Egypt

Russian-Backed Warlord Haftar Now Controls Two-Thirds of Oil-Rich Libya 

Gen. Khalifa Haftar, the head of the breakaway government’s Libyan National Army (LNA), gained control of two-thirds of Libya – including most border crossings and the majority of onshore oil fields – after sweeping through the North African country’s southern region in recent weeks, the Guardian reported on Monday.

West Libya in strongman's sights after conquering east

Arab League Debates Allowing Syria to Return

The Arab League announced on Monday that they have not yet reached a consensus on reinstating membership for Syria, which they froze out of the League in 2011 at the dawn of its brutal civil war. Discussions about reinstating Syria will evidently continue.

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Lucrative Macron Trip to Egypt Risks New Criticism over Human Rights

France’s Emmanuel Macron began a three-day trip to Egypt on Sunday that will include a meeting with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to sign deals worth hundreds of millions of euros, a move likely to spark new criticism of Egypt’s human rights record.

Macron to speak 'more openly' to Sisi on Egypt rights

Egypt Issues Ultimatum to Hamas on Cooperation with Iran

Israel Hayom has learned that alongside Jerusalem’s decision to postpone the transfer of Qatari funds to Hamas following the escalation on Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip, Egypt has issued the terrorist organization’s political bureau chief Ismail Haniyeh an ultimatum.

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Egypt Launches Regional Gas Forum, Including Israel in Fold

CAIRO, Egypt — Egypt hosted its first ever regional gas forum on Monday, with several regional delegations attending alongside Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz, in what was just the second such visit by an Israeli Cabinet member since the 2011 Arab Spring uprising.

Yuval Steinitz, the Israeli Minister of National Infrastructures, Energy and Water Resources, talks to the press at the prime minister's office in Jerusalem on August 13, 2015, announcing a major agreement between Israels government and a consortium including US firm Noble Energy on natural gas production in the Mediterranean Sea.

China Launches ‘Belt and Road’ Research Center in Egypt

China on Sunday inaugurated a research center in Cairo, Egypt, affiliated with Beijing’s ambitious multi-trillion dollar Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) that the United States believes is being used as a predatory lending practices vehicle to bury nations across the continent in debt and undermine their sovereignty.

Egypt probes images of naked couple atop pyramid

Egypt Deports German Teenager For Alleged ISIS Links

Egyptian officials say authorities have deported a German teenager they say had come to Egypt with the intention of joining Islamic State militants fighting security forces in the Sinai Peninsula.

Police raid in southern Egypt kills 5 suspected jihadists

Pompeo in Cairo: ‘The Age of Self-Inflicted American Shame Is Over’ 

U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, during a speech on the Middle East delivered in Cairo Thursday, praised the United States as a “force for good” in the region and blasted previous President Barack Obama’s administration for underestimating Islamic extremism and the Iranian menace.

Pompeo vows US troops will leave Syria

Pompeo in Egypt Amid Concerns over U.S. Mideast Policy

CAIRO — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Cairo for talks with Egyptian leaders as he continues a nine-nation Middle East tour aimed at reassuring America’s Arab partners that the Trump administration is not walking away from the region.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (C) and his wife Susan (R) are greeted by Assistant Foreign Minister For North and South American Affairs , Reda Habeeb Ibrahim Zaki (2L) and Charge d'Affaires for the US Embassy in Egypt, Tom Goldberger (L), as they arrive at Cairo International Airport in …