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US, Egypt resume security talks with Kerry visit

Aug 03, 2015

US, Egypt resume security talks with Kerry visit

Despite persistent human rights concerns, the United States on Sunday resumed formal security talks with Egypt that were last held six years ago and kept on hiatus until now amid political unrest that swept the country in the wake of the Arab Spring. #US #Egypt #Middle East #diplomacy #NewsTracker #John Kerry #foreign relations
Egypt postpones Al Jazeera retrial verdict to Aug. 29| Reuters

Aug 02, 2015

Egypt postpones Al Jazeera retrial verdict to Aug. 29| Reuters

CAIRO An Egyptian court on Sunday postponed delivering its verdict in the retrial of three Al Jazeera TV journalists, a decision a defence lawyer said was to avoid bad publicity during a visit by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and other dignitaries. It was the second time the verdict in the internationally sensitive case has been postponed, this time to Aug. #Business #Egypt #Argentina #United Kingdom #Qatar #opinion
Kerry says United States, Egypt return to stronger base in relationship| Reuters

Aug 02, 2015

Kerry says United States, Egypt return to stronger base in relationship| Reuters

CAIRO The United States and Egypt are returning to a "stronger base" in their relationship despite tensions and concerns over human rights, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday at the first strategic dialogue between the two sides since 2009. U.S.-Egyptian relations cooled considerably after Islamist president Mohamed Mursi was ousted in 2013 by the military amid mass protests against his rule. #Business #United States #Egypt #markets #Africa #Argentina
U.S., Egypt begin strategic dialogue, first since 2009| Reuters

Aug 02, 2015

U.S., Egypt begin strategic dialogue, first since 2009| Reuters

CAIRO The United States and Egypt began strategic dialogue talks on Sunday, their first since their relationship was strained by the military ouster of President Mohamed Mursi after mass protests against his rule in 2013. Despite U.S. lawmakers' concerns that Egypt is lagging on democratic reforms, Egypt remains one of Washington's closest security allies in the region. #United States #Egypt #Middle East #science #Argentina #Entertainment
Ships cross Egypt's New Suez Canal in first test-run| Reuters

Jul 26, 2015

Ships cross Egypt's New Suez Canal in first test-run| Reuters

ISMAILIA, Egypt The first cargo ships passed through Egypt's New Suez Canal on Saturday in a test-run before it opens next month, state media reported, 11 months after the army began constructing the $8 billion canal alongside the existing 145-year-old Suez Canal. The new waterway, which President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi hopes will help expand trade along the fastest shipping route between Europe and Asia, will be formally inaugurated on Aug #United States #Egypt #markets #Latin America #Entertainment #transportation #opinion
At least 18 dead as cargo ship collides with boat in Egypt

Jul 23, 2015

At least 18 dead as cargo ship collides with boat in Egypt

A cargo ship collided with a boat on the Nile carrying people celebrating an engagement, leaving at least 18 dead, Egyptian police said Thursday as divers searched for missing passengers. #World #Egypt #NewsTracker #Cairo #cargo ship #Nile
Road-side bomb injures 20 policemen in Egypt

Jul 09, 2015

Road-side bomb injures 20 policemen in Egypt

A roadside bomb blast wounded 20 Egyptian policemen on Thursday as they travelled in a bus in northern Sinai where militants have launched deadly attacks against security forces, officials said. #Islam #Egypt #NewsTracker #terror #Insurgency #North Africa #Bombing #policemen
Indian Embassy in Cairo hosts annual 'Iftar' dinner for Ramzan

Jul 09, 2015

Indian Embassy in Cairo hosts annual 'Iftar' dinner for Ramzan

The Indian Embassy in Cairo has hosted its annual 'Iftar' party to mark the holy month of Ramadan. The party on Wednesday was attended by a large number of Egyptian ministers, politicians, diplomats, intellectuals and well-known artists as well as ambassadors of other countries. #India #Egypt #NewsTracker #Cairo #Ramadan #Ramzan #Indian Embassy
A law that could threaten Egyptian journalism: President urged to reconsider anti-terror draft law

Jul 06, 2015

A law that could threaten Egyptian journalism: President urged to reconsider anti-terror draft law

An Egyptian judiciary council has asked the government to reconsider sections of a controversial anti-terrorism draft law before its approval by the president, officials and Egyptian media reported on Monday. #World #Corruption #Egypt #NewsTracker #military #journalists #North Africa
Egyptian army kills 25 militants in North Sinai - sources| Reuters

Jul 06, 2015

Egyptian army kills 25 militants in North Sinai - sources| Reuters

CAIRO Egypts military launched air strikes and ground operations that killed 25 Islamist militants in North Sinai on Sunday, security sources said, as the country grapples with an increasingly ambitious insurgency based in the region. The Sinai has recently witnessed some of the heaviest fighting between security forces and Islamist militants since the army toppled President Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood in 2013. #United States #India #Egypt #Middle East #Security #Latin America #opinion