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Obama Snubs Egyptian President al-Sisi

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 10:00am 9/29/2015 at 10:00am

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is one of the key heads-of-state participating in the United Nations General Assembly’s 70th meeting.

President al-Sisi, an advocate of an Islamic “reformation” and one of the most engaged warriors in the war against terror, says the

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Egypt fights ISIS in Sinai

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 20, 2015 at 1:00pm 7/20/2015 at 1:00pm

Even before the bloody beginning of July, U.S. defense authorities had at least one eye focused on Egypt’s Sinai peninsula—and now, they’re stepping in to make sure that ISIS doesn’t gain a more solid foothold in the region.

Late last week, a militant arm claiming loyalty to the Islamic State took...

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Walking While Jewish in … Cairo

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 22, 2015 at 11:35am 5/22/2015 at 11:35am
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Is this officially a series now?

We’ve done Paris, Britain, Copenhagen and Malmö, where people walking the street dressed in attire indicating they are religious Jews face street harassment, mostly by Muslim young men.

We also did Montevideo, where the reaction was positive.

Here’s Cairo, as the Jerusalem Post reports:

An Egyptian journalist conducted an...

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Capital Gains Tax Cut Unleashes Egypt’s Stock Market

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 2:30pm 5/21/2015 at 2:30pm

The ancient Egyptians worshipped divine bulls...and now it seems to be paying off!

The country’s stock market has gone bullish after it halted capital gains taxes.

Egypt suspended a capital gains tax on Monday, sending shares soaring after a months-long downturn in which investors had complained of a lack of clarity about...

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Egypt Reportedly Readying Large-Scale Assault on ISIS in Libya

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 1, 2015 at 8:30am 5/1/2015 at 8:30am

Amid all the violence and chaos on the streets of Baltimore, I thought I would check on the status of the chaos and violence in Libya.

The last time we reported about the region, Egypt’s commandos were striking ISIS, its air force...

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Italy and Egypt may find key ally against ISIS… in Russia

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 2, 2015 at 12:45pm 3/2/2015 at 12:45pm

Russia’s Vladimir Putin isn’t letting the untimely death of an opposition leader distract him from creating Soviet Empire version 2.0.

With the Obama Administration suggesting jobs as a solution to ISIS and its brutal ambitions, the Russian leader seems to be forging a key alliance with two countries that are extremely concerned...

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Egyptian Warplanes Bomb ISIS Targets in Libya

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 16, 2015 at 12:00pm 2/16/2015 at 12:00pm

Egyptian warplanes have bombed ISIS strongholds in the neighboring country of Libya.

Egypt’s air force bombed ISIS targets in Libya at dawn on Monday, a day after the militant group released a video purport...

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Is Egypt planning “proportionate” response to Islamic militants?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 9, 2015 at 11:30am 2/9/2015 at 11:30am

I am happy to see that King Abdullah’s robust response to ISIS terror is not being debated for its proportionality; and while I hope that these new metrics are eventually applied to Israel, a look at Egypt indicates that it may soon follow Jordan’s lead in the “proportionate” reaction to the...

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Famed King Tutankhamun Mask Disfigured in Repair Attempt

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 8:30pm 1/25/2015 at 8:30pm

Egypt has three icons that symbolize its ancient glories:

1) The pyramids
2) The Great Sphinx
3) The golden mask of the boy king, Tutankhamun.

And while the pyramids...

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Egyptian President al-Sisi to the world’s rescue?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 2:46pm 1/11/2015 at 2:46pm

In a truly groundbreaking speech made shortly before the terror attacks in Paris, Egypt’s General-turned-President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said that Islam was, “…in need of a religious revolution.”

In response to the tragic events, he condemned the the slaughter that left 12 dead on Wednesday and pledged Cairo’s support to fight terrorism.

The...

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Egypt protests as ex-Pres Mubarak cleared of murder charges

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 1, 2014 at 8:30am 12/1/2014 at 8:30am

It looks like Ferguson isn’t the only place experiencing violent protests in the wake of a controversial legal decision.

In Cairo, crowds erupted when Egypt’s former President Hosni Mubarak was cleared of murder charges.

Egyptian police have used tear gas to disperse protesters angry that charges against ex-President Hosni Mubarak over killings during...

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Rocket fire from Gaza, ceasefire talks over? (Live Updates and Video)(Update: Fighting Resumes)

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 10:43am 8/19/2014 at 10:43am

Update: Looks like the fighting is on again after Hamas and/or other Gaza groups started firing rockets into Israel even before the prior truce was over. The question is, how much will it escalate? More updates and coverage in live video and Twitter feeds at bottom of post:

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Reports from Egypt: Hamas agrees to 72-hour Gaza truce (Live Updates and Video)

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, August 4, 2014 at 2:33pm 8/4/2014 at 2:33pm

Live Video and Twitter feed at bottom of post

Breaking reports out of Egypt indicate that the various “Palestinian factions” have agreed to a 72-hour unconditional truce.

This was the original Egyptian proposal which was rejected by Hamas more than two weeks and over 1000 lives ago.

Israel reportedly will agree, as it has...

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Hamas rejects Egyptian ceasefire proposal, keeps firing rockets at Israeli cities UPDATE: Israel Resumes Attacks

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 7:10am 7/15/2014 at 7:10am

Prof. Jacobson posted yesterday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accepted an Egyptian ceasefire proposal. This morning Israel’s security cabinet accepted the Egyptian proposal.

The New York Times reports:

Israel has accepted Egypt’s proposal for a cessation of hostilities with Hamas and other militant Palestinian groups in the Gaza Strip, the prime minister’s...

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Israel PM Netanyahu accepts Egyptian ceasefire proposal (Update: Hamas armed wing rejects)

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 14, 2014 at 4:50pm 7/14/2014 at 4:50pm
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Egypt has offered a cease fire proposal, as reported by Haaretz at its live blog (times are Israel time):

10:29 P.M. Sources in the Egyptian Foreign Ministry say Egypt has proposed a cease-fire outline to Israel and Gaza: The cease-fire will start at 9 A.M., meaning Israel will stop aerial, naval and...

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Smart Power Update: Polish Foreign Minister Calls Ties To U.S. “Worthless”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 6:15pm 6/24/2014 at 6:15pm
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While America’s attention has been focused on Iraq, it is easy to forget the month before we were concerned about Russian interventions in the Ukraine and

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Egypt’s Gen. al-Sisi wins monumental presidential election victory

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 30, 2014 at 7:00am 5/30/2014 at 7:00am

General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the former Egyptian army chief who deposed the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Mursi, has officially won the country’s presidential election with a margin of victory as large as the Great Pyramid.

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the general who toppled Egypt’s first freely elected leader, took more than 90 per cent of the...

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