Egyptian businessmen ordered more than 30,000 rocket-propelled grenades from US rival North Korea in a secret deal last year, the Washington Post reported on Sunday. The United Nations described it as the “largest seizure of ammunition in the history of sanctions against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea”.
Egypt’s foreign ministry said Monday that authorities had destroyed a shipment of anti-tank missiles from North Korea.
Last August, a bulk freighter named the “Jie Shun” was flying Cambodian colours but had sailed from North Korea with a North Korean crew and an unknown cargo shrouded by heavy tarps, according to a news report on Sunday.
The family and lawyer of Islamic scholar Yusef Qaradawi’s daughter, Ola Qaradawi, and her husband have pled with the United Nations that the couple have been detained in Egypt and kept in solitary confinement for three months now with no charges laid against them, Reuters reported.
The official spokesperson for the Sudanese foreign ministry, Ambassador Qareb Khadrallah, denied in a statement on Sunday the recent news that the country has broken diplomatic ties with Egypt in response to Cairo voting against lifting UN economic sanctions on Sudan.
It appears the Egyptian government has indirectly tightened its hold on the media yet again. An Egyptian security company’s subsidiary acquired al-Hayat TV network for 1.4 billion Egyptian pounds ($80 million) from Sigma Media Group.
President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi is to head to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday in a two-day visit, according to a statement from Presidency Spokesperson Alaa Youssef.
“We still continue to suffer from the inability to contain and prevent armed conflicts, to confront the threat of terrorism and nuclear disarmament, and to address the major imbalances in the global economic system,” President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi said in his speech during the opening session of the 72nd session …
The US administration has accused the Egyptian government of failure to investigate human rights violations committed by the security forces, protect minorities, or granting access to US observers into the Sinai, according to a State Department memo cited by the Associated Press.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the first time in public on Tuesday. The meeting came ahead of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, in what Egypt said was part of an effort to revive the Palestinian-Israeli diplomatic talks.