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Football and militant Islam intersect in incidents across the Middle East

  /  October 23, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By James M. Dorsey A successful football player near the peak of his career, 22 year-old Nidhal Selmi, died last week a foreign fighter for the Islamic State, the jihadist group that controls a swath read the rest…

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The Syrian tunnel and the spring

  /  October 19, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By Fadi Elhusseini When the first spontaneous explosions of the Arab democratic revolutions erupted in Tunisia in December 2010, many were hoping that this revolt might usher in a new beginning for the whole region. read the rest…

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Egypt participates in international ISIS strategy meeting

  /  October 15, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Obama stresses there is no “quick fix” in military and ideological fight against ISIS

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Better than Syria?

  /  October 8, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

It was back in the late 1980s when I, a young teenager then, visited my Syrian side of the family. In the garden of a family member’s villa, a group of us, all teenagers, gathered read the rest…

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Gulf proxy war: UAE seeks to further damage Qatar’s already tarnished image

  /  October 2, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By James M. Dorsey The United Arab Emirates and Qatar are locked in a propaganda war with public relations agencies and front organisations as proxies that is backfiring on both Gulf states. Disclosures of the read the rest…

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Shoukry discusses Gaza ceasefire and reconstruction with top OCHA official

  /  September 29, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

The two sides also discussed the humanitarian conditions inside Syria and Iraq “amid the rising influence of terrorist organisations there”

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Egyptian, Cypriot and Greek ministers call for regional cooperation

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

Ministerial meeting affirms policy agreement regarding regional instability

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Shoukry continues high-level meetings in New York

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

Foreign minister discusses nuclear disarmament and regional issues on sidelines of UN General Assembly

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Egyptian foreign minister discusses US and Middle East with New York Times

  /  September 26, 2014  /  Politics  /  No Comments

Shoukry stresses the importance of explaining “realities of the democratic, economic and social developments” in Egypt after 30 June

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In Pictures: Little Damascus of Cairo

  /  September 18, 2014  /  Lifestyle  /  No Comments

Syrian refugees in 6th of October City create a market of Syrian goods and food

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Arab foreign ministers discuss regional issues in Cairo

  /  September 8, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Al-Sisi and Shoukry conduct several meetings addressing regional issues including the situations in Palestine and Syria

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Tanmeyah Company aims at EGP 30m profit by year’s end

  /  September 7, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Tanmeyah buys new equipment to offer more services to oil companies

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ISIS must be ‘uprooted’: Endowments ministry

  /  September 7, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Egyptian ministry says rise of ISIS is phenomenon worthy of study

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Dar Al-Ifta slams ‘barbaric’ American journalist beheading

  /  September 3, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Steven Sotloff became second American journalist ISIS killed by beheading

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Shoukry calls on Europe to support anti-terrorism efforts

  /  September 2, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Europe should not allow abuse of freedom of expression to incite violence, says Egyptian foreign minister

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Shoukry looks to increase cooperation on Europe tour

  /  August 31, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Egyptian foreign minister begins four day tour of European capitals

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Shoukry meets with Omani Foreign Minister

  /  August 31, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Discussions included the coming Arab foreign ministers meeting

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UK and Egyptian ministers discuss importance of British tourist flows

  /  August 26, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

UK minister says security measures encourage British tourists to visit Egypt

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Syria: One year later

  /  August 24, 2014  /  Opinion  /  1 Comment

By Matthew Timmerman A column in honour of the one-year anniversary of Syria’s chemical attack At 2.30 am on the morning of 21 August 2013, statements circulated on Twitter of a chemical attack in a Damascus read the rest…

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Egypt does not support the Syrian regime or opposition: Al-Sisi

  /  August 24, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Egypt is a member of the Friends of Syria group, which is made up of countries that oppose Syrian president Al-Assad

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Shoukry joins Syria meeting in Saudi Arabia; FM condemns killing of US journalist

  /  August 23, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Arab ministers will discuss deteriorating situation in Syria, Iraq and the rise of Islamic State

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Egypt is witnessing less freedom of expression than under Mubarak or Morsi : John R. Bradley

  /  August 23, 2014  /  interviews  /  2 Comments

Daily News Egypt interviewed Bradley to discuss Egypt’s internal political situation and its foreign affairs, ranging from human rights abuses to the recent geopolitical developments in the region.

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Al-Sisi, Putin seek stronger ties in Sochi

  /  August 12, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Russian and Egyptian presidents look to coordinate on international issues

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Egypt ranks 100 for foreign investment impact for communications for FY 2012/2013

  /  August 6, 2014  /  Business  /  2 Comments

Egypt tops other Arab countries, placing 100 in the foreign investment impact index for information transfer for FY 2012/2013, says World Economic Forum

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Egypt ceases supplying gas to Jordan indefinitely: EGAS

  /  August 4, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

The official noted that the contracted amounts of gas exports to Jordan are 255m cubic metres of gas daily.

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Egypt FM calls for Arab unity in Iraq

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

Foreign minister warns against threat of descent into sectarian conflict and terrorism in the region

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Egyptian foreign minister discusses regional issues with Moroccan counterpart

  /  July 6, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Foreign ministers touch upon concerning developments in Iraq, Palestine and Libya

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Crisis in Syria: Civil war, global threat

  /  July 5, 2014  /  Opinion  /  51 Comments

By Ban Ki-moon   The horrific war in Syria continues to worsen and bleed beyond its borders.  A cold calculation seems to be taking hold: that little can be done except to arm the parties read the rest…

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Egypt is ready to play political role in Iraq: Foreign Ministry

  /  June 30, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

After taking over parts of Iraq, the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) announced the establishment of a Caliphate or Islamic State

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ISIL crucifies 9 men in Syria’s Aleppo: NGO

  /  June 29, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

Also in Aleppo province, a ninth man was executed and crucified in Al-Bab town near the border with Turkey.

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