew a rebuke from the European Union and was denounced […]

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Italian Company Discovers Massive Gas Find off Egyptian Coast: Report

Cairo (MEE) – Find would cement country’s ‘gas hub’ dreams and casts doubt over $15bn deal to import Israeli gas announced in February. An Italian energy company has reportedly discovered a gas field off the Egyptian coast three times larger than one found in 2015 which was described as the largest ever found in the […]

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Egypt Foils “Infiltration Attempt” Across Western Border with Libya

ISIS IN ACTION On 11 May, local sources from Sirte reported that ISIS fighters were seen moving in the valleys, southeast of the city. A senior official of the Sirte Protection Force said that their force mobilized patrols along the coastal highway at the city’s main exits in anticipation of an attack. On 14 May, […]

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Egypt’s Sisi Re-Elected Amid Low Voter Turnout

Cairo (MEMO) – Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has been re-elected with an estimated 97 percent of the vote, the exact proportion that brought the former military general to his first term four years ago, the Egyptian election commission announced yesterday. However, voter turnout at the election last week was lower than in 2014, at only 41 percent […]

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British MPs Ask to Visit Mohamed Morsi in Egyptian Prison

London (MEMO) – A cross-party group of senior British MPs has petitioned the Egyptian government to allow access to the jailed former president Mohamed Morsi, amid reports that his health has seriously deteriorated, says The Guardian. Morsi is being held in isolation in Tora prison and his family has been allowed to visit him only twice since he was […]

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Why Did Sudan Close Their Border with Eritrea?

Khartoum (GPA) – Sudan closed their border with Eritrea as long-standing tensions with Egypt begin to flare up. Ongoing disputes over territory and resources, as well as Sudan’s relations with Turkey, triggered the dispute. On January 6th Sudan shut their border with Eritrea after fortifying it with thousands of troops. The closure comes off the […]

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ISIS to Launch Major Offensives in Libya and Egypt Very Soon

Tripoli (AMN) – Reports by both intelligence authorities from various countries and pro-ISIS social media sources all point towards the imminent advent of major offensive operations by Islamic State forces in Libya and Egypt. Such conclusions are being reached at a time when it has become apparent that the terrorist group plans to compensate for […]

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Ambiguous “Militants” Ambush and Kill Dozens of Egyptian Security Forces

Cairo (GPA) – A raid on a militant hideout backfired on Friday when Egyptian security forces in Giza found themselves on the wrong end of an ambush. Militants killed 54 police in what appears to be a very coordinated attack. Evidence suggests the militants may have purposely fed intelligence to counterterrorism officers to lure Egyptian […]

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