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Trump: US will consider resuming halted military aid to Egypt

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Netanyahu aide hails PM’s first public meet with Egypt’s Sissi as diplomatic win

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Egypt’s Sissi makes impromptu plea at UN for Israeli-Palestinian peace

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Egypt's Sisi urges Palestinians to unite, co-exist with Israelis

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Trump to ‘consider’ resuming military aid to Egypt
NEW YORK — US President Donald Trump on Wednesday signaled he would consider resuming military aid to Egypt which had been frozen because of concerns over its human rights record. “We’re going to certainly consider it,” Trump said as he met President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York. Egypt had been furious over the US decision to freeze $195 million in military aid in response to Egypt’s poor record on democracy and civil liberties   Read More ...
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US considers resuming Egypt military aid: Trump
New York: US President Donald Trump on Wednesday signalled he would consider resuming military aid to Egypt which had been frozen because of concerns over its human rights record. “We’re going to certainly consider it,” Trump said as he met President Abdul Fattah Al Sissi on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York. Egypt had been furious over the US decision to freeze $195 million (Dh716 million) in military aid in response to Egypt’s poor record on democracy and civil liberties   Read More ...
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US will consider resuming halted military aid to Egypt - Trump
NEW YORK: The United States will consider resuming some suspended military assistance to Egypt, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday. The U.S. government last month decided to deny Egypt US$95.7 million (£70.93 million) in aid and to delay a further US$195 million over human rights concerns. Asked if he would restart military to aid to Egypt, Trump told reporters as he began a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi: "We're going to certainly consider it   Read More ...
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U.S. will consider resuming halted military aid to Egypt - Trump
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States, which last month decided to deny Egypt $95.7 million (£70.93 million) in aid and to delay a further $195 million over human rights concerns, will consider resuming some suspended military assistance, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday. Asked if he would restart military to aid to Egypt, Trump told reporters as he began a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi: "We're going to certainly consider it   Read More ...
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Trump: US will consider resuming halted military aid to Egypt
The United States, which last month decided to deny Egypt $95.7 million in aid and to delay a further $195 million over human rights concerns, will consider resuming some suspended military assistance, US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday. Asked if he would restart military to aid to Egypt, Trump told reporters as he began a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi: "We're going to certainly consider it   Read More ...
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Moody's: Egypt economy still recovering from 2011 uprising
Cairo - Egypt's economy has started to improve but has yet to recover from the country's 2011 uprising and the years of unrest that followed, an international credit rating agency said. Moody's hailed recent economic and fiscal reforms in its annual report released on Tuesday, saying they point to "improved government effectiveness and policy predictability." Weak finances, however, remain a "key challenge" for the government, it added   Read More ...
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Netanyahu aide hails PM’s first public meet with Egypt’s Sissi as diplomatic win
A senior aide to Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday hailed the prime minister’s first-ever public meeting with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York earlier this week, as a diplomatic victory. “After this trip, our strategic situation is greatly strengthened,” the official told The Times of Israel shortly after Netanyahu’s return to Israel from a 10-day visit to Latin America and the US   Read More ...
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Egypt court orders detention of 24 minority Nubians 15 days
Cairo - A lawyer says an Egyptian court has ordered the detention of 24 Nubians for 15 days pending investigation for participating in a protest earlier this month. Nubians are an ethnic minority. Moustafa el-Hassan says Wednesday's decision comes after prosecutors appealed an earlier decision to release them on bail. Their release, which was ordered on Tuesday, had not been finalised   Read More ...
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Egypt court orders detention of 24 minority Nubians 15 days
CAIRO (AP) — A lawyer says an Egyptian court has ordered the detention of 24 Nubians for 15 days pending investigation for participating in a protest earlier this month. Nubians are an ethnic minority. Moustafa el-Hassan says Wednesday's decision comes after prosecutors appealed an earlier decision to release them on bail. Their release, which was ordered on Tuesday, had not been finalized   Read More ...
