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Egypt hints Qatar involved in attack that killed 22 soldiers near Libyan border

Egyptian army soldiers inspect the site of an attack in al-Wadi al-Gadid, close to the El-Farafrah oasis, in the western desert, some 630 kms west of Cairo, near the frontier with Libya.  /AFP/STR

Special to CAIRO — Egypt has concluded that a foreign intelligence agency could have helped a major Al Qaida-aligned attack on the military near the Libyan border. The Egyptian Interior Ministry said a foreign intelligence agency was believed responsible […]

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FLASHBACK — Kissinger on Israel’s coming demise: Senile, prophetic or merely pragmatic?

Special to By Alexander Maistrovoy, Henry Kissinger’s recent statement, that in 10 years Israel will cease to exist, borders on senile. Although one of his staff members denied it, Cindy Adams from New York Post insisted: “Reported to […]

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Egyptian Army kills suicide bomber running toward Israeli border


Special to RAMALLAH — Egypt has blocked an Islamist insurgency strike on Israel. The Palestinian news agency Maan said the Egyptian Army killed a would-be suicide bomber who tried to infiltrate an Israel Army base along the Egyptian border. […]

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U.S. House members form Egypt Caucus, seek to restore full military aid

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher

Special to WASHINGTON — Congress has overseen the formation of a lobbying group for Egypt. A group of House members have formed the Egypt Caucus in a campaign to restore U.S. military aid to Cairo. The House members, almost […]

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25 Egyptian soldiers killed in attack near Libyan border

Libya_Egypt Border Map

Special to CAIRO — The Egyptian military has been rocked by an attack that killed dozens of soldiers. Officials said an attack on an Egyptian Border Guard post near the Libyan frontier killed at least 25 officers. The officials […]

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Israel, Egypt weigh LNG partnership with eye on Asian markets


Special to WASHINGTON — Egypt and Israel could form an energy partnership, a report said. The Washington Institute for Near East Policy asserted that Egypt and Israel could launch a liquefied natural gas partnership to supply clients throughout Asia […]

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Egypt seizes rockets being smuggled into Gaza Strip

Egyptian security forces said 20 Grad rockets were seized in the Gaza Strip.

Special to CAIRO — Egypt has reported the capture of Soviet-origin rockets from the Gaza Strip. Egypt’s official Middle East News Agency said several BM-21 Grad surface-to-surface rockets were intercepted as they were being smuggled to the Gaza Strip. […]

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Domestic demand, terrorism cited for 80 percent drop in Egypt gas exports


Special to CAIRO — Egypt, rocked by an Islamist revolt and economic crisis, has been forced to halt most natural gas exports. The government said gas exports declined by more than 80 percent in April 2014 from the previous […]

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Rights groups: Egypt’s military torturing civilians in secrets prisons

Azouly prison at Gala military base in Ismailiya.

Special to LONDON — Egypt’s military has been torturing civilians, human rights groups said. Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said that the Egyptian military was concealing civilians in secret prisons as part of its stepped up war on […]

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Egypt signs preliminary deal to import Israeli gas

Egyptian Petroleum
Minister Sherif Ismail

Special to CAIRO — Egypt has acknowledged its readiness to import Israeli natural gas. Officials said Egypt was willing to import Israeli gas to ease the Arab nation’s fuel shortage. The officials said such imports must be approved by […]

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