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Bomb kills two policemen near Egypt's foreign ministry

Sep 21, 2014

Bomb kills two policemen near Egypt's foreign ministry

CAIRO (Reuters) A bomb blast near Egypt's foreign ministry killed two police officers and wounded several others on Sunday, the Interior Ministry said, in the most serious attack in Cairo in almost three months. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack which killed two police lieutenant colonels. But the operation resembled ones carried out by Islamist insurgents seeking to topple the U.S.backed government #facebook #United States #Egypt #Technology #France #Russia #markets #Security #Argentina #Mexico
US Congressional panel holds first open hearing on Benghazi attacks

Sep 17, 2014

US Congressional panel holds first open hearing on Benghazi attacks

It was unclear whether the big allegations that prompted the probe will be examined that US forces were directed not to respond and that administration officials lied about the nature of the attack. #Tripoli #Egypt #Libya #NewsTracker #Benghazi #Khalifa Hifter #Muanmar Gaddafi #2012 Benghazi attacks #DawnofLibya #Misrata fighters #Zintan fighters #Islamist extremism #Benghazi Revolutionary Shura Council
Egypt's military focus is at home, not on Islamic State  minister

Sep 17, 2014

Egypt's military focus is at home, not on Islamic State minister

CAIRO (Reuters) Egypt's foreign minister has suggested his country might not provide military assistance to the United States for its battle against the Islamic State militant group, saying the army was focused on the home front. #United States #India #Egypt #Brazil #Middle East #United Kingdom #Latin America #opinion
US anti-ISIL campaign caught in Middle-East's Sunni-Shia web

Sep 15, 2014

US anti-ISIL campaign caught in Middle-East's Sunni-Shia web

The Middle East has confounded outsiders for years, so it is no surprise that another US-led project with a straightforward goal destroying a marauding organization of extremists is bumping up against age-old rivalries and a nod-and-a-wink-style political culture. #Obama #Terrorism #Congress #US #Syria #9/11 #Egypt #Libya #Israel #Iraq #Saudi Arabia #US government #Airstrikes #Shia #militants #Syrian rebels #Sunni #Kerry #islamic-state #ISIS #IS< terror #Sunni-Shia war #Middle East politics
Egypt says global action needed to counter Islamic State

Sep 14, 2014

Egypt says global action needed to counter Islamic State

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's foreign minister said on Saturday ties existed between Islamic State, the group holding large parts of Iraq and Syria, and other militants in the region and that global action was needed to counter the threat. #facebook #India #Business #Egypt #Brazil #Arabic #United Kingdom #opinion
Egypt Brotherhood leader, cleric sentenced to 20 years in jail

Sep 09, 2014

Egypt Brotherhood leader, cleric sentenced to 20 years in jail

Egyptian officials, who call the Brotherhood a terrorist group, have repeatedly said that some protesters were armed and fired at police and soldiers. #Egypt #NewsTracker #Muslim Brotherhood #Militancy #Mohammed Morsi #Egyptian revolution #Fatah al-Sissi
Militias in Libya committed war crimes, says rights group

Sep 08, 2014

Militias in Libya committed war crimes, says rights group

Human Rights Watch said it in its report issued Monday that both sides committed serious violations during the fighting, including attacking civilians, indiscriminate bombardment and destruction, looting and burning of properties. #Tripoli #Egypt #Libya #Middle East #NewsTracker #Qatar #Arab Spring #UAE #Benghazi #Arab League #Saudi Arabia #Ansar al-Shariah #Khalifa Hifter #Islamist militias #UAE strikes in Libya #anti-Islamist government
Egypt charges ex-president Mursi with leaking state secrets to Qatar

Sep 06, 2014

Egypt charges ex-president Mursi with leaking state secrets to Qatar

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt charged ousted president Mohamed Mursi and nine others on Saturday with endangering national security by leaking state secrets and sensitive documents to Qatar, furthering a state crackdown on his outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. Relations between Qatar, a Gulf Arab state, and Egypt have been icy since July 2013, when Egypt's then-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi toppled Mursi after protests against his rule. #India #China #Egypt #Technology #France #Russia #United Kingdom #Qatar
EXCLUSIVE Islamic State guides Egyptian militants, expanding its influence

Sep 06, 2014

EXCLUSIVE Islamic State guides Egyptian militants, expanding its influence

CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State, fighting to redraw the map of the Middle East, has been coaching Egypt's most dangerous militant group, complicating efforts to stabilise the biggest Arab nation. Confirmation that Islamic Sate, currently the most successful of the region's jihadi groups, is extending its influence to Egypt will sound alarm bells in Cairo, where the authorities are already facing a security challenge from home-grown militants. #facebook #United States #India #Japan #Egypt #Brazil #Technology #France #Arabic #Russia #markets
Egypt Bomb goes off in Sinai, 11 policemen dead

Sep 02, 2014

Egypt Bomb goes off in Sinai, 11 policemen dead

Egypt has for years been battling an Islamic insurgency in the area, one which dramatically escalated after the military's ouster last July. #Egypt #NewsTracker #Muslim Brotherhood #Militancy #Mohammed Morsi #Egyptian revolution #Fatah al-Sissi