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Egypt court orders detention of 24 minority Nubians 15 days
CAIRO (AP) — A lawyer says an Egyptian court has ordered the detention of 24 Nubians for 15 days pending investigation for participating in a protest earlier this month. Nubians are an ethnic minority. Moustafa el-Hassan says Wednesday's decision comes after prosecutors appealed an earlier decision to release them on bail. Their release, which was ordered on Tuesday, had not been finalized   Read More ...
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Moody's: Egypt economy still recovering from 2011 uprising
CAIRO (AP) — An international credit rating agency says Egypt's economy has started to improve but has yet to recover from the 2011 uprising and the years of unrest that followed. In a Tuesday report, Moody's hailed recent economic and fiscal reforms, saying they point to "improved government effectiveness and policy predictability," but said weak finances remain a "key challenge" for the government   Read More ...
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Moody's: Egypt economy still recovering from 2011 uprising
CAIRO (AP) — An international credit rating agency says Egypt's economy has started to improve but has yet to recover from the 2011 uprising and the years of unrest that followed. In a Tuesday report, Moody's hailed recent economic and fiscal reforms, saying they point to "improved government effectiveness and policy predictability," but said weak finances remain a "key challenge" for the government   Read More ...
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Arqaam Capital bullish on prospects of Egyptian markets
Dubai Arqaam Capital said on Wednesday it swill continue to build its local capabilities in Egypt to provide a bridge for capital flows into the Egyptian economy by leveraging the bank’s world class capabilities to service both Egyptian and international clients looking to do business in Egypt. “With the brave and bold economic and structural reform program that the Government of Egypt has embarked on, we are bullish with respect to the future prospects of the Egyptian market   Read More ...
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US report points to Egyptian abuses, anti-democracy actions
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Egypt is failing to protect free speech and its minorities, investigate abuses by its forces or grant U.S. monitors access to the conflict-ridden Sinai Peninsula, according to a damning Trump administration report obtained by The Associated Press. The U.S. grievances, detailed in a State Department memorandum to Congress, are likely to draw consternation from Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who meets Wednesday with President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the U   Read More ...
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US report points to Egyptian abuses, anti-democracy actions
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Egypt is failing to protect free speech and its minorities, investigate abuses by its forces or grant U.S. monitors access to the conflict-ridden Sinai Peninsula, according to a damning Trump administration report obtained by The Associated Press. The U.S. grievances, detailed in a State Department memorandum to Congress, are likely to draw consternation from Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who meets Wednesday with President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the U   Read More ...
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Egypt releases 24 Nubians arrested for protesting
Cairo - A lawyer says an Egyptian court has ordered the release of 24 Nubians arrested for participating in a protest earlier this month. Moustafa el-Hassan says the court in the southern city of Aswan ruled on Tuesday that the defendants should be released pending trial on charges that include protesting illegally and receiving funds from foreign sources. Bail was set at about $60 each   Read More ...
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US report says Egypt failing on rights, Sinai monitor access
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Egypt is failing to protect free speech and its minorities, investigate abuses by its forces or grant US monitors access to the conflict-ridden Sinai Peninsula, according to a damning Trump administration report obtained by The Associated Press. The US grievances, detailed in a State Department memorandum to Congress, are likely to draw consternation from Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who meets Wednesday with President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly gathering   Read More ...
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Egypt to assist ‘reorganization’ of Libyan army
Egypt said Tuesday it will host the "reorganization" of Libya's army, currently an eastern-based force led by Gen. Khalifa Haftar.A statement signed by the Egyptian Committee on Libya said that Libyan military officers who met in Cairo recently chose Egypt as a starting point for plans to unify the army.Egypt has backed Haftar in his conflict with the Tripoli government and associated militias   Read More ...
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‘No room for double standards’ in combatting terrorism, stresses Egyptian President at UN Assembly
19 September 2017 Noting that comprehensively addressing terrorism is vital for the future of the regional and international order, the President of Egypt called today for an approach to do so that is based not only on eradication of terrorism but also of its root causes, as well as challenging its supporters and those that grant it safe havens. For settling disputes, he urged respect of international law and negotiations based on legal, historic and moral principles, as well as respect of sovereignty of states and principle of non-intervention in their internal affairs   Read More ...
