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Sinai Insurgency: ISIS Damaged Four Armored Vehicles, Bulldozers In Recent Clashes

Support SouthFrontClick to see full-size image. On May 7, ISIS announced that its fighters had thwarted an advance attempt by the Egyptian military in the Sinai Peninsula.The attack took place on April 29, according...

Egypt And Turkey Talk Normalization, Regional Issues

Support SouthFrontClick to see full-size image On May 6th, Egypt and Turkey held talks on the conflict in Libya, where they back competing factions,on Syria and the security situation in the eastern Mediterranean, in...

Egypt To Buy Aerial Refueling Aircraft, Spy Satellite From France – Report

Support SouthFrontAirbus A330 MRTT, Paris-Orly Airport, 4 July 2019, By Olivier CABARET, Source: flickr.com/photos/48518396@N08/48196569261/ Egypt may soon announce a new deal with France which would include the purchase of aerial refueling aircraft and a...

Egypt To Buy 30 Rafale Fighter Jets From France, As It Looks To Replace U.S. As Key Weapon Provider

Support SouthFrontClick to see full-size image Egypt signed a contract with France to buy 30 Rafale fighter jets in a deal that investigative website Disclose said was worth $4.5bn. Egypt’s defense ministry revealed early...

Blame the dictatorship in Egypt for the Suez Canal fiasco

Impunity rules the day when those assigned with responsibilities are allowed to abandon them without consequences. This happens frequently in dictatorships, where economic opportunities favour those within the inner circles; bribery and corruption are...

Egypt, Jordan, Iraq ministers agree to cooperate in combatting terrorism 

The foreign ministers of Egypt, Jordan, and Iraq have agreed to enhance joint efforts to combat terrorism, pursue a political solution to the Syrian crisis, and coordinate political positions to solve regional crises, including...

200,000 animals likely to die in Suez Canal bottleneck

Around 200,000 animals are likely to die after being stuck in the Suez Canal bottleneck without enough food or water to last them the rest of the journey.Gabrile Paun, EU director for the NGO...

Egypt: 15 MPs contract Covid-19

Fifteen members of Egypt's House of Representatives have tested positive for Covid-19, local media have reported. Upon hearing the news, Mostafa Bakri MP called for the current parliamentary session to be suspended.Bakri is known...

Tanker released by Suez might be damaged, warns Egypt official

Cargo ship Ever Given might have suffered some damage after being wedged for a week at the Suez Canal's shoreline, an Egyptian official warned yesterday.The former chairman of the state-run Suez Canal Authority (SCA),...

Egypt detains 8 people in Sohag train crash 

Egypt's top prosecutor yesterday ordered the detention of eight people following a train collision in Upper Egypt.Two trains collided on Friday in Egypt's southern province of Sohag, leaving 18 passengers dead and 200 others...

Israel warns citizens of possible attacks in five Arab countries

Israel's National Security Council has warned its citizens that Iran may target them overseas and urged them to be more vigilant, citing threats by Iranian officials, the Times of Israel reported.According to the newspaper,...

Death toll from Cairo building collapse hits 25

The death toll from a collapsed building in Gesr Suez in Egypt has reached 25 amid ongoing rescue operations, with 75 injured.A six-month-old baby was found alive amidst the rubble though the baby's mother,...

Ethiopia must take account of the rights to Nile water of countries downstream 

The issue of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is at a very difficult stage with the approach of the second stage of filling its reservoir. The long-term negotiations between Ethiopia, Egypt, and Sudan have...

Russia official: Suez Canal crisis highlights value of Northern Sea route

The Russian energy ministry has promoted the use of the Northern Sea route for international shipping as an alternative to Egypt's Suez Canal after a huge shipping container blocked the canal and disrupted international...

Official: Traffic in Suez Canal back to normal

After a days-long stuck ship crisis, traffic in the Suez Canal has gone back to normal, said the head of the canal authority Monday, Anadolu Agency reported.Osama Rabi's statement came after reports circulated that...

Egypt: Al-Azhar approves tougher penalties for FGM 

The Speaker of the Egyptian House of Representatives, Hanafy El-Gebali, has said that the opinion of the famed Al-Azhar University had been sought about a draft law submitted by the government to amend some...

Cargo ship stuck in Suez Canal back afloat

The giant container ship Ever Given, which has blocked the Suez Canal for almost a week, was fully floated on Monday, a statement by the canal authority confirmed.A Reuters witness saw the ship moving...

Iran proposes alternative shipping line to Suez Canal

Iranian Ambassador to Russia, Kazem Jalali, proposed activating a shipping line that passes through Iran as an alternative to Egypt's Suez Canal, Anadolu Agency reports.The Suez Canal has been temporarily suspended since Tuesday when...

Suez Canal crisis: Cargo ships change course as crisis prolongs with no solution in sight

Data analysis company Kepler Analytics announced on Friday that seven vessels transporting liquefied natural gas (LNG) had diverted their course away from the Suez Canal due to the blockage caused by a giant container...

The crisis of the ship that ran aground in the Suez Canal: Why is Egypt perplexed? 

The world is closely following the details of the Suez Canal obstruction, a canal through which 12 per cent of international shipping trade passes. The obstruction was caused by a colossal ship that ran...