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  • Clinton urges Egypt, Israel to talk about Sinai

    August 23, 2012 | 2:34 pm

    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged Egypt’s foreign minister to keep lines of communication open with Israel amid tensions over an Egyptian push against militants in the neighboring Sinai desert, the State Department said on Thursday.

    Clinton spoke with Foreign Minister...

  • Egypt’s deployment of armor in Sinai worries Israel

    August 21, 2012 | 4:12 pm

    Israel is concerned about the deployment of Egyptian armor in a push against militants in the neighboring Sinai desert, saying the vehicles’ entry wasn’t coordinated and is in violation of a 1979 peace treaty, an Israeli official said on Monday.

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s...

  • Egypt’s Islamist president removes top generals

    August 12, 2012 | 11:10 am

    Egypt’s new Islamist president Mohamed Mursi dismissed Cairo’s two top generals on Sunday and cancelled a military order that curbed his powers, in a dramatic move that could free him of some of the restrictions of military rule.

    It was not clear how far the measures were agreed...

  • Israel allows Egypt to use ‘terror-fighting’ gunships in Sinai

    August 10, 2012 | 10:57 am

    Israel’s Cabinet reportedly has agreed to allow Egypt to use gunships in the Sinai peninsula.

    The Israeli Broadcasting Authority said Friday that the Egyptian government had asked Israel for its agreement to introduce attack helicopters to “fight terrorists” who carried out an...

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  • Egypt media say six Sinai “terrorists” held after attack

    August 10, 2012 | 9:49 am

    The Egyptian army has captured six people it regards as “terrorists” in Sinai after an attack on a police station earlier this week that killed 16 border guards near the border with Israel, a military source told state media on Friday.

    Egypt sent hundreds of troops and armored...

  • In shift by Egypt, president meets Hamas leader

    July 26, 2012 | 6:07 pm

    Gaza Islamist leader Ismail Haniyeh met Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi on Thursday in an official visit that signaled a big shift in Cairo’s stance toward the Hamas movement after the election of a Muslim Brotherhood head of state in Egypt.

    A Palestinian official said the head of...

  • Clinton moves to bear hug Egyptian leader

    July 12, 2012 | 11:39 am

    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton heads to Cairo this weekend for a two-day visit that aims to give a hearty handshake to the new Islamist president and move to temper any radical moves by his government.

    Clinton will be the highest American official to visit Egypt since...

  • Egypt’s president-elect never made overtures to Iran, aide says

    June 25, 2012 | 3:31 pm

    An Iranian news agency said Egypt’s Islamist President-elect Mohamed Morsi had voiced interest in restoring long-severed ties with Tehran to create a strategic “balance” in the region, but a Morsi aide denied the interview ever took place.

    Iran’s Fars agency said it spoke to Morsi a...

  • Egypt’s Morsi keen to renew long-severed Iran ties

    June 25, 2012 | 10:47 am

    Egypt’s Islamist President-elect Mohamed Morsi voiced interest in restoring long-severed ties with Tehran to create a strategic “balance” in the region, in an interview published on Monday with Iran’s Fars news agency.

    Morsi’s comments are likely to unsettle Western powers as they...

  • Vote result delay frays Egyptian nerves

    June 21, 2012 | 3:09 pm

    Allegations of fraud delayed the result of Egypt’s presidential election on Thursday, fraying nerves as the Muslim Brotherhood, which claims victory, called for street protests against moves by the ruling generals to deny them power.

    Thousands of protesters gathered for a third day...

  • Mubarak health drama adds to Egypt uncertainty

    June 20, 2012 | 10:26 am

    Hosni Mubarak’s move out of jail to a Cairo military hospital where officials said he was slipping in and out of a coma on Wednesday has created a fresh sense of uncertainty for Egyptians as the wait for results of a presidential election drags on.

    Exactly what ails the 84-year-old,...

  • Egyptians rally for power, Mubarak ailing

    June 19, 2012 | 5:57 pm

    Staking its claim to Egypt’s presidency, the Muslim Brotherhood rallied in Cairo on Tuesday to demand the ruling generals hand over real power, following moves by the army that its U.S. ally labeled an assault on democracy.

    Up to 10,000 gathered as darkness fell on Tahrir Square,...

  • Egypt’s election: an argument without resolution

    June 19, 2012 | 11:10 am

    When the clock ticked 9 a.m. on Sunday in the poor neighborhood of Boulak in the Greater Cairo governorate of Giza, Ahmed Hassan was having difficulty finding transportation to the polling station miles away.

    A minivan had hardly slowed down near to him, but Hassan – noticeably...

  • Egypt’s Mubarak sentenced to life, protests erupt

    June 2, 2012 | 8:14 pm

    Hosni Mubarak, toppled by an uprising last year after 30 years ruling Egypt, was sentenced to life imprisonment on Saturday for his role in killing protesters after a trial that sets a precedent for holding Middle East autocrats to account.

    But it was not enough for thousands of...

  • Palestinian factions agree to speed up reconciliation

    May 21, 2012 | 10:16 am

    Palestinian political movements Fatah and Hamas signed an agreement to move the reconciliation process forward.