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US report says Egypt falls short on rights
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Egypt is failing to protect free speech and its minorities, investigate abuses by its forces or grant U.S. monitors access to the conflict-ridden Sinai Peninsula, according to a damning Trump administration report obtained by The Associated Press. The U.S. grievances, detailed in a State Department memorandum to Congress, are likely to draw consternation from Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who meets Wednesday with President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the U   Read More ...
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US report says Egypt falls short on rights
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Egypt is failing to protect free speech and its minorities, investigate abuses by its forces or grant U.S. monitors access to the conflict-ridden Sinai Peninsula, according to a damning Trump administration report obtained by The Associated Press. The U.S. grievances, detailed in a State Department memorandum to Congress, are likely to draw consternation from Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who meets Wednesday with President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the U   Read More ...
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Egypt’s Sissi makes impromptu plea at UN for Israeli-Palestinian peace
Egypt’s president made an impassioned pitch for peace between Israel and the Palestinians, calling for both sides to take advantage of a “rare” opportunity to achieve the elusive goal Tuesday. President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi broke from his prepared remarks to the UN General Assembly in classical Arabic to address Israelis and Palestinians informally in colloquial Egyptian Arabic, saying they should take advantage of an opportunity that “may not be repeated   Read More ...
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Egypt's Sisi urges Palestinians to unite, co-exist with Israelis
UNITED NATIONS: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi urged the Palestinians to overcome their differences and be ready to co-exist with each other and with Israelis in safety and security. Following Egyptian-mediated reconciliation talks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Western-backed Fatah faction, Islamist Hamas said on Sunday it would dissolve its "administrative committee" to enable the president's administration to retake control in the Gaza Strip   Read More ...
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Egypt's Sisi urges Palestinians to unite, co-exist with Israelis
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi urged Palestinians to overcome their differences and be ready to co-exist with each other and with Israelis in safety and security. "I tell the Palestinian people it's extremely important ... to overcome the differences and not to lose opportunities and to be ready to accept co-existence with the other, with Israelis in safety and security," Sisi told the annual U   Read More ...
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Egypt's Sisi urges Palestinians to unite, co-exist with Israelis
UNITED NATIONS - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi urged the Palestinians to overcome their differences and be ready to co-exist with each other and with Israelis in safety and security. Following Egyptian-mediated reconciliation talks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Western-backed Fatah faction, Islamist Hamas said on Sunday it would dissolve its "administrative committee" to enable the president's administration to retake control in the Gaza Strip   Read More ...
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Egypt's Sissi to Netanyahu: Israeli-Palestinian Peace Would Create New Reality in Mideast
The Egyptian Embassy in D.C. says that Sissi told the Israeli premier that a peace accord would be in the interest of all the parties in the region.   Read More ...
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Egypt says it will host 'reorganisation' of Libyan army
Cairo - Egypt says that it will host the reorganisation of Libya's army, currently an eastern-based force led by General Khalifa Hifter. A statement signed by the Egyptian Committee on Libya on Tuesday says Libyan military officers who met in Cairo recently chose Egypt as a starting point for plans to unify the army. The group, chaired by Egypt's Lt. Gen   Read More ...
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Egypt says it will host 'reorganization' of Libyan army
Egypt said Tuesday it will host the "reorganization" of Libya's army, currently an eastern-based force led by Gen. Khalifa Haftar.A statement signed by the Egyptian Committee on Libya said that Libyan military officers who met in Cairo recently chose Egypt as a starting point for plans to unify the army.Egypt has backed Haftar in his conflict with the Tripoli government and associated militias   Read More ...
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Egypt says it will host 'reorganization' of Libyan army
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says that it will host the reorganization of Libya's army, currently an eastern-based force led by Gen. Khalifa Hifter. A statement signed by the Egyptian Committee on Libya Tuesday says Libyan military officers who met in Cairo recently chose Egypt as a starting point for plans to unify the army. The group, chaired by Egypt's Lt. Gen   Read More ...
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Egypt says it will host 'reorganization' of Libyan army
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says that it will host the reorganization of Libya's army, currently an eastern-based force led by Gen. Khalifa Hifter. A statement signed by the Egyptian Committee on Libya Tuesday says Libyan military officers who met in Cairo recently chose Egypt as a starting point for plans to unify the army. The group, chaired by Egypt's Lt. Gen   Read More ...
