Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry will travel to the Sudanese capital Khartoum today to attend the Egyptian-Sudanese political consultation committee meetings.
The Taba checkpoint, an important gateway in the Sinai Peninsula between Israel and Egypt, will remain closed to Israelis until further notice, according to Tel Aviv.
Sudan’s armed forces are facing “provocation” from the Egyptian army in the disputed area of Halayeb, Sudan’s Defence Minister, Awad ibn Ouf, said in a statement yesterday.
The Israeli government said it would close the Taba crossing linking the occupied territories to Egypt’s Sinai until April 18, following explosions in two major churches in Egypt on Sunday that killed 45 people and injured over 100 others.
Army forces in North Sinai destroyed on Friday a tunnel near the border area of Rafah and detained 11 suspects, according a statement by the military spokesperson.
The National Security Agency in Suez, in cooperation the Criminal Investigations and Public Security Departments of the Suez Security arrested on Saturday a terrorist cell affiliated with the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organization, before it traveled to Libya to receive training to carry out terrorist acts in Egypt.
Military spokesperson Tamer al-Refaei said Monday that army troops discovered and destroyed a major underground tunnel between Egypt and Gaza strip south to Rafah city.
Two Palestinian civilians were killed and five others were wounded in an airstrike that hit a tunnel in Gaza near the Egyptian border.
Russian transportation minister Maxim Sokolov plans to meet with the Egyptian Aviation Minister in February to sign a joint agreement regarding maintaining security measures at Cairo International airport, state media reported.
The Egyptian army has destroyed three tunnels between the Gaza Strip and the Egyptian-controlled Sinai desert, military spokesman Colonel Tamer Al-Refae said yesterday.