humanitarian catastrophe in gaza

Tel Aviv (MEMO) – There has been an increase recently in Israeli projects seeking solutions to what it calls the “Gaza problem.” They have been focusing on Egypt’s Sinai, and appear to be foreshadowing a potential population transfer of Palestinians to the Sinai peninsula. Such a move would relieve IsraelContinue Reading

israeli oil egypt

Tel Aviv (MEE) – The companies leading the development of Israel’s offshore gas reserves have announced a deal that lifts one of the last major obstacles holding up the exportation of Israeli natural gas to Egypt. Noble Energy and its Israeli partner Delek, along with Egyptian East Gas Company, bought a 39 percent stakeContinue Reading

military aid egypt sinai

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 byContinue Reading

military aid egypt sinai

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 recognizeContinue Reading

Addis Ababa (GPA) – On June 5th Ethiopia announced a monumental reform on behalf of its new Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed. The nation would accept and implement the 2000 Algiers Agreement that ended the Eritrean–Ethiopian War (1998-2000). It also announced a new support for a 2002 ruling by the UN-backedContinue Reading

Sana’a (GPA) – Despite western media claims about coalition success, Yemeni resistance forces continue repelling advances in Hodeidah. In fact, resistance forces have destroyed dozens of coalition vehicles, cut off their supply routes, and captured a French vessel. Ansarullah (aka. “the Houthis”), Yemen’s Army and Popular Committees, and allied groupsContinue Reading