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United States | Under Secretary Hale Travel to Tampa

United States (STL.News) – Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale will travel to Tampa, March 18–19, to deliver remarks at the U.S. Central Command GCC+2 Chiefs of Defense Conference. The Under Secretary will address military leaders from the GCC member states, Egypt, and Jordan, highlighting U.S. policy objectives in the Middle East. … Continue reading United States | Under Secretary Hale Travel to Tampa

Egyptian actor says military court sentenced him to 8 years

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian actor known for his criticism of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi‘s government says a military court has sentenced him in absentia to eight years in prison in two separate cases. Amr Waked, a 45-year-old actor living in Spain, said on Thursday his lawyer told him he was convicted of “disseminating false news … Continue reading Egyptian actor says military court sentenced him to 8 years

Hamas leader says Egypt is renewing Gaza mediation efforts

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The leader of Gaza’s ruling Hamas movement says Egypt is launching a new round of mediation to secure a cease-fire between the militant group and Israel. Speaking to reporters Monday, Ismail Haniyeh accused Israel of “opting out of short and long term understandings” aimed at alleviating the humanitarian crisis … Continue reading Hamas leader says Egypt is renewing Gaza mediation efforts

Egypt says fight between conductors led to crash killing 25

CAIRO (AP) — A fight between two train conductors unleashed a speeding, unmanned locomotive that slammed into a barrier and exploded in the Egyptian capital’s main train station Wednesday, killing at least 25 people, authorities said. Railway officials said the single railcar collided head-on with the buffer stop, causing a huge explosion and fire. At … Continue reading Egypt says fight between conductors led to crash killing 25

The Latest: UK lawmakers pursue strategies to delay Brexit

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Britain’s main opposition Labour Party has thrown its weight behind efforts to hold a new referendum on the country’s European Union membership. The party has previously said it would support a referendum as a last resort if it could not secure … Continue reading The Latest: UK lawmakers pursue strategies to delay Brexit

Main UK opposition party takes step to back new Brexit vote

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May returned from a seemingly unproductive meeting with European Union leaders Monday to a growing attempt by British lawmakers to stop her from taking Britain out of the EU on March 29 without a divorce deal. With May and the EU at odds over not just how, but when … Continue reading Main UK opposition party takes step to back new Brexit vote

The Latest: UK’s Labour says it will back new Brexit vote

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Britain’s main opposition Labour Party has thrown its weight behind efforts to hold a new referendum on the country’s European Union membership. The party has previously said it would support a referendum as a last resort if it could not secure … Continue reading The Latest: UK’s Labour says it will back new Brexit vote

The Latest: May: Brexit deal within reach despite EU caution

(AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 3:25 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May remains convinced March 29 remains a realistic Brexit date, despite the EU urging Britain to delay its departure from the bloc to avoid a chaotic rupture. May said after meeting with several EU leaders at a summit in Egypt that … Continue reading The Latest: May: Brexit deal within reach despite EU caution

EU top official Tusk calls on May to delay Brexit

(AP) — After nearly two years of bitter and divisive talks on the departure of Britain from the European Union, it has come to this — the sides cannot even agree on a divorce date anymore. European Union leader Donald Tusk said that with any agreement far from being clinched and businesses fearing a chaotic … Continue reading EU top official Tusk calls on May to delay Brexit

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt | UK leader May under mounting pressure to delay Brexit

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May is under pressure to delay the country’s departure from the European Union, after she postponed a vote in Parliament on her Brexit deal with the bloc. May is holding meetings with EU leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday at an EU-Arab League summit … Continue reading SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt | UK leader May under mounting pressure to delay Brexit

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt | UK leader delays Brexit vote, risks further Cabinet discord

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May announced Sunday that she is delaying a vote on her Brexit deal in Parliament, saying it should now take place by March 12, a little more than two weeks before the U.K. is due to leave the European Union. The move has the potential to … Continue reading SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt | UK leader delays Brexit vote, risks further Cabinet discord

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt | May delays Brexit vote, risking further Cabinet discord

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday delayed a vote on her Brexit deal in the Parliament, saying it should take place by March 12, a little more than two weeks before the U.K. is due to leave the European Union. The move has the potential to further sow discord … Continue reading SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt | May delays Brexit vote, risking further Cabinet discord

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt | EU chief, British PM May to hold Brexit talks in Egypt

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May is set to hold Brexit talks with European Council President Donald Tusk ahead of a potentially pivotal week for her plans to lead her country out of the European Union. Pouring cold water on hopes for European concessions on departure terms for Britain at their … Continue reading SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt | EU chief, British PM May to hold Brexit talks in Egypt

United States | Middle East Strategic Alliance Political and Security Pillar Consultations

United States – The United States hosted consultations on the political and security pillars of the Middle East Strategic Alliance today in Washington. Senior officials from Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, and the Gulf Cooperation Council came together to discuss the alliance, a whole-of-government initiative … Continue reading United States | Middle East Strategic Alliance Political and Security Pillar Consultations

CAIRO | Egypt executes 9 over 2015 killing of top prosecutor

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt on Wednesday executed nine suspected Muslim Brotherhood members convicted of involvement in the 2015 assassination of the country’s top prosecutor, security officials said. The nine were found guilty of taking part in the bombing that killed Hisham Barakat, the first assassination of a senior official in Egypt in a quarter century. … Continue reading CAIRO | Egypt executes 9 over 2015 killing of top prosecutor

