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US to deliver Apache helicopters to Egypt, relaxing hold on aid

  /  April 23, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

The decision will help Egypt’s counter-terrorism operations in the Sinai Peninsula, the Pentagon said.

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Explosion in Sinai injures police officer

  /  April 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Armed forces and police step up security campaign in volatile North Sinai

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Egyptian accused of terrorism charges after returning from Syria

and   /  April 13, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

38 year-old Egyptian had been fighting in Syria alongside the Al-Nusra Front

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24 arrested in Sinai raids

  /  April 8, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Operations targeted areas described as “hotbeds of terrorism” across both North and South Sinai

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Foreign minister presses AU panel to reconsider membership freeze

  /  April 8, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Minister of Foreign Affairs Nabil Fahmy urged the African Union’s Peace and Security Council (PSC) to reconsider its decision to freeze Egypt’s membership during a meeting with the African Union’s High Level Panel for Egypt read the rest…

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Government to bid 40,000 acres in Sinai for agricultural reclamation

  /  March 24, 2014  /  Business  /  2 Comments

UAE will finance the reclamation process, and the armed forces will implement it, executive chairman of GARPAD says

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Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis ’terrorist’ ruling set for mid-April

  /  March 24, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  5 Comments

Six of the militant group’s members were killed during a terrorist raid 19 March, Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis reported

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MOI considering weapons from Russia

  /  March 24, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  4 Comments

Minister of Interior Mohamed Ibrahim told reporters that US, EU “stifling” arms

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Egyptian army meets with Israeli side during tri-annual meeting

  /  March 22, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Meeting concerns military communication, sale of Apache helicopters

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Al-Sisi reshuffles army leadership

  /  March 18, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Changes made in the Egypt’s second army and Southern Military District

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Germany and The Netherlands repatriate their citizens from the Sinai

  /  March 6, 2014  /  Tourism  /  1 Comment

German and Dutch vacationers return earlier from their trip following travel warnings

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Rugum: Rescue plan for the Sinai Mountains

  /  March 1, 2014  /  Opinion  /  2 Comments

By Ahmed Shams, PhD A community response and essential maps The outline of Rugum Plan  is based on the Gebaliya “people of the mountains” Bedouin community response, led by tourism business leaders, to the trekking read the rest…

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Germany advises against travel to all of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula

  /  February 27, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Reuters - Germany’s foreign ministry said on Wednesday it strongly advised against travel to all regions of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. Previously the ministry had made a warning against travel in the north of the Sinai peninsula and the Egyptian-Israeli border area read the rest…

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Militants bomb Sinai pipeline

  /  February 26, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

The attack is the fifth of its kind this year

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Army kills alleged Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis member, destroys ‘field hospital’ in Sinai

  /  February 25, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Increased efforts to suppress militant activity in Sinai continue

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Army says it kills 14 Sinai militants in two days

  /  February 24, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Armed forces, Ministry of Interior and Central Security Forces engaged in coordinated campaign to eradicate militants from Sinai in response to escalating violence

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Head of Saint Catherine city removed from his position for negligence

  /  February 22, 2014  /  Egypt  /  No Comments

Director of Crisis and Disaster Management Unit Adel Kassab appointed as the governorate’s spokesman

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Army blames lack of notification, weather and geography for hikers’ deaths

  /  February 20, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Armed forces details the efforts taken to rescue the missing hikers earlier this week

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Deserted Naama Bay

  /  February 19, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

A picture taken on 18 February 2014 shows the nearly deserted Naama Bay shopping district in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on 18 February 2014. The decline in tourism since the fall read the rest…

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The nature of trekking in the Sinai Mountains

  /  February 19, 2014  /  Opinion  /  3 Comments

    By Ahmed Shams, PhD Changing weather and long treks “The sun had been shining as if [it was] summertime; it turned hot! We decided to follow Wadi Thabt, Wadi Qasuriya, the Wadi Junction, read the rest…

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Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis claim Taba bus bombing

  /  February 18, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

“Unidentified” human remains found at blast site as Sinai militant group claims targeting of tourists is part of “economic war” against government

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Suicide bomber may be responsible for Taba bus blast: Interior Ministry

  /  February 17, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Ministers visit injured in Sinai hospital, Seoul outraged by death of citizens

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At least four dead in blast targeting tourist bus

  /  February 16, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

A fatal explosion in Sinai kills three Korean tourists and an Egyptian

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Human Rights Watch report ‘inaccurate, unbalanced’: Foreign ministry

  /  February 15, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Egypt’s foreign ministry attacks HRW report on human trafficking in Sinai

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Suspect in attack on helicopter attack arrested: armed forces

  /  February 15, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

The military arrests two, one who allegedly shot down helicopter last month

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European Parliament MEPs call on Egypt to confront human trafficking

  /  February 12, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  4 Comments

The European Union should put human trafficking on its agenda in its dialogue with Egypt, EP members say

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Sinai pipeline attacked for the second time in two days

  /  February 12, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  3 Comments

The bombing marks the fifth time the Sinai pipeline has been attacked since the 3 July ouster of former president Mohamed Morsi, and the 19th such attack since Hosni Mubarak was deposed in February 2011.

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Suspected militants bomb gas pipeline in Sinai

  /  February 11, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

The bombing is the 20th time the pipeline has been attacked since the 2011 ouster of Hosni Mubarak

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Banks reschedule debts of 32 Red Sea hotels and resorts

  /  February 5, 2014  /  Tourism  /  1 Comment

The Central Bank of Egypt has extended the deadline till July 2014

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Car bomb wounds 3 civilians in Egypt’s Sinai: security

  /  February 2, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

AFP – A car bomb targeting a bus carrying Egyptian soldiers wounded three civilians in the restive Sinai Peninsula on Sunday, security officials said. An explosives-laden car was detonated by remote control near government buildings read the rest…

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