    The agreement was signed late Sunday night in Cairo, the Palestinian Ma’an news service reported, citing Fatah official Azzam al-Ahmad.

    Fatah is the party of Mahmoud...

  • Meeting fails to solve Palestinian unity plans

    May 3, 2012 | 10:23 am

    A meeting in Cairo between representatives of Hamas and Fatah did not bring a Palestinian national unity government any closer.

    Khaled Mashaal, chief of Hamas, and senior Fatah official Azzam al-Ahmed concluded a meeting Wednesday night that “produced nothing new,” the French news...

  • Israel’s new envoy presents credentials in Cairo

    February 28, 2012 | 11:30 am

    Israel’s new ambassador to Egypt presented his credentials at a ceremony in Cairo.

    Yaacov Amitai is the first Israeli envoy named to Egypt since the ousting of Hosni Mubarak one year ago.

    The Israeli national anthem was played at Monday’s ceremony, as is customary, as were the...

  • Egypt: U.S. aid cut may force Israel treaty review

    February 16, 2012 | 8:45 am

    The Muslim Brotherhood has warned that Egypt may review its 1979 peace deal with Israel if the United States cuts aid to the country, a move that could undermine a cornerstone of Washington’s Middle East policy.

    Washington has said the aid is at risk due to an Egyptian probe into...

  • Military rulers spread fear throughout Egyptian media

    February 15, 2012 | 11:34 am

    The ousting of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak one year ago was supposed to be the harbinger of an era of democracy, freedom, justice and, ultimately, freedom of press. But only a few days removed from the anniversary of Mubarak’s “departure,” journalists – foreign media and...

  • Is Hamas trying to change its stripes?

    February 7, 2012 | 4:52 pm

    Is Hamas trying to change its stripes?

    Terrorist attacks against Israelis appear to be on pause, and rocket fire from Gaza is down significantly. The Hamas leader in Damascus, Khaled Meshaal, is trying to distance himself from the Assad regime and align Hamas with the forces of the...

  • Detained in Cairo

    December 19, 2011 | 12:09 pm

    I had been abused and beaten and had my camera confiscated all in the confines of the cabinet building, the headquarters of Egypt’s nascent democracy. Now, for the better part of an hour, I was languishing in a makeshift holding pen somewhere at the entrance of the building.

    A...

  • Muslim Brotherhood rally calls to ‘kill all Jews’

    November 27, 2011 | 10:45 am

    The Muslim Brotherhood held an anti-Israel rally in a Cairo mosque that reportedly called to “one day kill all Jews.”

    Some 5,000 people participated in the Nov. 25 rally, during which they made the call about killing Jews—a quote from the Koran—a reporter for Israel’s daily Yediot...

  • Egypt army head says military does not want power

    November 22, 2011 | 11:05 am

    Egypt’s army would quit power immediately if the people voted for it in a referendum and a presidential election will be held by mid-2012, the head of the ruling military council said on Tuesday.

    In a speech announcing concessions to protesters who massed in Cairo’s Tahrir Square to...

  • US urges that Egypt’s elections go forward

    November 21, 2011 | 11:28 am

    The United States urged Egypt to go ahead with elections despite an upsurge in violence on Monday and urged restraint on all sides.

    The death toll had risen to 33 as police in Cairo fought protesters demanding an end to army rule in the worst violence since the uprising that ousted...

  • Egypt unrest may hasten currency crisis

    November 21, 2011 | 11:27 am

    Violent unrest in Egypt threatens to accelerate the country’s slide toward a currency crisis, forcing a sharp depreciation of the Egyptian pound in coming months and conceivably prompting Cairo to impose capital controls.

    Even before this month’s clashes between government forces...

  • Arab League calls for more Palestinian aid

    October 3, 2011 | 11:18 am

    The Arab League called on its member states to offer more financial aid to the Palestinians in response to a report that the United States has frozen $200 million in assistance.

    Britain’s Independent newspaper over the weekend wrote that the U.S. Congress had withheld the aid for...

  • Israeli diplomats return to Cairo embassy

    September 19, 2011 | 4:17 pm

    Four Israeli diplomats and security personnel have returned to Israel’s embassy in Cairo after being evacuated amid violent protests.

    The envoys—a consul, an adviser and the chief of security and his deputy, according to reports—returned to Cairo to a new building and will deal only...

  • Embassy attack in Egypt stokes Israeli fears of new Egypt

    September 13, 2011 | 2:11 pm

    Retired Israeli Air Force pilot Uri Dromi remembers the day 34 years ago when Egyptian President Anwar Sadat landed in Israel to tell the Israeli people that he was ready to make peace.

    Dromi, who had flown missions in the 1967 Six-Day War against Egypt, had been assigned to escort...

  • AIPAC, AJC praise Obama on Cairo intervention

    September 12, 2011 | 11:43 am

    AIPAC and the American Jewish Committee praised the Obama administration for its intervention on behalf of Israel’s besieged Cairo embassy.

    “AIPAC appreciates the immediate intervention by President Obama and the U.S. Administration to guarantee the safety of Israeli diplomats and...

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