United States | Egypt Assumes African Union Presidency

United States – The United States congratulates Egypt on the start of its presidency of the African Union and looks forward to working together on the shared goal of a stable and prosperous Africa. During Egypt’s chairpersonship, we anticipate continuing our work with the African Union on key issues of mutual interest to include expanding … Continue reading United States | Egypt Assumes African Union Presidency

United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Visit to the Gulf: Advancing Partnerships, Support for the Iran Pressure Campaign, and new Solutions to Regional Challenges

ADVANCING STRONG PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN AMERICA AND THE GULF United States – The United States is committed to its partnerships with Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. These Gulf partnerships are critical to achieving shared regional objectives: defeating ISIS, countering radical Islamic terrorism, protecting global energy supplies, and rolling back Iranian … Continue reading United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Visit to the Gulf: Advancing Partnerships, Support for the Iran Pressure Campaign, and new Solutions to Regional Challenges

United States | Remarks to the Press

United States – SECRETARY POMPEO: Just wanted to say this is a – I hope you all get a chance to see a truly remarkable place where you can see religious liberty, religious freedom at work in this special country. President Sisi clearly made a point by putting this – this largest cathedral in the … Continue reading United States | Remarks to the Press

United States | A Force for Good: America Reinvigorated in the Middle East

United States – Thank you, Frank. Thank you to Frank Ricciardone. Thank you for your service to America as well, in addition to the duties that you perform here. I’ve had the good fortune to be a frequent visitor here to Egypt and the Middle East as Secretary of State. In my prior role as … Continue reading United States | A Force for Good: America Reinvigorated in the Middle East

United States | The Secretary’s Special Representative for Syria Engagement To Deliver Remarks to the Media in the Press Briefing Room

United States – The Secretary’s Special Representative for Syria Engagement Ambassador James F. Jeffrey and Syria Envoy and Deputy Assistant Secretary Joel Rayburn will brief the media at 3:00 p.m. today in the Press Briefing Room at the Department of State on the results of the Syria Small Group meetings held earlier on Monday in … Continue reading United States | The Secretary’s Special Representative for Syria Engagement To Deliver Remarks to the Media in the Press Briefing Room

United States | Assistant Secretary Fannon Travel to Israel, Cyprus, and Egypt

United States – Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources Francis R. Fannon will travel to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem; Nicosia, and Cairo from November 11 to 20, 2018. During his trip, Assistant Secretary Fannon will be meeting with government officials and private sector representatives to discuss energy security and regional cooperation on energy issues. … Continue reading United States | Assistant Secretary Fannon Travel to Israel, Cyprus, and Egypt

South Carolina News: Alien, TAMER AHMED QAID SAID RABEH Sentenced for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Judicially Ordered Deported to Egypt

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Robert J. Higdon, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, announces that TAMER AHMED QAID SAID RABEH, age 37, of Egypt, illegally present in the United States and residing in Pender County, North Carolina, was sentenced today to 18 months imprisonment, after an August 7, 2018, guilty plea … Continue reading South Carolina News: Alien, TAMER AHMED QAID SAID RABEH Sentenced for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Judicially Ordered Deported to Egypt

U.S. State Department News: U.S. Condemns Deadly Attack in Egypt

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of State released the following statement: The Department of State condemns today’s deadly attack on a bus heading towards a Coptic Christian monastery in Upper Egypt. We extend our condolences to the families of these innocent victims. We remain steadfast in our support of Egypt’s efforts to combat terrorism and … Continue reading U.S. State Department News: U.S. Condemns Deadly Attack in Egypt

United States | Joint Statement on Syria

United States – The text of the following statement on Syria was released by the Governments of Egypt, France, Germany, Jordan, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. Begin text: We, the Foreign Ministers of Egypt, France, Germany, Jordan, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, and … Continue reading United States | Joint Statement on Syria

CAIRO | Salah must tread carefully if he’s to reform soccer in Egypt

CAIRO— Thanks to his star power and a government keen to keep its most valuable international asset happy, Mohamed Salah has won his latest tussle with Egypt’s soccer federation after his demands for better security and improved discipline at the Pharaohs’ camps have been met. But how long will a government that’s shown little tolerance … Continue reading CAIRO | Salah must tread carefully if he’s to reform soccer in Egypt

United States | On U.S. Assistance to UNRWA

United States – The Administration has carefully reviewed the issue and determined that the United States will not make additional contributions to UNRWA. When we made a U.S. contribution of $60 million in January, we made it clear that the United States was no longer willing to shoulder the very disproportionate share of the burden … Continue reading United States | On U.S. Assistance to UNRWA

U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met today in Washington with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry.  They discussed the strong U.S.-Egypt partnership, U.S. military assistance to Egypt, and close cooperation on bilateral and regional security issues, including Syria, Libya, … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry

U.S. Department of State News: Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations Pete Marocco Travels to Morocco, Egypt, and Tunisia

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: Deputy Assistant Secretary Pete Marocco will travel to Rabat, Morocco; Cairo, Egypt; and Tunis, Tunisia August 9-14. In Rabat, he will meet with civil society implementing partners. In Cairo, he will meet with Arab League officials to discuss a capacity-building program on conflict resolution.  During … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations Pete Marocco Travels to Morocco, Egypt, and Tunisia

RAFINA, Greece | Cries for help at sea: Fisherman describes Greek fire rescue

RAFINA, Greece — The cries for help pierced the choking smoke. Dozens of people bobbed in the sea, forced by the vicious flames into the water. Children held onto adults, and people who couldn’t swim clung to those who could. That was the scene confronting Tawefik Halil and other fishermen responding to the overwhelmed Greek … Continue reading RAFINA, Greece | Cries for help at sea: Fisherman describes Greek fire rescue