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For Egypt, Libya Border Remains Major Security Challenge

The Egyptian Air Force’s destruction of 15 vehicles loaded with arms and explosives that crossed into Egypt from Libya in a recent 48-hour period underscores the challenges Cairo is facing in securing its western border, security experts said.

Passport to salvation: Egypt’s human traffickers find new loophole

After 489 people drowned off the Libyan coast on September 15 2014, Hassan Abdel Qader had to think of a safer way to achieve his dream of going to Europe, avoiding what is now known as “death boats” in the Mediterranean.

Russia plans to sign agreement with Egypt regarding Cairo Airport security

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.

Palestinians paying thousands in bribes to leave Gaza

Egyptian officers are asking for bribes of up to $10,000 from Palestinians in Gaza desperate to leave the besieged coastal enclave, according to Gaza brokers who coordinate the bribe payments, former Palestinian border officials and travellers.

Egypt detains 70 Sudanese trying to cross into Israel

Egyptian authorities have detained 70 Sudanese nationals while trying to cross into Israel, Sudan’s Foreign Ministry said. Ministry spokesman Gharib Allah Khidir told the official SUNA News Agency on Saturday the Sudanese migrants were sent to the Al-Qanater prison in Cairo.