Tag: Egypt

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi during his swearing in ceremony on June 2, 2018, in a picture released by the presidency

Egyptian President Blasts U.N. as Ineffective, Lacking Credibility

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, during his address before the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, condemned the international body for lacking credibility and being ineffective in the Arab region and Africa, citing the ongoing conflicts in Libya, Syria, and Yemen.

The Solitaire ship, that lays down an underwater natural gas pipeline in Finnish gulf, 200 km. (125 miles) west of St.Petersburg during Russian premier Vladimir Putin's visit to the ship, Russia, Monday, Sept. 20, 2010. The pipeline will link Russia's Baltic coast with that of Germany bypassing transit countries. (AP …

Cyprus, Egypt Sign Accord for Mediterranean Gas Pipeline

NICOSIA, Cyprus — Cyprus and Egypt on Wednesday signed an agreement paving the way for the Mediterranean’s first sub-sea pipeline to carry Cypriot natural gas to the Arab country for re-export to Europe.

An Egyptian riot policeman stands guard on top of a vehicle protesters during a demonstration against a controversial deal to hand two islands in the Red Sea to Saudi Arabia on April 15, 2016 outside the Journalists' Syndicate in central Cairo. Outside the Journalists' Syndicate in central Cairo, about 200 …

Egyptian Arrested Outside U.S. Embassy in Cairo After Backpack Ignites

A 24-year-old Egyptian named Abdullah Ayman Abdel-Sameea was arrested outside the U.S. Embassy in Cairo on Tuesday after his backpack burst into flames. Authorities described the incident as a botched terrorist attack that fortunately did not harm anyone.

Palestinian security forces loyal to the Palestinian Authority stand at the Rafah border crossing with Egypt in the southern Gaza Strip on July 17, 2018. - Israel further tightened its blockade of the Gaza Strip preventing fuel deliveries through its only goods crossing with the Palestinian enclave after scores of …

Israeli Official: Calm in Gaza Part of Short-Term Truce

A senior Israeli official indicated that the quiet along the Gaza border maintained for several days was reached as part of a ceasefire agreement with Hamas, brokered by Egypt and the UN, but said a long-term truce could not be inked until captive Israelis and soldiers’ remains were returned from the enclave.

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Suicide Attack on Egypt Church Foiled

CAIRO, Egypt — A suicide attack against a church on the outskirts of Cairo was foiled Saturday when a bomber blew himself up before reaching the target, state media and security sources said.

Palestinian Hamas top leader Ismail Haniyeh, gives a speech during a press conference in his office in Gaza City, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. Haniyeh says that U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s tour in Israel was “unwelcome,” adding that his speech before the Israeli parliament a day earlier “proves the USA …

Egypt, UN Broker Hamas Ceasefire in Gaza

The ceasefire announced by Hamas at midnight appeared to be holding on Saturday morning, following a surge in violence after Palestinian snipers shot and killed an IDF soldier on the Gaza border on Friday, sparking widespread Israeli strikes on Hamas targets.

UN Palestine Jared Kushner, Nikki Haley, Jason Greenblatt Jared Kushner, left, and Jason Greenblatt, right, listen as American Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks during a Security Council meeting on the situation in Palestine, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Jared Kushner in Israel for Mideast Peace Push

US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner and his special envoy Jason Greenblatt were due in Israel on Friday, the final leg of a Middle East tour aimed at promoting the US administration’s as-yet unveiled Israeli-Palestinian peace plan and securing humanitarian relief for Gaza.