Investigations over sources of funding and supporting terrorist organisations should take place, as such organisations cannot obtain weapons, modern communication equipment, or use social networking sites without being supported by certain networks, Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry said on Wednesday.
The popular diplomacy delegation, consisting of a number of public figures and members of the House of Representatives (MPs), met Monday with the public figures of the Egyptian expatriate community in the states of New York and New Jersey.
President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt has been calling for an Arab joint military force for some time now. Ostensibly, such a force would be designed to combat the threat of “terrorism” from Islamist groups, and to provide support to specific factions in the conflicts raging in Libya and Yemen.
Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry headed to the US on Tuesday, in response to an official invitation by Rex Tillerson, to attend a coalition meeting against the so-called “Islamic State” (IS).
US ambassador to Cairo Stephen Beecroft, said on Saturday that there is cooperation on the level of military leaders between the United States and Egypt to eliminate terrorism in the Sinai peninsula.
On Tuesday, Egyptian officials held a number of meetings that aimed at increasing military cooperation with different countries to counter terrorism.
An Egyptian court declared on Saturday the Hasm militant movement, which the Sisi regime has alleged is linked to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, a terrorist organisation.
President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi held on Monday a meeting with a number of leading figures from the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) and the Supreme Council of Police (SCPF) with the attendance of Defence Minister Sedki Sobhi and Interior Minister Magdy Abdel Ghaffar, according to a statement from the …
Parliamentary speaker Ali Abdul Aal called on Canada on Tuesday to adopt a decisive attitude towards the Muslim Brotherhood group as there are affiliated members of that group who are living there, a state-owned media outlet reported.
Egypt has come under fire for its “indiscriminate use of broad counterterrorism laws” after a criminal court classified around 1,500 citizens as “terrorists” for their alleged assistance to the Muslim Brotherhood.