Russia, Egypt reach initial $3 billion arms deal
MOSCOW, February 14 (RIA Novosti) – Egypt has reached an initial agreement on how to implement a new Russian arms delivery deal worth over $3 billion, Vedomosti newspaper reported Friday. Egypt’s defense minister and likely new president Field Marshal Abdel Fattah el-Sisi negotiated the agreement, aimed at replacing decreased assistance from Washington, during talks in […]
Egyptians vote in constitutional referendum - Middle East - Al Jazeera English
Egyptians vote in constitutional referendum. First ballot since military overthrew President Morsi Likely to spawn presidential bid of General al-Sisi – Al Jazeera.
Egypt: Christians scapegoated after dispersal of pro-Morsi sit-ins - Amnesty International
A detailed report into the attacks targeting Coptic Christian communities in August reveals the extent of the failure of the security services to protect the minority group, said Amnesty International.
At least 53 people were killed during demonstrations of the supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood in the 40th anniversary of Egypt’s war with Israel in Cairo and across the country on Sunday, a health ministry official said.
ElBaradei accused in Egypt of "breaching national trust"
A Cairo court has set a September trial date for Mohamed ElBaradei on charges of “breaching national trust” for resigning as interim vice-president for foreign affairs when the violent crackdown of the pro-Morsi sit-ins began on August 14. The fact that a trial is going to take place because a politician decided to resign for conscience reasons, speaks out about how the political situation stands in Egypt. The order to release Hosni Mubarak contributes to a bad image.
Egyptian Army chief says he will no longer "restrain" his forces
General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has said he will no longer “restrain” his forces from confronting “attackers who want to destroy Egypt”. He is acting with an iron fist because he knows the US military aid isn’t yet in danger because of the strategic relevance his army has for Israel’s security.
Egypt: A dangerous escalation
The Muslim Brotherhood kept its promise to hold protests in a “Friday of Rage” and the Egyptian authorities answered opening live fire against the protesters with the result of another bloodshed. There were also clashes between pro-government civilians and so-called anti-coup protesters.
Egypt: A strange way of "restoring democracy"
When US Secretary of State John Kerry said in an interview that the military in Egypt did not take over but “they were restoring democracy”, probably he didn’t imagine that two weeks later his president will be condemning the Egyptian new government for its violent action that killed more than 600 people.
Egypt Presidency says diplomatic efforts to solve the crisis are over
Egypt interim presidency said on Wednesday that diplomatic efforts to solve the crisis are over and blamed the Muslim Brotherhood for the failure and “what may be the consequences”.
Kerry says the military "were restoring democracy" in Egypt when they ousted Morsi
US Secretary of State John Kerry said the military “were restoring democracy” in Egypt when they ousted elected president Mohamed Morsi. This way the US backed clearly for the first time the move of general El Sisi after mass demonstrations against the toppled president.