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US warship pays first visit to Egypt’s Berenice Naval Base

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The United States Navy’s guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) visited Egypt’s Berenice Naval Base on 12 August, marking the first time a US...

Egypt finds ancient military vessel, Greek graves in sunken city

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Divers have discovered rare remains of a military vessel in the ancient sunken city of Thônis-Heracleion - once Egypt's largest port on the Mediterranean...

Egypt interested in acquiring E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft

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Egypt is in discussions with the United States to acquire Northrop Grumman’s E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early warning (AEW) aircraft. This emerged during the United...

Eight Egyptian soldiers killed in anti-terrorism operations – statement

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Eight Egyptian army soldiers have been killed in anti-terrorism operations, the armed forces said on Sunday. According to an armed forces statement, most of the...

Fourth Egyptian Navy Type 209 submarine arrives home

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The Egyptian Navy has taken delivery of its fourth and final Type-209/1400mod submarine (S44) from Germany’s ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS), with the vessel arriving...

Egypt frees several prominent activists ahead of Eid al-Adha

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Several prominent Egyptian activists and journalists were released from custody on Sunday following months of detention on charges including joining or aiding a terrorist...

Egypt passes law on civil servants suspected of terror links

Egypt's parliament approved legal amendments expanding government's ability to sack civil servants with suspected links to terrorist groups without prior disciplinary action, parliamentary sources...

VSE Corporation continues to provide technical support for Egyptian Navy

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Virginia-headquartered VSE Corporation has been awarded a $41 million contract to deliver technical support to the Egyptian Navy. The United States Department of Defence announced...

Putin lifts ban on charter flights to Egypt six years after...

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President Vladimir Putin scrapped Russia's ban on charter flights to Egypt on Thursday, six years after suspending them for national security seasons in the...

UN ready to resolve Blue Nile dam disagreement

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The UN is ready to support Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan in efforts to resolve a decade-long disagreement over the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), senior officials told the Security Council this week. UN Special...

The Past Week in Defence #60 (28 June – 4 July...

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In this week’s edition, there is a slight deterioration in the Institute for Economics and Peace’s global peace index, Egyptian MiG-29 deliveries have been...

Egypt opens new naval base close to border with Libya

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Saturday inaugurated the new ‘3 July’ naval base in Gargoub on the country’s northwestern coast near Libya. Egypt said...

Egyptian MiG-29 deliveries concluded as Su-35 deliveries begin

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The Egyptian Air Force has taken delivery of all its MiG-29M/M2 fighter jets from Russia and has started receiving the first of two dozen...

AM General, Egypt sign partnership agreement

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AM General and the Egyptian Ministry of Military Production have signed a partnership agreement that could see HMMWVs being built in the North African...

Egypt upholds death sentence for 12 senior Muslim Brotherhood figures

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Egypt's highest civilian court on Monday upheld death sentences for 12 senior Muslim Brotherhood figures over a 2013 sit-in which ended with security forces...

Egypt’s intelligence chief holds truce talks with Hamas in Gaza

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Egypt's intelligence chief met Hamas leaders in Gaza on Monday to try to bolster a ceasefire between the Palestinian militant group and Israel and...

Egypt getting truck tankers and wreckers

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The Egyptian military will be receiving truck tankers, recovery vehicles and heavy equipment transporters from Oshkosh Defence under a $26 million contract. The United States...

Egypt’s Sisi, Biden discuss Gaza cease-fire, reconstruction

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US President Joe Biden called Egypt’s President Abdelfattah al-Sisi on Monday and they discussed strengthening the Gaza ceasefire, urgent humanitarian aid to the strip...

Frustration in Egypt as Cairo hotel gang rape case is shelved

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Egyptians said on Wednesday that attitudes towards women need to change to end sexual violence in the north African country, after a high-profile gang...

Egypt and Turkey seek to overhaul tense ties with frank talks...

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Egypt and Turkey on Thursday held talks on the conflict in Libya, where they back competing factions, on Syria and the security situation in...

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