Egypt and the United Arab Emirates have been joining forces in secret to carry out air strikes on Libya, anonymous high-ranking US officials told the media. The two countries have reportedly coordinated and launched the attacks twice in the last week.
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has agreed to advise the government of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Blair maintains that he will not be paid to do so, but critics suggest that he will have an opportunity to engage in influence-peddling with British firms investing in Egypt. Blair is rumored to make $30 million a year from consulting and business deals.
Could it be that the three Al-Jazeera journalists have been found guilty and each sentenced to seven years in jail to enable Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi to pardon and free them in order to give the impression that he is a kind, forgiving man and not on his way to becoming the Arab world’s most ruthless and repressive tyrant?
Egypt’s President-elect Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi told Israeli leaders in a phone call on Friday that he was committed to his country’s peace treaty with Israel, and that he sought to develop it for both countries’ benefit, Egyptian media reported Friday.
Israeli President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu congratulated Egypt`s president-elect, Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, via a phone call on Friday, according to El-Sisi`s official Facebook page.
An Egyptian court on Monday sentenced 683 Muslim Brotherhood supporters, including its spiritual leader Mohamed Badie, to death in another mass trial over assaulting and murdering police last year, state TV reported.
The leader of Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood and 682 others went on trial on Tuesday on charges including murder, a day after more than 500 supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Mursi were sentenced to death.
The deposed President of Egypt Mohamed Morsi is due in court shortly to face espionage charges. Morsi, along with 35 other people are also facing other similar charges. Morsi was deposed by the military in July. He is accused of inciting murder and using violence against protesters.
Egypt's army chief headed to Russia on his first trip abroad since his ouster of the Islamist president, amid reports of a Gulf-funded $2 billion arms deal in the making with Moscow that would significantly expand Russia's military influence with a key U.S. ally in the Middle East.
The Libyan interior ministry on Sunday received the five Egyptian envoys who were abducted in the past two days in the Libyan capital of Tripoli after the kidnappers released them, al-Arabiya TV reported.
The anniversary of Egypt’s 2011 uprising brought a violent display of the country’s divisions, as giant crowds danced at government-backed rallies and security forces crushed demonstrations by rival Islamists and some secular activists.
Egyptians have been flocking to polling stations across the country as millions of voters are urged to participate in a constitutional referendum, the first ballot since the military overthrew Islamist President Mohamed Morsi on July 3. Voting will resume in the morning for the second and final day - in what many are seeing as a test of populat support for the military-led overthrow of former president Mohamed Morsi. Critics of the constitution say it just boosts the power of the army, taking advantage of a population fed up with constant political upheaval.
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