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Egypt law changes seen still stifling opposition

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Egypt extended an emergency law for two years while promising to limit its use, but analysts said it could still be used...

Egypt privatisations on hold for now: report

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Egypt has put its privatisation programme on hold for now although it could still consider selling minority stakes to Egyptians, a state...

Foreigners pushing the limits in frontier Africa

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Frontier African equity investment funds are still pulling in cash, but are running out of places to put it because many of...

Egypt, Nile Basin states need better water use

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Egypt needs to cut water waste and use new technology in agriculture and other fields to support its case for the lion...

Arab League backs resumption of Middle East talks

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Arab League nations endorsed a resumption of negotiations on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, raising hopes that indirect talks brokered by the United States...

Egypt blocking Somaliland and Ethiopia?

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The United States Department said that Egypt has put forward new ideas on the international working group for combating piracy in the...

Iran, Egypt ready for battle at UN nuclear meeting

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Iran and Egypt are gearing up for battle against the United States and its allies over Israel and developing countries' rights to...

Egypt verdicts political and unjust: Hezbollah

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Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah described as "political and unjust" the verdicts that Egypt passed on 26 men it convicted of planning...

Egypt urged to step to combat human trafficking

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An independent United Nations human rights expert commended Egypt's efforts to combat human trafficking, while highlighting several challenges that need to be...

Egypt seeks UN pressure on Israel over nuclear arms

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Israel may come under new pressure next month at a UN meeting on atomic weapons as the United States, Britain and France...

Egyptian orders fourth stealth fast missile craft

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The US Navy has awarded VT Halter Marine of Pascagoula, Florida, a US$165 million foreign military sales (FMS) contract to build the...

Israel hopes Egypt completes Gaza wall by year end

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Israel hopes an underground wall that Egypt is building along its border with the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip to stop smuggling will be...

At least 27 arrested in Egypt Christian-Muslim clash

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At least 27 people were arrested in northern Egypt after fighting erupted between Muslims and Christians over land, security sources said. The dispute...

Darfur donor meeting in March eyes $2 billion: Egypt

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A donor conference for Darfur this month is intended to raise $2 billion for infrastructure, health, water and other projects in the...

Egypt urged to respect civil rights: US, Europe

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The United States and several European countries urged Egypt yesterday to ensure civil liberties in the run-up to parliamentary elections later this...

Egypt sees GDP growth at 5.5 pct

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Egypt's economy, buoyed by rising exports, could grow by 5.5 percent in fiscal 2010/11 and attract $10 billion in foreign direct investment...

Press Release: efenceWeb Border Control Conference, March 2010

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African borders are notoriously porous. This week Kenya announced further measures to stop uncontrolled movement over its 680km border with Somalia. Although...

Egypt arrests 26 suspected of plotting terrorism

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Egypt has arrested 26 suspects who the prosecutor said belonged to a cell of militant group Islamic Jihad and were plotting "terrorist...

Egypt arrests 26 suspected of plotting terrorism

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Egypt has arrested 26 suspects who the prosecutor said belonged to a cell of militant group Islamic Jihad and were plotting "terrorist...

Egypt’s role in Gaza “cannot be denied”

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Human Rights Watch has criticized Egypt for its role in cutting off people in the Gaza Strip from the rest of the...

Prosecutor seeks death penalty in Egypt plot trial

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Prosecutors sought the death penalty yesterday in the trial of 26 men suspected of planning attacks in Egypt and said a foreign...

Egypt and S Korea strengthen defense cooperation

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Egypt and South Korea recently signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the defense industry, signed by DAPA Commissioner Byun Moo-keun...

Israel, Turkey and insult

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Last week a small crisis with potentially serious implications blew up between Israel and Turkey. Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon summoned Turkish...

Shooting highlights Egypt’s sectarian tensions

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Church towers standing in the shadow of mosques symbolise how Christians in the southern town of Nagaa Hamady feel about their relationship...

Egypt to build anchorage to secure Gaza sea border

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Egypt is building an anchorage for patrol boats on its Gaza sea border, further bolstering its defences against suspected weapons smuggling by...

Morocco sign up for F-16

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Lockheed Martin has been awarded an $841,877,905 contract to provide for 24 F-16 Block 52 aircraft to the government of Morocco in...

Israel to build barrier along Egyptian frontier

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu approved plans yesterday to erect a barrier along part of Israel's border with Egypt and install advanced surveillance...

Egypt police clash with Gaza relief convoy

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Egyptian security forces clashed today with members of a convoy led by left-wing British politician George Galloway trying to take relief supplies...

Egypt agrees to buy 24 F-16 fighter jets

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Egypt has struck a deal to buy up to 24 advanced Lockheed Martin Corp F-16C/D fighter aircraft in a package worth as...

Egypt puts archives on Web to boost Arabic content

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Egypt has begun making its national archives digitally available on the Internet in Arabic, having last month registered the world's first domain...

Book review: A world of trouble

I forget who wrote that events in the Middle East were bloody-minded "spite and malice passing as normalcy", but that would be...

Egypt clearing World War Two minefields

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Egypt has stepped up efforts to clear millions of World War Two mines from prime north coast land in a $250 million demining...

ElBaradei sets conditions for Egypt presidency run

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Former nuclear watchdog head Mohamed ElBaradei, tipped as a possible opposition Egyptian presidential contender and said a decision on entering the 2011...

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