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  • Egypt’s Ansar militants swear allegiance to Islamic State

    November 3, 2014 | 2:19 pm

    Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, Egypt's most active militant group, has sworn allegiance to Islamic State, a statement from Ansar said Monday night.

    Ansar had previously told Reuters that it sought inspiration and advice from Islamic State, the radical al-Qaeda offshoot that has taken over...

  • Egypt government resigns, paving way for Sisi to seek presidency

    February 24, 2014 | 2:20 pm

    Egypt's government resigned on Monday, paving the way for army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to declare his candidacy for president of a strategic U.S. ally gripped by political strife.

    After the July overthrow of elected Islamist President Mohamed Morsi and subsequent...

  • Sinai-based militants claim responsibility for bus blast in Egypt; Israel prepared to treat victims

    February 18, 2014 | 9:53 am

    The Islamist militant group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis said on Tuesday the bombing of a tourist bus in Egypt's Sinai that killed two South Koreans and the Egyptian driver on Sunday was a suicide attack carried out by one of its fighters, and threatened more strikes against economic...

  • In court, defiant Morsi says he is still Egypt’s president

    November 4, 2013 | 9:48 am

    Ousted Egyptian leader Mohamed Morsi, given his first public forum since his overthrow in a trial where he could face execution, declared on Monday he was still Egypt's legitimate president and shouted: "Down with military rule!"

    Morsi, an Islamist who was toppled by the army in...

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  • 5773 in Israel: Conclusion? Transition!

    By Shmuel Rosner

    September 3, 2013 | 12:50 pm

    Nothing truly ends with Rosh Hashanah except for the arbitrary calendar of the Jewish year. It is a cycle that is in our minds, with no detectable bearing on reality. Proof No. 1: I’m writing this column even as events in Syria are still unfolding. The Syrian war will not end...

  • U.S. condemns Erdogan’s comments on Israel, Egypt

    August 20, 2013 | 11:48 am

    The United States condemned comments by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan accusing Israel of having a hand in the Egyptian military's overthrow of president Mohamed Morsi, a White House spokesman said on Tuesday.

    "We strongly condemn the statements that were made by...

  • Egyptian Jews: We support military’s fight against ‘terrorism’

    August 20, 2013 | 10:57 am

    When Magda Haroun was out on the streets during the unrest now rocking Egypt’s capital, she saw someone standing over the body of a dead soldier.

    “Not even a Jew would do this,” she heard him say.

    Haroun, the president of the Egyptian Jewish community, doesn’t enjoy hearing...

  • Prime Minister’s accusations rebuild Israeli-Turkish tension

    August 20, 2013 | 10:14 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday he can prove that Israel is responsible for the recent overthrow of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and the subsequent assumption of power by the military.   

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  • Turkey’s Erdogan claims Israel responsible for Egypt coup

    August 20, 2013 | 8:38 am

    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Israel was behind last month’s military coup in Egypt.

    Erdogan told a meeting of the provincial chairs of his ruling Justice and Development, or AKP, party that he has evidence that Israel was involved in the July 3 overthrow of...

  • Dozens die in Egyptian bloodbath on Islamists’ ‘Day of Rage’

    August 16, 2013 | 1:46 pm

    Islamist protests descended into a bloodbath across Egypt on Friday, with around 50 killed in Cairo alone on a "Day of Rage" called by followers of ousted President Mohamed Morsi to denounce a crackdown by the army-backed government.

    As automatic gunfire echoed across Cairo, the...

  • Protesters storm Cairo building after bloodbath, U.S. to review Egypt aid

    August 15, 2013 | 3:21 pm

    Supporters of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood stormed and torched a government building in Cairo on Thursday, while families tried to identify hundreds of mutilated bodies piled in a Cairo mosque a day after they were shot dead by the security forces.

    Egypt's health ministry says 623...

  • Egypt’s Brotherhood loses grip as anger boils

    August 15, 2013 | 10:32 am

    Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and its allies suffered a heavy blow from the state security crackdown, their central coordination has been lost and the bloodshed means anger is now "beyond control," the group said on Thursday.

    The comments by spokesman Gehad El-Haddad pointed to the...

  • Powerless West gropes for way to sway Egypt

    August 15, 2013 | 9:14 am

    Having failed to dissuade Egypt's military-dominated rulers from launching a bloody crackdown on supporters of an ousted Islamist president, Western governments are venting condemnation and groping for ways to influence the outcome.

    The United States and the European Union tried...

  • Amid violent clashes, Egypt closes border with Gaza

    August 15, 2013 | 9:07 am

    Egypt closed the border between Sinai and the Gaza Strip as clashes between its government security forces and protesters backing deposed President Mohamed Morsi continued for a second day.

    The Rafah crossing was closed “indefinitely,” the French news agency AFP reported...

  • Israel, Egypt cooperate

    August 14, 2013 | 3:24 pm

    The story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Did an Israeli drone cross into Egyptian airspace over the weekend and fire a rocket at gunmen in the Sinai Peninsula who were about to launch a strike on Israel? Probably. Will any Israeli or Egyptian official admit it, even off...

