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Egypt chooses Gulf state firms for $4 billion Suez expansion

Egypt is eyeing a 2016 completion date for its expansion of the Suez Cana.

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Egypt has awarded contracts to Gulf Arab companies for the expansion of the Suez Canal. The Cairo government has awarded major contracts for the construction of a parallel canal in Suez to companies from several […]

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Egypt: Hamas built underground rocket sites in Sinai, anticipating Israeli invasion

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Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Egypt has determined that Hamas and its Palestinian allies established rocket launch sites in the northeastern section of the Sinai Peninsula. Egyptian security sources said Hamas and Palestinian militias in the Gaza Strip have developed […]

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Libyan jihadists complain Egypt’s F-16s backing Gen. Haftar campaign

A plane engulfed in flames at Tripoli International Airport.

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Egypt and the United Arab Emirates have been accused of launching air strikes on Islamist militias in Libya. Anti-government militias operating in Tripoli said they have come under attack from aircraft sent by Egypt and […]

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Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood funding new militias with Cairo as primary target

Still from the Helwan Brigades video released on Aug. 14.   /alarabalaan

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Egypt has reported another insurgency network that targeted the nation’s capital. Officials said security agencies were targeting the so-called Helwan Brigades, believed linked to the ousted Muslim Brotherhood. They said Helwan was operating around the […]

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Egypt’s Sisi calls on Congress to renew military aid, faults West for Libya’s collapse

Egyptian President Abdul Fatah Sisi meets with U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa.

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Egypt has urged the United States to support the Arab state’s counter-insurgency campaign. Egyptian President Abdul Fatah Sisi called on Washington to renew support for the CI campaign against the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaida. […]

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Hamas complains mediator Egypt has taken harder line than Israel in ceasefire talks

Former Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Hamas has been dismayed by Egypt’s mediation of a ceasefire with Israel. Hamas has signaled its dismay in more than two weeks of mediation by Egypt for a ceasefire with Israel. Hamas sources said Egypt […]

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Putin assures Egypt’s Sisi that Moscow ‘ready to expand cooperation’

Egypt's Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and Russia's Vladimir Putin, 12 August 2014 (Photo courtesy of the Russian presidency

Special to WorldTribune.com MOSCOW — Russia has pledged to accelerate military deliveries to Egypt. Russian President Vladimir Putin said the Kremlin would ensure that Egypt would soon receive billions of dollars worth of Russian weapons. Putin, in a meeting with […]

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Egypt-Saudis talks address billions in military aid, cooperation on securing Gulf Arab states

Egyptian President Abdul Fatah Sisi with Saudi King Abdullah.  /AFP

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Egypt has submitted a request for billions of dollars in additional aid from Saudi Arabia. Diplomatic sources said the regime of President Abdul Fatah Sisi discussed a plan for Egypt to help bolster security of […]

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Egyptian gas pipeline bombed for eighth time this year

An image grab taken from Egyptian state television shows what the channel said is a flame rising from the site of an attack on a gas pipeline.  /AFP/Al-Masriya TV

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Egypt’s natural gas pipeline has again been bombed. Egyptian sources said unidentified attackers blew up the Arab Gas Pipeline in the Sinai Peninsula on Aug. 7. The sources said this marked the eighth attack on […]

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Egypt seizes large cache of anti-aircraft weapons from Sudan, Libya

Missiles seized by Egypt in April 2014.

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — The Egyptian military has captured a large cache of anti-aircraft weapons delivered by convoys from Sudan and Libya. On Aug. 5, five policemen and four suspected insurgents were killed in a battle on the Matrouh […]

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