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Pentagon pushes Egypt to fight counterinsurgency campaign in Sinai

In his first meeting with a Middle East nation since his confirmation as defense secretary, Mark Esper pressed his Egyptian counterpart this week to wage a counterinsurgency-style fight in the Sinai Peninsula.

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Egypt’s Defence Minister in Washington to enhance bilateral ties, first visit in decade

Egypt’s Minister of Defence, Mohamed Zaki, arrived in Washington heading a high-profile military delegation, according to a statement from the Egyptian Armed Forces. The visit comes upon an official invitation from US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper.

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Russia praises Egypt ‘stability’ as Moscow and Cairo deepen ties

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu has praised Egypt as an “example of stability” in the Middle East thanks to its close ties with the Gulf countries, and reiterated his support for Egypt’s efforts to fight militants in the Sinai Peninsula.

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New Political Struggles for Egypt’s Military

Much of the focus on the Egyptian constitutional amendments ratified on April 20-22 has been on those allowing President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi to stay in power for an additional eight years and gain full control over the judicial branch. However, little attention has been paid to the amendments affecting the …

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Egypt’s Morsi: The Final Hours

The 2011 Arab Spring had seen the end of President Hosni Mubarak‘s 30-year rule and within 18 months, Mohamed Morsi had become Egypt‘s first democratically-elected president. But after one year in office, almost weekly street protests and riots appeared to reach a climax with calls for Morsi to resign and even for …

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Army to assist in development of Egypt’s railway: Al-Sisi

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi vowed to hold those responsible for the deadly Cairo Railway Station accident, which killed 22 people and injured 40 others, adding that the armed forces as well as other state institutions will cooperate in order to develop the railway system in Egypt.

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New Egyptian panel will defend government, not human rights

Egypt will convene a committee next month tasked with responding to, and trying to counter, claims of human rights abuses against the often-accused country.

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