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Hamas Offer Reflects Pressure From Egypt and Fatah
Photo RAMALLAH, West Bank — The announcement from Hamas over the weekend arrived like a bouquet of roses for Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority. After months of pressure from Mr. Abbas and more than a week of talks in Cairo, Hamas, the militant Islamist group that has controlled the Gaza Strip for a decade, abruptly offered to hand him its keys to the territory   Read More ...
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Egypt's Sisi meets Israeli PM at UN for first public talks
CAIRO: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu publicly for the first time in New York to discuss Middle East peace after US President Donald Trump said he would push for resuming stalled negotiations. Monday's meeting, which follows mediation in Cairo between Palestinian arch-rivals Fatah and Hamas, reflects Egypt's will to return to the forefront of the Middle East diplomatic scene   Read More ...
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Egypt's Sisi, Israel's Netanyahu meet for first time in public
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have met for the first time in public in what Egypt said was part of an effort to revive the Middle East peace process. Egyptian authorities said in a statement the two has met on had met on Monday ahead of the United Nations General Assembly in New York   Read More ...
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Egypt's Sisi, Israel's Netanyahu meet for first time in public
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have met for the first time in public in what Egypt said was part of an effort to revive the Middle East peace process. Egyptian authorities said in a statement the two has met on had met on Monday ahead of the United Nations General Assembly in New York   Read More ...
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Egypt says Sisi met Israel PM at UN for first public talks
Cairo - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in New York to discuss the Middle East peace process in their first public talks, his office said on Tuesday. Sisi emphasised the importance of "resuming negotiations between the Israeli and Palestinian sides to reach a comprehensive solution", the statement said. The two leaders discussed "ways to resume the peace process and establish a Palestinian state," the statement said   Read More ...
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Egyptian leader Sissi is showing his mettle by posing with Netanyahu
In meeting publicly with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has once again proved that he is the bravest Arab leader in the region. Sissi dared to do what other Arab heads will only do under the radar — sit down with Israeli leaders, among them Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman. Netanyahu and Sissi’s meeting on Monday night on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York provides a clear indication that at the moment Sissi feels confident enough of his position in Egypt and the Arab world to publicly reveal that such an event took place   Read More ...
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Egypt says Sisi met Israel PM at UN for first public talks
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in New York to discuss the Middle East peace process in their first public talks, his office said on Tuesday. Sisi emphasised the importance of "resuming negotiations between the Israeli and Palestinian sides to reach a comprehensive solution," the statement said. The two leaders discussed "ways to resume the peace process and establish a Palestinian state," the statement said   Read More ...
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Egypt says Sisi met Israel PM at UN for first public talks
CAIRO: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in New York to discuss the Middle East peace process in their first public talks, his office said on Tuesday. Sisi emphasised the importance of "resuming negotiations between the Israeli and Palestinian sides to reach a comprehensive solution," the statement said. The two leaders discussed "ways to resume the peace process and establish a Palestinian state," the statement said   Read More ...
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Scenes from the city of Luxor
Egyptian officials have announced the discovery of a newly unearthed ancient tomb in Luxor, south of Cairo. City officials hope the news will revitalize the area's recovering tourist industry. Here's a look at what you'll see if you visit. Egypt Luxor Tourism Egypt Luxor Tourism Egypt Luxor Tourism Egypt Luxor Tourism Egypt Luxor Tourism Egypt Luxor Tourism Egypt Luxor Tourism Egypt Luxor Tourism Egypt Luxor Tourism Egypt Luxor Tourism As featured on   Read More ...
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Netanyahu meets with Egypt’s Sissi in first public talks
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday met with Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in New York in the first-ever public sit-down between the two leaders. Netanyahu and Sissi were in New York for the United Nations General Assembly. The meeting took place at the Palace Hotel, where the Egyptian president was staying. Netanyahu was known to have met with Sissi in February 2016, when the two attended a secret summit in Aqaba with former US secretary of state John Kerry and Jordan’s King Abdullah II   Read More ...
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