  • Israeli Arabs protest in Tel Aviv over Egypt violence

    August 14, 2013 | 3:07 pm

    Dozens of Israeli Arabs protested in front of the Egyptian embassy in Tel Aviv following clashes in Egypt between government security forces and protesters backing deposed President Mohamed Morsi.

    At least 149 protesters affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood were killed and more...

  • Backers, foes of ousted Egypt leader continue to battle in Cairo streets

    August 13, 2013 | 10:37 am

    Supporters and opponents of ousted President Mohamed Morsi battled in the streets of downtown Cairo on Tuesday, showing Egypt remained dangerously split six weeks after the army overthrew him in response to mass unrest against his rule.

    As demonstrators hurled rocks at each other...

  • Lessons for Brotherhood and why Turkey is still the model for Egypt

    August 5, 2013 | 12:02 pm

    Let me start by saying that Turkey needs to believe that the right thing to do is to act together with Israel, and that it must embrace the language of friendship. If Turkey is allied with Israel, the scourges raining down on the region would be resolved in a short period of time....

  • Hamas shutters critical media in Gaza Strip

    July 26, 2013 | 10:06 am

    Hamas officials in the Gaza Strip shuttered two news outlets that published reports tying Hamas to the Muslim Brotherhood recently ousted from power in Egypt.

    The French news agency AFP reported Thursday that the attorney general in Gaza’s Hamas-run government ordered the closure...

  • Egyptian army threatens to shoot violent protesters

    July 25, 2013 | 2:58 pm

    Egypt's army threatened on Thursday to shoot those who use violence in a stark warning before what both sides expect will be a bloody street showdown between Islamists and opponents of deposed President Mohamed Morsi.

    An army official said the military had set Morsi's Muslim...

  • Egypt’s army chief calls for mass demonstrations

    July 24, 2013 | 2:25 pm

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Egypt’s military chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi today called for mass rallies on Friday to give him a mandate to confront violence. Coming three weeks after the army deposed Mohamed Morsi, the call puts pressure on...

  • At least nine die in Cairo violence, 2 killed in Sinai

    July 23, 2013 | 3:37 pm

    Nine people were killed in Cairo on Tuesday in clashes between opponents and Islamist supporters of Egypt's deposed President Mohamed Morsi, state-run media reported, keeping the most populous Arab nation in turmoil.

    The violence broke out before dawn near a Brotherhood protest...

  • Police fire tear gas in Cairo, U.S. envoy spurned by parties

    July 15, 2013 | 4:35 pm

    Police fired tear gas in central Cairo on Monday when protesters calling for the reinstatement of the ousted Islamist president, Mohamed Morsi, scuffled with drivers and passers-by annoyed that they had blocked major roads.

    Supporters of Morsi, Egypt's first freely elected...

  • Egyptian army helicopter briefly enters Gaza airspace

    July 12, 2013 | 11:14 am

    An Egyptian military helicopter briefly crossed into Israeli-controlled airspace over the Gaza Strip on Friday, in a possible sign of increased security jitters a week after Egypt's army toppled President Mohamed Morsi.

    Security sources in Egypt and Israel both described the...

  • U.S. still plans to send F-16s to Egypt in coming weeks

    July 10, 2013 | 4:51 pm

    The United States still plans to go through with the delivery of four F-16 fighter jets to Egypt in the coming weeks, U.S. defense officials told Reuters on Wednesday, even after the Egyptian military's ouster of President Mohamed Morsi.

    The disclosure came as Washington treads a...

  • New dangers accompany US passports as Egypt erupts

    July 10, 2013 | 9:58 am

    This story originally appeard on themedialine.org.

    When Brian Dennison was considering where to study Arabic abroad, the 23-year old’s choices were limited.  Yemen?  It has an Al-Qa’ida affiliate that feasts on foreigners.  Syria?  It is enmeshed in a civil war where dodging...

  • Democracy for Egypt?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 9, 2013 | 3:49 pm

    Let's try to make this simple:

    For both the United States and Israel, the most convenient situation amid the inconvenience that is current Egypt is for the military to be in charge. Not just now, but for the foreseeable future, as well. Alas, however, the more the military is...

  • At least 51 killed in Egypt, Islamists call for uprising

    July 8, 2013 | 11:49 am

    At least 51 people were killed on Monday when the Egyptian army opened fire on supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi, in the deadliest incident since the elected Islamist leader was toppled by the military five days ago.

    Protesters said shooting started as they performed...

  • Removal of Islamist Morsi in Egypt a source of hope in Israel

    July 8, 2013 | 9:41 am

    For the second time in less than three years, Egypt is erupting in chaos, with a popular protest movement leading to a swift change in the country’s leadership.

    For Israelis, the Egyptian military’s removal of Mohamed Morsi from the presidency last week is a cause for optimism.

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  • Fighting, shooting in central Cairo ends, 17 reported dead

    July 5, 2013 | 1:37 pm

    Three hours of street fighting in central Cairo on Friday evening between hundreds of supporters and opponents of ousted President Mohamed Morsi eased after the army deployed units in armored vehicles.

    In early evening, a group of Islamist supporters of Morsi gathered near the...

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