Staffan de Mistura urges Putin to press for Syria elections

:: The United Nations peace envoy for Syria called Wednesday on Russian President Vladimir Putin to “have the courage” to convince his ally in Damascus to hold new elections in the war-ravaged More »

US envoy Nikki Haley to present ‘irrefutable evidence’ on Iran

:: US Ambassador Nikki Haley will present “irrefutable evidence” that Iran has tried to cover up violations of international obligations, the US mission said Wednesday. Haley will hold a press conference in More »

Saudi Arabia pledges 100 million Euros to fight extremism in Africa

:: Saudi Arabia announced support in the amount of 100 million Euros for the launch of a new joint force to combat terrorism in the Sahel countries. Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Foreign More »

King Salman orders $19 billion stimulus for Saudi Arabia’s private sector

:: King Salman on Thursday issued a decree allocating 72 billion Saudi riyals of stimulus funds to support the Saudi private sector. The package aims to boost the role of the private More »

Mahmoud Abbas: Trump’s ‘crime’ over Jerusalem prevents US peace role

:: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told Muslim leaders on Wednesday that a US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was a crime, which showed that Washington should no longer play a More »


Category Archives: Egypt

Egypt to sign contracts for nuclear power plant during Putin’s visit

:: Egypt will sign contracts with Moscow during Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Cairo on Monday for the country’s first nuclear power plant, three senior sources told Reuters on Sunday. The construction of the 4,800 megawatt (MW) capacity plant,

Former Egypt interior minister Habib al-Adly arrested

:: Former Egyptian interior minister Habib al-Adly has been arrested after failing to attend his sentencing in a trial over corruption charges, two security sources said on Tuesday. Adly, who served under ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, was due to

Arab League chief warns Trump that Jerusalem move could fuel violence

:: The Arab League chief said on Sunday a decision by US President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital would boost fanaticism and violence, and not serve the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Trump’s son-in-law and Middle East peace envoy

‘I haven’t been kidnapped’: Egypt’s Ahmed Shafiq contradicts daughter’s claims

:: Former Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq, a potential candidate for the upcoming Egyptian presidency elections, has denounced claims suggesting he was abducted by local authorities upon his return to Cairo. In a phone interview with private Egyptian channel Dream,

Former Egyptian PM Ahmed Shafiq leaves UAE for Cairo, his family stays back

:: An official source has announced that the former Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq has left the UAE for Cairo. In a statement, the source added that the family of the former Egyptian Prime Minister is still in the UAE

UAE minister says Egyptian presidential hopeful Ahmed Shafiq free to travel

:: The United Arab Emirates has denied reports that Former Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq is barred from travelling outside of the country in contrary to his previous comment to Al Jazeera earlier in the day. Shafiq, an ex-air force

Sisi orders mausoleum construction in memory of Egypt mosque attack victims

:: Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has ordered the construction of a mausoleum in memory of the 235 people killed by Islamic militants inside a mosque in northern Sinai. A presidential statement did not say where the mausoleum would stand or

Death toll in Egypt mosque attack rises to 305, with 128 injured

:: The death toll in the militant attack on the mosque on Friday in Egypt’s North Sinai rose to 305 including 27 children, the state prosecution said Saturday in a statement detailing the gruesome massacre. At least 128 people were

Sisi: We will strongly respond to the massacre of Al-Arish Mosque

:: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said televised address to the nation, that the Massacre of Sinai mosque, which claimed the lives of 235 people and 109 injured, is a real reflection of the efforts exerted in the face of

Egypt court upholds life sentence of brotherhood leader

:: An Egyptian court Wednesday upheld a life sentence passed in 2016 against Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie over deadly clashes following Islamist president Mohamed Morsi’s ouster, judicial officials said. The court of cassation, whose rulings can not be appealed,

UAE and Egypt discuss Lebanon crisis, aggression against Saudi Arabia

:: Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, met with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shokry on Monday in Abu Dhabi. The latest developments in the region, especially the situation in Lebanon and the missile targeting of

Egyptian forces destroy arms smugglers’ vehicles on Libya border

:: Egyptian military jets destroyed 10 vehicles carrying weapons, ammunition and smuggled goods near the country’s western desert border with Libya, the army said on Saturday. Egypt’s porous border with Libya has long been a headache for security forces as

Egypt’s el-Sisi says Iraq, Syria militants headed to Libya

:: Egypt’s president said the defeat of the extremist ISIS group in Iraq and Syria was likely to have forced militants to seek a safe haven in neighboring Libya, from which they will later cross into his country where his

Egypt’s Sisi: “Gulf security is a red line”

:: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi stressed his country’s support to the Gulf states and rejects any threat to them. During a press meet with a number of Egyptian and foreign media on the sidelines of the World Youth Forum

Turkish PM hails US visa move, calls for Gulen’s extradition

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

:: Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Tuesday described the US’ move to partially resume issuing visas in Turkey as a positive step, but said Washington should extradite a cleric blamed for last year’s failed military coup in Turkey. “The

Oxford University puts Tariq Ramadan on leave amid rape, sex abuse scandals

:: Islamist academic Tariq Ramadan took a leave of absence on Tuesday from the University of Oxford following multiple rape and sexual misconduct allegations, the British institution said. “By mutual agreement, and with immediate effect, Tariq Ramadan has taken a

Egypt’s President Sisi says he will not seek a third term in office

:: Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will not seek a third term in office, he said in an interview with CNBC on Monday evening. Sisi said in the interview that he does not intend to change the Egyptian constitution and

Egypt raids militants responsible for Western Desert attack

:: Egypt’s air force killed a large number of militants responsible for a deadly attack on a police convoy 10 days ago, the military said on Tuesday following an air raid on the militant’s base. The raid, the second in

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