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Egypt Cancels Kushner Meeting with Minister After Denial of Aid

CAIRO, Aug 23 – Egypt called off a scheduled meeting between its foreign minister and top U.S. presidential adviser Jared Kushner on Wednesday after the United States decided to withhold millions of dollars in aid. But President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi would meet the U.S. delegation led by Kushner later in the day as scheduled, Sisi’s

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Egyptian Policeman Sentenced to 10 Years for Killing Activist

CAIRO, June 19 – An Egyptian criminal court on Monday sentenced a policeman to 10 years in prison for killing an activist during a march marking the fourth anniversary of a 2011 uprising, judicial sources told Reuters. First Lieutenant Yaseen Hatem was charged in March 2015 with action that “led to the death” of Shaimaa

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Trump Praises Sisi, Says He Hopes to Visit Egypt

RIYADH, May 21 – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he hoped to visit Cairo soon, praising President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi after a meeting in Saudi Arabia and declaring that “safety seems to be very strong” in Egypt. Speaking through a translator, Sisi described Trump as “a unique personality that is capable of

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Egypt’s Sisi Says Crash Investigation Will Take Time

CAIRO, May 22 – Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Sunday that an investigation into the cause of an EgyptAir plane crash could take a long time but the facts would be made public as soon as they were available. In his first public remarks on Thursday’s crash, which killed all 66 people on

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Egypt Finds Belongings, Debris from Plane Crash at Sea

By Ahmed Aboulenein CAIRO, May 20 – The Egyptian navy said on Friday it had found the personal belongings of passengers and other debris floating in the Mediterranean, confirmation that an EgyptAir jet had plunged into the sea with 66 people on board. The military said it had found the debris about 290 km (180

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Egypt: A Faltering Revolution

Egypt’s security forces still haven’t got it right By H. A. Hellyer I remember all too clearly the day I met Bassem Sabry. We’d been in touch over social media for quite a while; we had many friends in common, but our paths had never crossed in person. Social media in Egypt, in 2012, was already a

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