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Measuring Success in Egypt’s War on Terror

The Egyptian Ministry of Defense posted a grainy video to its YouTube channel on Monday: A vehicle slowly approaches a checkpoint south of Arish. Nearby cars drive away and people scatter as a military tank crushes the vehicle, and presumably anyone who was inside. As the tank is driven away, …

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Egypt sets up national council to fight terrorism

Egypt established a national council for combating terrorism today, giving it broad authority to set policies aimed at “fighting extremism”, a presidential decree stated.

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France’s defence minister praises Al-Azhar and Egypt’s role in fighting terrorism

France’s minister of defence, Sylvie Goulard, expressed praise for Al-Azhar on Monday; for his role in fighting extremist ideology, as well as Egypt’s international influence in combating terrorism. According to a press statement, the conversation occurred during a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi.

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Shoukry calls for investigations in funding of terrorist organisations

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.

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Egyptian delegation in the US to help get Brotherhood classified as terrorist organization

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.

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Sisi’s NATO-like pan-Arab force would fail

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.

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US ambassador: US Cooperates militarily with Egypt to eliminate terrorism in the Sinai

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.

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