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Egypt mourns the death of 23 nationals in Libya shelling

  /  July 28, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Foreign ministry calls on Libyan authorities to identify the perpetrators as violence in the neighbouring country intensifies

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‘Terminology’ of Gaza ceasefire proposal still needs work: Kerry

  /  July 25, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Netanyahu agrees to 12-hour “pause” in Gaza, Kerry hopeful for extension

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US, UN to announce humanitarian ceasefire initiative: Hamas official

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

John Kerry and Ban Ki Moon meet in Cairo in efforts to stop the violence in Gaza

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Egypt condemns Israeli targeting of UNRWA shelter in Gaza

  /  July 25, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Israel insists people were warned, asked to evacuate before launching strike

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Kerry arrives in Israel amid diplomatic efforts to broker ceasefire agreement

  /  July 23, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Ban Ki Moon “strongly condemns” Hamas rocket attacks; calls on both parties to “stop fighting”

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Hamas has fundamental choice to make: Kerry

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

Kerry discusses Gaza and ceasefire efforts with Egypt’s president and foreign minister

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Ministers of Agriculture, Industry to discuss needs of spinning, weaving companies

  /  July 15, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Government moves to save the textile industry in view of governmental failure to recognise huge losses incurred

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US extends ‘late’ invitation to Egypt for African summit

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

Invitation comes after Egypt reinstated to the African Union

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Arab League demands protection for Gaza

  /  July 14, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Egypt and Kuwait coordinate ahead of emergency Arab League meeting in Cairo

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Bahrain tells US diplomat he is ‘unwelcome’

  /  July 8, 2014  /  Politics  /  1 Comment

US says Bahrain’s actions “not consistent” with partnership

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Hamas looks to Egypt to ease crisis

  /  July 5, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Call for Egypt to apply pressure on Israel to end “aggression”

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Murder of Palestinian teen, Abu Khudeir, condemned

  /  July 3, 2014  /  Politics  /  4 Comments

HRW describes Israeli military actions in the West Bank following the kidnap and murder of three Israelis as amounting to “collective punishment”

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US pushes Egypt to address ‘international concerns’

  /  June 25, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Kerry reiterates concerns over freedoms in Egypt and warns of alienating the US

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Iraq battles militant onslaught as Kerry presses unity

  /  June 24, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

The militant onslaught has displaced hundreds of thousands of people, alarmed world leaders, and put Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki under pressure at home and abroad.

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Kerry in Iraq as Sunni militants seize strategic town, airport

  /  June 23, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  1 Comment

Kerry met with Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki and was to hold talks with Iraqi leaders across the political and communal spectrum.

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The foreigner’s gift: Why Iran would gain from US military intervention in Iraq

  /  June 21, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

By Michael Young What does one make of the apparent rapprochement between the United States and Iran over Iraq? It’s difficult to say, principally because both countries have very different agendas in the country, even if read the rest…

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US Senate proposes bill to cut aid to Egypt by $300m

  /  June 18, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Bill still subject to democratic and human rights conditions

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Afghan probe into Abdullah’s election fraud claims

  /  June 16, 2014  /  Politics  /  No Comments

Abdullah said the IEC’s turnout figure of seven million voters in Saturday’s run-off election was probably false.

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US condemns ‘horrifying’ Iraq massacre by ISIL militants

  /  June 16, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

Photos posted online were said to show Sunni militants summarily executing dozens of captured members of the security forces, while tweets attributed to ISIL claimed they had killed 1,700 Shi’a soldiers.

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900 Egyptians evacuated from Iraq: Ambassador

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

Embassy and consulate in contact with Egyptians workers inside Iraq

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Bomb kills 11 as Afghan election contestants claim fraud

  /  June 15, 2014  /  Politics  /  No Comments

Eleven voters in the western province of Herat had their fingers – which were dipped in ink to register their ballot – cut off by insurgents.

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Iraq presses counter-offensive as US deploys warship

  /  June 15, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  1 Comment

The militants, spearheaded by the powerful jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), have overrun all of one province and chunks of three more since they launched their offensive late last Monday.

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US posts $18m bounty for four African militants

  /  June 14, 2014  /  Politics  /  No Comments

AFP – The United States posted $18m in rewards Friday for the capture of four African militants involved in the kidnapping of foreigners and attacks on Western targets. Some $5m each was offered for a read the rest…

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Obama rules out sending troops as cleric calls Iraqis to arms

  /  June 14, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  1 Comment

Washington spent billions of dollars training and equipping Iraqi security forces before withdrawing its troops in 2011.

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Iraq forces battle militants north of Baghdad

  /  June 13, 2014  /  Politics  /  1 Comment

Obama said Washington was examining “all the options” to help Iraq’s beleaguered security forces

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Iran president visits Turkey hoping to fix troubled ties

  /  June 9, 2014  /  Politics  /  13 Comments

Rouhani will meet his Turkish counterpart Abdullah Gul and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, where the powerful neighbours are expected to discuss security concerns as well as trade opportunities.

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Guilt or competition? Winning the Cyber Espionage War

  /  June 7, 2014  /  Opinion  /  10 Comments

By Michael R. Czinkota During the Cold War, the Allies protected Germany’s Fulda gap against a possible Soviet invasion. In today’s environment of cyber vulnerability, surely all major parties have developed a plan of defence read the rest…

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Wary US unlikely to restore full Egypt aid soon

  /  June 7, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  13 Comments

In a sign of Washington’s unease, no senior US cabinet members will be attending the inauguration, with State Department Counselor Thomas Shannon asked to lead the delegation.

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Amnesty International warns of Egyptian authorities’ plans to monitor social media

and   /  June 6, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  13 Comments

Human rights watchdog says mass surveillance of social media would “deal a devastating blow to the rights to privacy and freedom of expression in Egypt”

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Countries and international bodies offer congratulations to Al-Sisi on election victory

  /  June 4, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

White House says it is looking forward to working with Egypt’s new president, but also shared concerns

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