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Egypt biggest arms recipient among developing countries in 2015: US congress

Egypt ranked first among developing nations for importing arms in 2015, bringing in weaponry that amounted to $5.3bn, according to a new US congressional report titled “Conventional arms transfers to developing nations, 2008-2015”. In that same list, Egypt is followed by Iraq and Saudi Arabia, with $5bn and $4.5bn, respectively. Egypt occupied second place on …

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What can the US do for Egypt?

US Secretary of State John Kerry is scheduled to visit Egypt on Sunday. This comes as part of broader American diplomatic efforts to coordinate the fight against terrorism in the Middle East with regional allies. It also comes in the aftermath of Iran’s nuclear deal that is expected to have a deep impact on the …

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The EU arms ban on Egypt: a regional response for a limited change?

By Justina Poskeviciute On 21 August, EU foreign ministers called for an emergency meeting in Brussels as a response to the turmoil seen on the streets of Cairo. The EU states have suspended arms export licences for any military equipment that could be potentially used for internal repressions by the Egyptian military. The context in …

Daily News Egypt

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